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Need some newbie advice

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Taco02, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    Taco02

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    First off, new to the site and new to the Tacoma world.... Just purchased my first ever truck (i know i know) im a car guy and have been all my life. Just wondering what are the basic must do mods to net me a few more hp? I have a 2002 reg cab Tacoma 4x4 im guessing with the 2.7 as its a 6 lug? I already have a Mass airflow sensor adaptor with a cone filter I just got off ebay......Otherwise truck is completley bone stock.....Should I get some headers and what kind of exhaust sounds good on these?

    Thanks Again
     
  2. Dec 30, 2011 at 11:44 AM
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    Basically it's a adapter that bolts directly to the MAF you remove the stock box and allows you to put on a cone style "open" filter. Better than a drop in. In my opinion. But yea I'll do the elec fan and the synthetic no doubt. Was looking at some headers as well
     
  3. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:31 PM
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    Well damn. Luckily it was only 20 bucks. Lemme try to find something on this deck plate mod your talking about.
     
  4. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Reality check....
    If you just bought this and you're already looking for more power you should have gotten the V6.

    When everything is tip top and you still want more power, give it a fluff and buff and resell it.
     
  5. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    I'm good on the v6. If that was the case I'd got a Duramax. It's just a little back and forth to work truck lol. I needed a 4x4 for the snow as I have a 40 mile commute and got a 4 banger for the gas, and everyone wants more power. There's not a thing I have ever owned that I didn't mod. Hell I have a banshee that will smoke this thing lol. Just feeding my need to make it better lol
     
  6. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:49 PM
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    Ditch the ebay junk and run the stock airbox with the deckplate mod. Add a header if you like but don't expect much in the end. It is a 4 banger.
     
  7. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    Ouch.
    You got the auto.

    I was afraid that the auto would be a turd.
    Maybe they're OK.

    Very happy with the stick.

    Good luck.
     
  8. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    Hehehehe.....

    My pal Rick's famous last words describing a street race : "Then I put the bottle to 'er "
     
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  11. Dec 30, 2011 at 12:58 PM
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    No doubt, but sometimes an auto behind a 4 can take a snappy engine and turn it into a turd.
    I don't think that the auto (2.7) was even available in my trim package.
     
  12. Dec 30, 2011 at 1:30 PM
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    Lmao I'm not expecting neck snapping power. I know it's "just a 4cyl" but if I have a few hundred to blow then headers, exhaust and a filter will make it a better "just a 4cyl" lol that's the point
     
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    Not saying its a turd because my banshee will smoke it. My banshee has a few thousand under the fenders and will run a football field (300ft) in under 4 secs. :)
     
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    Honestly, save your money. I've got the DT header and really at the end of the day nothing really makes it faster unless you swap a high output engine and drivetrain into it. Just make sure it's got new spark plugs and runs well. Save your money. My .2 cents.
     
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    Your Probally right. Lol. Unless 10-15 Hp by adding all the above really matters. Which I don't guess it does lol. My wife even have me hell for even ordering a filter. "you just got the truck and your on eBay" lol well at least I'm swapping out the freakng cassette player for a nice double din lmao
     
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