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Performance Chips / Programmers 08 Tacoma

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

  1. 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. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    4.10 gears, sliders, lots of buttons, and yellow flashing lights on the dash.
    No chips.
    URD Maf calibrator, or the APEX-1 (I think)
     
  3. 98tacoma27

    98tacoma27 :POOPCORN: Thor

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    Tape a bag of these to the intake.:D

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    buy a supercharger
     
  5. roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    APR X-1
     
  6. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    THATS IT! The "APR X-1" dam dislexia......thanks, Roxspin.
     
  7. lasllc

    lasllc Well-Known Member

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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. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    X2.
     
  9. Slvr_DblTaco

    Slvr_DblTaco Well-Known Member

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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. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    A K&N isnt gonna help much. A light foot on the throttle is the best advise. ;)
     
  11. phantasm

    phantasm [OP] Active Member

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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. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Like mentioned above, it would take a few years before you saw a financial savings.
     
  13. XrunnIT

    XrunnIT Well-Known Member

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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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