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how do i get more power out of my tacoma?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cole47, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Dec 15, 2008 at 10:22 AM
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    cole47

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    i kno this is a stretch but i need to get more power out of my v6 tacoma. i love my truck and i want to keep it but i do alot of towing and hauling, i really dont want to spend $3,000 on a supercharger....does anybody got any suggestions?
     
  2. Dec 15, 2008 at 10:38 AM
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    HighPlains

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    I recently installed a TRD cold air intake on my 4.0L v6. I was skeptical about the whole thing, but good grief! Seems to have made a lot of difference power wise. With normal driving, it seems to have not impacted my mileage at all. However, when I put my foot in it, it made a lot of difference. I am sure that aftermarket CAI systems offer similar results.
     
  3. Dec 15, 2008 at 10:49 AM
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    for the 3.4v6...........you can do the deck plate mod......headers and a beter flowing muffler, such as the dynomax super turbo. with the deckplate mod....its dyno proven consistent 5 hp gains to the rear wheels...same with the dynomax. the headers will add a little more to that. you will tell a difference. these are about the best things you can do without going the s/c route. also, with the deckplate....get a good high flow muffler, like the afe pro dry s.

    edit.......i said "get a good high flow muffler, like the afe pro dry s."....when what i meant to say was get a good high flow air filter.:eek::D
     
  4. Dec 15, 2008 at 1:24 PM
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    Ive already done the dec mod and it did do alot....i was wondering if the headers would do anything?
     
  5. Dec 15, 2008 at 1:27 PM
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    with a set of trd or dt headers...you should see a reasonable gain in hp and also more torque. headers would be the next thing i'd look into.
     
  6. Dec 15, 2008 at 1:29 PM
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    okay would that do anything for my top end? because my truck turns 3500 at 70 mph
     
  7. Dec 15, 2008 at 1:35 PM
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    Dustin03

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    Headers normally do more for the top end than the bottom end. Top end power is easy to come by. Bottom end is tough; bigger displacement and forced induction are really the only way to go.
     
  8. Dec 15, 2008 at 1:40 PM
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  9. Dec 15, 2008 at 1:42 PM
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  10. Dec 15, 2008 at 1:48 PM
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    if you know how to solder then u can do it easily... also if you dont have an aftermarket intake the stock map will give u 15hp to the wheels
     
  11. Dec 15, 2008 at 2:39 PM
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    chris4x4

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    That gain was for a 4.0 engine. He has the 3.4, so it may be more, or less.
     
  12. Dec 15, 2008 at 2:43 PM
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    I've asked around and looked around and can't find anyone or anything to map the 3.4's. Do you know of any?
     
  13. Dec 15, 2008 at 2:46 PM
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    Are you talking about installing the URD maf calibrator? If so, you can do that yourself. Or I may be able to help ya.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2008 at 2:48 PM
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    yeah if i was u i would do the headers and exhaust/ muffler mod. it will be the cheapier soloution and it yields reasonable gains as well.
     
  15. Dec 15, 2008 at 3:04 PM
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    i think itll be around the same. they also got the same gain on a camry

    EDIT- gains will be around 8-15hp
     
  16. Dec 15, 2008 at 3:07 PM
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    You could always pretend to drop a V-8 in it like the guy who has the photos coming 'soon'...
     
  17. Dec 15, 2008 at 3:08 PM
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    ha damn ur missed the thread. it got closed quick, he ended up putting a picture of 4.7 that was in a "non" tacoma engine bay, he got ripped a new asshole :eek:
     
  18. Dec 15, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    Shocking! Thanks for the update.

    That one didn't 'smell' right from the start.
     
  19. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:22 PM
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    what will a throttle body spacer do for me?
     
  20. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:24 PM
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    Make you about $50.00 to $100.00 less richer.
     
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