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subwayaz 07-03-2012 03:08 AM

GF performance Chips
 
Does anyone know if these things are any good for your Tacoma?
They state that they increase HP & MPG:confused:
http://www.gfchips.com/toyotatacoma.aspx
Thanks for sharing your responses

NC10TRDSPORT 07-03-2012 03:37 AM

Rule of thumb: Supercharger is about the only way to gain serious power (+70hp) and almost nothing will help MPG.

Robertgeejr1 07-03-2012 04:05 AM

if there was anything that would work like that automakers would already have it in use. as much as we like to complain about automakers shortcuts, they do spend lots of money on R&D when it comes to engines, and with fuel prices over the last decade no one would pass up on this.

subwayaz 07-03-2012 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robertgeejr1 (Post 5327897)
if there was anything that would work like that automakers would already have it in use. as much as we like to complain about automakers shortcuts, they do spend lots of money on R&D when it comes to engines, and with fuel prices over the last decade no one would pass up on this.

I kind of figured that but had to ask after reading on the site. Thanks for your response

subwayaz 07-03-2012 07:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by NC10TRDSPORT (Post 5327884)
Rule of thumb: Supercharger is about the only way to gain serious power (+70hp) and almost nothing will help MPG.

Yes indeed I've read quite a bit about them; and that will be in my future plans for my truck.
Thanks

SpacemanSpiff 07-03-2012 09:54 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Robertgeejr1 (Post 5327897)
if there was anything that would work like that automakers would already have it in use. as much as we like to complain about automakers shortcuts, they do spend lots of money on R&D when it comes to engines, and with fuel prices over the last decade no one would pass up on this.


Not so fast there, we all know the technology is there for better mpg's, but the question remains as to why it isn't used?

Robertgeejr1 07-03-2012 10:38 AM

some of it depends on cost, and remember, in the late 70's when oil was high, it was all about mileage, and when oil pooped, Reagan allowed all fed. fuel mileage increases to expire. in 1980 v8's were dead.

now something our gov. wont do is carbon fiber. we invented it and are going to let the Japs. take control of it.
you can take 40% of the weight out of a car and make it 40% stronger, wont rust, and wont need painted.


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