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Do mods really improve horsepower?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Josephray70, Jun 11, 2024.

  1. Jun 11, 2024 at 8:59 PM
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    Junkhead

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  2. Jun 11, 2024 at 9:03 PM
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    During Toyotas “Atkinson cycle” the intake valve is left a bit open during compression stroke only at light loads.

    FWIW my tune pretty much disables the Atkinson cycle bullshit. From what I’ve read it’s only active at super light load.

    I really do believe this “Atkinson cycle” thing was a fail in the 3.5. It gains no MPGs, just loses a bit of torque at light loads.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2024 at 9:26 PM
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    two mods for better miles per gallon: skinny tires, and a light colored truck in warm climates.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2024 at 10:04 PM
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    I notice they make a plasti dip primer. Should I use this? I’m doing my mirrors and badges as well. By the way, thanks for all the info!
     
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  5. Jun 12, 2024 at 8:06 AM
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    I never used the primer but if they offer it I definitely would.

    No problem man, enjoy!
     
  6. Jun 12, 2024 at 8:51 AM
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    That is all that matters. I have a few mods that get ragged on and when I tell the haters to go f*** themselves in so many words then THEY get offended (I can't take a joke blah blah blah) like I care. It's all good.
     
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