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Installing a turbo on 4 cyl tacom

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Alejo, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Nov 26, 2011 at 5:45 PM
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    Alejo

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    How hard to installa turbo charger in a 1998, 4 cyl. tacoma?
     
  2. Nov 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Johns Taco

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    You have a very long road ahead of you.
     
  3. Nov 26, 2011 at 5:47 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Idk but that's a sweet idea
     
  4. Nov 26, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    Greensystemsgo Clean 1 owner with low miles.

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    the more you spend the easier it gets.

    better question is how much boost are you aiming for? minimal 3-7lbs?

    im assuming after header turbo, the cost will include alot of fab, or alot for a pre fabbed kit.
     
  5. Nov 26, 2011 at 6:18 PM
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    JKD

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    They made 2nd gen 1998 4cyl Tacomas?






    ETA: And now it's moved out of the 2nd gen section, so no one will get the point. :)
     
  7. Nov 26, 2011 at 6:33 PM
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    Greensystemsgo Clean 1 owner with low miles.

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    took me a second to realize wth you were talking about :D
     
  8. Nov 27, 2011 at 12:24 AM
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    Better question? When talking forced induction you don't suggest The minimum psi or even a guesstimate. Let his tuner make the suggestions, after all he is the one with his tuning reputation on the line. Let the tuner look for knock, AFR's, FP and decide on psi.

    OP. It isn't hard to turbo your tacoma but it's not an afternoon project.
     
  9. Nov 27, 2011 at 12:35 AM
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    RelentlessFab

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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    I've thought about doing this too. But dont really want to spend the money, so I live with the mediocre performance of my stock 4 banger.

    Oh, and why is this in 2nd gen. :confused:
     
  11. Nov 27, 2011 at 12:38 AM
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    good question
     
  12. Nov 27, 2011 at 1:07 AM
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    Best question, does anyone have a set up that can chime in with specs. Id like to do it a loooong way from now if its worth the chunk of change. What can you expect to change with mpg,torque,and h.p. I honestly wished they offerd a 4cyl turbo diesel id be all over that like white on rice
     
  13. Nov 27, 2011 at 7:58 AM
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    Sounds to me like its mis fireing.
     
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    Thorp, I've been dreamin of a 4 cyl. turbo diesel since I bought my truck. I heard the Nissan titan will have one next year....... wonder howling till someone totals a new truck? Engine swap.
     
  15. Nov 27, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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  16. Nov 27, 2011 at 9:00 AM
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    I've always dreamed of turbo'ing my taco....but the more I think about it, the less I want to. Lots and lots of money...its not just bolting on the turbo and going...lots of fabrication and tuning, and turbo kits are hella expensive. Plus once you are boosted you need to upgrade your fuel management to get any real power, and that is more $$$...plus if your motor has a decent amount of mileage you may want to rebuild it before you turbo.

    I just remember its a truck, and its not supposed to be fast. My slow 4 banger doesn't bother me.
     
  17. Nov 27, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    I meant the whine. my bad
     
  18. Nov 27, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    lol @ the video. thought he was doin pretty good accelerating and what not until the intrepid passed him.
     
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    are you kidding??? these are toyotas...not fords

    i would boost a 2rz with 250,000 miles without hesitation
     
  20. Nov 27, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    Sure, but if you are going to spend thousands to turbo your truck, why not do a top end rebuild on the motor??
     
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