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Advice- first time owning a Tundra - go with the 4.6L or 5.7L ?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by vtran19, Aug 28, 2016.

  1. Aug 28, 2016 at 9:55 AM
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    vtran19

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    I'm excited that I will be a truck owner soon. I was really indecisive with the engine as I'm trying to save as much money as possible. Won't be hauling anything big or heavy . Will be using the bed mainly to carry light stuffs for the family on road trips. Thoughts
     
  2. Aug 28, 2016 at 10:09 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    I'd still say get the 5.7L. I barely pull anything either, but I'd much rather have the ability if I need it than need and not have it.
     
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  3. Aug 28, 2016 at 10:26 AM
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    MatthewPTguy

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    I was debating as well when I bought mine in 2014. I went with the 5.7 and have no regrets... ( you can never have too much horsepower, right? ). I get anywhere from 13-15 MPG combined in town and freeway driving... See the recent thread on fuel mileage from a couple of days ago. I don't know what the 4.6s are getting for MPG. AND... What's the price difference??? Is a ton of $$$?
     
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  4. Aug 28, 2016 at 10:34 AM
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    I got the 5.7 acording to stickers there was only one mpg difference. I would get the 5.7
     
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  5. Aug 28, 2016 at 10:40 AM
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    MotoTundra

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    If you want a Tundra, my pick is the 5.7.

    I have the 5.7 and have no regrets, I doubt you would either.

    If MPG is an issue, neither the 4.6 or the 5.7 are great options, a different manufacturer is a better bet.
     
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  6. Aug 28, 2016 at 10:41 AM
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    5.7 I made the mistake of getting a 4.6 in a 2013, I liked the truck just not the engine, Don't get me wrong it ran great, for just cruising down the highway there was plenty of power. But it lacked that get up and go when I put my foot into it. I was never really happy with it, traded it off for a 5.7, getting the same mileage and have power to spare. On my 3rd tundra now LOL I need to stop....
     
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  7. Aug 28, 2016 at 10:45 AM
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  8. Aug 28, 2016 at 11:07 AM
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    aperezsh

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    If you've decided on Tundra 5.7 is the only way to fly. First time you step on it and it puts you in the back of your seat strait stock you will be thanking yourself. Good luck brother
     
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  9. Aug 28, 2016 at 11:14 AM
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    Sean266

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    5.7. You'll regret it if you don't
     
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  10. Aug 28, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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    Go big...
     
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  11. Aug 28, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    5.7... no question!
     
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  12. Aug 28, 2016 at 12:46 PM
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    Mckeyleroy

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    About the same mileage anyway, might as well get the big un.
     
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  13. Aug 28, 2016 at 1:29 PM
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    Law323

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    Got a 4.6 but do wish I had gotten the 5.7. Next time......
     
  14. Sep 7, 2016 at 3:44 PM
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    5.7, many owners are so glad they did.
     
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  15. Sep 7, 2016 at 4:07 PM
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    has OP ever driven a tacoma? having that 4.0L engine for the few years i drove mine settled it for me and never again will i own a vehicle that leaves me wishing had a little more under the hood.
     
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  16. Sep 7, 2016 at 4:41 PM
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    mudsweatngearz

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  17. Sep 7, 2016 at 6:57 PM
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    Nothing too add have I. Get the 5.7 you will.
     
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    5.7. It's more than a bigger engine. Getting the 5.7 also gets you:
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    -A sweet emblem on the side that is the equivalent of showing off your large man-bulge.

     
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  19. Sep 7, 2016 at 7:52 PM
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    zcarpenter92

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    Possibly the funniest thing I've ever seen lol.
     
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  20. Sep 7, 2016 at 8:22 PM
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    matluth

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    5.7L. If the Tundra came with an 8.0L, I'd still get it. Although it does sound like my previous 09 Taco with the 2.7L 4 banger with manual tranny might be better than the new Taco V-6 "power" plant w/auto. Dang.......
     
  21. Sep 7, 2016 at 8:26 PM
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    4.6L Emblem is so lame..............I would de-badge that emblem in a heart beat and replace it with a Hellcat emblem.
     
  22. Sep 7, 2016 at 8:33 PM
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    Darn, I sure wish I had a less powerful engine, said who? Nobody never!
    Sure wish my kids were dumber, sure would like it if my wife was fatter, dang, wish I would go bald faster...

    Just saying...
     
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    Remember, you only go near bald once in your life, like me. Best to go with the most when you can. 1969....Let me think... 69 Cuda??? or.... wait a couple years for the new Pinto or Vega????
     
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    Sorry you asked yet?
     
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    I don't think I saw one post about the inferior option....

    Update. Honestly if you are tight on budget try going for an SR or SR5, double cab, non TRD...etc. If hauling family and hear I think the double cab had sufficient room...hence why I chose that.
     
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