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Anyone know about more power?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by ducrider1098s, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:01 PM
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    ducrider1098s

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    I have an 09 reg cab 4x4, with the 4 cyl motor, and have desperate need for more power to tow with. The trailer isn't big, a 5x8 enclosed, but at best it will only do about 65 with no wind. I put a topper on it to help with the wind resistance, and to keep the dogs from jumping out of it, but no help at all. I think it just added weight. the trailer and bike only weigh about 1300 lbs total, so this shouldn't hurt at all. I traded my 05 3/4 ton off on it, and realize this could be part of it (being used to big motor) but this is bad, if a 10 mph headwind comes up, it will only go 45-50 help!!
     
  2. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:08 PM
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    Well Scott, being from Montana I know how our terrain is in the area. With your 4 Cylinder, from the get go you haven't set yourself up to tow much of anything. If you were looking for just a little more, a cold air intake and a full exhaust system may help out a bit. As far as being able to tow at like 75 in a truck such as yours, nothing short of boosting will get you there... Not that I am aware of anyway.
     
  3. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    hey Butte! yeah I know I didn't get the tundra motor with the prius mileage, but i can't find a cold air, and haven't tried the exhaust. I bought this one because it was the tacoma I could own outright, no payments, and at the time i was'nt sure how long work was going to hold out, knowing my chevy was'nt going to hold out for sure...
     
  4. Feb 28, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    We will have to have a Tacoma get together one of these days since we are so close... There was a meet today in Missoula but I was working, but I am sure we will have more soon. For your power solutions, head over to www.urdusa.com put in your trucks specs on the right to narrow things down by vehicle. There is an AFE stage 2 intake on there as well as a couple exhaust options. There is stuff out for your truck, you just gotta look harder...
     
  5. Feb 28, 2010 at 6:08 PM
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    thanks, and i will look harder. i just set up the internet at my place though, and haven't had the chance to look much. I would like to get together- sounds like fun- let me know if you hear of one and thanks for the website
     
  6. Mar 1, 2010 at 7:33 AM
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    From what I understand the CAI won't do much for our trucks (the stock box is plenty big and unrestrictive). Doug Thorley headers are shown to provide some HP and Tourqe, and the exhaust may help a little. It's still not going to be a lot. Have you tried running in 4th? I had an old truck that was gutless that couldn't handle the freeway in a crosswind in 5th, but kick it down to 4th and it ran like a champ. It killed the mileage but did the job.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2010 at 9:33 PM
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    x2 on the headers, and get a dynomax super turbo muffler (about $50) I have herd of people having great gains with the muffler alone but headers will make a HUGE difference!
    I would research gains on a cold air intake or drop in air filter. Also look into removing your secondary air filter.

    I have a 2.7L and I always have to pop it into 4th on hills when hauling stuff. Don't get discouraged with your truck it's a good truck and it's nice not having a payment, your toyota will last forever!
     
  8. Mar 8, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    headers? the 3rz and 2tr both have a OEM tubular exhaust header. if anyone has dyno charts of oem vs the DT lt header please post. i suspect very little diff. 4cyl are only ~160hp, kinda weak and the oem stuff can flow this well. if you want power you need to send some cash on a Alpine sc kit or do a custom turbo setup (turbo is the way to go).
     
  9. Mar 8, 2010 at 6:13 PM
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    Your best bang for your buck is going to be the new Alpine Developments Supercharger.

    I wouldn't even waste your time or money on the headers, or other non-sense out there until you take the first step to making some power (forced induction). The dollar per horsepower ratio is unbeatable with a SC.
     
  10. Mar 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    I have done a lot of reading since I have a 4 banger on the way and it seems to be true the hp gains from exhaust and headers or for intakes can be very little. You may gain hp in top end but lose tourque on bottom end. Supercharger will add hp but it costs 3200-3600 bucks and then my question would be can everything in the driveline handle that extra hp?

    65 is very respectable for a 4 banger. Can't ask for too much. The fact that it can even tow 3000-3500pounds is amazing.
     
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    Isn't that only for 1st gens?

    Does anybody here actually have a supercharger on their Tacoma? I'ld be interested to know what kind of mpg loss you experience with that.
     
  14. Mar 24, 2010 at 6:50 PM
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    Go for the supercharger if you have the money. Otherwise, remove the secondary air filter and throw on a reusable hi-flow replacement filter, headers, and cat-back exhaust. URD is a good source, as mentioned.
     
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    From what i read previous threads, the doug thorley headers beat any combo of exhaust & CAI for the money. Thats from people who done all 3. Taco505 has a good write up on his install.
     
  16. Mar 25, 2010 at 8:50 AM
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    Why wouldnt you start with the small stuff? Increased exhaust flow is a necessity when talking about a boosted application. Do header, exhaust, drop in and see where you stand.
     
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    X2! Super Charger kits are very expensive!!
    Start with better intake, Header, and Muffler.
    http://www.wheelersoffroad.com/9504tacoheader.htm
     
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    do what im gonna do. v6+sts turbo+5speed tranny+17lbs of boost= towing beast =)
     
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