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Hey Everyone, I'm new just wanted to break the ice!

Discussion in 'New Members' started by cshoe98, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. Nov 14, 2007 at 6:42 AM
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    cshoe98

    cshoe98 [OP] Member

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    Chillicothe/Athens Ohio
    Vehicle:
    '98 SR5
    Dirt/Snow off road tires, Westin Bed X-Tender, Rain & bug guards, Nerf bars.
    Just wanted to say hey!

    I have a '98 Tan SR5 X-Tra Cab 4-Wheel Drive (4 cyl :()
    110,000+miles
    I put in a Rhino Liner -(Hate it, actually disputing with the company now)
    Westin Bed X-tender (like it)
    Aftermarket tires - more rugged offroad/snow tire, no mileage rating for the tire - holding up really nice

    Can you help?

    I am looking into upgrading my Air Intake System -
    This was a really good cheap upgrade for my car at the time. Hope to see same results for my truck.
    However I do go off-roading, need something that can stand up to dirt and mud...maybe even water.

    I want to increase my power a little bit.... im not really happy with the tiny 4cyl.

    Thanks and I look forward to browsing the site!
     
  2. Nov 14, 2007 at 7:08 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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  3. Nov 14, 2007 at 8:40 AM
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    cshoe98

    cshoe98 [OP] Member

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    Dirt/Snow off road tires, Westin Bed X-Tender, Rain & bug guards, Nerf bars.
    Thanks,

    That thread seems to cover more of the upgrade of tires and drivetrain.... I just skimmed over it. I am in a all day class right now so have not had much free time.
     
  4. Nov 14, 2007 at 8:46 AM
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    007Tacoma

    007Tacoma I dub thee malicious!

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    Biggest things you can do to the 2.7L for cost-effectiveness is headers, exhaust, and intake.

    Beyond that, you can go with a supercharger or a turbo. The supercharger is a simple enough setup, but I believe there are more gains to be had with a turbo...

    In any case, if you really want more power, just do a 2.7L to 3.4L engine swap - or get a new truck (easiest/cheapest way out). The older 4 cylinders are in high demand in some areas (I know they were in Houston). You could probably sell it and upgrade to a 3.4L V6 or an 05+ 4.0L V6 fairly easily.
     
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