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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 23, 2013 at 6:42 PM
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    BrettBretterson

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    Actually, they did. Obviously rare, but they exist in the Pacific Northwest.
    Almost true. The 3VZE(3.sl0w) was a piece of junk.
     
  2. Jun 23, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    taco terror

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  3. Jun 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM
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    BrettBretterson

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    Yes, there is. This has been debated more that once before.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    taco terror

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    Really? I am interested in seeing a picture of one.
     
  5. Jun 25, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    Me too
     
  6. Jun 25, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    x2 I have seen one before myself. They aren't very common though at all
     
  7. Jun 27, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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  8. Jun 27, 2013 at 9:08 PM
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    I know it's a little late, but just sayin lol

    http://youtu.be/uDxxnZQvYeg
     
  9. Jun 27, 2013 at 11:44 PM
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    This.

    Plus isn't like the stoke of a 5vz like modeled after f1? Or some other race motor?

    3.4l takes boost better too I think I've read.

    I've experienced both many time. Including my dads supercharged beast 1gr. It's a great motor. But I still think the 3.4l is more durable.

    But for real the 22re was the most damn bullet proof motor ever created on the face if this earth other then a 12valve Cummings.

    Either way. Fuck em both. 3uzfe swap for me :cool:
     
  10. Jun 27, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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    I’m going to say 4.0 like others. more many reasons more power. it’s also has a timing chain instead of a belt, and is said to last 2x as long.

    If anything i would say they are at least the same. but with the 4.0 being a little newer, and having a very better set up parts(i.e chain over timing belt.) i have to say the 4.0 is stronger. it sure as hell is not a weaker/ less reliable engine.
     
  11. Jul 15, 2013 at 9:55 PM
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    did the same with my buddy who had a 3.4 TRD supercharged 4 runner
    blew me away... he also had a lift and larger aftermarket rims and tires as my 4.0 DC Taco... I was a little jealous but at least its still a Toyota:annoyed:
    That supercharger kicks ass!
     
  12. Jul 18, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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    theres no replacement for displacement
     
  13. Jul 27, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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    Depending on what "stronger" means in this case, but overall I'd say your brother wins, the 4.0 is not only faster/higher performance but it gets better gas mileage too...
     
  14. Jul 27, 2013 at 6:16 PM
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    4.0 by far. I've owned both.
     
  15. Aug 7, 2013 at 9:00 AM
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    (5 speed manual transmission with a driver who knows how to use it properly)

    The gas mileage suggests the engine is in great condition.

    The thing about durability. It depends on design, quality or parts, etc. But REMEMBER, the harder you stress something, the quicker it wears out.

    So an unloaded stock, 4.3 liter = low stressed engine Add a turbo charger, more cubic inches and guess what ?

    Horsepower comes with a price.
     
  16. Aug 7, 2013 at 8:23 PM
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  17. Sep 7, 2013 at 10:01 AM
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    The old saying holds true: There's no replacement for displacement! :oldglory:
     
  18. Sep 7, 2013 at 10:28 AM
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  19. Sep 8, 2013 at 8:08 PM
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    I would say the 3.4 over the 4.0 by a narrow margin. The 4.0 seems a lot more sensitive to knock and failure than the 3.4. The turbo 3.4 I had was making more power daily driven than most of these 4.0's are failing at. Also the 3.4 can be built to hold more power than the 4.0 per a post I read gadget posted somewhere.
     
  20. Sep 8, 2013 at 9:01 PM
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    There is a 4th gen 4runner who claims to have over 500k miles on his 4.0. I think his username is 8007m, or something like that.
     
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