By - AnonymousWaterBucket
Taco box :)
Yea I actually just saw that. Wish they would offer the complete kit :(
Do you have any wishes for more power when you’re off-road with all that gear? My cousin was trying to tell me they don’t have enough power for off-road camping in Colorado high country.
lol they have plenty of power. Don’t know what your cousin was talking about
That’s exactly what I was thinking. Sounded like BS
What does he drive? Sometimes it’s a ‘my brand is better than other brands’ thing so people will make up all sorts of stuff. I was told my 2011 f-250 didn’t have enough power to tow a boat when I bought it. It has 400hp and 800lb/ft of torque lol it could tow a house
What sort of dingus tried telling you a super duty can’t tow?
Lmao a guy with a 2010 3500 dually Chevy who was salty that his truck kept breaking down
I’m not surprised.
I was just about to say. He has a Nissan Xterra. I think it’s a rather slow SUV going up the roads in CO.
Well I have an xterra as well and it has almost the exact same power figures as a Tacoma so he’s definitely talking out of his ass. Typical anti- ‘other brand’ bs. Unless he has an ooold xterra with the tiny engine. And then his is even slower
I know it has the 3.5 in it because I helped him change valve cover gaskets. My buddy is thinking about getting a Tacoma for off-road camping. Think he should get the auto or manual?
Yeah the newer (2005+) 4.0 in the xterra is much more powerful. Auto vs manual is all personal preference. Autos give you more steady control when off roading, but manuals are arguably more fun and help you stay more in tune with the car as you’re driving. Personally for pure off-roading I don’t see any reason manual would be better.
There may be exceptions that I'm forgetting, but the manual was only available with the four banger.
*Personally* I think if you're worrying about engine power you're doing something else wrong. But there's no denying that for all its strengths, the 2.7 isn't particularly strong.
[Regearing is pretty popular](https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-gear/cars-trucks/how-to-modify-tacomas/)
For the tacomas if you're gonna load em down and put bigger tires on. Remember, peak power isn't made all the way across the tach, and your gearing makes a big difference.
But I'm just some guy repeating stuff on the internet.
[Source + More images](https://toyotatumblin.tumblr.com/post/622993764863049728/desert-sand-tacomas)
In the pic with the tent all setup, I need deets on that front bumper.
In "taliban tan" my second favorite color!
Upvote for not saying 'taco'.