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Performance Chips / Programmers 08 Tacoma

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by phantasm, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:17 PM
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    phantasm

    phantasm [OP] Active Member

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    1. Anyone know of a good performance chip?
    2. Anyone know of a good programmer?


    Please help me sort this all out. I know (very little actually) about how they work. I do know in Diesel applications they are proven and in some case by case with certain Manufacturers of gas engines the chips work.

    I really need some help in determining what exactly I need to buy I have lost substantial money by the loss of my job and moving into Florida (lower wages here). So I need a real option for lowering my fuel bill in my Tacoma.

    I know a combination of upgrades will also be needed IE exhaust , cold air intake etc. But I would like to think alot of the bang for my buck will be with a PERFORMANCE CHIP..


    HELP ME PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE........ BE GENTLE IM A NOOB


    :eek:
     
  2. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    No chips.
    URD Maf calibrator, or the APEX-1 (I think)
     
  3. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:24 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    Tape a bag of these to the intake.:D

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  4. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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  5. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    APR X-1
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    chris4x4

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    THATS IT! The "APR X-1" dam dislexia......thanks, Roxspin.
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:54 PM
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    lasllc

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    Jeez - give the guy a break.

    If you are in a money crunch, forget everything and just use a light right foot.
    The money you spend chasing a few added miles per gallon will take years to pay off as the return is VERY minimal. Diesals and gas are way differant; chips are a scam and the ones that work are really expensive.

    If you are really in a bind park the truck and try public trans. That will cut your ins way down also.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:56 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:57 PM
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    Slvr_DblTaco

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    Try adding a drop-in K+N air filter, and stay out of the throttle as much as you can.
    Sorry, not much more you can do.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    chris4x4

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    A K&N isnt gonna help much. A light foot on the throttle is the best advise. ;)
     
  11. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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    I am very conservative when driving any of my vechicles. I never lead foot it and my mileage is above average. I WANT BETTER

    So if I were to spend good money is there a worth while performance chip or not?

    URD MAF Calibrator <-------- What is this exactly a programmer?

    Honestly K&N filters = entry level changes this much I know its more like a combination of many changes. Then you may see a bigger difference.

    Kinda said as well as TOYOTA TACOMA sells in the US and NO-ONE makes a real performance chip worth a crap ??????

    Let's assume I have tons of money for a top of line performance chip point me in the right direction.


    DO THEY WORK OR NOT?

    SOmeone said they will if you PAY enough..
     
  12. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:21 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Like mentioned above, it would take a few years before you saw a financial savings.
     
  13. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    XrunnIT

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    The URD MAF calibrator DOES work. It is more affordable, and works by adjusting the fuel trim.

    The APR X-1 is a complete systems controller, and WILL provide you more power, and more control over tuning.

    Both of those units are proven.
     
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