Disappointing v6

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by Alex W, May 28, 2016.

  1. Alex W

    Alex W New Member

    I just bought a 2016 Tacoma crew cab 2WD auto long bed with the 3.5 and I am shocked at how underpowered it is compared to its. Predecessor the 4.0 V6. I had a 2015 GMC Canyon for about a year and the power (3.6 V6 with 305 HP) killed the Tacoma. Unfortunately the Canyon was in the shop way too often each time with a new problem. I guess overall I like the Tacoma better but the power, or lack there of) is so disappointing. Maybe in a couple of years Toyota will upgrade the 3.5 or have tweaks to help it out
     
    johng813 likes this.
  2. Avatar

    Tacoma Forum Sign Up!

    Join TacomaForum.com Today - It's Totally Free!

    Are you a Toyota truck fan? If so we invite you to join TacomaForum.com. Our site is specifically designed for you and it's a great place for Toyota Tacoma Fans to meet online.
    Once you join you'll be able to post messages, upload pictures of your truck, and have a great time with other Toyota Tacoma fans. Whether your an old timer or just bought your Tacoma you'll find that TacomaForum.com is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally free!

    Join TacomaForum.com Today! JOIN FOR FREE

  3. johng813

    johng813 Well-Known Member

    That's exactly why I never sold my 2008. The 4.0 v6 I have on there is reliable and produces great power. The new 2016's are a joke. They're too much luxary and they don't have that off road feel compared to the old Tacomas. Unless you put a TRD supercharger on the new 2016's then I'd take it.
     
  4. Mike991GTS

    Mike991GTS Well-Known Member

    Get a MT,geared different, i got plenty of power because i can shift at whatever RPM i want,when i want. Your Auto has the same power, you have to find it high in the RPM"s.
     
  5. Demo Man

    Demo Man Well-Known Member

    Good luck. Toyota stopped producing S/C last year. You can get them for 2005-2015. The company that made them for Toyota has rerelease them just without the TRD logo for about double what they were. I've seen them for $5995.
     
  6. TacoRick

    TacoRick Well-Known Member

    It's real simple - press the ECT button. With ECT engaged my Tacoma feels faster than my 2006 Silverado with the 5.3 V8. Sport mode will allow you to rev the RPM even higher and give you more power. These 2016's have no shortage of HP.
     
  7. silverpataco

    silverpataco Well-Known Member

    Yes it's works well feels like a different motor with it active .
     
    TacoRick likes this.
  8. johng813

    johng813 Well-Known Member

    I'm talking about the 2016's. The 4.0's with 33 in tires do not even need superchargers. But the 2016 need them because of how slow they are.
     
  9. TacoRick

    TacoRick Well-Known Member

    Again, they are not slow.
     
  10. johng813

    johng813 Well-Known Member

    But they're not as fast as the previous gen. They even tested it. I saw a video of a 2nd gen vs 3rd gen and the 2nd gen destroyed the new 2016's.
     
  11. silverpataco

    silverpataco Well-Known Member

    I'll race you in either of mine. No super charger . ImageUploadedByTaco Forum1464578729.949130.jpg
     
  12. NapalmTRD

    NapalmTRD Well-Known Member

    Some type of NOS switch? Hahaha
    I'll race my friend sometime in my 14 against his 16 and see who laughs last
    I know I won't hear him over my Super 10 queefing "No No No!!!" with his MaginaFlow
     
    Last edited: May 29, 2016
    PinkTaco likes this.
  13. TacoRick

    TacoRick Well-Known Member

    I saw that video. I wouldn't say the gen 2 destroyed the gen 3, but you have to account for the distance that they were racing. A little more and the gen 3 would have eventually pulled ahead. My truck has enough power to easily throw me against my seat.
     
  14. johng813

    johng813 Well-Known Member

    Hey we all got our opinions but I still think the 2nd gens are flat out faster.
     
  15. Mike991GTS

    Mike991GTS Well-Known Member

    I wanted to go fast so i bought a 911-GT3RS
     
    TexTako likes this.
  16. silverpataco

    silverpataco Well-Known Member

    Not many have the money to buy 911-GT3RS.$176,000 plus .2016 with 500 BHP?
     
  17. Mike991GTS

    Mike991GTS Well-Known Member

  18. rec2570

    rec2570 Well-Known Member

    Damn
     
  19. silverpataco

    silverpataco Well-Known Member

    Mike if that's your name can you adopt me please? I can build you a house, make any of your 4x4 pre runners with hand tools in 2 hours. Fish , Hunt, and make low 6 figures on the side! HaHa
     
    texastacoma likes this.
  20. rec2570

    rec2570 Well-Known Member

    You sound like you wanna be his house husband lol
     
  21. silverpataco

    silverpataco Well-Known Member

    Just pool boy! My wife might have something to say about that. I'm kidding people. My wife and I are planning a move to Florida next year. So building her first new home and me buying a boat or two is where my fun money is going . Built three new homes for my ex wife and general contracted the last one myself! Plus purple is a color my mother likes not for me! Ha
     
    geloobeans, rec2570 and texastacoma like this.

Share This Page