1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Camshaft good or bad?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by norcalbb11, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:05 PM
    #1
    norcalbb11

    norcalbb11 [OP] Nor*Cal

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Member:
    #6753
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    Cali
    Vehicle:
    09 Taco Sport 4x4
    flowmaster 40 series, tinted windows, airaid CAI, removed 2nd filter, aries black bull bar
    hey everyone, i have been on a mission to get the most out of this 4.0 engine and was thinking of doing headers and a camshaft, but i am not sure about either one and just wanted some input from you guys. I have to do the short tube headers cause thats what you are allowed to do in cali. I got the air aid cai and the flowmaster 40 series so far. I would like all suggestions good or bad just wanted to get everyones opinion, thanks everyone!
     
  2. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:07 PM
    #2
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    no aftermarket cams yet.... get the x-1 if u want the most of ur engine, or supercharge it
     
  3. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:09 PM
    #3
    norcalbb11

    norcalbb11 [OP] Nor*Cal

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Member:
    #6753
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    Cali
    Vehicle:
    09 Taco Sport 4x4
    flowmaster 40 series, tinted windows, airaid CAI, removed 2nd filter, aries black bull bar
    what is the x-1? and i have been thinking about putting the supercharger on it but that would have to be way down the road when i have the money to do so haha
     
  4. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:11 PM
    #4
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
  5. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:14 PM
    #5
    norcalbb11

    norcalbb11 [OP] Nor*Cal

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Member:
    #6753
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    Cali
    Vehicle:
    09 Taco Sport 4x4
    flowmaster 40 series, tinted windows, airaid CAI, removed 2nd filter, aries black bull bar
    have you or anyone you know gotten this?
     
  6. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:18 PM
    #6
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    i dont, but the guy that tuned my truck did and his redline is just ridiculous.... this thing is great, u can do so much with it
     
  7. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:18 PM
    #7
    norcalbb11

    norcalbb11 [OP] Nor*Cal

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Member:
    #6753
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    Cali
    Vehicle:
    09 Taco Sport 4x4
    flowmaster 40 series, tinted windows, airaid CAI, removed 2nd filter, aries black bull bar
    i see you have the URD MAF cal how is that?
     
  8. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:21 PM
    #8
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock

    best mod so far... it really gave me the ability to have advantage of all my afftermarket stuff, brought everything together.. before i did the maf i was running lean, but now im tuned and it pulls :D
     
  9. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    #9
    norcalbb11

    norcalbb11 [OP] Nor*Cal

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Member:
    #6753
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    Cali
    Vehicle:
    09 Taco Sport 4x4
    flowmaster 40 series, tinted windows, airaid CAI, removed 2nd filter, aries black bull bar
    so that should be something i should do to my truck right? and do you have the short tube headers?
     
  10. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:25 PM
    #10
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    if u have no mods the maf will give u 15 hp more than the stock engine, so with ur intake itll really bring it together once u tune it... yes i have short tube headers... the only reason i suggested the x-1 cuz u asked bout camshafts and the x-1 lets u adjust the cam timing
     
  11. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:26 PM
    #11
    norcalbb11

    norcalbb11 [OP] Nor*Cal

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Member:
    #6753
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    Cali
    Vehicle:
    09 Taco Sport 4x4
    flowmaster 40 series, tinted windows, airaid CAI, removed 2nd filter, aries black bull bar
    oh no i understand completely i just got sidetracked with your mods and wanted to know about them sorry about that. How do you like the headers?
     
  12. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:29 PM
    #12
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    no worries man :D i really like the headers, i think its better for the N/A engine, but alot of people will argue that... i had a reputable shop port them out and welded them to the cats... it really brought the tone deeper, i love the pulsing sound it makes when im goin slow
     
  13. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:31 PM
    #13
    norcalbb11

    norcalbb11 [OP] Nor*Cal

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Member:
    #6753
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    Cali
    Vehicle:
    09 Taco Sport 4x4
    flowmaster 40 series, tinted windows, airaid CAI, removed 2nd filter, aries black bull bar
    yeah i bet they are nice, did you remove the 2 cats or do you still have all 4? Have any sound clips? sweet lookin truck by the way.
     
  14. Nov 19, 2008 at 12:36 PM
    #14
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    thanks man! i kept my first 2 set of cats, and gutted out the rear two with the pipe-bomb y-pipe... heres a sound clip, sorry bout the quality
    [​IMG]
     
  15. Nov 19, 2008 at 1:37 PM
    #15
    norcalbb11

    norcalbb11 [OP] Nor*Cal

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Member:
    #6753
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    Cali
    Vehicle:
    09 Taco Sport 4x4
    flowmaster 40 series, tinted windows, airaid CAI, removed 2nd filter, aries black bull bar
    OMG that is the most beautiful sound i have ever heard haha that is amazing bro!
     
  16. Nov 19, 2008 at 2:39 PM
    #16
    tacoskim

    tacoskim Tuned By Gadget

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Member:
    #5252
    Messages:
    2,385
    Gender:
    Male
    Los Angeles, CA
    Vehicle:
    09 TRD 4x4 Pyrite Mica
    Stock
    thanks man!!
     
  17. Nov 19, 2008 at 6:42 PM
    #17
    XrunnIT

    XrunnIT Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 6, 2008
    Member:
    #7770
    Messages:
    849
    Gender:
    Male
    Austin, TX
    Vehicle:
    1GR-GZE X-Runner
    Built Motor by LC Engineering Boosted by TRD
    Cams just now being released for the 4.0L 1GR. You can find more information here.
    http://www.xr-underground.com/forum/showthread.php?t=20546

    I have been running the X-1 almost since it came out. The best performance mod I've done behind the supercharger.

    I have put down higher trap speeds and 1/4 ET times then any XR (as of now, and to the best of my knowledge). And that's not to say that there aren't faster XRs out there, there is always somebody faster. I have seen trucks with my same mods plus more (minus the X-1) run almost 3-6mph slower in the 1/4.

    So hands down, one of the best performance mods you can do.
     
  18. Nov 19, 2008 at 10:58 PM
    #18
    norcalbb11

    norcalbb11 [OP] Nor*Cal

    Joined:
    May 20, 2008
    Member:
    #6753
    Messages:
    1,078
    Gender:
    Male
    Cali
    Vehicle:
    09 Taco Sport 4x4
    flowmaster 40 series, tinted windows, airaid CAI, removed 2nd filter, aries black bull bar
    yeah i am deffinetly going to look at that setup you have tacoskim that truck sounds soooo badass. Thanks for your guys input on this!
     
To Top