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Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by drtydru, May 12, 2011.

  1. May 12, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    drtydru

    drtydru [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello,

    I am new to the forum and I just picked up my first tacoma. Its an 08 regular cab, 2.7, 4x4 manual.

    I was wondering what mods you all would recommend. I am going to be using it as a daily driver and to go camping/dirt biking on the weekends. I wont be doing any heavy four wheeling but I will be on fire roads and some rutted areas.

    I am mainly looking for more power and better fuel economy.

    Any info would be very helpful.

    Thank you all
     
  2. May 12, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    OffroadToy

    OffroadToy The dog did it...I swear!

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    snugtop supersport canopy, black westin bullbar/tube steps, piaa offroad lights, weathertech floor mats, oem bed mat, trd seat covers, avs inchannel vent visors, 2" suspension lift, front diff drop, rear differential breather extension, oil filter drain hose, a/c drain hose extention & reroute, front window tint, cat theft protection plate, tailgate clamp mod, xpel headlight/foglight protecters, oem block heater, bfg 265/75R/16 a/t k/o's, cabin air rodent protection screen, rcbs illuminated 4X4 switch mod
    Welcome aboard Andrew!!:cheers: Got a picture of your truck?
     
  3. May 12, 2011 at 10:18 AM
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    JDCPA

    JDCPA Well-Known Member

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    Traditional power enhancing mods increase the inflow of fuel and air (ie new manifold and carb) and the outflow of the exhaust (new headers). Toyota has the inflow well covered with their fuel injection system and their stock exhaust system is so well designed that adding headers and a new exhaust system do not return any extra power until the revs are really high. Unless you are going to do a full-blown build up of the engine (ie boring, polishing, balancing) you are not going to get much increase.

    Sorry.
     
  4. May 12, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    TacomaBuzz

    TacomaBuzz Manual Transmission Enthusiast

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    :cheers::cheers:Welcome to the club!
     
  5. May 12, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    drtydru

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    Thanks. Pictures to come soon
     
  6. May 12, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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    snowgod06

    snowgod06 UG legend wannabe

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    crap bolted and welded together....
  7. May 12, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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    MrFastLayne

    MrFastLayne Mr SGA

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    Welcome to TW! :)
     
  8. May 12, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    DellGSG5

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    Welcome to TW!!!
     
  9. May 12, 2011 at 12:16 PM
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    o5iiawah

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    most mods out there pretty much wreck your gas mileage (lift, tires, etc)

    If you need a solid daily driver, go with an interior sound system or a head unit. If mileage is important to you, I dont see you spending thousands upon thousands on light racks, skid plates, roof rails, lift, locker, off road tires and a satoshi grill
     
  10. May 12, 2011 at 12:22 PM
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    booboy

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    Hello!:wave:
     
  11. May 12, 2011 at 12:25 PM
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    darkgreentaco

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