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2.4l TACO OWNERS UNITE!!!!!....to help me out?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by jcemitte, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Jun 30, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    jcemitte

    jcemitte [OP] Livin' the taco life

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    Ok, i've looked through the forums and cant seem to find a build up or tune up page for a 2.4l tacoma.

    what im getting at is my taco (like some of yours im assuming) is extremely under powered. out here in farmland california we all drive a 1,000 mph and with my little taco i get left in the dust by saturns! also it makes it difficult to merge on the the speedway to get to work, seriously its like a life and death situation every morning!

    ok so the bottom line. i am looking for more giddy up for merging, and also i want to be spinning less than 3,000 rpms at 80mph as i commute about 50 miles a day minimum. better performance out ways the fuel economy for me tho im still getting 10 mpg better than my last truck.

    ive browsed the net a little bit and come up with a shopping list. i was wondering if you guys have tried any of these products and if so, are they worth it.

    1. Cold Air Intake.
    K&N 77 SERIES HIGH FLOW PERFORMANCE AIR INTAKE KIT, POLISHED

    2.Throttle Body Spacer
    STREET PERFORMANCE HELIX POWER TOWER PLUS THROTTLE BODY SPACER

    3.Performance Mass Airflow Sensor
    JET CHIPS PERFORMANCE POWR-FLO MASS AIR SENSOR

    4.Exhaust - suggestions? the local muffler shop will install a knock off flowmaster for $95 bucks is it actually worth it to go with a more expensive one?

    5. perhaps gearing or taller tires? for fuel economy?

    6.or do i need to find a s/c for the 2.4?


    let me know what you think. am i screwed?
     
  2. Jun 30, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Intake wont do much, spacer is shit, exhaust might help slightly and you have a 4 banger. I'd say get the blower for it if there is one.
     
  3. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:32 PM
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    Sant0s

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    here maybe this can help you stay ahead of those saturns

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:52 PM
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    tiresmokintacoma

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    I would help but..... I got the V6. Good Luck!
     
  5. Jun 30, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    th3bigk0 GETTN IT

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    Wow,I would kill for that
     
  6. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:01 PM
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    i bet you should hear how she sounds! :D
     
  7. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    th3bigk0 GETTN IT

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    Is it yours?
     
  8. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:14 PM
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    x2!!!!! I hear superchargers are not that great on a 4 banger, but a turbo will give you some serious giddiy up
     
  9. Jun 30, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    my dads race car, i did a majority of the fab work......
     
  10. Jun 30, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    I want more!
     
  11. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:24 PM
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    jcemitte [OP] Livin' the taco life

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    god dang thats a sweet motor!!!

    so basically turbo, EFI, cooling stuff, what else you got in that bad boy?!?!


    btw i had a knock off FM 40 installed to day. maybe a little difference at 3000 - 4500 rpms not enough to wet your pants over but it sounds fun! seems tho i need to rethink my power plan. or save shit ton of money and get a turbo and efi :)

    heres the new exhaust

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:29 PM
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    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

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    have you tried cleanin out the throttle body? it might help some with gettin rid of all that carbon shit up in the engine
     
  13. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    jcemitte [OP] Livin' the taco life

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    TBH i never thought of that but i am definitely going to do that. i have about 59000 miles on her what are some other basic things i could/should do? even long term routine maintenance im forgetting
     
  14. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:42 PM
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    well get a can of seafoam..and run it through the vaccume lines in the engine..and let it soak up..im sure there are lots of videos on youtube on how to seafoam..but in short..once you let it soak up...let it sit for 15 min..and then turn on the car and blow it all out..it smokes like a mofo tho..just a warning ;)..and just change oil..use good synthetic or lucas oil treatment..and clean out air filters, fuel filters..that sort of thing..i bet it might help out alot
     
  15. Jul 1, 2010 at 6:49 PM
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    i think ill make a thread on the build since it is 2.4L related
     
  16. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    jcemitte [OP] Livin' the taco life

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    woot!!!!!! +1

    that would be awesome
     
  17. Jul 2, 2010 at 11:18 AM
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    ordered my deck plate today
     
  18. Jul 21, 2010 at 8:40 PM
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    i drilled a bunch of holes on the dirty side of my air box before i got my k&n and it made a big difference...everything ive done to my truck helped the milage except the bigger tires killed all that and the overall mileage is about 2 mpg worse than stock,i get about 300 miles per tank...ive mostly tried to make my truck handle better without hurting is offroading
     
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