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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mt454casull, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. Nov 13, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    mt454casull

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    I have a 2011 tacoma with the 4.0 v6. I am going to stick an after market exhaust on it and I am also thenking about putting some headers on it. What do you guys think. Any recomendations as to what kind of headers would be the best. Is there anyone out there who has done this who could enlighten me on what kind of increases they saw after header install. I installed headers on my old 4 banger taco and it made a world of difference, but I am not sure if it will do that much on my new taco. Thanks for any info
     
  2. Nov 13, 2011 at 7:27 AM
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    expensive and not alot of gains, but still a good upgrade when added to other upgrades.

    ill say it before anyone else does.

    your new, but try the search button and check for doug thorley, or long tube/short tube.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2011 at 7:38 AM
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    ok thanks, I was thenking of going with the long tube ones
     
  4. Nov 13, 2011 at 7:43 AM
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    I've got the JBA shorts. Had to cut the original exh manifold away from the cat and weld the JBA's to the cats, but I like them better than the long tubes cuz you're not playing a trick on your ecu with the o2 sims. You can see pics of the headers installed in my gallery. I did all the work my self beside the actual welds. I took them to a guy to have them bench welded which saved me some cash.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:10 AM
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    looks nice. did you notice much improvment over stock?
     
  6. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:22 AM
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    Yes, I noticed that the rpms are lower throughout different speeds, it has more take off power when you hit it, and at higher rpms it has more power than it did before. I wanted to do a dyno, but I watched a couple youtubes of dynos gone bad and redecided. It's also has a better sound as well.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    its going to be loud as hell, if you do long tubes you will have to bypass your o2 sensors and throw check engine light, and you wont see a performance increase.

    also expensive. not really worth it.
     
  8. Nov 13, 2011 at 9:50 AM
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    i want to say (please correct if off) but you are looking at 750-1000 dollars for 10-20 hp gain at the motor... if think about it, a tailpipe turbo is 3k and gives you 50-100 horse... i love my cai and magnaflow, but i didnt get them for performance. it just isnt there. i got it for sound and for ease of use with the volant lifetime no oil filter.

    it is your decision but for that money you can get new gears and your truck would be "faster" off the line etc. or you could save and do the supercharger only 6k... save the money unless you have to have them. in the end it is your decision.
     
  9. Nov 13, 2011 at 10:14 AM
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    Total price of putting headers on my truck including shop fees was $475

    Got headers off ebay and did most of the work myself.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    my intake and exhaust (exhaust) cost less then 400. but for new headers it costs 575.
    THY-515-LS-C
     
  11. Nov 13, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    all im saying is headers are not the best for the money. and can pop codes
     
  12. Nov 13, 2011 at 3:29 PM
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    good to know I think installing the shorties will overall be an easier install also.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    did you have to take the cats off and weld the headers on then install it all as one piece or were they able to weld the headers on to the cats while bolted to the block?
     
  14. Nov 17, 2011 at 2:23 AM
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    Go to the jba website and look up Part# 2035s . They have install instructions in pdf. I tacked the headers to the cats, then took em off and had em bench welded. I also did a lil extra fabrication and had to cut a lil into the top conical portion of the cat and added a piece of 2 1/2" pipwhich you see in between the cat and the header.
     
  15. Nov 17, 2011 at 2:41 AM
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  16. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    I am thenking my wife might get me the doug thorley shortie headers for christmas. We will see. and I will let everyone know what I think when I finaly get some installed. thanks for the advice everyone
     
  17. Nov 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM
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    Doug thorley long tube with 02 sim. Did all the work myself and love them. Wasnt that hard to install just time consuming
     
  18. Nov 17, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    Werd, took like 5 hours for me , but damn they're schweet! Oh and everyone that doesn't have them are jelly cuz they don't have them :D
     
  19. Nov 18, 2011 at 6:50 AM
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    Wow, that's a long time. Took me 2 hrs, and had welding involved. If any body has probs with install pm me, I can help.
     
  20. Nov 23, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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