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4.6 or 5.7

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by Dawg74, Jun 14, 2017.

  1. Jun 14, 2017 at 6:58 PM
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    Dawg74

    Dawg74 [OP] 2017 Tundra TSS OFF ROAD

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    i am currently shopping for my first Tundra and trying to decide if it's worth saving a little money and going with the 4.6 engine or spend a little more and get the 5.7.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2017 at 7:01 PM
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    joonbug

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    20 people are going to tell you to get the 5.7.
    2 people will tell you the 4.6 is good enough.
     
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  3. Jun 14, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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    zcarpenter92

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    Make that 21.
     
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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    5.7 all the way! The gas mileage difference is so minuscule in real-world applications.
     
  5. Jun 14, 2017 at 7:12 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Sushi, and Teslas Staff Member

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  6. Jun 14, 2017 at 7:24 PM
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    JC303 Same same but different

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    Welcome! 5.7 :curls:
     
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  7. Jun 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    You don't say? Lol


    OP, have you ever went cheap on something and in the long road been satisfied?
     
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  8. Jun 14, 2017 at 7:31 PM
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    T-Rex266

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    Players Club...maybe.
     
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    DUDE YOU'RE GETTING A 5.7L!

    :woot:
     
  11. Jun 14, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    Scpringle

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    I bought my Tundra 2015 DC 4.6L used (certified) and it was a deal I could not pass on . It hit budget , miles, year, colour etc. For me .I love the engine and it fits what I tow ( 5'x8') ATV trailer with a Can AM 800XT Max on it . I can get 17 MPG city and 18 hwy ( heading south toward NOLA/ Gulf Coast not towing ) . If budget keeps you with the 4.6 and your tow/haul needs work with it , you will be fine . If you have the $ you will not regret the 5.7L.
     
  12. Jun 14, 2017 at 8:19 PM
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    Marty McFly

    Marty McFly Nobody calls me chicken!! Except when off roading

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    I vote 5.7L and super charge that SOB :headbang:
     
  13. Jun 14, 2017 at 8:37 PM
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    gosolo

    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    Hmmm....
    I wish my ____ was smaller.
    I wish my kids were dumber.
    I wish I had less vacation days.
    Said ..................nobody.

    If you're actually looking at a deal in hand with the little engine that is smoking hot, do it. But if you're just out looking on the market, let it rest
     
  14. Jun 14, 2017 at 8:58 PM
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    Krezz

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    I do wish my kids were a bit dumber, as currently they sit smrter than me.
     
  15. Jun 14, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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    gosolo

    gosolo “The .com stands for communist”, Dale Gribble

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    It's just a sampler list, lol. Add your own,
    I wish my wifes breasts were smaller.
    I wish........
     
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  16. Jun 14, 2017 at 9:56 PM
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    so do I.
     
  17. Jun 14, 2017 at 11:11 PM
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    MotoTundra

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    All of us 5.7 guys will say 5.7 hands down, though I haven't driven one with the 4.6 to really compare. I think what @Scpringle said is solid advice. Comes down to your needs, budget, and as always, the deal. A friend of mine has the 4.6 and he feels it is more than adequate for his needs, zero regrets.
     
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  18. Jun 15, 2017 at 1:12 AM
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    aperezsh

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    Fiiiiiiiiiiivvvvvvvvvveeeeeeee Seeeeeeeeeeevvvvvvvveeeeeenn
     
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  19. Jun 15, 2017 at 2:19 AM
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  20. Jun 15, 2017 at 5:09 AM
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    just from the responses above alone - what you save today will be wiped out by the lower residual value when you sell it if you go 4.6. because in 3/5/7 years when your prospective buyer is hitting up the forum to ask our opinion, we're all going to tell them the same thing... unless it's a smoking deal, get the 5.7.
     
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  21. Jun 15, 2017 at 5:15 AM
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    Dawg74

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    I'm thinking 5.7, thanks for all the feedback!
     
  22. Jun 15, 2017 at 5:27 AM
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    My first tundra was a 2013 with the 4.6. I really wanted the 5.7 but settled for the 4.6. Now don't me me wrong here the 4.6 is a good engine. It will do just about anything you want, but just was not satisfied. My last 2 tundras have had the 5.7, ahhhhh yes much better. More power, simple as that. Passes better when I need to, if I need to scoot out of the way quick it does, its capable of doing more work if I need it to.
    Its all about what you want, and the mileage is the same with the 5.7 and it was with the 4.6 that I had.
     
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    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    Yeah but they don't 5.7 PRO Tundras nor 4runners. They couldn't be that smart o_O
     
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    5.7 should be your move unless the 4.6 shows a pretty price tag, buy you can get a 5.7 for not much more
     
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    Both are GREAT engines and honestly the 4.6 is plenty for 99% of what most of use use the truck for. However, getting the 5.7 also gets you a heavier duty alternator, extra transmission cooler, larger ring gear and the option for a larger fuel tank. I went through the same internal debate when I bought mine and in the end Im glad I got the 5.7. Ive only needed the 5.7's extra power a couple of times since I bought it a year ago, but Im glad I had the capability when it was needed. Nothing would be more frustrating than owning a massive (for a half ton) truck that didn't have the nuts to do something that you needed.
    If you can swing the extra $ at purchase, it makes up for itself in resale as well as owner satisfaction.
     
  26. Jun 15, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    I have a 4.6 with 222 thousand miles on it and no problems towing either. My next truck will be a 5.7 Tundra Pro. Why ? Why not ?
     
  27. Jun 15, 2017 at 11:33 AM
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  28. Jun 15, 2017 at 12:09 PM
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    Hold the Line! If you are not holding the line, abandon your ship. Destruction is inevitable without more to hold the line!
    If your Tundra is a 2007, it cannot be a 4.6L, it must be the 4.7L.

    I am 95% sure...
     
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  29. Jun 15, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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    Yeah, I think 4.7 V8 or 4.0 V6... I believe.
     
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  30. Jun 15, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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    chphilo

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    You are correct. It was 4.7 for 2007, 2008, and 2009. Toyota replaced 4.7 with 4.6 in 2010.

    Wasn't the million mile Tundra a 4.7? Both are good engines, but I also vote for 5.7.
     
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