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HELP!! need some answer for a newby..

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacolover91, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Feb 3, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    tacolover91

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    hey man,
    i have an 02 tacoma ext. cab 4x4. its the 2.7 liter 4 cyl. sand pearl black..
    i would like to put some type of power kit into it so i can gain more torgue or h.p.... and is there a chip or something for more power and better gas or keepin the gas the same with power gain?

    is there any way you could let me no what hlps or what i can get for this. i just bought it and love it! i put a leveling kit and wheels and tires. i would also like to have a turtle shell...? have one?
    sry for all the questions but would like to get feed back from people with experience and the love of the tacos, vs. listening to a sales man pitch...

    email me at tynewell91@gmail.com or call/text me (anytime) @ (816)-309-4874. thanks guys.
     
  2. Feb 3, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Welcome!

    No power gains... Nothing provides noticable power unless it's a supercharger/ turbocharger.. Chips are a scam.

    Get some pictures up of your ride!!
     
  3. Feb 3, 2011 at 12:02 PM
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    Jester243 mod status????

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    You can't have more power AND better gas mileage. You can have one or the other, but not both. What do you use to get more power? More gas.... food for thought.
     
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  6. Feb 3, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    best bet would be deckplate mod and a less restrictive muffler. you could do headers but from what im reading there isnt an huge increase in power unless you have a supercharger. i had a programmer for my silverado, oh man did that guy see me coming, maybe .25mpg better not worth the money.

    good luck with the shell craigslist would probably be your best bet for a cheap one.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2011 at 3:50 PM
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    Not necessarily true. More power means less gas to get moving. Supercharging and turbocharging actually increases efficiency. People get less gas mileage with these applications because they tend to have a heavier foot since having power is fun to "play" with.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Whitfield

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    I tend to think more power = more air + more fuel.
    More air and More fuel = less MPG.

    I don't think Toyota left much on the table for real world MPG #'s from efficency improvments.

    The only place I've seen efficency improvments make power and better MPG #'s are older V-8s and Diesels.

    If you bumped up a tire size you might could swap diff gears for better get up and go from your curent set up ~ but the cost might make it less appealing.


    also: The cars getting big MPG numbers are running super lean ~ 17:1 18:1 air fuel with a stellar aerodynamics package. Toyota can't program a truck to run that lean and do truck work + the aero package / tire size / wind drag kills MPG #'s.
     
  9. Feb 3, 2011 at 6:14 PM
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    Yes, you can have more power and better mpg but more than likely there will be heavy foot syndrome. There are no easy cheap ways to get a lot of power. How much are you will to pay per hp? Only real gains you will see are with a forced induction setup. All the bolt on stuff are not going to give you the gains you seek. Have to pay to play.

    My opinion is to build a truck to romp offroad and save the speed for a car.
     
  10. Feb 4, 2011 at 8:46 AM
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    ^^agree. Got the truck to haul the dogs. Got the 335i to play.
     
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