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2.7L-Specific Aftermarket Stuff

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by MGCPNGN7, May 21, 2016.

  1. May 21, 2016 at 5:06 PM
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    MGCPNGN7

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    Hello everyone,

    Most of the threads on here are obviously V6 based.
    Let's build a place to centralize all the stuff people like to fiddle with on the 2.7L...


    Here's the aFe Dry S air filter people on here love so much...
    http://www.summitracing.com/search/...-air-filter-elements/make/toyota/model/tacoma .... I installed this a few months ago and removed the charcoal filter while I was in there. It's a subtle change, but it does sound a little better. I'm not going to lie and say it improved mpgs or acceleration, etc. I did the mod around 1,500 miles so I didn't really know my baseline yet.


    5Spd URD Short Shift... I haven't seen anyone put this on a 3rd gen yet though? Guys in the 2nd Gen section seem to like it. And it looks relatively simple to do. Anyone with experience?
    http://urdusa.com/store/p1260198043/URD-Short-Throw-Shifter-2.7-Tacoma-05&#39+/product_info.html

    Anyone with insight no the Doug Thorley headers? They're widely praised in the other sections as well. I again have no experience though...
    http://www.summitracing.com/search/...e/toyota/model/tacoma/engine-size/2-7l-2694cc

    Can we get some exhaust clips?
     
  2. May 21, 2016 at 6:45 PM
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  3. May 21, 2016 at 7:46 PM
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    Waste of money.
     
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  4. May 21, 2016 at 7:52 PM
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    Agreed. Washable element filters are the reason for many engine failures due to dust ingestion. My 2.7 has premature ring wear due to it but compression is still within Toyota spec. Oil control rings are probably not still in spec though. Over a quart of oil loss every 1000 miles.
     
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  5. May 21, 2016 at 8:19 PM
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    As far as I understand it, the single best mod you can do to the 2.7 is get a set of the LCE headers. $450 gets you a much lower torque peak and a nice gain in HP and Torque to boot.

    http://www.lceperformance.com/Street-Header-Kit-2005-2016-2TR-2-7-Liter-Tacoma-p/1041055.htm

    Anything else, short of supercharging, is essentially a waste of money. Like less than 1HP per $100 spent.

    I plan on grabbing one soon, and if it turns out well enough I think it will be my only power mod. These 4 cylinders aren't race winners, they're long-haulers that go hundreds of thousands of miles.
     
  6. May 22, 2016 at 8:29 AM
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    Thanks for sharing 2.7L specific aftermarket items.
    Are there any issues with the Toyota's factor warranty with these headers?
     
  7. May 22, 2016 at 8:29 AM
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    Thanks for sharing 2.7L specific aftermarket items.
    I was looking at the K&N air intake or 2.7 since my father in law swears by his (in his 07 Tacoma) but have heard from others theyre hard on engines.
     
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  8. May 22, 2016 at 9:23 AM
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    Can someone provide more information (i.e. links) on the damage these washable K&N filters cause to engines?

    I bought one mainly because it was cheaper in the long run as compared to regular filters. I did not notice any mpg or hp gains. This was about 50,000 kms ago on my 2nd gen and wash it often/take care of it.

    If these are sh!t then I'll go back to a regular filter. :confused:
     
  9. May 22, 2016 at 9:31 AM
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    Well, most folks on this forum will attest they effect your MAF more than anything. The oil collects on the sensor, which then, collect dirt and grime.

    Generally low dust environments have less of a negative effect than obviously the latter.

    Also, KN filters are know for allowing a lot of air through and a list of extra stuff too, most of this will burn up in combustion, but over time it will collect. You might be the one guy who never sees a problem, and then again you can be the one who becomes the statistic.

    For your request of the link(s), there are so many I've read on here and otherwise, I'd fill up 10 pages on this thread.
     
  10. May 22, 2016 at 9:32 AM
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    Shouldn't be any issues if it's installed properly.
     
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  11. May 22, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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    Here's the best summary I've found of the whole K&N versus paper filter thing: http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/airfilter/airtest1.htm
    TL;DR it makes almost no flow difference and K&N lets more crap through.

    Also, bear in mind that at least with the stock 2.7 airbox, there is also that secondary charcoal filter. So you pay $50 for a shiny new panel filter that immediately flows into the same restriction as before.

    The MAF should never be an issue unless you absolutely murder that SOB with way more oil than you need.
     
  12. May 22, 2016 at 10:22 AM
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    Can we please not turn this into a K&N vs OE filter debate.
    There's millions of threads like that on the internet.
    It doesn't need to be 3rd Gen Taco 2.7L specific, that debate applies to every motor.
    If you're curious, use this website for more info: www.google.com
     
  13. May 22, 2016 at 10:31 AM
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    The 2.7 has an entire subforum dedicated to it, including the exhaust clips you want posted here.

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/4-banger-exhaust-sound-clips.173220/

    There is no all in one thread for the 2.7 because it is far too large of an info source to try and keep it in one tiny area, and everything asked here has been answered hundreds of times over in the correct area.

    The 2.7 is not 2016 specific, check out the 4 cylinder section of TW.
     
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  14. May 22, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    Other than dual vvti in the 2016 4cyl, they're the same engine.

    So anything that fits the 2005-2015 4cyl will fit the 2016- 4cyl. Thats why he posted the link to the "old" 2.7...cause it's the same fuckin thing.
     
  15. May 22, 2016 at 8:27 PM
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    triggeredbon, can you tell a difference in your "old" 2.7 to your "new" 2.7?
     
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    So how come nobody is answering my question about KN washable filters vs the disposable ones?

    Wasn't this thread all about me? My needs?
    :boink::D :bananadead:
     
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  17. May 22, 2016 at 8:41 PM
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    Now, granted, these tests weren't done using a 2.7 intake, so the magical pixie dust Toyota puts in their trucks might make the filter better than bench testing.

    Also 2016- 2.7s have more magical pixie dust than 2005-2015s.

    dual vvti literally stands for twice magical pixie dust.
     
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  18. May 23, 2016 at 8:42 AM
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    I agree with you. Better to keep all of the info in one spot, easier for folks who aren't familiar with our site to find the help they need.

    Is there anything that is 3rd gen specific on the market yet?
     
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  19. May 23, 2016 at 8:51 AM
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    Not that I've seen. Bolt ons seem to be universal with the 2.7.
     
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    LCE header- best bang for your buck
    aFe Drop in air filter- do this with a baffle and resonator delete
    flow master 50 series delta- best muffler with stock piping for our little 2.7
    tooter intake manifold spacer- don't thing he's making these anymore but have heard great things about them
     

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