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Mods for a 96 2.7 Engine? 4x4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by xEDGEx, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Apr 14, 2011 at 7:21 AM
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    xEDGEx

    xEDGEx [OP] New Member

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    96 Toyota Tacoma 2.7 4 Cyl
    K&N Cold Air Filter Flowmaster Catalytic Converter 3 Inch Body Lift
    I have a 96 Tacoma with 2.7 4 Cylinder Engine. It's a Manual Transmission.
    What can I do to it to get some more power out of it and beef it up? I already have a flow master Cat on it as well as a K&N Cold Air Intake. I really don't want to supercharge it or turbo cause I feel it is a waste of money and I could probably just go out and drop a V6 in it for how much it would cost me.
    Any suggestions would be great! Thanks guys.
     
  2. Apr 14, 2011 at 8:14 AM
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    JeffsJeep04

    JeffsJeep04 Well-Known Member

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    How are your plugs? The motor in my 02 felt doggy as hell compared to the old 96 I had. I pulled the plugs and I'm sure they were the factory originals. The electrode was almost completely gone. Properly gapped NGK plugs will make a HUGE difference if yours are worn.
     
  3. Apr 14, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    Cvd2312

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    Bilstein 5100's all the way around, 2" shackles in rear, front diff drop, 32x11.50.15 BFG A/T, 15x8 Ultra 164 Wheels

    Sell it and buy a V6 if you want more power. Most mods aren't going to make much difference and are too expensive. Also, trying to "drop a V6" into your truck is not a walk in the park.

    Personally, I'd just appreciate your 4-banger for what it is: Simple, easy to work on, and very reliable. Keep it stock and it will last forever.
     
  4. Apr 14, 2011 at 11:27 PM
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    shampoop

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    +1
     
  5. Apr 15, 2011 at 9:52 PM
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    Supra TT

    Supra TT Solid Axle FTMFW!!

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    SAS.. Need I say more.
    One question. Why do you want more power?..... My 177? tq turns my 37's with ease :cool:
     
  6. Apr 17, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    humtaco

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    I agree keeping it stock is the way to go.
    Considering the OP lives in Utah = mountanious I can appreciate the desire for more power. In the hills the 4 cyl is SLOW.
     
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