First time poster, long time Toyota truck fan...92 and 93 trucks and 97 and 06 Tacoma...all 4x4's. My 93 SR5 was the best because it had the most comfortable seats and a factory sunroof!
Like many, I want my truck supercharged but leary about adding to my 2006 TRD Sport DC. It only has 70K, but I've researched the forums extensively and think it is better to get supercharger on a lower mileage truck. My 2006 is the first Toyota I've ever bought brand new because of first year depreciation (even though Toyota is not as affected). I paid it off two years ago and I know it will go for years to come, but I want a supercharger!!. I found a Toyota Certified 2009 TRD Sport DC 4x4 with dealer installed TRD SC and TRD CAI. It only has 12K on it. It is at a high volume Toyota dealer and Toyotathon is going on for another week. I checked the CarFax, no issues except that I saw at 10K it went in for "cooling system check". Also, other concern is in this pic (see attached) of the engine compartment....one of the bolts on the SC unit is rusty and so is the end of the shaft on the main pulley. Also, as part of the Toyota Certification for Used Cars, dealer put new tires on it. My concerns, the one previous owner burned the tires off, did not put in 91+ octane and just abused the truck. The SC was dealer installed. Even with Certification, which comes with a 7yr. 100K powertrain warranty, should I be concerned? Any and all thoughts greatly appreciated.
The truck is priced in line with a 2010 same model because they can't recoup the cost of the SC which is why I'm thinking about buying this one vs. getting a brand new '11 and paying 5K for SC installed. I'm a research freak so I like to do all my homework before I buy.
Thank you all very much for your feedback.