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Old 02-22-2016, 05:25 PM
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Yeah, we could do a Taco rack. would look a lot like BJ's.

but you should get a 200 man, Taco's are for guys without families.
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:37 PM
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I have a 2014 Taco.. Great truck with factory rear locker, I did not get the Pro model as I could do most of the upgrades that I wanted from Slee cheaper. Fancy paint job until you pin stripe it. Slee lifted it and sliders, did great at Cruise Moab last year. Going back to Slee next week for a Safari snorkel.
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Old 02-23-2016, 09:13 AM
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Yeah, we could do a Taco rack. would look a lot like BJ's.

but you should get a 200 man, Taco's are for guys without families.
I would if I did not have more kids to put through college. I did the math, at least 20k more for a 200 that I would want, when all said and done.

Not that I am planning on another big Rubicon trip anytime soon but definitely more likely an option in a Taco with rear locker than a 100/200.

I am also drawn to the multitude of gadgets I could add to the Taco. Carlton's set up is pretty awesome.

Also being involved with the FJSummit, I see all the new stuff and the aftermarket guys energy around the Taco and 4runner is pretty amazing.

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I have a 2014 Taco.. Great truck with factory rear locker, I did not get the Pro model as I could do most of the upgrades that I wanted from Slee cheaper. Fancy paint job until you pin stripe it. Slee lifted it and sliders, did great at Cruise Moab last year. Going back to Slee next week for a Safari snorkel.
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Trucks have looked good for a while. Dig the 2012-2015 front a bit better, but its all good.

I'm slightly skeptical of the mileage too Dave, but the direct and port injection system is supposed to be more efficient when you are taking it easy while still giving power when needed. Dunno if that will hold true. If the torque is down, then it'll probably be back in the teens with lift and tires unless it is also geared down. Its a tad disappointing that they can't get the mpg up beyond 20. My 3.4 with 200k on it got 20 mixed driving (in a 4runner) with smaller tires and a supercharger in the stock configuration. Not so anymore, but it used to, and that engine was probably first conceived in the late 80's and 90's.
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I'm Slightly Skeptical Of The Mileage Too Dave, But The Direct And Port Injection System Is Supposed To Be More Efficient When You Are Taking It Easy While Still Giving Power When Needed. Dunno If That Will Hold True. If The Torque Is Down, Then It'll Probably Be Back In The Teens With Lift And Tires Unless It Is Also Geared Down. Its A Tad Disappointing That They Can't Get The Mpg Up Beyond 20. My 3.4 With 200k On It Got 20 Mixed Driving (in A 4runner) With Smaller Tires And A Supercharger In The Stock Configuration. Not So Anymore, But It Used To, And That Engine Was Probably First Conceived In The Late 80's And 90's.
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Trucks have looked good for a while. Dig the 2012-2015 front a bit better, but its all good.

I'm slightly skeptical of the mileage too Dave, but the direct and port injection system is supposed to be more efficient when you are taking it easy while still giving power when needed. Dunno if that will hold true. If the torque is down, then it'll probably be back in the teens with lift and tires unless it is also geared down. Its a tad disappointing that they can't get the mpg up beyond 20. My 3.4 with 200k on it got 20 mixed driving (in a 4runner) with smaller tires and a supercharger in the stock configuration. Not so anymore, but it used to, and that engine was probably first conceived in the late 80's and 90's.
I might have quoted the mileage in correctly on the 2016s and then inturn incorrectly assumed improvements for the 2017.

2016 TRD off road info:

Model: 2016 Toyota Tacoma
MSRP: From $30,765
Horsepower: 278 hp
Engine: 3.5 L V6
MPG: Up to 19 city / 24 highway
Towing capacity: 3,500 lbs
Curb weight: 4,095 to 4,445 lbs

So maybe the 2017 is being suggested at 21/25 mpg...

Jason Demello bought a 2016 in November in Ft. Collins and drove it back to Cali. Said he averaged 20mpg.
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Super charger!

There's a supercharger for the 2GR-FKS? The engine in your photo looks like a 1GR-FE to me
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Speaking of the 2GR-FKS, it produces it's torque peak at 4,600 RPM. Holy high revving, Batman. I though the torque peak in the 4.0L in my truck was high at 4K. But you really notice these things when you drive a stick shift, so maybe with an auto it's not as evident. But, wow, that's going to be interesting off highway.
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You may want to look again at the supercharger, Toyota Dealers no longer sell nor install superchargers. You would have to See if any aftermarket support will come along for the new 3.6l engine. You can get parts for older TRD superchargers, but not all of them(the 6 month wait may be over now).
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