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installation of super charger question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tozir, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. Feb 15, 2011 at 3:22 PM
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    tozir

    tozir [OP] Member

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    im still debating what to get as my next vehicle, a 1st gen taco is still looking pretty good, but slightly lacking in power. if anything would put my off from this truck is the lack of power. im used to driving (and being drove by a low of 235 hp, so 190 (from a v6) will just feel weird, not to say that it wouldnt get the job done, just not as powerful as i would like.
    ive been reading that you could get a dealer installed supercharger, and that it would give the taco 260 hp. that would be a great amount for this little truck, the only thing is: what if i cannot find a taco with one already installed.
    my question is: do toyota dealerships still install superchargers on these 1st gen tacos, or was that only available when initially purchased? if not, how much would it cost for an auto shop or something to install one?

    thanks
     
  2. Feb 15, 2011 at 4:54 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    Buy an E46 M3. Ffs.. trucks aren't ment to go fast.

    Also, SC is like 3k and install is probably 2k from dealer. So 5k for some speed? Lol, k. But everyone has their own likes in a vehicle.

    They install it, and you probably won't find a truck with a SC, and if you do it's probably an outrageous price.
     
  3. Feb 15, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    You can buy the SC seprately, and instal yourself. If you have half an idea of what to do with tools, you can do it.
     
  4. Feb 15, 2011 at 4:58 PM
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    bhh2000

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    I thought the same thing until I got the Taco, now I find it so light that it doesn't seem lacking.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2011 at 5:39 PM
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    tozir

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    that does seem pretty expensive.
    how is the acceleration on a regular v6? best 0-60 times?
     
  6. Feb 15, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    ozark705

    ozark705 "f*#@ it, dude. let's go bowling"

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  7. Feb 15, 2011 at 10:04 PM
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    mikracer

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    You can find a used supercharger for under $2,000 and a shop should be able to install it for around $500.
     
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