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Old 03-02-2012, 11:43 AM   #1
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trd supercharger

I have been thinking about purchasing the trd supercharger for my 2011 Tacoma but holding back wondering if it is really worth it?? I do have a small lift with bigger tires.... Will it help the MPG?? Just wanted some thought on what you guys think of it.
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Old 03-02-2012, 01:10 PM   #4
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I heard the same thing as HonoluluTaco. You feel the pep but it doesn't improve mpg much if at all. I heard maybe 1 mpg if you are very lite on the pedal but who wants a supercharger to be lite on the pedal, right!
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Read up.

You really need to read up in the forums.

There is a wealth of information from guys that use their trucks for diff things, and they give their experience with their SCs.

That's what I did, then I bought one!

My experience buying it:

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I am in TX, this is what I have so far:

Round Rock, TX (my dealer, waiting for a counter quote vs Killeen):
" I got the parts department to cut the price down to $4000. Then service said they would charge 10 hours of labor at $98 an hour. so your total cost would end up being $4980 installed."

Killeen, TX:
"We can do $3850.00 for the TRD supercharger and the fit kit. Labor will be at a discounted rate of 70/hr. for a total of $560.00 if you purchase the supercharger through us. ($4410) If you purchase the supercharger elsewhere, labor will be 95/hr. for a total of $760."

Temple, TX:
"The parts price with tax is $4871.25 ($4500.00 for parts and $371.25 for tax.)
The labor cost for install is $660.00 (this is six hours of labor.)
Total cost of parts and installation will be $5531.25."

Quick thoughts:
  • book says 6 hours, but unless the shop has done a few, it will take them longer, so a 6 hr labor quote most likely means they have never done one. or have done a lot, ask.
  • you can get this wrapped into the over all financing.
  • This has a cool factor of 10, and minus adding two Labrador Retriever puppies to your ride, the SC is the best bang for your buck upgrade to get chicks!
It would be cheaper being a crack addict...
I checked into that last part, it's not cheaper.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:04 PM   #6
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Do not buy a supercharger in hopes of MPGs... Buy a car for that. I am looking to buy one in the near future here too. Will I get better mileage? Sometimes. I am buying it for the fun/cruising power/badassness/towing and that's really all anyone should buy one for.
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Old 03-08-2012, 11:27 PM   #7
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For myself I purchased the SC to get the power back I lost with all the mods. Well worth the cost.
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Has anyone done any towing with the S/C installed? I have a small TT (approx 4500K) & the truck handles it well, but it really howls on long moderate grades. Wondering if those with S/C's have found it stays in boost even when towing flat grades at 65-70mph with the standard (dealer installed) S/C ECU flash? Or has anyone developed a towing specific tune for the S/C?
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if I had an extra 4500 I would be all over this,once i get the veh pd off in about 1.5 yrs I will be doing this.
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I have towed and offroaded the piss out of my supercharger. The S/C along was rather dissapointing honestly. Once I put the URD 2.8" under drive pulley on it picked up a ton of pep. Towing it makes a huge differance as does offroading. I can get 24 mpg on the freeway doing 60-65mpg on the freeway and about 20mpg in town. That is with my lift, armor all around, and bigger tires. That mpg is adjusted for tire size on my scan gauge and GPS. I have the 6spd manual so an auto will get slightly better milage.
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Lol. A supercharger is a power adder not a MPG enhancer. Get rid of the lift and tires for better MPG.
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Old 04-11-2012, 04:42 AM   #12
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my SC is on its way for MEAN GREEN! MILEAGE BLAHH BUY A CAR!

CANT WAIT MY SC IS ON ORDER!!! I thought MEAN GREEN was already fast!!!
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Thought that the S/C wasn't out for 2012 yet?
It's not yet, they're still working on the software for the ECU according to another thread.
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So did your truck come with a free Monster hat and a 12 pack of fucking red bull?
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24 pack.
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I have been thinking about purchasing the trd supercharger for my 2011 Tacoma but holding back wondering if it is really worth it?? I do have a small lift with bigger tires.... Will it help the MPG?? Just wanted some thought on what you guys think of it.
Don't pay $4k for a new SC kit just wait... Look around abit and see if you can find one that has been slightly used for a better price. Good luck!
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So did your truck come with a free Monster hat and a 12 pack of fucking red bull?
WOW...
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Don't pay $4k for a new SC kit just wait... Look around abit and see if you can find one that has been slightly used for a better price. Good luck!
No you really want new for a power adder. Slightly used might mean slightly used at 8000rpm the whole time.
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24 pack.
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WOW...
I wish I could get a DB lift and put 35's on my truck and talk about how fast it is.......
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