Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Noob Question: Toyota 2TC vs 2TG

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    111

    Noob Question: Toyota 2TC vs 2TG

    I am still fairly new to classic Toyotas, so please bear with me if this has been addressed (several times?) before. I plan on desmogging the 2TC in my 74 SR5, after which I also plan to open it up a bit with a new intake and exhaust. I have been looking at dual side draft Webers as a future investment, which look to be ~ $1k. That said, I have seen some old listings for running 2TGs which run from ~$1k to ~$2.5k. Is this about right? It seems to me that a 2TG, though perhaps a bit more expensive than a new set of Webers and intake, is a much more worthy investment. Can anyone please shed some light on this? Is a good running 2TG a better performance value than buying new intake, exhaust, and ignition for the 2TC I currently have?

  2. #2
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Medford, OR
    Posts
    16

    Re: Noob Question: Toyota 2TC vs 2TG

    The 2TG in theory would have better top end flow characteristics being a dual cam as opposed to a single cam but at the same time there is so much aftermarket support for the 2TC and so many circle track racers making 200hp N/A that I don't see the point in making the change.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    111

    Re: Noob Question: Toyota 2TC vs 2TG

    I sort of assumed that to be the case, but I didn't want to invest in the 2TC if the 2TG could be gotten as a better overall value.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Magna, UT
    Posts
    689

    Re: Noob Question: Toyota 2TC vs 2TG

    My concern would be getting parts when needed since the TG was never a factory option here and they are ancient now, so even less readily available parts. Although it seems like people still get the parts.

  5. #5
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Medford, OR
    Posts
    16

    Re: Noob Question: Toyota 2TC vs 2TG

    By the time you spend $1500 bucks on a 2TG you will have about 20 more hp than a 2TC, instead you could spend that $1500 at BRD Racing and build a fire breathing 2TC, with lots of available parts and it would be bulletproof.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Kentucky
    Posts
    111

    Re: Noob Question: Toyota 2TC vs 2TG

    I just found some prices on performance pieces for the 2TG...ouch. I am definitely sticking with the pushrod engine for a long time.

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Netherlands
    Posts
    170

    Re: Noob Question: Toyota 2TC vs 2TG

    Good choice. There are a lot of tuned 2T-C bulletproof engines running around now.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Mauka
    Posts
    66

    Re: Noob Question: Toyota 2TC vs 2TG

    I would go with the 3TC.

Similar Threads

  1. 22r-e into AE86. noob question
    By errolae92 in forum Toyota Garage
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 06-15-2012, 03:32 PM
  2. Noob Question - Vehicle ID help
    By Drive510 in forum Off-Topic
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 02-11-2012, 07:35 AM
  3. Question for you Toyota guys
    By RaptorReed in forum Toyota Garage
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 04-17-2011, 11:02 AM
  4. suspension question from a noob.
    By pagong in forum Toyota Garage
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-19-2009, 01:28 AM
  5. Toyota Engine Question
    By crown69 in forum Toyota Garage
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-22-2009, 06:08 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •