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Anyone done the resistor mod?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by baildavc, Jul 5, 2009.

  1. Jul 5, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    baildavc

    baildavc [OP] TREADING LIGHTLY!

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    Ive seen around the net about wiring in a resistor into the air intake sensor. The concept is to trick your ECU into thinking the air coming in is colder than it actually is. A 1/4 watt resistor is only $.99 from radio shack and this would be one of the cheapest mods in TW if this info is accurate. Just wondering if anyone can shed some light on this situation.

    baildavc

    Here is the site: http://www.autospeed.com.au/cms/A_110896/article.html
     
  2. Oct 19, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    YodasYota

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    so what would the gains be? more horses, mpg's?
     
  3. Oct 19, 2013 at 9:38 PM
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    Toyoland66

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    Advanced timing per the link. The 4.0 is already pushing the limits of running on regular gas. I don't understand screwing with your engine for some possible small gain in power at the expense of reliability and longevity. Seems like a bad idea to me.
     
  4. Oct 19, 2013 at 9:40 PM
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    Spoonman

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    Uh no. Don't do that.
     
  5. Oct 19, 2013 at 9:49 PM
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    Amo-cat3

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    Same concept as those power chip addons. No worky those things. Oil of winged snake....
     
  6. Oct 20, 2013 at 12:11 AM
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    Rich91710

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    Umm.... "One of these things is not like the other...."



    OP's last post to the forum on 3/3/2010.
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/buy-sell-trade/78541-wts-trd-6-sp-shift-knob.html#post1496070

    But Spoon and Amo are right.
    It may advance the timing, but it will also fuck with the mixture.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2013 at 2:14 AM
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    Reliability over a few extra HP any day. Mods and upgrades are great when they make your truck better for your needs. Build it to your hearts content as far as suspension, armor, gears, etc. But other than a K&N, I leave my yota motors stock and let them do what they do best...run for longer than almost any other make out there. 190K+ of hard miles on my 98 w/o a problem. When it pops I'll throw a new crate motor in it. That being said, I know that some people love getting those extra 5-10 HP as much as I love adding something that gets me past that one part of a trail that stopped me on the last trip. A 16 hr shift + a 12er and 6 Jaegers = me posting tangents that have nothing to do with resistor mods. My apologies.
     
  8. Oct 20, 2013 at 5:08 AM
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    maineah

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    You don't like your gas mileage? Not bad enough all ready? I'm sure that would help.
     
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