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How can I gain a little H.P. / Torque?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Toomudge, Jun 5, 2016.

  1. Jun 5, 2016 at 7:53 AM
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    Toomudge

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    I am curious as how to gain a little H.P./ torque from my little 2.7 L without having to add a turbo or go inside of the engine. I'm not looking for a lot of gain. The engine has enough power as it is, but as a gear head I'm always searching for that little bit more power that I can squeeze out of my vehicles. Are there actual programmers out there besides the rip offs that trick the EAT into thinking the vehicle is running cold thus making the computer throw more gas into the engine. These fake programmers have little if any H.P. gains and the computer usually compensates for the " trick" and then the fake programmer does nothing to add the extremely small H.P. gains. ( usually only 2- 3 H.P. )
     
  2. Jun 5, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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    3rYODA

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    Fox 2.5’s up front, icon 2.0 rear shocks, stock leafs, !Meso map and dome lights make all the difference in the world!
    i would also love to know if there's anyway to gain HP and torq I believe there's a

    Deck plate mod

    That opens up the air box people claim it helps it'd be interesting maybe diffrent injectors? Fuel pumps?
     
  3. Jun 5, 2016 at 8:59 AM
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    remove weight!
     
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  4. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:19 AM
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    Loco38SUP

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    Throw a header on the little 4 banger....it will wake it up. Plus the whole coolness factor when you look under the hood.

    RJM
     
  5. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:26 AM
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    Ugly Betty

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    Turbo
     
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  6. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:29 AM
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    3rYODA

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    Fox 2.5’s up front, icon 2.0 rear shocks, stock leafs, !Meso map and dome lights make all the difference in the world!
    But why a turbo might as well go supercharged,
     
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  7. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:31 AM
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    OME 887 w/Bilstein 5100's, 1.5 AAL, SPC LR UCAs 285/75/r16 Toyo AT2s!
    LCE Header. That's pretty much the only thing proven 100% to gain you power.

    Don't buy an intake by the way. They do absolutely nothing.
     
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  8. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:31 AM
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    CelsisTaco

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  9. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:32 AM
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    And I'll take your 2.7 for my 92
     
  10. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:33 AM
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    Deal man! lol.
     
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  11. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:35 AM
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    Just remember, the 2.7 is the reliable no fuss motor(better than the 4.0 and 3.5 v6 in my opinion) It will run harder and longer than those.. You can message @tooter for tips and tricks, he knows what he's doing with the 2.7
     
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  12. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:37 AM
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    I'll be pulling my 22re and dropping a 3rz in but need harness and ecu
     
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    Didn't the tundra that hit 1 million miles have the 4.0 engine in it?
     
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    It was a high mileage tacoma, but as a whole the 2.7 does better with reliability.
     
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  17. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:56 AM
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    Header.
     
  18. Jun 5, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    eon_blue

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    Headers don't do much for power unless you have some kind of forced induction (super/turbocharger). If you aren't forcing more air in, having a freer flowing exhaust isn't going to do a whole lot other than sound different.
     
  19. Jun 5, 2016 at 10:01 AM
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    devinzz1

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    Decent gains have been dynod on the 2.7.
     
  20. Jun 5, 2016 at 10:04 AM
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    eon_blue

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    Interesting, I wonder what the design difference is. They would do insanely better with a blower in front of them though ;)
     

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