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Supercharger Pro's and Con's

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ccbdzsmith, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. Jan 3, 2011 at 8:23 AM
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    ccbdzsmith

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    I've been searching the threads but haven't really found what I'm looking for. As I'm sure a lot of people do, I've been dreaming of a supercharger for my taco. But, what are the ramifications to reliability, gas mileage, longevity, etc? I drive my taco 100 miles a day and already have 175,000 miles on it. Thoughts? Whats good about a TRD supercharger? Whats bad?
     
  2. Jan 3, 2011 at 8:26 AM
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    MotoXdoer

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    i really liked the power from the trd in a 1st gen. the one i drove was a manual and was pretty fast. i see the superchargers on ebay for 1700
     
  3. Jan 3, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    Thats a pretty good price. Thanks for the info. BTW, you live in a pretty cool town. Haven't been there in 15 years but I know it used to be a lot of fun.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2011 at 8:45 AM
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    TanSR5x4

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    you gotta put premium in it if you supercharge it
     
  5. Jan 3, 2011 at 8:51 AM
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    Oh. I don't like that at all.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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    Then don't Supercharge it. Cause if you do...premium fuel is a MUST!!!
    And a seventh injector also. If you don't want to starve it.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2011 at 9:32 AM
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    Might as well have a motor built to handle some boost while your at it.

    $1700 to $3400 for 4 psi and about 50(?) extra hp?. I'm sure there is a difference you can feel with that,,but it is a crapload of extra money for that slight improvement and some extra tinkering to keep it happy.

    If I was to do that, it would be a new performance built engine with all items matched for the extra output, bolt in, RTR. Less of a snowball effect that way. More duckets, but less hassle.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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    I wouldn't recommend it. The fun of that extra power wears out quick when you realize how much extra you are paying for premium gas! Around here premium is no longer 20 cents more than regular, it is 45-50 cents more to keep regular prices low! It is fun but not that great. My truck came with one already installed and all of the stock stuff with it. I don't think I would have ever paid the extra money to install one. I have considered going back to stock a couple of times. You also have a lot of miles on your engine to be subjecting it to the stress of a blower!
     
  9. Jan 5, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    i assume you'll also shorten the lifespan of the engine if you SC it. ..more wear and tear.


    think about it, ..how many 250K mile tacomas do you see that are SC'd?
     
  10. Jan 5, 2011 at 11:46 AM
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    Yeah, I gots boost
    You Bitch... ^^^
     
  11. Jan 6, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    I supercharged my 95 and paying for fuel isnt that bad considering you make people in mustangs and cameros look like little bitches
     
  12. Jan 9, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    I have a factory installed Supercharger and 168k going strong
     
  13. Jan 10, 2011 at 12:15 AM
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    I have no mods, I just put in NGK-R laser plugs though, 91 octane. I have records for New O2 sensors every 30k, CAI, fresh wires every 40k at most. ALL scheduled maintenance, ie belts,pumps,filters,flushes
     
  14. Jan 10, 2011 at 12:16 AM
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    whoops nevermind, I am talking to myself
     
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