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Toyota Promises New 4Runner!!

Discussion in 'General 4Runner Talk' started by Cohiba262, Sep 29, 2017.

  1. Sep 29, 2017 at 3:20 PM
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    Cohiba262

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  2. Sep 29, 2017 at 4:00 PM
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    Hopefully it's next year. I'll be ready to trade in the family Jeep GC by then. Be nice to have a couple 4runners sitting in garage, especially since my son keeps eyeing my TRD Pro.
     
  3. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:12 AM
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    Just dont screw up the powertrain or make it uni-body, that is all i ask.
     
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  4. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:13 AM
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    Agreed. I'm happy to have my 5th Gen powertrain and ladder frame :)
     
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  5. Oct 2, 2017 at 9:23 AM
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    I doubt they would go uni-body when they have the highlander for that, but could still do a weight redution and do a taco powertrain which would be awful.
     
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    I wouldn't be too surprised to see a Taco-like powertrain, especially more gears. That's just the way things are going.

    However, a little more low end torque and some computer changes could make the 3.5L + tranny so much better. That torque will only come from forced induction, however, so that engine is simply built to be a high revver.

    I just drove a brand new 2017 Camaro SS and I can feel the "fiddling" with the transmission's computer, it feels simliar, but not nearly as bad as my Tacoma. I drove a 2017 Corvette Grand Sport and honestly I didn't feel it, and I think that thing is a 10 speed tranny. Drove a new Silverado and it was there, just like my 2011 was there. Torque Management GM calls it, and it sucks.
     
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    I could see them putting the 3.5L motor in the 4Runner with a turbo.
     
  8. Nov 7, 2017 at 9:15 AM
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    :canada:I'm not too keen on the idea of a 3.5 turbo. The only turbo I ever owned was an '05 PT Cruiser, and I loved the 210 hp in that little car, but I sure hated having to pay for premium fuel all the time. I'll take cubic inches any day, especially in a heavy truck. - Ted
     
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  9. Nov 8, 2017 at 4:14 PM
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    There are plenty of modern vehicles with turbos don't require premium fuel, Ford ecoboost being one of them. I just think it's an inevitability that cubic inches will be getting smaller and smaller in most vehicles and they will compensate with electric motors, turbos, ect... It sounds a bit sacrilege, but a hybrid 4runner could be pretty badass if they do it right. 4 small electric motors at each wheel giving you superior 4wd capabilities and a shit-ton of torque.
     

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