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Best Performance Mods

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Jonathan121, Jan 27, 2020.

  1. Jan 27, 2020 at 9:15 AM
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    Jonathan121

    Jonathan121 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hey, y'all.

    After running through a lot of the standard functional upgrades and mods (roof rack, sound deadening/insulation, speaker upgrades, misc. MESO, etc.) I'm wanting to start looking into performance upgrades. Basically, what will help get better horsepower, mpg's, and so on.

    I'm not looking for HUGE changes like a motor swap, new transmission, or turbo install... more interested in practical DIY projects that someone who is not a mechanic, but is competent enough can perform over a weekend and won't cause me to take out another mortgage.

    So... what you got?
     
  2. Jan 27, 2020 at 9:17 AM
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    Shellshock

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  3. Jan 27, 2020 at 9:19 AM
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    Regarding the OVTune, have you done it? If so, what kind of performance boost did you get?
     
  4. Jan 27, 2020 at 9:22 AM
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    Shellshock

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    yes. I've been tuned for a little over 2 years. The truck has MUCH more power down low and drives much better overall.
     
  5. Jan 27, 2020 at 9:24 AM
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    I'll go peruse the forums for more info Re: OVTune. Thanks!
     
  6. Jan 27, 2020 at 9:36 AM
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  7. Jan 27, 2020 at 9:45 AM
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    Are there some lightweight tires that you or other members recommend?
    Will consider them next time I'm shopping for tires.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2020 at 9:52 AM
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    Shellshock

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    Ones that are not load range E

    I run falken wildpeak at3w SL load range
     
  9. Jan 27, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    su.b.rat

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    are you in a MT or AT truck?

    if you have a MT you can get performance right away depending on your ECU version [and the availability of a OVTune file].

    if you have the AT then it may be more work to get the performance to the tires due to the transmission gearing & general weirdness. but some say it's possible.

    i prefer NA motors, and if you get the exhaust right on this motor it goes strong with the right OV file. it's not easy to get the exhaust right on this truck.

    the big step coming via several vendors is FI and that's starting to happen now. check all the OV threads. :thumbsup:
     
  10. Jan 27, 2020 at 9:53 AM
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    MattCowsmasher

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  11. Jan 27, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    Thanks St. Germain. I'm rocking a 2017 TRD Pro with an AT. I'm not familiar with the "FI" abbreviation. What is that?
     
  12. Jan 27, 2020 at 10:15 AM
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    LOL! I've MASTERED that "mod."
     
  13. Jan 27, 2020 at 10:18 AM
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    :bananadance:Honestly then gears would give you the biggest gain in acceleration besides boost imho.
     
  14. Jan 27, 2020 at 10:31 AM
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    If you are talking about making your truck go faster on the street then I would just buy another sports car for the road. No point in making a pickup truck fast on the road.

    If you are talking about making your truck faster off road then I would put all attention into suspension because that will bottom out real quick even at 1/4 power. You can make the front soak up decent stuff at speed, with a mid travel kit (upper arm and 2.5" resi coil over). I would put more attention into the rear suspension if you are trying to go faster. Minimum, something like a deaver leaf pack (spring under is prefered for this), and extended 2.5" shocks for the rear. hydro air bumps would help too. Then you can go faster...
     
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  15. Jan 27, 2020 at 10:40 AM
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    Do you tow, haul with it? Any affect on that?
     
  16. Jan 27, 2020 at 10:56 AM
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    I’ve got about 10,000 miles of towing with my truck all across the country. It makes a significant difference. I had went back to stock temporarily when the TSB came out that updated the ecu to 04b13 and I couldn’t wait to get back to the tune. The power difference from idle to 3500 rpm is definitely noticeable
     
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  17. Jan 27, 2020 at 11:19 AM
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    i can second having the tune for 2 months and the 91 octane tune for a few days. Drive ability is improved, acceleration/power is more linear.
     
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  18. Jan 27, 2020 at 11:22 AM
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    How many miles u at now?
     
  19. Jan 27, 2020 at 11:25 AM
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    A few miles short of 99k. I haven’t put nearly as many miles on the truck this year as the 2 prior
     
  20. Jan 27, 2020 at 11:27 AM
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