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i think the tacoma is a better truck.

but it doesn't justify for a second the 10k more they wanted for one over the 08 ranger i bought.

is it just me or does the bed on the new tacoma look wrong.
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dang japanese... make crazy HP out of small motors... wish they'd make a V6 with 245HP in the ranger...
They can do it, because they use technology like VVT.
Check out the Honda S2000, 240HP from 2.0L, and NA.
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The reason this thread came up is because explorer express was mentioned somewhere. It you just go to the search drop down menu and type something in
then it will search entire threads for what you wrote.
Not to be conceited, but I knew that. I was just being a smartass. Thank you though for trying to help out.
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It's funny how I found the answer to my question about half way down the first page. Someone who has had experience driving both the sohc ranger and the 05-07 tacoma and who is unbiased was able to answer my question just fine. If you read the question a little more carefully you will realize that I was only asking if the two vehicles felt similar in power, not which one would win a race. So thanks for your opinion that the question I posted was a stupid one.
Any time. I'm sorry. I was a little frustrated that I couldn't find what I was looking for right away. I'm impatient. Sorry to hjack your thread.
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Yeah I wasnt too impressed the x-runner I drove a few months back..
but they look sooooo good. i've never seen one in action so im not going to coment on that aspect. i'll just take your words for it.
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I raced a 07 taco Yesterday on the way home from vacation and I had 3-4 car lengths on him until I let off at just under 80. I had a 2wd stick with a 4.0, 3.55 L/S and a ton of crap in the bed (250-300 pounds) plus the dog and the GF. He was alone empty bed with a 4x4 (I think) automatic (I know). So in my REAL WORLD head to head experience I beat him, and beat him easily at that....
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I raced a 07 taco Yesterday on the way home from vacation and I had 3-4 car lengths on him until I let off at just under 80. I had a 2wd stick with a 4.0, 3.55 L/S and a ton of crap in the bed (250-300 pounds) plus the dog and the GF. He was alone empty bed with a 4x4 (I think) automatic (I know). So in my REAL WORLD head to head experience I beat him, and beat him easily at that....

I would say the Taco driver was more intelligent than you, and knew better than to race on the highways.

Don't you know any better than to risk other people's lives, as well as your own?
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Bob, I am not a angry person but you tend to really make my blood boil at times. Internet arguing is such a waste, so why bother....

I answered the question relevant to this post, if you have an issue with me that is off topic, I would suggest you PM me and we can discuss it at length....

EDIT: Or start a thread about it...
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Any time. I'm sorry. I was a little frustrated that I couldn't find what I was looking for right away. I'm impatient. Sorry to hjack your thread.
No worries.
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I honestly don't know how fast my truck is in the quarter...the mud keeps slowing me down
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stock numbers for me, from here in hell hole florida, 15.7. bone stock. i could go into all the sorry track conditions, or traction problems that i had, but why? numbers are numbers. your more likely to run somewhere along those lines on the street, then a %100 pefrect run on the track. . auto 4l tacoma are just as fast as manual tacomas these days, some even faster off the showroom.

everyone can say "oh ive ran this, and i killed him, or we were neck and neck." that means nothing on the internet, without proof. slips, vids, pics, post those. you dont have them, then i dont believe you.
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I killed a maserati on my Iron Horse Warrior 3.0 bike and I have pics and video to prove it.


But I left them in Alaska at my house so I'll be sure to prove my point at a later date, mmmkay?
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I raced a 07 taco Yesterday on the way home from vacation and I had 3-4 car lengths on him until I let off at just under 80. I had a 2wd stick with a 4.0, 3.55 L/S and a ton of crap in the bed (250-300 pounds) plus the dog and the GF. He was alone empty bed with a 4x4 (I think) automatic (I know). So in my REAL WORLD head to head experience I beat him, and beat him easily at that....
Assuming you're stock and his rig had the 4.0 and was stock, you shouldn't get too excited. You "beat him easily" because he wasn't trying. Trust me.
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This reminds me of high school street racing days...my truck faster than yours...no mines faster than yours.....go to the track and find out, better yep log on to car and driver website and see the stats
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car and driver numbers are not numbers to live by. not many people ou there can drive the vehicle to the potential that it took to get most those numbers.
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car and driver numbers are not numbers to live by. not many people ou there can drive the vehicle to the potential that it took to get most those numbers.

I know..i had a 03 mustang gt manual and they said it would run 13.8...the best i could get is a 14.2. I think if you search long enough you could find a vid of both running at the track or racing head-up.

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car and driver numbers are not numbers to live by. not many people ou there can drive the vehicle to the potential that it took to get most those numbers.
WoW! Something I actually agree with you on!

Car and Driver is also a VERY Biased magazine.
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^^^^Agreed...
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This reminds me of high school street racing days...my truck faster than yours...no mines faster than yours.....go to the track and find out, better yep log on to car and driver website and see the stats
Better yet, forget about how fast they are. It's a damn truck! It's not supposed to haul ***, it's supposed to haul lumber, and rocks, and mulch, and...you get the point. The only places a trucks mechanical capacities should be scrutinized are under a load or on the trail.
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I raced a 07 taco Yesterday on the way home from vacation and I had 3-4 car lengths on him until I let off at just under 80. I had a 2wd stick with a 4.0, 3.55 L/S and a ton of crap in the bed (250-300 pounds) plus the dog and the GF. He was alone empty bed with a 4x4 (I think) automatic (I know). So in my REAL WORLD head to head experience I beat him, and beat him easily at that....
you think he had an auto, you think it was 4wd, you think it was a 4.0, and you think he was trying, and you assumed it was 2007, haha
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I raced my friend's 07 TRD Offroad Access Cab 4wd Auto and he beat me. I got him on the launch but he pulled on me. His rear bumper was where my front bumper was.
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The autos are just as fast, if not faster than the manuals in the new tacomas. double cab 4wd autos are getting low 15s stock.
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Nissan Frontier's have a DOHC and have higher revs than a Ranger SOHC. Observe the hp & torque at the revv's...it'll have that number at a few hundred revolutions more to create those numbers. Rangers are more torqy, IMO...

Working on a Tacoma is a lil bit harder than a Ranger. Things are tucked away more, and require a lil more effort (like taking off door panels for speakers, etc). The engine work is tucked deep in the bay as well, and there is not a lot of space to work with. The gearing is also higher...

Personally, I think the Taco would win over the Ranger...

+1...I wish Ford would squeeze more numbers out of their engines like the Japanese do as well...
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Personally, I don't care. I will keep my Ranger and continue to drive it when all the Asian pickups hit the scrap pile.
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I would say the Taco driver was more intelligent than you, and knew better than to race on the highways.

Don't you know any better than to risk other people's lives, as well as your own?
What a dick. You calling him unintelligent or not as intelligent makes you the dumb one.
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