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Suggestions for Exhaust, Cold Air Intake, Performance Chips

Discussion in 'New Members' started by kzank03, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Dec 19, 2010 at 11:02 PM
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    kzank03

    kzank03 [OP] New Member

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    I am the new owner of a 2006 Toyota Tacoma 4 x 4 Crew Cab SR5. I am looking for a good if not the best Cold Air Intake, Exhaust System, or Performance Chip and what would also be needed for those improvements. I plan on having my truck Dyno'd after these improvements have been made. Also fluids that I would need to invest in. I would like to get better gas milage and also achieve more horsepower and torque. I am getting these parts and suggestions from www.partsgeek.com I intend on having all this work done at National Speed in Wilmington, NC. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am assuming I would need to run Premium Gasoline instead of 87 Octane. I would like to make improvements that will not require constant payments and replacing. I have been told that K&N Air filters are washable and re usable. I would also like to know the best Oil and Filters to run on my truck.

    For Exhaust I was looking at this.

    Flowmaster Exhaust System - American Thunder Cat Back - Single - Dual Side Exit - Incl. 2.5 in. Tubing - Super 50 Series(TM) SUV Muffler - 3 in. Logo Embossed Stainless Tip;

    For Cold Air Intake I was looking at this.

    AFE or K&N

    For Performance Chips I have no real clue of what is good and what is not but I don't want to continually buy new chips and would like to just get better gas milage while getting more power and torque when needed.
     
  2. Dec 20, 2010 at 4:48 AM
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    Brunes

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    I'm on my phone so this will be short- you aren't going to get better mpgs AND more power at the same time.
    Flowmaster only sounds good-it is NOT going to improve performance. Look up wickedflow or dynomax super turbo.
    Go with the AFE drop in filter-cheaper than a CAI and just as effective.
    Check out URDUSA.com for performance chips.
     
  3. Dec 21, 2010 at 12:29 PM
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    I understand that, sorry, what I meant was the ability to switch my truck from better gas milage performance to better horsepower with the same equipment. With the cold air intake would I need to Dyno my truck???
     
  4. Dec 21, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    No because it isn't worth the 3 to 5 horsepower increase. Stock is already cold air. The best mod you can do a for a really nice bump in power is a supercharger.
     
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