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Need more power 2002 Tacoma 4x4

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by alexdavid4, May 30, 2012.

  1. May 30, 2012 at 10:25 AM
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    alexdavid4

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    I am new to the Tacoma world, Just bought a super clean 2002 4x4 and realized while I love everything about it... it doesn't have enough power to get out of its own way!! Im open to ideas... I have done performance chips exhaust and intake with some success on other vehicles just wondering what you think.

    Thanks
     
  2. May 30, 2012 at 10:28 AM
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    Ripcord

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    supercharger. Chips do nothing and intake/exhaust is minimal gains if any.

    BTW its 3.4, not 4.0 as your sig says.
     
  3. May 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    ktmrider

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    make sure its running properly before you go upgrading the 3.4 really isnt that slow
     
  4. May 30, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    I replaced plugs wires etc. Runs smooth just not much power on the highway
     
  5. May 30, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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    I have done all the hi-pro mods for a life time, since I got this truck at a great price, I will be happy with showroom new.
    well I don't know how fast you want to go but i have no trouble getting mine to 90 on the Eisenhower.
     
  6. May 30, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    I can be in 4th gear accelerating up 12,000 passes doing 80 mph.

    How much more power do you need? And if you feel that's lacking, then you should have bought something with a V8 or turbo-diesel in it.

    :notsure:
     
  7. May 30, 2012 at 10:46 AM
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    I plan to let my employees use the truck so I don't want to take away from the reliability... small upgrades are more feasible.
     
  8. May 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    If there's nothing out there its ok.. I just wanted to check with you before i waisted money on eBay parts
     
  9. May 30, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    I like the truck.. Just wanting a bit more out of it. Thanks
     
  10. May 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    supercharger and some injectors is the only reasonable option in your situation
     
  11. May 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    Supercharger + URD 7th injector

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    Anything else is just a waste of time, money, and effort.
     
  12. May 30, 2012 at 10:53 AM
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    Tell us more about your truck. Engine size, tire size, diff. ratios. Automatic or stick. There are things you can do but they will cost money.
     
  13. May 30, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    2002 TRD 4x4 means he's got a 3.4L and 4.10 gears
     
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  15. May 30, 2012 at 11:26 AM
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    We put the largest tires with out lift... Ill have to grab the size when I get home
     
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    The 3.4, even stock has a fair hp:weight ratio but by no means is it going to be sports car fast. I have the supercharger and it pulls hard in low gears and has no problem hitting 100. Could go faster, but why would I need to? I need to get the URD 7th investor kit to get the most out of it though. There are a couple superchargers for sale in the 1st generation marketplace, 2k and 1.5k iirc, not cheap, but worth it and performance always comes with a price. You really have to ask yourself what it is the truck will be used for and do you really need the extra power. Good luck man. Btw, the charger requires you run 91 octane...more money right there.
     
  17. May 30, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    some bigger cams could get u a lil more power to
     
  18. May 30, 2012 at 7:34 PM
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    If you want the max power go with the super charger or a turbo. For cheap mods go with the deck plate mod or a variation of it, a straight through muffler and a tune up with everything lubed. I have heard people claim success with long tube headers also. If you can reduce weight that may help also.
     
  19. May 30, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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    There is absolutely no point in replacing a cam unless you get a full cam kit, upgrade fuel, and air delivery. At which point you'd be well beyond the cost of a supercharger.

    More importantly, is there even an aftermarket cam available for the 5vz. :notsure:
    I've seen them for the 2RZ/3RZ only.
     
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