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Old 12 Feb 2010, 08:52 am   #1 (permalink)
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Greetings

I have decided to buy a truck to pull a small trailer (~2500lbs)
What would you recommend ? Tacoma or Tundra.
4L V6 or 4.7L V8 ?
I can afford only used one.

TIA
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 11:06 am   #2 (permalink)
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"xandy" <fake@fake.com> wrote in message
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> Greetings
>
> I have decided to buy a truck to pull a small trailer (~2500lbs)
> What would you recommend ? Tacoma or Tundra.
> 4L V6 or 4.7L V8 ?
> I can afford only used one.
>
> TIA


US EPA estimates for the Tacoma are 16 city, 19 hwy and the Tundra are
14/15 city and 18 hwy. Actually not that different relative to size and
power. From this forum--
http://www.mountainbuzz.com/forums/f...dra-23031.html More
at this forum--
http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...tacoma-towing/
And another--
http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forum...ma-towing-mpg/

I have a 3.4 V-6, auto tranny, extra cab '99 Taco that I bought used.
(3rd owner) The second owner towed his boat a lot with it. The tow
capacity is 3,500 lbs. You didn't say if you were stating gross weight
or empty weight.

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Old 12 Feb 2010, 02:29 pm   #3 (permalink)
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xandy <fake@fake.com> found these unused words:

>Greetings
>
>I have decided to buy a truck to pull a small trailer (~2500lbs)
>What would you recommend ? Tacoma or Tundra.
>4L V6 or 4.7L V8 ?
>I can afford only used one.
>
>TIA


My 2002 V6 Tacoma struggles [even with the 'power' shifting engaged] with a
2200# trailer in the mountains of western US. I-5, US 95 and 395, etc.

Perhaps [haven't looked if available] a V-8 for that would be enough
difference, otherwise, the V-8 Tundra.
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 09:17 pm   #4 (permalink)
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In article <8sabn51jub0fkkhhq61ptj28cmhgkuu0ng@4ax.com>, Sir F. A. Rien <jaSPAMc@gbr.online.com> wrote:
>xandy <fake@fake.com> found these unused words:
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>>Greetings
>>
>>I have decided to buy a truck to pull a small trailer (~2500lbs)
>>What would you recommend ? Tacoma or Tundra.
>>4L V6 or 4.7L V8 ?
>>I can afford only used one.
>>
>>TIA

>
>My 2002 V6 Tacoma struggles [even with the 'power' shifting engaged] with a
>2200# trailer in the mountains of western US. I-5, US 95 and 395, etc.
>
>Perhaps [haven't looked if available] a V-8 for that would be enough
>difference, otherwise, the V-8 Tundra.

believe it or not, one of those electronic tuner units does help a lot.
i forget their exact name, but you can mount the controls on the a pillar and
tune it for towing with a button push. the mileage goes down a bit, but the
hills flatten a lot. doesn't put a lot of strain on the motor.
i have one on a diesel, but my gas-toyota friends like them a lot, too.
a good one is a few hunnert bucks and worth it.
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Old 12 Feb 2010, 11:43 pm   #5 (permalink)
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someone@some.domain (someone@some.domain) found these unused words:

>In article <8sabn51jub0fkkhhq61ptj28cmhgkuu0ng@4ax.com>, Sir F. A. Rien <jaSPAMc@gbr.online.com> wrote:
>>xandy <fake@fake.com> found these unused words:
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>>>Greetings
>>>
>>>I have decided to buy a truck to pull a small trailer (~2500lbs)
>>>What would you recommend ? Tacoma or Tundra.
>>>4L V6 or 4.7L V8 ?
>>>I can afford only used one.
>>>
>>>TIA

>>
>>My 2002 V6 Tacoma struggles [even with the 'power' shifting engaged] with a
>>2200# trailer in the mountains of western US. I-5, US 95 and 395, etc.
>>
>>Perhaps [haven't looked if available] a V-8 for that would be enough
>>difference, otherwise, the V-8 Tundra.

>believe it or not, one of those electronic tuner units does help a lot.
>i forget their exact name, but you can mount the controls on the a pillar and
>tune it for towing with a button push. the mileage goes down a bit, but the
>hills flatten a lot. doesn't put a lot of strain on the motor.
>i have one on a diesel, but my gas-toyota friends like them a lot, too.
>a good one is a few hunnert bucks and worth it.


Exactly how do you 'tune' a computer's signals?

More UL BS, IYAM!

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Old 13 Feb 2010, 12:14 am   #6 (permalink)
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In article <odbcn5p7891t7k4gu2oqp3il8ulqkvcvd3@4ax.com>, Sir F. A. Rien <jaSPAMc@gbr.online.com> wrote:
>someone@some.domain (someone@some.domain) found these unused words:
>
>>In article <8sabn51jub0fkkhhq61ptj28cmhgkuu0ng@4ax.com>, Sir F. A. Rien

> <jaSPAMc@gbr.online.com> wrote:
>>>xandy <fake@fake.com> found these unused words:
>>>
>>>>Greetings
>>>>
>>>>I have decided to buy a truck to pull a small trailer (~2500lbs)
>>>>What would you recommend ? Tacoma or Tundra.
>>>>4L V6 or 4.7L V8 ?
>>>>I can afford only used one.
>>>>
>>>>TIA
>>>
>>>My 2002 V6 Tacoma struggles [even with the 'power' shifting engaged] with a
>>>2200# trailer in the mountains of western US. I-5, US 95 and 395, etc.
>>>
>>>Perhaps [haven't looked if available] a V-8 for that would be enough
>>>difference, otherwise, the V-8 Tundra.

>>believe it or not, one of those electronic tuner units does help a lot.
>>i forget their exact name, but you can mount the controls on the a pillar and
>>tune it for towing with a button push. the mileage goes down a bit, but the
>>hills flatten a lot. doesn't put a lot of strain on the motor.
>>i have one on a diesel, but my gas-toyota friends like them a lot, too.
>>a good one is a few hunnert bucks and worth it.

>
>Exactly how do you 'tune' a computer's signals?
>
>More UL BS, IYAM!
>


eproms. the units i'm talking about replace the engines eprom which has the
settings for the tuning. the replacements have many more parameters set and
can be altered while in motion. so instead of a "general" tuning to make the
motor run adequately for all conditions, you have a versatile unit that can
change for hills, interstate, towing, power, mileage or whatever.
back in the early pc days, we played with eprom burners to alter the basic
early xx86 architecture to do a lot of strange things from make a 10 meg mfm
drive format to 12-13 megs to have an opening screen with obscene messages.
have an evil bosses pc start with a HI ASSHOLE! message may have been petty,
but it sure was fun.
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Old 13 Feb 2010, 01:41 am   #7 (permalink)
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We towed a 3100 lb trailer for 12 years with a 1990 3 liter Extracab.
You should be just fine with the Tacoma.

On Fri, 12 Feb 2010 07:52:35 -0600, xandy <fake@fake.com> wrote:

>Greetings
>
>I have decided to buy a truck to pull a small trailer (~2500lbs)
>What would you recommend ? Tacoma or Tundra.
>4L V6 or 4.7L V8 ?
>I can afford only used one.
>
>TIA

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Old 16 Feb 2010, 05:27 pm   #8 (permalink)
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