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Just wondering if anyones heard of the Taco getting the hybrid option sicne the Prius has done so well. The low end that the electric motor offers would be nice for crawling. Dont know about mudd though....
 

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Just wondering if anyones heard of the Taco getting the hybrid option sicne the Prius has done so well. The low end that the electric motor offers would be nice for crawling. Dont know about mudd though....
I've seen many articles that they are in the works but I have yet to see a definate release date for it.

I have seen so many of the prius cars on the bases in my area. I know of one office that has 6 members of that office that have a prius sitting outside of it.
 

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Just wondering if anyones heard of the Taco getting the hybrid option sicne the Prius has done so well. The low end that the electric motor offers would be nice for crawling. Dont know about mudd though....
Honda just came out with the V6 Accord....I can't imagine Toyota doesn't have something in the works with the Camry, Solara...and hopefully the Tacoma. :)
 

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Just wondering if anyones heard of the Taco getting the hybrid option sicne the Prius has done so well. The low end that the electric motor offers would be nice for crawling. Dont know about mudd though....
Saw an article in a car mag from about a year ago. There is a company in (I believe) Utah that sells conversion kits for our trucks that seemed pretty sweet. You can run Propane, natural gas, hydrogen or any combination of the 3. They tested the units out on a 99 TRD 4x4 V6 X-cab Taco. They said that simply adding in some hydrogen to the other two increased their milage by 20-25 percent. They did a run across the USA to promote their stuff. I think they said the price was about 5-6k for the conversions.
 

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Saw an article in a car mag from about a year ago. There is a company in (I believe) Utah that sells conversion kits for our trucks that seemed pretty sweet. You can run Propane, natural gas, hydrogen or any combination of the 3. They tested the units out on a 99 TRD 4x4 V6 X-cab Taco. They said that simply adding in some hydrogen to the other two increased their milage by 20-25 percent. They did a run across the USA to promote their stuff. I think they said the price was about 5-6k for the conversions.

I would recommend anyone who has the TRD supercharger look into propane injection. Propane's octane rating is 110, most kits you can find still require gas. But you only have to fill the tank every month. I have yet to see a standalone system, was looking into it for my celica.
 

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Saw an article in a car mag from about a year ago. There is a company in (I believe) Utah that sells conversion kits for our trucks that seemed pretty sweet. You can run Propane, natural gas, hydrogen or any combination of the 3. They tested the units out on a 99 TRD 4x4 V6 X-cab Taco. They said that simply adding in some hydrogen to the other two increased their milage by 20-25 percent. They did a run across the USA to promote their stuff. I think they said the price was about 5-6k for the conversions.

You are talking about Intergalactic Hydrogen
http://www.h2go.info/

they are out of Steamboat Springs, CO....the President is Tai Robinson a former winter Olympian and he lives in UT...his dad founded the company and is in Steamboat!
a back issue of Automobile has the parts list for the conversion...maybe where you saw it!
 

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I would recommend anyone who has the TRD supercharger look into propane injection. Propane's octane rating is 110, most kits you can find still require gas. But you only have to fill the tank every month. I have yet to see a standalone system, was looking into it for my celica.
I know of running a propane rub on a diesel engine but not a gasoline engine...propane adds O2 for combustion like nitrous-oxide, only in a gasoline combustion chamber propane doesn't do very well like it does in a compression engine, it's to volatile.. nitrous is much more economical.

I've seen several cars that run straight on propane gas...much of the conversion kits you see that still require gasoline are pure crap!
 

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My old auto teacher used to have a gasoline powered fullsize Chevy truck that was converted to run on propane. He said it was a REAL dog powerwise. Like was stated propane injection is popular in diesels though for added horsepower.
 

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Thanks for all the responses..... good to know that it should be coming out. I wonder how tolerant they will be of lift kits??? I dont see why a coil over type lift wouldnt still work, provided it keeps with the original design. Thoughts???
 
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