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SC really worth it?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 04LTtacoma, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Feb 26, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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    04LTtacoma

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    My motor has about 160k miles on it. Is that too many miles to be SC my tacoma? Is the extra power really worth it? Does the SC make a HUGE difference in power? Is that maintenance expensive? I think I have too many miles on the tacoma.:(
     
  2. Feb 26, 2011 at 10:01 PM
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    Yamaha Dave

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    YES I would say you have too many miles to even think about putting a supercharger in. Considering the miles you have, you'd probably want to get the bottom end rebuilt completely before putting one on with your mileage. Then you're talking major $$$$, now add the $4000 for the SC kit, tune, 7th injector and you'll be close to the $5,000+ range but the time it's all said and done. Your best bet is to buy another truck if you want more power.
     
  3. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:33 AM
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    04LTtacoma

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    Well, thanks for the info. lol Down the road I am going to do a motor swap anyways. But even when I get a new toyota 3.4l motor I don't think I will SC it. I need more power!


    EDIT: I could probably find a used SC kit for 1k. I wouldn't buy brand new, that is a little too much $$$ for me.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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  5. Feb 27, 2011 at 10:58 AM
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    Too many miles I would say NO, however is it going to give you huge power, I would again say NO.

    I turboed my truck at 150K miles at 18psi and had no problems whatsoever, now I am swapping in a V8..

    The Toyota motor are very stout and can take it if the maintenance has been done on a regular basis.
     
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