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Old 11-10-2008, 06:39 PM   #1
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TRD vs. URD?

I'm sure this has been covered at some point, but I searched and wasn't able to come up with anything. So here goes, as far as the TRD vs. URD, what is 'better'?

I know TRD parts are more expensive but retain and are covered under the factory warranty, while URD parts seem to be cheaper (especially the short throw shifter) but I wasn't sure how they were covered with Toyota, should they cause or something else fail on the vehicle.

I am looking to get the short throw shifter now and hopefully the supercharger in the Spring. Gonna start saving now, so it'd be kinda nice to know what I'm saving for

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I have yet to hear something breaking from URD or their parts causing damage. Gadget does a lot of R&D and puts out quality stuff.
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Ya, from what I have read, everyone seems to be happy with the URD products. I am just a little paranoid about the warranty.

I know you will have to prove that that specific part caused the failure, but that seems like more of a hassle.
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If you can find one, I highly recommend the B&M short shifter. From a performance stand point, it is hands down the best choice.

I ran the URD s/s for about 6-7 months before switching to the B&M... never once regretted it.
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The only bad thing i heard about urd is the cai water getting in causing the truck to turn off but thats it they have solid products i would still reccommend them.
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The only bad thing i heard about urd is the cai water getting in causing the truck to turn off but thats it they have solid products i would still reccommend them.
mhm, well the plan is to start going out more in the near future. That being said, I think I will go the TRD route for the CAI.

Does the CAI from TRD work best w/ the TRD SC and URD TCAI w/ URD SC work best together, or doesn't it matter?
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I've never heard anybody say anything negative about their experience with URD or URD parts.

That being said, as an off roader I am not a fan of their CAI design. But for someone who stays on the street it should be fine.
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Old 11-22-2008, 11:30 PM   #9
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I have the trd cai...........made a little difference in power with a nice sound.....hooked it up with the URD maf cal with their modified map and now it sings at 4000 rpm, a whole lot smoother throughout the powerband and it now feels like I've gained some ponies....even if you supercharge you will need a good management system to optimize your mods



URDFTW!!!!!
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I have not posted in a while, but I am going to say I have spent a lot of money on trd parts (S/C, CAI, short shifter, exhaust)................... you do the numbers. I have one URD part (pulley for the trd S/C to add boost). No real problems (except intercooler reservior) with trd parts and as for the urd..........it works as stated on their website, but that can't be a fair comparison. I can say that TRD customer service and Tech service sucks. I do most of the work on my vehicles and when I had questions about thier products, I got..................this.....

Me Could I get a spare parts list for the supercharger?
TRD Why do you need one?
Me I do my own work and would like to have spare parts
TRD (Silence)
Me Do you have one?
TRD Quite possibly (and again silence)
Me Who do I need to speak with to get one?
TRD I will take your name and number and will get back with you.

No response from TRD.

Times goes by and I call again (unrelated to spare parts)

Me Hi. I would like to speak with a tech that is familiar with the S/C
on the 4.0L Tacoma.
TRD What can I help you with?
Me I am running 91oct fuel, which is the best I can get in the area I am working and I am pinging like a bitch.
TRD You need higher octane.
ME You say that 91 is minimum
TRD You need higher octane (smartass tone)
Me Hang up


Today

Me I need to speak with someone in management concerning the S/C for my '07 4.0L Tacoma.
TRD What can I help you with?
Me Coolant appears to leak from the intercooler reservoir.
TRD Take it to TRD dealer
Me I did and they say as well as I................cheap plastic
TRD (Silence)
Me I had asked at one point for a spare parts list and never received one.
TRD (Silence)
ME Do you have one?
TRD More than likely

You be the judge. After you have spent 5K+ on TRD, would you buy more?
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Wow if i had that kind of customer service, I would go Postal........ if they cant help you after 5 grand, I would return the S/C and buy the URD one......their customer service is awesome and they would know to tune it to the max..................URDFTW!!!!!!!!1
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