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Old 09-27-2012, 02:09 PM   #29
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The 05 4runner v6 was 245hp. I had a 3litre six in an early 4wd T-100; it was 150hp and couldn't get out of it's own way with an empty box. I wouldn't recommend it for towing more than a small utility trailer. I don't see that the alleged performance of ANY 4 CYL ENGINE in IN ANY VEHICLE INCLUDING a 4runner has any bearing on the original question. Determining the specs, reputation, and probable performance of a specific engine IS the question. The 3.4litre V6 in the 97 was 183hp.


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Who suggested that the OP had a 4 Cylinder?
I still have no idea which V6 they have but the 1st post says that it is a 6 not a 4.

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:15 PM   #30
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I don't mind an irrelevant testimonial occasionally. We all need an occasion to strut our stuff. I don't mind a warning of dire calamnity repeated at intervals calculated to encourage preaching to a new flock. I do mind when the two are in collision and appear at great frequency and great length. Any way we can have a moratorium on the hobby horse wars as concerns tow vehicles?

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:22 PM   #31
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Wasn't me, Ed. The 97 had the 3.4 litre six with 183 hp. I did miss Jan's reply to your request for model yr. but caught up after I posted. I apologize for any confusion I may have created as to the nature of my advice which is GO FOR IT.

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I don't mind an irrelevant testimonial occasionally. We all need an occasion to strut our stuff. I don't mind a warning of dire calamnity repeated at intervals calculated to encourage preaching to a new flock. I do mind when the two are in collision and appear at great frequency and great length. Any way we can have a moratorium on the hobby horse wars as concerns tow vehicles?

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Old 09-27-2012, 02:24 PM   #33
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Sorry, didn't mean to confuse you with 'straight drive'. Our 4Runner is a manual, not an automatic.
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Old 09-27-2012, 03:01 PM   #35
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Sorry, didn't mean to confuse you with 'straight drive'. Our 4Runner is a manual, not an automatic.
I just have not heard of a Manual Tranny described as Straight Drive before I guess?

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A friend has an earlier 4runner with a manual and the smaller 3.0L V6 and driving it across the country with him it would barely pull itself up the mountains much less pulling a trailer!

The 3.4L is a whole different animal though and I am sure it will have no trouble with either the 13' or 16' Scamp.
As I said my Tundra V6 had the same motor but is a bigger and heavier truck and I pulled much heavier rigs than those with it without any trouble.
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The 3.4L is a whole different animal though and I am sure it will have no trouble with either the 13' or 16' Scamp.
As I said my Tundra V6 had the same motor but is a bigger and heavier truck and I pulled much heavier rigs than those with it without any trouble.
yup. And to this day I wonder whats was I thinking to sell it? Raz
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Old 09-27-2012, 06:33 PM   #37
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I pull my 16ft Scamp with a Nissan Murano 6 cyl AWD and have no problems. the only thing I like about my 16 better is you dont have to go outside to change your mind like a 13ft. I get about 19 mpg on the hwy at 65 mph.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:56 PM   #38
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That year/engine 4Runner appears to have been rated at 5000 lbs. tow capacity. It should do all right with a 16' egg, with the caveat that it has a high center of gravity and will not be as good at fast turns (think avoidance maneuvers) as a lower vehicle (like my Highlander, for example).
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