I'm looking to boost the performance of my 2012 TRD DC. I have been talking to a local performance tuning shop and they want to sell me the following:
1. Gibson exhaust
2. JBA headers
3. Air Raid CAI
4. Air Raid throttle body spacer
5. Bully Dog computer system
I know for sure that I am out on the JBA headers. There is definitely enough negative said about those on these and other forums. Sounds like Doug Thorley is the way to go there. Few questions about headers... Will they make the truck quite a bit louder? Inside the cab? Cruising speed? Or is it just when you really step on it?
For the exhaust, I'm leaving towards getting the dealer to install TRD setup since the price is the same and from what I'm reading it's a toss up between it and the Gibson. Is there a dual exhaust option out there that would give me even better performance? I'm in Canada where I don't have to pass regular emissions tests by the way...
For CAI, I am definitely among the skeptics. I only consider it because they're telling me it is a key component of their 5 step system for getting the maximum performance. I'd rather not have to fuss with cleaning and oiling a filter, but if it is going to make the rest of the system work as designed I would go with it.
Throttle body spacers, I know nothing about.
And I think that the Bully Dog computer is a no-brainer. Am I wrong?
Last question: can anyone recommend a shop in Calgary that can be trusted to this kind of work?