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Old 10-09-2019, 01:27 PM #16
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I just got back from a trip to the Sierras. Towed the trailer probably 500 miles, up to 7,000+ ft elevation at the highest pass. It certainly was a lot more enjoyable with the more responsive throttle, but I still wish I had lower gearing or a lot more torque. It's pretty annoying to listen to the engine at 3,500 RPM for more than a short period of time.
That's good to know, I appreciate the update. I will be buying that pedal commander, and by then I'll probably have the cold air intake and a new exhaust. They should help as well. But that is like 2 years down the road.
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I think you need to read the original post again. I never said that I towed the trailer with the Pathfinder. Although, I find the slightly lower gearing much more pleasant in the Pathfinder...

I bought the 4Runner to replace the Pathfinder since it's pretty old and worn with many miles on the meter.
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That's good to know, I appreciate the update. I will be buying that pedal commander, and by then I'll probably have the cold air intake and a new exhaust. They should help as well. But that is like 2 years down the road.
What model 4Runner do you have? My TRD Off Road has an air intake through the wheel well, so it should already be a CAI if I'm not mistaken. I'm no expert though, so take it with a grain of salt :-)
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Well it IS a NA gas V-6, that's 2 things that require higher RPMs, especially at altitude with towing. I towed a 5,000 pound trailer from Ohio to Colorado about a year ago, never saw 5th gear the whole way. Locked it out....of course that is mostly a flat drive.

If power is the only thing lacking...rather than a new vehicle, have you considered getting the supercharger? Plenty of good reviews about it (and videos on Youtube).

Member MillerPKA just had one installed on his new Runner....as I understand it, $6000 for parts plus labor for the install. That is a WHOLE bunch less expensive than the loss you'd take getting a new vehicle.

Here's one video...skip to about 9:30-10:00 for the good discussion.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GbFKMfLeCiw
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