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Which is a stronger, 3.4 or 4.0?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by LukeBo4x4, Jun 13, 2013.

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3.4 or 4.0

Poll closed Jun 13, 2014.
  1. 3.4

    21.8%
  2. 4.0

    78.2%
  1. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:36 AM
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    LukeBo4x4

    LukeBo4x4 [OP] The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    My brother and I have arguing bout which moter is stronger. i say the 3.4 is and he says the 4.0 is, so what do yall think?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:37 AM
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    tacomataco2

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    Infamous 3.4!

    Edit: in sense of simplicity( non interference, no vvti), and longevity. Puts down plenty of power for me,
    obviously 4.0 is more powerful..
     
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  3. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:39 AM
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    jake72

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    4.0 is stronger
     
  4. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:42 AM
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    LukeBo4x4

    LukeBo4x4 [OP] The more people I meet, the more I like my dogs.

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    Thats what im sayin dude.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:44 AM
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    Manwithoutaplan

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  6. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:47 AM
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    miacevedo

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    Why would Toyota ever make the 4.0 weaker?
     
  7. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:49 AM
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    stronger as in HP or stronger as in durability?
    i have little experience with the 4.0, we own a 1996 4runner with the 3.4 and it has 390,xxx miles on it and it's still going strong.
     
  8. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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    Power = 4.0
    Longevity = 3.4 although the 4.0 isn't a bad motor it just hasn't been out long enough in my opinion to see how far they can really go.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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    MGMTacolover55

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    4.0 hands down
     
  10. Jun 13, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    The Traveler

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    4.0 = 236hp/266ft. lbs torque
    3.4 = 190hp/220ft. lbs torque

    I'm gonna guess the 4.0 is the stronger motor...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Jun 13, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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    chadderkdawg

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    What do you mean by "stronger?"
     
  12. Jun 13, 2013 at 1:14 PM
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    LukeBo4x4

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    Stronger overall durability, power, anything u can think of.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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    tostidos

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    well since guys are boosting the 4.0 to the mid 400's range in the ponies, i would say 4.0.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM
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    I'd say the 3.4 is going to win in overall durability and longevity but obviously the 4.0 is more powerful. it's bigger. that's just something that can't be debated.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM
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    FOUR POINT O!!!:D
     
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    4.0L = Chain driven
    3.4L= Belt driven...........The 4.0l is stronger in power and more durable
     
  17. Jun 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM
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    wuh
     
  18. Jun 13, 2013 at 2:44 PM
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  19. Jun 13, 2013 at 2:50 PM
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    4.0 > 3.4 + TRD supercharger

    I tested this with my 4.0 and my co-workers 3.4+blower
     
  20. Jun 13, 2013 at 3:00 PM
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    they didn't make 1st gen DCLB, so that would make it a DCSB :thumbsup:
     
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