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Supercharger or v-8?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by dtmccray, Mar 29, 2012.

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V8 or supercharger

Poll closed Apr 8, 2012.
  1. 300 hp V8

    16 vote(s)
    45.7%
  2. supercharger

    19 vote(s)
    54.3%
  1. Mar 29, 2012 at 2:54 AM
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    dtmccray

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    What would you consider a better upgrade 300hp 5.3 v8 with trans and case or forced induction for the 3.4? Assuming that the cost was the same.
     
  2. Mar 29, 2012 at 2:58 AM
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    MurphMan

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    Cost wouldn't be the same. You're comparing apples to oranges. You go putting a V8 in that chassis then you'll be upgrading suspension, prob the frame, and who else knows what. Are you considering this for a project? Would be cool to see a V8 Taco.
     
  3. Mar 29, 2012 at 3:12 AM
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    3.4?? You want to V8 a first gen?
     
  4. Mar 29, 2012 at 3:18 AM
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  5. Mar 29, 2012 at 3:27 AM
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    I know cost isn't the same Just not sure what direction im going to go yet. Leaning more towards mild V-8 and yes its a 1st gen.
     
  6. Mar 29, 2012 at 3:33 AM
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    Ive got a 2nd gen s/c'd V6, not sure what I can help with opinion wise. I have nothing to compare it too being as I havent touched 1st gens, i did however own an LT1 v8 and my current 1GR-FE supercharged. I could tell you what Ive learned of each
     
  7. Mar 29, 2012 at 7:14 AM
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    STLharry

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    I would not want to open the can of worms associated with trying to put as V8 into a 1st gen Tacoma. S/C is the better option clearly IMO.

    If you want gobs of power then maybe you got the wrong truck.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2012 at 7:19 AM
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    I think a V8 option would be sweet on a tacoma if they may the frame and all able to handle it. When they bring the S/C for the 12' out ima grab one up.
     
  9. Mar 29, 2012 at 7:27 AM
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    If money is not an option sure go for it. It would be different. Otherwise go with the proven reliable option. The V8 will cost substantially more and create all the issues of getting everything to work together and all the custom work that will need to be done. Youd probably end up spending more than the truck is worth unless youre doing the work yourself.
     
  10. Mar 29, 2012 at 7:29 AM
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    Charger hands down....especially if you dont plan on putting a toy v8 in it...i dont want to see any gm or ferd trash in a tacoma...
     
  11. Mar 29, 2012 at 7:45 AM
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    It really isn't a can of worms
    There is no issue with the frame. You would need a suspension lift however for that added weight.
    There are plenty of after market kits out there for conversions. Fitment is not an issue.


    http://www.northwestoffroad.com/index.php
     
  12. Mar 29, 2012 at 7:56 AM
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    The other thing to take into consideration is that the SC for the first gen is less than impressive... if you want noticeable power and have dispensable income to cover the shit that goes into dropping a v8, go that route
     
  13. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:02 AM
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  14. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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    I voted V8 because its different and would yield better results than supercharging it. You'd probably get better gas mileage too.
    I was in the same boat with my Wrangler. I ended up going with a v8 swap and I'm glad I did.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:06 AM
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    if you do the v8 also plan on new diffs..these litttle yota diffs cant handle the v8's torque. if it were me i would sc the 3.4
     
  16. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:11 AM
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  17. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:13 AM
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    How much HP can you put in the V8?
     
  18. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:19 AM
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  19. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    I chose v8 over SC kit with 300hp.

    If I could put any motor in my truck it would either be an LS1 or the LS9.
     
  20. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:27 AM
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    drop a v8 in and supercharge it, thats my ending plan lol
     
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