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Discussion in 'Street Trucks' started by ryanjboutin, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. May 11, 2013 at 2:55 PM
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    yup thats my exact tire i didnt plan it out i just figured a 35 works the best lol it is skinny and make a ruff ride
     
  2. May 11, 2013 at 2:57 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

    Who Dat Popcorn Dafuq

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    lol, I remember when I was in that phase of my life :p

    All my friends had boosted cars, and I was the slow one of the group. I eventually stopped caring.
     
  3. May 11, 2013 at 2:59 PM
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    if i could id sell mine and get a new f150 ecoboost and slam it not a car but its turbo
     
  4. May 11, 2013 at 3:28 PM
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    franzcars

    franzcars I'm different, in a different way

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    It's not even that all my friends have boosted cars, I can use the GTR when i want, it's just the Taco is usless during winter in the snow cause all it does is spin and im not happy the only thing i can put money into the truck is the Stero and suspension
     
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  5. May 11, 2013 at 3:46 PM
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    turbo the taco
     
  6. May 11, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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    franzcars I'm different, in a different way

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    Thought about it, buti'd have to get custom rods and pistons, custom manifold, have the ECU hacked, fuleing, get it built, trans rearend custom intercooler mounts and a bunch other. And it'd take time for the engine to be built so I'd have to DD the GTR if it gets wet which i wouldnt want to do. it'd be a 5k+ project easily for a 400hp truck
     
  7. May 11, 2013 at 8:58 PM
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    URD. Makes a supercharger kit for the 2.7
    It's not full out custom racing but will give you much more power where you need it
    But if you are concerned on winter how does having a car make it better if it's even lower to the ground?
    Just a question
     
  8. May 11, 2013 at 11:29 PM
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    franzcars

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    car would be awd, either WRX or Evo, and the URD only gives 100hp. and truck spins the whole time in snow
     
  9. May 12, 2013 at 6:24 PM
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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    it's more like $5K for around 3-350 hp. 400 hp your would be spending alot more. internals can handle though, forged rods and iron block stock is a good recipe for booooooooost.
     
  10. May 12, 2013 at 7:10 PM
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    ryanjboutin

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    [​IMG]
     
  11. May 12, 2013 at 8:14 PM
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    Lol just for the hell of it?
     
  12. May 12, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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    It'd be build it right the first time. 6262 turbo, custom forged rods and pistons, sleved ect
     
  13. May 12, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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    I would not mind seeing a 2nd gen turbo'd plus I wanna see it on a 2.7l.
     
  14. May 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    where did you get that from Ryan?
     
  15. May 12, 2013 at 11:12 PM
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    Ol skool look sorta i like it matched on a slammed mini!
    x2!!
    i wouldn't mine being boosted one day
    slammed & boosted justs sounds so nice:D
     
  16. May 13, 2013 at 5:56 AM
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    I'd love to turbo the 2.7, just don't want the hassles or being the only one. Friend of mine has a 450whp focus and he's always dealing with issues since no one else does it. The main problem i'd have with it is the tuning since no one does anything with these ECU so i'd have to hire someone to try and crack it so we could change it, all while trying to keep the CEL's off so I can get it inspected. It sounds a lot easier in theory than in practice. Also trying to get the exhaust flange to build a turbo header from, a plate to block off the air valve which is right above the header which would be right in the way for a turbo header. Then someone to learn and build the engine and get it properly set up and get the custom pistons, rods and head gasket, someone to build the trans or swap it for a supra 6 speed, tap the oil drian for the turbo. Might need custom fuel rails for the injectors, swap a higher flowing fuel pump into the tank, run a pressure regulator. Then onto brakes so I can stop it, wider tires, flares or rolled fender so I can hook, tac bars to keep from wheel hoping, custom exaust.

    Small things keep adding up, here's just a rough ass guess on cost https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B2PursnrWKg_ckMyQWpBQlJHaXc/edit?usp=sharing
     
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  17. May 13, 2013 at 8:33 AM
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    Supercharger it is! I just noticed that discont tire put my truck as an x-runner in my information. lol
     
  18. May 13, 2013 at 9:17 AM
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  19. May 13, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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    Most of that would still apply to a super charger if you want to have more than the 250 whp from the URD. Most of that could be done until the old one breaks like the trans and stuff, and I have no idea how much power the stock bottom end can take before you have a ventilated block, so I was spending first on the bottom before having that issue

    Also that'd be for a high HP, built motor, not just a 300whp one, so you could get away with a smaller turbo and no pistons ect
     
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  20. May 13, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    My opinion is that our trucks (i.e., 2.7L 2wd trucks) aren't worth putting forced induction on for a multitude of reasons:
    • Adding any kind of forced induction is incredibly expensive. Seems that most of us are very "price sensitive" when it comes to mods which is probably the reason we drive base model trucks. Unless you don't mind putting another $5k into your truck, don't even think about forced induction.
    • Our trucks don't hook-up even with the piddly amount of power they come with because there's no weight in the back. Then there's also the issue of axle wrap, wheel hop, etc. If you can't get power to the ground, it's not really worth having unless you want to do burn-outs all day long.
    • Out truck's suspension is hardly made for performance and will never match that of a tuned car. Leaf springs are designed for hauling loads, not performance. If you plan on doing a 4-link system with coil-overs in front and rear, then maybe you'll get some decent suspension performance, but that's another couple thousand $$$. Bouncing your way through turns at high speeds doesn't sound like fun to me.
    • Our truck's have frames which make them pretty heavy compared to a car. So even if you manage 275 whp, a car with the same horsepower will likely eat your lunch.
    • Out truck's transmissions are geared for low-end torque, or so it seams. I'm guessing you'd have to start messing with the tranmission and gear ratios if you'd actually want to go fast. (Not to mention the crazy long throw of the shifter itself. Sure, short shift kits are available, but I've owned one and they aren't exactly smooth.)
    • If you do a dramatic increase in horsepower, you should probably think about how you're going to stop. I'm not sure if larger brakes would do any good, but it's something you should consider ($$$)
    • Unless you go with the Toyota super charger (which I don't think they make for our trucks any more?), you can kiss all warranties good bye.
    The end result of adding a turbo or a super charger to a 2wd Taco would be an empty wallet and a truck that isn't fast in a straight line or on the track :( If you've got lots of money to burn, then go for it. But I personally think it's a better idea to invest in a fast car than try to turn a slow truck into something it's not.
     
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