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3.4L headers

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoma02TRD, Nov 11, 2008.

  1. Nov 11, 2008 at 9:40 PM
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    I've been considering putting headers on my Tacoma for some more horsepower. I've look at the TRD headers and all I've heard is that there a PITA to install. Has anyone installed ______ headers and liked them. What kinda HP gain did you get? More low range, midrange? Any input is helpful to me.
     
  2. Nov 11, 2008 at 10:06 PM
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  3. Nov 11, 2008 at 10:09 PM
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    Huh I was talking to a guy who said that he really thought his TRD headers gave him some good hp. But that it was still a PITA. Thanks for the input:D
     
  4. Nov 11, 2008 at 10:12 PM
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  5. Nov 11, 2008 at 10:13 PM
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    Nothing like a 80hp gain make sure to get the one with the 7th injector:cool:
     
  6. Nov 11, 2008 at 10:14 PM
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    oh yeah! i drove one with a S/C and its just amazing
     
  7. Nov 18, 2008 at 8:27 PM
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    BUMP! Anyone else have something to say about headers for the first gen 3.4liters?!?!?!?
     
  8. Nov 18, 2008 at 8:34 PM
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    The headers will give a good gain. ABout 10 or so h.p. 15 when used with a good exhaust. They are not that hard to install, its just a bit time consuming getting to some things. Jack the front of the truck up, and remove the tires and wheel well liners, and it should be pretty easy.
     
  9. Nov 18, 2008 at 8:37 PM
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    ^^^ Have you heard of anyone brand being better than the other? Just trying to get some info.
     
  10. Nov 18, 2008 at 8:39 PM
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    Nope. They are all very simillar. I cant remember who makes them for TRD, but the ones I have installed have been TRD.
     
  11. Nov 18, 2008 at 8:52 PM
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    I've heard that there real PITAS on the first gens the TRD headers... anyways I think that's what I would end up going with once I get the money.
     
  12. Nov 19, 2008 at 4:31 AM
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    I had a set of trd headers on my 97 3.4L and I thought they werent a PITA to install... now like chris 4x4 said there are some hard to reach areas I mean just look at your factory manifolds hardest part for me was removing the old ones (rusted) as for hp gain...dunno I installed S/C,exhaust and pulley boys pulley all at same time so when i started it up at end of day I was probably playing with 100hp extra
     
  13. Nov 19, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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    ^^^ Damn well thanks for the info, sounds like the TRD headers are the route that I'm going to go but first I got to get the money which is a little hard being in college and all. But there is Christmas coming up so who knows. Thanks for the help!
     
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