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Which toyota truck engine is the best

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by taco52, Apr 26, 2011.

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Which Toyota truck engine is the best?

Poll closed May 27, 2011.
  1. 22RE

    65 vote(s)
    37.8%
  2. 3RZ-FE

    7 vote(s)
    4.1%
  3. 2RZ-FE

    5 vote(s)
    2.9%
  4. 2TR-FE

    9 vote(s)
    5.2%
  5. 5VZ-FE

    23 vote(s)
    13.4%
  6. 1GR-FE

    29 vote(s)
    16.9%
  7. 2UZ-FE

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  8. 3UR-FE

    2 vote(s)
    1.2%
  9. 1FZ-FE

    4 vote(s)
    2.3%
  10. WTF is an Engine?

    26 vote(s)
    15.1%
  1. Apr 28, 2011 at 6:25 PM
    #61
    Irish020

    Irish020 Well-Known Member

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  2. Apr 28, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    gpend5.7sport

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    too damn many
    they have the tech but look how long it took toyota to enter into the actual half ton truck class with an engine that could actually do what chevys and fords did. it would be enough to get me to trade my baby in for a diesel though, without any hesitation lol
     
  3. Apr 30, 2011 at 4:56 AM
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    mac360

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    I have to say the 22re is the best engine ever built.. I was at 330000 and still sold the truck and now I wish i hadn't. But made for a$2500 down payment!!
     
  4. May 6, 2011 at 12:30 PM
    #64
    wiscdave

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    22RE FTMFW
     
  5. May 12, 2011 at 8:58 AM
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    YFZ_TRD

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    I officially speak from experience, the 22RE is a damn fine motor. I just installed a new long block in my 87 4Runner and besides a few minor adjustments on ignition timing, it started right up and made me a happy man.
     
  6. May 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    Same experience with my old 4.9L bronco. Shot some flames out the carb on startup but it started :laugh:

    Old slow engines are always the most reliable.:D
     
  7. May 12, 2011 at 3:56 PM
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    YFZ_TRD

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    Eh, yeah the 22RE is no power monster. But it moves my old 4Runner around quick enough to be fun. :D
     
  8. May 23, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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    malander

    malander That's some tight butthole

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  9. May 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM
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    Dmonkey

    Dmonkey Drop it Drop it Low

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    the 2rz is used in paradise racings corolla that is doing in excess of 1100hp. It runs a 1/4 in i wanna say mid 7s?

    We have a winner!
     
  10. May 24, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    ONE THAT RUNS
     
  11. May 24, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    WTF is an engine :anonymous:..... jk 3.4 for me....


    reason:

    3.4l has power to turn bigger tires (32" +) with stock gear ratio(4.10)(just fyi if you want to change the gear ratio its like $400 for parts and if you have it done by someone its somewhere around $800-1200) so thats why 3.4L is good all around.....


    but if its for the milies either the 22r or the 2.7
     
  12. May 26, 2011 at 9:15 AM
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  13. May 26, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    I voted 22re as I've beaten them beyond belief so many times and they never gave up. And I do like the 4.0 in my current tacoma. But the rebuilt, balanced, and cammed 2F in my FJ40 is a beautiful thing.
     
  14. May 3, 2015 at 7:56 PM
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    While I like the 22R and 22RE engines, I personally believe the modern engines like the 2.7, 3.4, and 4.0 blow it out of the water in the reliability department. The 22 was good in it's day, but the newer engines corrected a lot of the shortcomings it had which make them even better. I've never seen a 22 go over 500k with minimal maintenance like the 2.7, or 3.4 have. All 22's have head gasket problems, or timing chain and timing chain guide problems by then. While I've seen 2.7's and 3.4's hit that number with only having to change oil and spark plugs. The fuel delivery system is much more reliable and efficient in the newer engines also. The old fuel injection systems used in 22RE's were not very good and were even prone to catching on fire under the right conditions. I am not knocking the 22 down, I just think that the newer engines are better. Don't get me wrong, the 22 is still a great engine but is lacking with today's technology powering the new Toyota engines in our trucks. One thing the 22 has that ours never will is basic simplicity and ease to work on. I have a 22R carbureted engine in my '79 pickup and it's super easy to work on. The valves can be adjusted in minutes.

    I know I'm bumping a 4 year old thread, but I had to leave my 2 cents here. Also to bring this topic back to life and see what our new members that have joined since then have to say.
     
  15. May 3, 2015 at 8:09 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    Because the 3.4 is in mine, obviously I must vote for it. But really, that tiny little 204 cubic inch plant does move my 4000lb truck pretty well-like the small v8s of the last era-maybe better!
     
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