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Better Gas, and more HP

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Manofs, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. Aug 24, 2007 at 7:35 PM
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    Manofs

    Manofs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK, well my uncle just bought his 2nd tacoma. 2007 4.0, TRD. its pretty nice. well i was talking to him and he bought this 2 days ago, and toyota offered him this "thing" that can be installed to increase gas mileage and HP. he didnt know what it was....not really versed on car/truck parts. this is all he told me. and also toyota just started offering this to their customers a few months now. has anyone heard of this. i have personally researched a lot of these make shift "things" that are suppose to improve gas and Hp, and i have yet to find one that really makes all that much sence, let alone seem be made of good quality. so i ask again, anyone know about this.....and if so, whats the info?
     
  2. Aug 24, 2007 at 7:47 PM
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    tcBob

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    maybe he was talking bout a cold air intake
     
  3. Aug 24, 2007 at 8:00 PM
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    Manofs

    Manofs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    maybe, but he said it cost about 199$. i dont know, but when he gets it i am going to ask him what it looks like and where it is located under the hood.
     
  4. Aug 24, 2007 at 8:18 PM
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    humanoid

    humanoid bite me

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    Make sure to take some pics of it and post them here. Sounds like snake oil to me.
     
  5. Aug 27, 2007 at 1:07 AM
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    rancid

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    things to save fuel and get more hp? Only thing I know that is true is intake and exhaust. A more free flowing system helps with improved mileage on the highway and a little bit in city driving. It also increases some HP and TQ numbers in the mid to high RPM ranges. Anything that's a bolt on or solder on is BUNK. Doesn't work and it's just marketing to get people to buy the products.
     
  6. Aug 27, 2007 at 8:30 AM
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    yeah, for 199, i wouldnt think he's gonna get anything that actually works. i would turn it down in a heartbeat. If it was that cheap then toyota would put it in all their tacomas to be able to boast more hp and better mpg. sounds like bullsh!t to me
     
  7. Aug 27, 2007 at 3:53 PM
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    anyone have any luck with the TRD CAI?
     
  8. Aug 27, 2007 at 7:31 PM
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    tacomaclay

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    You shuld tell him to just go with a K&N 77 series that helps mpg a little and gives it extra hp!!!!!!
     
  9. Aug 28, 2007 at 12:26 AM
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    rancid

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    CAI and exhaust will help with the fuel mileage.

    The exhaust will yield the most benefit. With the CAI, you won't really feel a whole lot, just more noise and the throttle is more responsive. Oh yeah, don't forget the tonneau cover, that helps to reduce drag and give you some better mileage.
     
  10. Aug 28, 2007 at 5:37 AM
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