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View Poll Results: Supercharge or No Supercharge?
NO! Stick with the stock setup & be happy! 28 16.47%
YES! Who cares how much premium fuel costs? 142 83.53%
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Old 04-02-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Talking "To Supercharge or not to Supercharge - that is the question..."

OK... Assume you can get a TRD unit for a 4.0L gen 2 for about $3000 or so and then get it "stealership" installed for $500.00 - I was quoted that $ by 2 different ones...
If you get it the performance is awesome, BUT now your stuck on filling up with premium fuel all the time...
I had a gen 1 Taco with a 1st. generation TRD Blower for 11 years & loved every minute of it. Now I'm driving a normaly aspirated gen 2 with a 4.0 & a 6 speen & although it's nice, the 3.4 in my 99 was much stronger...
What would you do????
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:42 PM   #2
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Just filled up today; here is my current prices in town:
17 Gallons X $2.70 = $45.90 (87 Octane)
17 Gallons X $3.00 = $51.00 (92 Octane)

Is an extra 5 bucks a tank worth the extra smile the supercharger brings to my face.......... Hell Ya!
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:43 PM   #3
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Yea go for it, if putting in premium fuel is the only thing in your way then get it.
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Old 04-02-2010, 10:45 PM   #4
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If you re-tune to optimal closed loop performance, you might actually see an increase in MPG.
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Old 04-03-2010, 03:57 AM   #5
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If you re-tune to optimal closed loop performance, you might actually see an increase in MPG.
x2 as long as you exercise the right foot mod
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Old 04-03-2010, 04:09 AM   #6
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Do it!!!

Well worth the cost!
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Old 04-03-2010, 05:21 AM   #7
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PM k20me...he has it. Might be able to tell you more of his thoughts on it. I know just about every meet he goes too he is giving someone a ride to see how it feels. People always have a big smile when they come back and with the hood popped up it's a wonderful site to see.
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I voted yes I plan on trd supercharging my 09
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:58 AM   #10
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Think Carefully if its your only transportation!

Here is my opinion, I supercharged my old 97 Taco, and it was nice for about 3 years, then everything kinda goes south. You start having all kinds of issues. First of all, when super charging you have to get rid of all the extra air that goes through the engine. And the huge raise in Exhaust gas temps. So you really have to start by putting on headers, then the catback system, then the super charger. Then a new intake to give the compressor the proper air. Then you run into fuel starvation at higher RPM's so you have to replace the fuel pump or add a seventh injector and a controller for that. It really comes down to making the truck back into a daily driver with a higher output. Like i said it takes its toll on the parts that were not designed for 300+ hp. Anyway good luck if you have the cash and second car that you can drive when you do have problems. Toyota's, are far better to supercharge than any American made motor, as the are really underrated from the factory to get the high reliability.

URDUSA is the place, and if you have any questions, ask for Brian Trager, or Gadget, they know there Shit for sure. I got everything from them when i did mine. But i won't do my new one, that is what the Corvette is for!!
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Here is my opinion, I supercharged my old 97 Taco, and it was nice for about 3 years, then everything kinda goes south. You start having all kinds of issues. First of all, when super charging you have to get rid of all the extra air that goes through the engine. And the huge raise in Exhaust gas temps. So you really have to start by putting on headers, then the catback system, then the super charger. Then a new intake to give the compressor the proper air. Then you run into fuel starvation at higher RPM's so you have to replace the fuel pump or add a seventh injector and a controller for that. It really comes down to making the truck back into a daily driver with a higher output. Like i said it takes its toll on the parts that were not designed for 300+ hp. Anyway good luck if you have the cash and second car that you can drive when you do have problems. Toyota's, are far better to supercharge than any American made motor, as the are really underrated from the factory to get the high reliability.

URDUSA is the place, and if you have any questions, ask for Brian Trager, or Gadget, they know there Shit for sure. I got everything from them when i did mine. But i won't do my new one, that is what the Corvette is for!!
I really appreciate the feedback rcbs204, I had the 1st get in my 99 & loved it - wanted to see what others had to say.
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Just filled up today; here is my current prices in town:
17 Gallons X $2.70 = $45.90 (87 Octane)
17 Gallons X $3.00 = $51.00 (92 Octane)

Is an extra 5 bucks a tank worth the extra smile the supercharger brings to my face.......... Hell Ya!
I wish gas was that much here in Scottsdale
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Old 04-04-2010, 08:47 AM   #15
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love my sc I would not go back yes its a 3rz but its sooooo much fun compared to what it was. Do it and be happy. its not a race truck, just fun. $5 more at the pump is well worth the fact that when you want/need to go you actually can and dusting the neighbors Ranger v-6 priceless.
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Old 04-04-2010, 10:59 AM   #16
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If you think dusting a Ford Ranger 4.0 is a blast... then I guess do it.

But I say fuck no. Save that supercharger money and buy a damn sports car. Aren't SC like $5500?

I have my Taco and my '03 BMW M3. There's no way I SC the taco when it won't do anything close performance wise to the M.

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x2 as long as you exercise the right foot mod
Which negates the purpose of getting a supercharger
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Here is my opinion, I supercharged my old 97 Taco, and it was nice for about 3 years, then everything kinda goes south. You start having all kinds of issues. First of all, when super charging you have to get rid of all the extra air that goes through the engine. And the huge raise in Exhaust gas temps. So you really have to start by putting on headers, then the catback system, then the super charger. Then a new intake to give the compressor the proper air. Then you run into fuel starvation at higher RPM's so you have to replace the fuel pump or add a seventh injector and a controller for that. It really comes down to making the truck back into a daily driver with a higher output. Like i said it takes its toll on the parts that were not designed for 300+ hp. Anyway good luck if you have the cash and second car that you can drive when you do have problems. Toyota's, are far better to supercharge than any American made motor, as the are really underrated from the factory to get the high reliability.

URDUSA is the place, and if you have any questions, ask for Brian Trager, or Gadget, they know there Shit for sure. I got everything from them when i did mine. But i won't do my new one, that is what the Corvette is for!!
Hes right theres more to worry about than just spending extra at the pump but i still want to s/c my truck i guess we'll see when the time comes to actually buy it
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If you think dusting a Ford Ranger 4.0 is a blast... then I guess do it.

But I say fuck no. Save that supercharger money and buy a damn sports car. Aren't SC like $5500?

I have my Taco and my '03 BMW M3. There's no way I SC the taco when it won't do anything close performance wise to the M.

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I have a 500 whp Evo X and I still wanted to S/C my truck, feels good to mess with cars on the road :P
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