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Suggestions for first things to upgrade?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by pantherius, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Jun 19, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    pantherius

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    Everything is stock on my 08 Tacoma double cab. I would like to increase performance and I am wondering what are the best places to start? I have had suggestions for replacing the air filter to a higher quality one, a better intake, etc.. I agree with those. Any thoughts as to what's the best way to go one piece at a time? (Not like I have thousands of dollars to kill here lol). Thanks everyone!!!
     
  2. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    lwszabo

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    Forget filters and intakes. The increase if any will be so small compared to $ spent. If you really want performance save your $ until u can buy a supercharger....TRD or URD!
     
  3. Jun 20, 2011 at 8:09 PM
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    Trapper6speed

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    What if the guy wants to stay natural asperated. Not air charged.
     
  4. Jun 20, 2011 at 8:28 PM
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  5. Jun 21, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    Lurkin

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    For non-forced:

    Air intake, catback = maybe a few HP at the top end, questionable if you'll even notice 'em. More noise though, you might think you are going faster....

    MAF cali = +/- 10 HP, but only in open loop. May get a few more with a good CAI (URD AFE old-TRD).

    Headers - long or short = maybe 10-15HP, where at/how much depends on whether long or short.

    APR X-1 = depends on how hard it's tune, maybe more difficult to actually find one though, no support for 09+.
     
  6. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:22 AM
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    Simple... AFE Stage II SI for your CAI/DTLT Headers 5/8 primaries with the O2 sensors relocated... and at least an aftermarket Exhaust Muffler of your choice... CATBACK if you prefer:D

    This will leave you happy with gains and room for improvement if you decide to go SC/FI...

    If you definately want to stay N/A.. Go URD TCAI.....
     
  7. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:23 AM
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    Save until you have thousands of dollars and then buy the supercharger since the other mods don't do much on their own.
     
  8. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:25 AM
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    of course, why not just get to the point...:D
     
  9. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    Pretty much. All the other mods are high RPM mods.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    Regear!


    Sorry, it's just not "that thread" without "that comment"
     
  11. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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  12. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    Ok I'll change mine to: Save until you have thousands of dollars and then buy the supercharger since the other mods don't do much on their own.
     
  13. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    Thank you. I will now retreat back behind my rock! :D
     
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    Lol. I hope there is A/C and Xbox behind that rock.
     
  15. Jun 21, 2011 at 10:53 AM
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  18. Jun 24, 2011 at 7:06 AM
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    LOL wow... so many opinions! Hey, I didn't say I have NO money, and of course I will save for whatever would be best. I already read in many places that most of the modifications don't do anything so it's a waste of time and money. I was just hoping that wasn't the case :p
    Since I didn't buy a 4wd nor did I buy the TX super edition,, there is not much I can do about that now ;).
    I love my Toy! And if there is some work I can do on it to make it just that much better than great!

    Thanks for the ideas everyone :). I can always count on lots O info!
     
  19. Jun 24, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    AFE drop in. and then spend money on your lift and tires
     
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