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Air & Exhaust Mod Tacoma

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Philipr, May 28, 2012.

  1. May 28, 2012 at 6:00 AM
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    Philipr

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    So i Installed a Flowmaster V6 dBX CAT-BACK Single Side 409S with the K&N 63 Series Aircharger Kit. The truck sounds great but the pickup off the start is slower then before. its a 2008 Tacoma access cab V6. As per flowmaster i reset the computer by removing the negative side of battery for 2-3 min. The computer will learn and adjust settings. anyone ?
     
  2. May 28, 2012 at 6:11 AM
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    Flowmasters are not known for making any power at all. Not familiar with that cat back system in specific- but most of their exhaust products are tuned for sound and if they make power gains- that's a bonus.
     
  3. May 28, 2012 at 6:22 AM
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    Somebody correct me if I am wrong, but I think it takes 20-30 minutes to reset the computer. Least that's what I think I read. I have never had to do it myself.
     
  4. May 28, 2012 at 6:26 AM
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    First off, welcome to the forum. I have a KN intake as well, also I have JBA short headers, and a banks monster exhaust. The low end is a little weak, but in the higher rpm range, I found thats where all the ponies moved to, plus maybe a little bit more. Also it sounds great. Gas mileage I cant say has improved, but it definately has not got worse. I average 20mpg. And again, welcome to the T-Dub
     
  5. May 28, 2012 at 8:39 PM
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    Thank You all for the Info, I love this truck its going to hit a 100 k miles this week!!!
     
  6. May 29, 2012 at 1:49 AM
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    wheres whippersnapper when you need him.... hes an expert on the CAI area as far as exhaust goes... ive installed a gibson and havent felt the slightest diff in power...
     
  7. May 29, 2012 at 2:00 AM
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    x2!!! however i run the K&N and noticed a better mpg increase... but no power increase....
     
  8. May 29, 2012 at 2:35 AM
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    I think you covered it pretty well Brock :thumbsup:
     
  9. May 29, 2012 at 2:36 AM
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    agreed
     
  10. May 29, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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    K&N doesn't filter well, but then again they aren't designed for maximum filtration, they are designed for maximum performance through the largest increase in air flow than most other brand filters. As far as oiling and MAF issues, I'm sorry but that simply is because the owner is over oiling the filter. I've run K&N products for the last 15 years on several high performance cars and sport bikes and I have never NOT ONCE had a Check Engine Light. Not even one time. If you want filtration than stick with a stock filter.
     
  11. May 29, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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    Wut?
     
  12. Jun 8, 2012 at 5:58 AM
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    So its been a couple of weeks now, Thanks for all the info. I can tell you that the truck now has all the HP after about 35 - 40 mph. I punch it and go's into passing gear and takes off like a rocket. Off the line its a little sluggish. The flowmaster is ok not the best in performing, sounds just ok. Whats next? Just hit 100k miles. Rides like it was new!!!
     
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    Hey Memario, your truck looks ferociously sweet with the roof painted black and the black tonneau cover.
     
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    Haha thanks man. Appreciate the kind words! :)
     
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    A URD MKIII should be next on the list. :D. You won't have to worry about any low end loss then. :thumbsup:
     
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    :spy: I need boost... Soon. Don't care how I get it either
     
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    Boost boost boost to my Lou! Boost to my Lou my Darling!
     
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