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Old 01-27-2013, 01:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I was just thinking about this. Why did toyota decide to put a v6 in some Tundra's? I can understand having a 6 banger in some regular cabs, but if you're going to have a big ass truck, why not have a big ass engine?
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lower price point for people who really dont want or need the power of the v8
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lower price point for people who really dont want or need the power of the v8
The v8 is what makes the truck. If you want a v6, get a Tacoma? They're a good 2,000 pounds lighter at least. Love the statement in the sig by the way.
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Correct, there will always be a need for lawn and garden equipment, hence the V6 Tundra.
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I'll never understand. It just seems like too little of an engine and power to push our trucks. I love driving around listening to the sound of 12-14 mpg, and the feeling of being able to run other cars over.
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I kinda wish mine had a 4 banger
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That would be interesting world if all the manufacturers produced only the top of the line products. All the computers will be fast as h#**, but none cheaper than $3000. I could hear my computer geek friend saying, "Oh yes." But do I want or need to dish out that much money for my 10 year old son? It's all about choices.
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Those 4.0 v6 engines throw out more power than some older v8's did, chevy has been putting the 4.3 v6 in there fullsize trucks for years, for a while those turds made around 190hp, actually I think thats what they still make... ford's had various v6's in there fullsize for many years, but that 4.0 v6 yota just puts those engines in there grave where they belong. they are little torque monsters.
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I was just thinking about this. Why did toyota decide to put a v6 in some Tundra's? I can understand having a 6 banger in some regular cabs, but if you're going to have a big ass truck, why not have a big ass engine?
We have some work trucks that are 6 cylinders. The are mainly used to drive back and forth to work sites. Haul some survey equipment, not any real heavy loads. They are big enough to haul what we need but still get decent gas mileage.
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6 cylinder motors do not belong in full size trucks at all. They dont really get any better gas mileage than the v8s in the same trucks.
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I propose that they put the 5.7 in the tacomas! that'll give em something to smile about!!! and give us a bullet proof diesel engine, maybe a 7.6 liter with like 600rwhp and like 1000lbs of torque :-)
Hey, i'm not asking for much
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I had a 4.0 v6 in my little 2 seater 1999 ford ranger back in the day. That sumbitch would roll! I miss that truck sometimes, was the first thing I bought new, had many a good memories with that one

Also had a 4.0 v6 in my old 92 ford explorer sport, that sucker was nice too. Both of them were 5 speeds . Perfect combos for a young man who used to like doing burnouts

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