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Performance upgrades

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Cochese, Jan 13, 2007.

  1. Jan 13, 2007 at 12:08 PM
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    Cochese

    Cochese [OP] New Member

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    Hello all from a new member! I own a 1996 Tacoma(4yrs. now), w/ 149K miles.It has 3.4L,5spd.& 4wd. Im looking for a way to increase towing performance to pull my 19 ft. Airstream. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Jan 14, 2007 at 12:25 AM
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    TRD-Elkaholic

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    well it pretty much comes down to how much money you want to spend. But heres a few.

    Deckplate Mod, Headers, Cat-Back, Intake, Supercharger. Theres plenty you can do it just costs some Mulah.
     
  3. Jan 14, 2007 at 12:41 PM
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    Cochese

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    Thanks for the response; what about a comp. chip?
     
  4. Jan 14, 2007 at 2:10 PM
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    twoarezee

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    no none makes a "chip" for tacomas because they have non-programmable ecu's. check out www.urdusa.com for everything you will need to make more power. they specialize in toyotas, especially tacomas and 4runners with the 5vz 3.4 motor.
     
  5. Jan 14, 2007 at 5:05 PM
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    TRD-Elkaholic

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    Ya I second URD. They are the best in products and definatley customer service. Good luck trying to decide what you want to do with it.
     
  6. Oct 11, 2019 at 8:13 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth

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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Hella H4 German Rated Headlights HID 55 watt bulbs (MUST DO) 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Just add a supercharger 100 hp more, some add a leafs springs, class IV hitch and electric brakes on the trailer.

    That’s what I have.

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  7. Oct 11, 2019 at 8:41 PM
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    drr

    drr Primary Prognosticator

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    Think you sorted threads by oldest first...

    That's gotta be some kind of necro-thread record.
     
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  8. Oct 11, 2019 at 8:43 PM
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    Bishop84

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    His photo looks like its from 2007 haha
     
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  9. Oct 11, 2019 at 8:45 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 610,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Hella H4 German Rated Headlights HID 55 watt bulbs (MUST DO) 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    It actually probably is haha
     
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  10. Oct 12, 2019 at 4:45 AM
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    Noob95.5

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    What class IV hitch did you go with?
     
  11. Oct 12, 2019 at 5:07 AM
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    i'm not going to say anything but 2oo7 was an awkward year iirc :boink:
     
  12. Oct 12, 2019 at 5:13 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 610,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Hella H4 German Rated Headlights HID 55 watt bulbs (MUST DO) 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Is made by hidden hitch
    Actually is a class V by hidden hitch rated at 5500 pounds.

    With stainless steel tongue so it wouldn’t rust to the hitch.

    And power brake actuator

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  13. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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    Noob95.5

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    that’s a class iii hitch with an antiquated regan era rating. V5 doesn’t mean anything anymore. But nice hitch
     
  14. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:33 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth

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    Ohh, ok , well that hitch is 20 years old, anyways rated at 5000 pounds
    and I pull a 18 foot enclosed trailer double axle with electric brakes
    over the mountains to 10,000 feet with zero issues
     
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  15. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:34 AM
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    Bought my truck to move myself across the country. Those are some encouraging words
     
  16. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:36 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 610,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Hella H4 German Rated Headlights HID 55 watt bulbs (MUST DO) 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    If your going with a lot of weight I would definitely make sure the trailer has electric brakes.
    Tacoma brakes are ok but with a trailer probably not so good if its heavy or just go slow and careful And double axle is safer
     
  17. Oct 12, 2019 at 6:42 AM
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    Noob95.5

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    Definitely in the works. Check out my restoration progress somewhere on here. Already did the tundra brakes and lines, rears in the spring.
     

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