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I need more power...

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by T-Sali12, Aug 16, 2009.

  1. Aug 16, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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    T-Sali12

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    I have a 98 2.4L Taco and i want to lift it more put bigger tires, but I want to too give it a little more power before, Any suggestions???
     
  2. Aug 16, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    humanoid

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    I had a '99 Xtra Cab PreRunner SR5 V6
    Slap a turbo on it or you can get some aftermarket headers.
     
  3. Aug 16, 2009 at 10:15 PM
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    DanGer

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    V6 or V8 swap.

    Or turbo/supercharger are your best options
     
  4. Aug 17, 2009 at 4:55 AM
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    power increases on a 4 banger Yota are hard to come by you may be better off regearing and that will keep the same feel when you get bigger tires. Otherwise power adders are your only option.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2009 at 4:58 AM
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    Trade it in....and get a 6 cylinder and even 4WD.
     
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    check in the gen 1 part too, they might have good threads on the topic, mine is gen2 2.7. While i think a cai might not help my engine , it might actually help yours.
    this list might help for power, its not from experience though
    180 degree thermostat
    cold air intake, performance chip if available, elec. cooling fan(this could be a good one), headers (another good one), performance exhaust( i dont like the loudfart ones).
    Pick one , research it for your year, if it sounds no good , move on, if it pans out .. have fun.
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    boutym

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    Get yourself a turbocharged Allison motor for that puppy.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 2:31 PM
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    get some good headers and try a CAI, it worked on mine (according to K&N it would give your engine a 6-7 HP boost with the FIPK one) and i'm gettting new headers sometime this fall. But you would def be better off with a turbo or SC if you have the money but a 2.4l just won't really ever have the power to have really big tires or lift on it
     
  9. Aug 21, 2009 at 8:17 PM
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    i put 31/10.50s on my truck and i am getting 4% better fuel mileage and lower rpms. I havent been 4x4ing yet but ill bet you the truck is even better.
     
  10. Aug 25, 2009 at 1:28 PM
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    I've also been thinking about doing a lift for some 31x10.0 and I also have the 2.4L. Will it really make that much of a differance even if I gear it? I know I can do a V6 swap, but I think I would just get a taco WITH a V6 in it. I don't know, I love my taco too much, lol
     
  11. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    if you have an 02 taco 4x4 you should have the 2.7L.

    Like I said the 31 10 50 tire made an awesome difference to my truck. my power was not affected! Do it, i found my tires on craigslist.com
     
  12. Aug 25, 2009 at 5:47 PM
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    I have the 2.7 on my 99 and I upgraded to 32 Bfg all terrains and there was no difference while driving power wise. Its also a manual so the auto may be affected more idk.....
     
  13. Aug 30, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    I have most all the Bolt on stuff you can do plus im regeared and wish I had just done a Supercharger to start with.

    The Gearing makes a big difference in the Auto but most the other bolt on stuff was pretty minor.
     
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