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post #3 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2011, 08:12 AM
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If you are buying this truck to tow. Don't. There is nothing wrong with the V6 its is just you will have to spin the crap out of it to tow. Look at the RPM where that paltry 275TQ is generated? That is where you will have to spin the motor. If you have ANY inkling to tow, spend the extra couple bucks at get the Eco boost. You lose 1mpg highway and that 420lb-ft is generated at less than 2000rpm. Seriously, run far away from that 3.7 motor as a tow vehicle. I have a 5.7L tundra and it has 400lb-ft but it still wants to jump to 5th or 4th on hills because NA torque is all generated at higher RPMs.

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