This is my first time posting but I have been reading for a couple of years I believe. Thanks to all who have contributed to my learning.
I have a 2005 Taco TRD Off Rd 4x4 dbl cab with MT and tow package. This is how I bought the truck new.
I tow a lightweight travel trailer as well as hunt which is where I use the 4x4 most. I think the TRD Off Road set up is just about perfect for my level of 4x4 usage and the towing capacity with the tow package is just barely shy of what I need/want. I had toyed with the idea of up-sizing to the Tundra but really like what I have and just wanted more HP and torque. So after looking at what is available new from Toyota and other manufactures and what I already have with available upgrades I decided on the TRD Supercharger.
I bought the SC and fit kit online from www.shoptrd.com and brought it to where I purchased the truck to have them install it. They had two problems, 1 minor and 1 huge. The minor problem was that after the SC install one of the hoses now hit the fan and had to be replaced with a modified new hose. I am curious if anyone else has had this issue.
The huge problem came from the fact that they did the "stuck accelerator" re-flash and when they went to do the SC reset/re-flash they were unable to do it. Ultimately they determined that they needed to replace the ECM (which is about $1K) and agreed to pay for it.
So the short story made long is to beware of adding a SC if you have had the recall done. I am an electrical engineer and deal with flashing hardware in my job pretty regularly and believe that Toyota, in an effort to get Congress off there backs came up with a re-flash for the "stuck accelerator" before doing all their homework and now they have an incompatibility issue.
Comments and corrections welcome as my vehicle is still at the dealer waiting on a new computer so don't have proof yet that this will fix it.