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Cheap Upgrades to Gain HP and Torque

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BabyT, Feb 4, 2011.

  1. Feb 4, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    Im lookin for simple upgrades(cold air intake etc.) also what can i add to gain a good sound out of the engine
     
  2. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:12 PM
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  3. Feb 4, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    Looking around the ONLY thing that changes hp or torque on the 1gr is forced induction.

    You NEVER get cheap horsepower on anything. Though K&N advertises 10 hp on the tacoma for their filtercharger. They're absolutely full of shit. Who wants to start a class action against them? Ruining engines AND lying?
     
  4. Feb 5, 2011 at 6:44 AM
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    If you read their fine print, you see they say "up to...." Which means you can get anything from 0 to 10 hp, depending on engine, conditions, etc.
     
  5. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    AMS Filter, WT Mats, Supertop, ScanGauge.
    Dynomax Super Turbo Muffler will help hp a little, ain't going to sound good though.

    Flowmaster 40 Series Muffler will sound good, ain't going to help hp though.

    CAI's haven't been known to do much for gains, they look fancy and sound nice though. Some would debate that a re-usable drop in or CAI filter is cost effective and provides better flow and filtering protection.

    More foot on gas pedal will add horsepower and torque, and will sound better, may decrease gas mileage however.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Feb 5, 2011 at 7:34 AM
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    There's no such thing as cheap HP.
     
  7. Feb 5, 2011 at 2:37 PM
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    Whipper, you can't quote yourself you bastard! Lol

    And Scott is right, a charger is the best way for real power, but it wont be cheap.
     
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    Lmao! Props 4 quoting urself!!
     
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    Yes, it was a re-seller sight that was quoting straight 10. But K&N should police that stuff.

    They also might want to put in there "may not actually filter what you need it to".
     
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    What do you mean ruining engines???? My bro has had one on his 03 RSX since new, still pulls hard. Never heard of any problems except sucking ip puddles.
     
  16. Feb 9, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    Yea? He's on the road its not as big a deal depending on area.. go find a 4 wheeler with a K&N without a pre-filter (which they don't make). You'll find mud all down his intake. Dirt packed into the throttle body.
    That means, not filtering, which means cylinder wear. Which means pre-mature blow-by and oil consumption. I mean, they offer no measurable gains, but do offer measurable filtration loss. I had just never thought about it before. I'm staying away from now on.


    Well I didn't think about it, and I saw my neighbors throttle body. I do not have a problem with the oiled foam like you find on many motorcycles and lawnmowers, and a k&n with a good pre-filter would probably be good enough for me but at that point... why?
     
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    I don't really see how you can say that an after market air filter doesn't add power. Decreasing intake restriction is literally how your throttle works. Improving that flow rate is basically raising the ceiling on your maximum flow and power potential. Not to mention its the first modification most tuners do to their motor. I don't think they're all wrong.

    As far as dirt being in someone's intake tube, I would suspect poor installation/seals before I blame the filter element. K&N is an industry leader for a reason. That being said, you obviously don't want to dunk a cone filter in mud. That's why they make SI kits.
     
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    Except the ECU only uses a specific air/fuel ratio...So you can add as much air as you want...You won't see amazing power gains. A couple of HP maybe...but that's about it.

    Coupled with several other mods- like a programmable ECU piggy back, blower, exhaust, and internals...You'll see more gains but you'd see alot of that without the intake or filter too.
     
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    A friend of mine that builds race motors and drag races told me that the first restriction is the heads. If you don't touch your heads you'll never suck anymore air into your motor that with a stock airbox. The only benefit is colder air. I would only put a cold air intake on a high revving sports car. On a truck it's a waste of money. My truck rarely revs over2500 rpm so there is no point. The only reason to put an exhaust on is to change the sound.

    As far as mud in the throttle body WTF are you doing, hello common sense.

    IMO if you want to go fast, get a Mustang, or a bike.
     
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