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Performance chips

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 09TacomaMan, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Jan 13, 2016 at 12:39 AM
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    09TacomaMan

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    I have a 2009 Tacoma TRD Sport. Wondering what chip or something that I can use to help improve gas. And the performance of my truck.
     
  2. Jan 13, 2016 at 1:11 AM
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    TacoTaco15

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    First post.

    Welcome to TW!

    @DCSBFTMFW this one's all yours.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2016 at 4:12 AM
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    127.0.0.1

    127.0.0.1 AKA ::1

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    do nothing, or TRD supercharger and kit for it
     
  4. Jan 13, 2016 at 7:37 AM
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    Chips are a bit of a myth...

    You can get into reprogramming an ECU and spend big bucks, but for a naturally aspirated vehicle your returns are going to be very (very very very) slim. You'll never get a return on the investment slim.

    If you have a turbo or supercharger, its a different story. Reprogramming the mixture, shift points, throttle sensitivity and boost levels can give quite nice gains.


    If you're looking to improve MPG, tires and maintenance are big deals. Performance... install a supercharger, buy a Miata on the side or live with it.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2016 at 7:54 AM
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    hard to put a dirbike in the back of a camaro.....
     
  6. Jan 13, 2016 at 7:57 AM
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    Trailer on a Camaro duhhhhh
     
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    Boone

    Boone Vaginas are rad.

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  8. Jan 13, 2016 at 8:01 AM
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    hard to get to the off the beaten path campsite with the dirbike n a camaro.... lol or tow the boat.

    ^ LOLOLOL now thats ghetto.... looks like one of them dudes from florida that go around popping wheelies on their dirtbikes on the street.
     
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  9. Jan 13, 2016 at 8:01 AM
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    street tires
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    regular maint (oil, filters, plugs, etc)
    drive like your grandpa
     
  10. Jan 13, 2016 at 8:02 AM
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    Google image FTW
     
  11. Jan 13, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    The cost of a performance chip can buy a lot of gas.
     
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  12. Jan 13, 2016 at 9:00 AM
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  13. Jan 13, 2016 at 9:32 AM
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    Yup, myth! Studies conducted by...... SEMA......the society for aftermarket equipment manufacturers, that about says it all!
     
  14. Jan 13, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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  15. Jan 13, 2016 at 12:56 PM
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    Bluegrass Taco

    Bluegrass Taco Politically incorrect low tech redneck

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    Damn. I spent 17 years racing dirt bikes.....Drove all over the country in a gas guzzling box van or a pick up dragging an enclosed trailer..... Had I known I could have bought a rust bucket Chevy Lumina, yanked the trunk lid off of it, and lived large with the savings, I might still be running into trees and 2-wheelin' it!
     
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