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Headers, supercharger, and other performance questions?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cheetoz, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 19, 2012 at 10:58 AM
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    Hey everyone well I have this completely stock 2001 tacoma 3.4l 5vzfe extracab MANUAL TRANSMISSION. I want to tune up the performace. I'm getting the supercharger for sure, as well as the injector kit, and possibly do the air intake box mod too. I wanted to know which headers would be the best for my truck? doug thorely? Best fit and sounding exhaust system?intercooler?radiator?fan? I'm open for any suggestions.:D

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  2. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    probably just depends what you are really going to do with the truck. I would get the supercharger, URD 7th injector, and a good catback exhaust. Just my 2 cents but those were the 3 mods that made the biggest difference. Personally i'm not sure the headers were worth it and the air intake just makes for other problems. And I do have all this stuff and more on my truck and have for some time.

    like I said just my 2 cents.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    Thanks man. Nice truck. Whered you get your bumper from or was it cystom made?
     
  4. Feb 19, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    The deckplate mod if you are referring to modding the intake box is helpful and cheap. Also a electric fan for the radiator will free up some HP. If you really want performance and want to spend money go to LCEngineering.com
     
  6. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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    Yep you got it.

    SC, URD 7th injector kit, And a slight exhaust upgrade, deckplate mod, and electric fans are about as best you can do. Could get a URD SC pulley wheel too.

    Headers aren't worth it IMO.

    if you really want to go crazy and make way more power, Turbo it. But that'll take TONs more time, money, work, and knowledge.
     
  7. Feb 20, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    headers may be worth it w/ a S/C. If your going to spend $$$$ on a S/C...mind as well throw on headers!
     
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    Thanks yall for the Advice. Do you guys know where i can purchase the installation kit of a s/c? I just need the kit i found someone who is selling just the sc unit and carb for $800.
     
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    carb? :confused:
     
  10. Feb 20, 2012 at 7:44 AM
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    This ^^.

    Also, $800 for a supercharger sounds way too cheap. It's either a scam or there's something wrong with it. Caveat emptor.
     
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    A turbo wouldn't necessarily cost a ton more. There is a guy on t4r.org that turbo'd his 4runner for around $600. It's all in his build thread here. http://www.toyota-4runner.org/3rd-gen-t4rs/99742-clownmeats-build-thread.html
     
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    I brought my S/C for 600 dollers and a tactical light that $200 price tag that I brought for $100. Works like a charn. There are some good deals out there.
     
  13. Feb 20, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    Looks like you'll still need a gasket and the belt. I don't know what that thing on the left of the picture is supposed to be.
     
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    Looks like its missing the tensioner and the brackets for the cables and what is stated above. Been a long time since I put mine on so I dont remember what else.
     
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    True, its missing parts thats for sure. Email him and see if he has them though. It can't hurt.
     
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    Yep seen this. And its not bad at all really...but WAY cheap parts..i wouldn't run that turbo, waste gate, or BOV ever haha cheap ass china ebay shit.

    But i am going to be doing this same thing here this summer..just with better parts..
     
  18. Feb 20, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    Yeah I emailed him and he said what you see is what you get.
     
  19. Feb 21, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    Suspension wise, I am most definetley going to put on ome suspension kit. but what is the difference between the heavy duty vs light?
     
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