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Acceleration- 4 banger

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by BravesFan, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Jan 19, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    What's up with the accceleration in this thing. I mean like 0-15 it feals like nothing, then suddenly it decides to kick in when you floor it from a dead stop? I know it's not a sports car or anything but it's just kinda annoying.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2010 at 5:41 PM
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    I agree. I wish i had more accelration. My Office mechanic says i am comparing it to my old car that was much faster. my bro in law says put in a K&N air filter and a cat back exaust system and you will get slightly better acceleration but the exaust system alone will run you atleast 400 bucks :cool:
     
  3. Jan 19, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    seems like my truck got considerably quicker after 5k miles or so, as the motor gets broke in it runs better.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    i dont have any trouble keeping up with traffic or merging with mine, and I kind of like rowing through the gears and the engine sound isnt so bad either. only time i wish i had more is on the highway and climbing hills. it would be nice to have a bolt on turbo kit though, show up at my door one day.. as a gift. by the way my address is p.o. box 24....
     
  5. Jan 19, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    dont listen to him neither of those are going to make that much of a difference (especially the exhaust for 400 bucks), i got an afe pro dry s and cat back only for the sound
     
  6. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    I agree with 08pretaco i will take more then just a air filter and exaust system if you want more power look into getting a more aggressive cam and/or programed computer however these thing are not cheap but if you want to get any real power increase you are going to have to spend some money
     
  7. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:32 AM
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    I agree with 08pretaco it will take more then just a air filter and exhaust system if you want more power look into getting a more aggressive cam and/or programed computer however these things are not cheap but if you want to get any real power increase you are going to have to spend some money
     
  8. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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  9. Jan 20, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    change diff gears
     
  10. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:13 AM
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    my 4 banger (08 singel cab) isnt bad at all i have maganflow muffler, knn intake, and DT headers. i notice it but my truck is a little slow off the line cuz of my little bigger than stock tires but its still not bad.

    i can keep up with my GF's miata if not beat her and she isnt the typical girl driver she is very inpressive haha. the first i drove in the car with her this RX-8 pulled up next to her and reved at her they took off and she killed them after 4th gear. (sorry that was a little of topic :rolleyes:)
     
  11. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    no performance mod will really help the 4 banger produce enough power unless you do force induction. i feel your pain. when i go up the mountains its not fun having your truck running close to redline just to keep up with traffic. best performance mod that wont hack into your wallet too much would be headers. doug thorley makes some nice ones and i also found this..... http://www.toyotacatalog.net/M1WebG...UniqueID=E3E97A8B-B4E1-4578-B746-246DA163E762 ....i would have chosen the lc engineering headers if i had to redo my truck
     
  12. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    My 4-cyl auto is kind of zippy, but if I need the speed, I drive my G35
     
  13. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:28 AM
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    really you have trouble keeping up with traffic in the MTN's? my truck does awesome never had a problem.

    but you are somewhat right the KNN did a little more with the sound than power and same with the muffler.

    but the DT headers deff did soemthin in the lower RPM's
     
  14. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    08 pretaco. i have my dynos. i peaked at 134hp and 131 for torque. pm me if you want pics
     
  15. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    fuck that! what on earth!!! how is that all your pushing...pm underway!

    i do agree with the header from dt. i got them and guess i felt something maybe maybe not idk. i have been thinking about showing up to a wrx meet and pulling some runs haha just to see what the ~500 dollars i have spent on "power" mods got me.

    here is a dyno from doug thorley for our 4 banger tacoma installed with their header:
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    then below is a dyno from a "tacoma with a k & n "cold air intake"":
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    judge for yourself where the 250 bones is better spent
     
  16. Jan 20, 2010 at 7:52 AM
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    thanks for the link. aftermarket headers is on my wishlist. i might purchase these ones when i have some extra money.
     
  17. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:14 AM
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    damn guys, i have been having trouble with the mpg but not the acceleration mine seems pretty good. I can keep up for a lil while with the bigger engines but i dont experience what you guys r. I am looking to add some power to it, i am going to get a bunch of stuff from LC when i get the cash. Try regearing if you are pushing bigger tires, itll mess up your speedometer lol which is what i did but should solve the slow acc.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:15 AM
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    i wish the guy that did the maf cali. got better numbers, sucks he didnt, and sucks he spent the money if it wasnt worth it.
     
  19. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    is it just the tires that mess up your speedo or the higher gearing?
     
  20. Jan 20, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    you need to take into consideration that he has 33's without a regear as well. so maybe the calibrator did do something it just might not be noticeable due to the larger scheme of things
     
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