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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by mar_ga_rita, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    mar_ga_rita

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    Well after a long rainstorm with plenty of wind a tree in the yard fell over... has happened before and with my other truck I had absolutely no problems pulling it back up, was a 92 silverado with 9"s of lift, posi rear end, 383 stroker motor, and strait pipes, so I said what the hell the taco should be able to do it got the locking rear end... well she let me down. Now I dont expect to have nearly the power the silverado had but would like some power. I have done nothing to the engine other than the air filter and the filter housing mod. Is there anything else other than swap the engine or a supercharger that will get me some more power....
     
  2. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:37 PM
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  3. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    Yeah headers, air intake, supercharger, exhaust, 93 octane gas :D
     
  4. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:40 PM
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    headers for sure.
     
  5. Mar 29, 2009 at 2:43 PM
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    will headers also give me better fuel economy... or am I going to suffer..
     
  6. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:04 PM
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    do u have a tacomaworld sticker on ur truck???
    im assuming not cuz it get u 50+hp and 60+ft lbs of torque:D
     
  7. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    naw no sticker... only one is a Tiger eye on the rear window not real big on decals
     
  8. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    not only do you get more power but it sounds waaay better
     
  9. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:10 PM
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    alright so I am going to get headers... what kind... would like to match stock... meaning that just bolt up and everything lines up... and exhaust is coming in june...
     
  10. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:12 PM
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    You may have to cut and weld on your catalitic convereters
     
  11. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:23 PM
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    alright so I just searched ebay for a turbo for the tacoma... and came up with an electric turbo... that is too funny... has to be a waste of cash.... just thought i would throw that in for a laugh...
     
  12. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    I've been looking at JBA headers and noticed that welding would be required. Not sure if I want to go that route.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    Margarita, my brother has an 02 doublecab and he added a magnaflow exhaust and a K&N 77 Series cold air intake and notice a shit ton more power :D
     
  14. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    Yea I hear ya... my last truck had an all custom exhaust... headers.. no cat, dual flowmaster series 40s single in dual out... truck was loud.. kinda grown up now so looking for something simple... not that I aint into customizing anymore just have more to spend money on
     
  15. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:27 PM
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    kk the magna flow isnt that expensive... so he did it without headers or does he have headers also?
     
  16. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    must be mental then, not ragging just being realistic.

    if u buy 600 dollars worth of mods for performance ur going to justify with urself that theres a change.

    the most ur gonna see with a exhasust and cai is prob 5 hp.
     
  17. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    Yeah i have driven the truck when it was stock and then with the engine parts on so i would know how much better the trucks power is with those two parts added
     
  18. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:37 PM
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    Which magnaflow series did he use?
     
  19. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

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    I posted this on the forums before and it was ignored...but you can take the stock fan and its clutch off, put a thermostatically controlled electric fan in, gain between 5 and 15 horsepower, all for about 200 bucks.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2009 at 3:44 PM
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    You're really comparing apples to oranges. As much as you'd like it to, the tacoma is NOT ever going to have the torque and power of a 383. Even with a supercharger boosting 9lbs, its not going to make that much of a pulling or towing difference. Headers, exhaust cai and some sort of tuner, you're only going to see....maybe 15hp... The only way to get significant power gains is forced induction, but dont expect it to be like your chevy...
     
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