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lookin for cheap power!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by lowBudget, Jun 7, 2011.

  1. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:21 PM
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    lowBudget

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    I got an 08 V6 I'm just lookin for easy and cheap ways to free up some power. Any of you pros got a place to start? I'm a mechanic so if its technical I don't care.
     
  2. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    memario1214

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    If you're a mechanic shouldn't you be telling us...? Lol. But your cheapest options for real power would be like a set of DTLT headers and a URD MAF calibrator
     
  3. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:23 PM
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    Cheap and power aren't words that come in the same sentence. All bolt on mods will give you a tiny bit of power. A supercharger will give you a big jump in power.
     
  4. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    A lighted 4x4 switch will give about .2hp!!
     
  5. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    No such thing as cheap power.
     
  6. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    Not a lot of options. The usual bolts ons help from what I hear but to get the most out of them a URD MAF calibrator will be needed. None of that snake oil crap such as higher octane gas, "ebay chip", TB spacer, or magnets are worth your time or money.
     
  7. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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    Horsepower is just a question of money. How fast do you want to go?
     
  8. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:39 PM
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    Except for stickers. You forgot the cool stickers.
     
  9. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    ^Dammit, you're right. Adding a TRD sticker to a non TRD Tacoma adds 37.5hp. That's a FACT.
     
  10. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    Losing weight is the only real "cheap" mod that makes a noticeable difference. Put your truck on a diet...while you save up for a supercharger.:D
     
  11. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:46 PM
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  12. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:47 PM
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    Mine didn't add power to the engine but I will beat anyone shifting into 4wd at night.:D
     
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    best advice yet
     
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    diesel swap! jkjk haha
     
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    This is the correct answer.
    Many years ago a set of headers, loud muffs, intake, carb, and some timming changes would add a ton of power.
    Not anymore the factorys are building as much power in as they can to make the engine more efficent to add MPG.
    You can add 20 HP but it will cost you 1-2 grand.
    Is it worth it?
    That is up to you.
     
  16. Jun 7, 2011 at 8:57 PM
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    You can free up some horses by taking your crank powered radiator fan off and putting on an electric fan. Thats anywhere btwn $250 and $500 for about 10-20 hp. Another way is to figur out how to remove your A/C from your belt system with out removing the A/C itself. It can be done, ya just gotta be creative. Thats anywhaere between $20 and $50 for about 5 hp.
     
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    Supercharger.

    Or if that's too expensive, nitrous.
     
  18. Jun 7, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    :rofl: you too!
     
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    TRD Supercharger w/o fit kit = $3,800.00
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    Drilling holes in your exhaust so it sounds like you have some extra HP = ...well that depends on your brand of drill

    Seriously though, you gotta pay to play. In the end the little gains you get may not even be worth the amount you spend. IMHO I don't feel as though our trucks are underpowered. Don't get me wrong I'm not saying I won't do performance mods, but for me the juice is worth the squeeze
     
  20. Jun 7, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    :rofl: I guess I'll see how my truck is after the lift and tires. As of now its fast enough. I like to cruise anyway.
     
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