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4 cyclinder vs 6 cyclinder?

Discussion in 'Import and Other Trucks (Light Duty)' started by ToyotaPower, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. ToyotaPower

    ToyotaPower Senior Member
    Messages: 129

    Which is better to plow with a 4 cylinder or a 6 cylinder Toyota pick-up. The V6 engine has 50 more Horsepower and is 86lbs heavier.

    I was talking to a member and he stated to me that the extra weight of the engine in the V6 would cause harm to the front end when hanging a 6 1/2 foot plow. :waving:

    I am trying to decide in buying a 4 cylinder or a V6?:confused:
  2. CT18fireman

    CT18fireman Banned
    Messages: 2,133

    Both engines are well suited for the Toyota truck. The v6 was added really to power the 4Runner at highway speeds. I added a header and exhaust to my my 4 cylinder and cruise along fine.

    My opinion is that the 4 cylinder is better suited for plowing. Although it makes less horsepower and torque, the range where the power is made is lower and thus better for plowing. The 4 cylinder Toyotas are simple and strong motors. They make plenty of power when set up with the right tires and weight to move a lot of snow.
  3. mud_man93

    mud_man93 Member
    from maine
    Messages: 49

    i would also recommend the 4 cylinder i have the 2.7 in mine and that is one heck of a motor i have towed way more than the recommended weight with it. it is great off road i have beaten the ***** out of that truck and it still runs great. when i was thinking of putting a plow on mine i talked to my sales man and he has a 6 1/2 foot fisher on his v6. the only thing that i can remember being that noticeable between the 4 and 6 was the 6 pulled more more at red line.

    what ever one you get i recommend getting a K&N air-filter, synthetic oil and some good 235 or 31'' tires the stock 225 don't cut it