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Old 03-02-2008, 07:16 PM   #1
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Default PreRunners only auto??How good are the autos? Help!

Toyota Newbie, so be gentle lol:
Ok, so I am looking for a PreRunner. I have decided that 3 minor snowfalls in 6 years isn't mandating a 4wd. I like, no LOVE the look for the Prerunner Taco's and have decided, this is what I want. I drive a 99 Jeep Grand cherokee with the 4.0 6 cylinder in it so I am not used ot blinding acceleration etc. I am jsut curious how the 4 cyl (which I want) does with the auto? Is it just sad?? Mileage wear points to look for (100 this breaks, 150 that breaks etc)? Do they even MAKE the prerunner in a 5 speed? I have YET to see one.
Am I still correct that the 4 banger is still a 200k plus motor like the old 22RE?
What kind of things should I look for in a 2WD Taco? Am I correct the Prerunner is just a 4wd with a 2wd tranny and no front diff set?? so all the 4wd suspension should work etc?? Thanks for the patiance, and thanks in advance...

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Toyota Newbie, so be gentle lol:
Ok, so I am looking for a PreRunner. I have decided that 3 minor snowfalls in 6 years isn't mandating a 4wd. I like, no LOVE the look for the Prerunner Taco's and have decided, this is what I want. I drive a 99 Jeep Grand cherokee with the 4.0 6 cylinder in it so I am not used ot blinding acceleration etc. I am jsut curious how the 4 cyl (which I want) does with the auto? Is it just sad?? Mileage wear points to look for (100 this breaks, 150 that breaks etc)? Do they even MAKE the prerunner in a 5 speed? I have YET to see one.
Am I still correct that the 4 banger is still a 200k plus motor like the old 22RE?
What kind of things should I look for in a 2WD Taco? Am I correct the Prerunner is just a 4wd with a 2wd tranny and no front diff set?? so all the 4wd suspension should work etc?? Thanks for the patiance, and thanks in advance...

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The Prerunner is the same as the 4x4, just without the 4x parts. I like mine, mpg's in the 18's to 20's. Truck has plenty of power. It smokes my Dodge Dakota with the 4.7 v8.
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:01 PM   #3
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what drivetrain in yours?? I am looking for a fun, daily commuter 4 miles each way to work, but will be comfy enough for 3 hour drives to the ocean etc...oh yeah, and a long vehicle life
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:33 PM   #4
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Chris4x4 has the V6...BTW.

Says in his sig. Just a 70 or so HP difference. (just a hair)


The new gen Tacoma prerunners can get a 5 speed. 04 and back didnt. If I recall correctly. I am no master on new ones.
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FYI, this is more suited for the Prerunner Tech.

Read the sig...



Anywho, the tranny for the prerunner is the nearly the same as a 4x4, without a xfercase. It is not the same tranny as a mini 2wd.
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If you really want a 4cyl get a manual tranny for sure, better utilization of power. A 4cyl autowill be a dog. Along with the 4cyl the V6 5VZFE is a 200k plus engine if taken care of, its an awsome motor. just my .02
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I have the 2.7l 4x4 auto check my sig and I have drove it across the US 5 times and have towed up to 5000 pounds easily. I range from 18-20 mpg but once again check my sig.
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