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opinions please?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Ken Dawg, Oct 1, 2008.

  1. Oct 1, 2008 at 6:36 PM
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    Ken Dawg

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    tint, k+n drop in, 2nd filter MIA... Pioneer deh-p400ub head unit...Alpine spr-69c fronts and Alpine 17c rears. Either Alpine or Pioneer amp coming and major sound deadening.
    hey, new here...been around a lot of trucks thru years but 1st v6...thinking mileage, egt's and NOT losing bottom end tq.
    thinking here of as follows:

    afe drop in
    2nd cat MIA...
    and stopping there.....

    IF I wanna hotrod...
    I have a seriously built Street Glide in garage....

    so... what if anything would above little changes get me?
    thanks dudes
     
  2. Oct 1, 2008 at 6:38 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    dont forget to remove the secondary air filter....you may see a small gain and better throttle response, and topped with the afe pro dry s....you should have a decent mileage gain also.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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    tint, k+n drop in, 2nd filter MIA... Pioneer deh-p400ub head unit...Alpine spr-69c fronts and Alpine 17c rears. Either Alpine or Pioneer amp coming and major sound deadening.
    does the v6 gain anything from the 2nd filter removal or not?... I know a CAI is great...for high rpm riding oopps driving...
    has anyone removed the 2nd cat?
    oh and thanks dude for input....love opinions BEFORE I reach for the wallet!!
     
  4. Oct 1, 2008 at 7:38 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    the v6 has a small gain from the secondary filter removal, but mainly is a bit better throttle response, and better idle as far as im concerned. i'd skip on the cai.......you can lose bottom end, which if you tow anything, isnt too good. just removing the sec. filter and a good drop in is the best bang for the buck, but thats just my opinion. some people have removed the second set of cats and ran straight piping in the place of them. not sure of any gains, but i guarantee you the truck breathes a little easier.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2008 at 8:10 PM
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    Ken Dawg

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    tint, k+n drop in, 2nd filter MIA... Pioneer deh-p400ub head unit...Alpine spr-69c fronts and Alpine 17c rears. Either Alpine or Pioneer amp coming and major sound deadening.
    dude, have read some posts by you...you have been under your hood a few times for sure...
    question:
    been reading about these trd super chargers and wondering if 300 rwhp on a 4,000 lb vehicle would scoot?
    LOL...call me Mr. NO Mods....
     
  6. Oct 1, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    you put the trd charger on there, and im guaranteeing you that truck is gonna scoot!!!:D mr no mods!!!:D
     
  7. Oct 1, 2008 at 8:28 PM
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    been contemplating growing up and selling harley...

    well lets say selling Harley and getting a kawasaki zrx 1200 and will have some extra $$ after Harley sale...thats growing up isnt it?

    My Harley buddies go for a ride...bs...its a barhopping look at my bike crowing festival....over it.
    anyway...back to the subject....

    the s/c uses its own intake or a trd one? have to do an exhaust also?
    Thinking this is 5k before I am done...hmmmm...drop in afe and remove that cat.....
    sell harley in mean time...
    scoot huh??? so like it would be a sleeper? runner or rocket?

    anyone got 26,000 for a sleeper harley?? LOL
     
  8. Oct 1, 2008 at 8:31 PM
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    tacoskim

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    if u get the trd its an annoying whine scoot,
     
  9. Oct 1, 2008 at 10:12 PM
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    trd and urd on youtube i suppose.... lol...brb
    -Mr. No Mods aka Mr. Stay on thread topic
     
  10. Oct 1, 2008 at 10:50 PM
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    ahhhh whiney lil basturds arent they...

    drop in and cat mia for now....
     
  11. Oct 2, 2008 at 12:44 PM
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    after looking into trd s/c's I am sticking to original plans...

    1) afe drop in pro-s/ maybe 2nd filter MIA

    2) the guys who did my other trucks exhausts...

    a) custom made magna flo catback(18") for $200, welded, not stainless....wondering about losing bottom end tq????

    b) keep stock pipes and just do magnaflo?

    where is the 2nd cat? driverside under passenger feet??

    The goal is mpg, keep low end and not being a high pitched rice burner...tooooooo old for that sound. Will stay stock before I do that!!!

    so will a catback hurt tq?
    will just a muffler help at all?
    will the sound be deep or high pitched?
    Thanks
     
  12. Oct 2, 2008 at 12:57 PM
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    You can look into getting the URD y pipe to remove the 2nd pair of cats. www.urdusa.com
     
  13. Oct 2, 2008 at 1:02 PM
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    yeah...looked....makes no sense here for me...
    this truck is here for 2 yrs and will be sold....
    just saw a 27" magnaflow video....quiet yet deep...

    wonder if that will improve mpg's?
     
  14. Oct 2, 2008 at 4:59 PM
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    a magnaflow muffler should help with a bit better mpg's............its a straight thru muffler for better flow.
     
  15. Oct 2, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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  16. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:52 AM
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    is it fair to say the following?

    aside from a drop in afe pro-s or K+N there really are not any mods that increase MPG ??
    Seems these exhausts (mufflers and systems) just change sound and or add high end HP.
    Just been researching this site and the web....
    would love actual proof of increased mpg on exhaust mods.
    Thanks
     
  17. Oct 3, 2008 at 7:55 AM
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    probably. The best thing for your gas mileage is airing up your tires, keeping the stock tire size, no AC, and driving like a grandma.
     
  18. Oct 3, 2008 at 8:03 AM
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    driving like a grandma...
    when I was 16 I had to follow my 80 yr old grandpa theru Darien Conn. ( the woods, windy roads) He had a VW bug...I was in a 327 chevy...LMAO...he was flying...75-80 mph everywhere...dusted me...
    I miss that crazy, fun Irish man!

    The sound is not even an issue for me on exhaust systems. I put foot in it when I have/want to. If I could get 17/21 mpg...awesome. I prefer the sleeper sound anyday also.
    Look stock, sound stock....smoke em!
     
  19. Oct 3, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    I get about 17/21 when I run premium with no AC. Regular gives me about 20.
     
  20. Oct 3, 2008 at 9:04 AM
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    a/c on coast here in s.calif is a waste....you have stock setup?
     
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