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Supercharger upgrade worth the cost?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BossFan, Feb 23, 2019.

  1. Mar 9, 2019 at 8:57 PM
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    4sevens1792

    4sevens1792 Well-Known Member

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    My engine seems to be in good health. I take really good care of her. But I'm not the original owner. Here's a picture of when i changed the valve cover gaskets.

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  2. Mar 9, 2019 at 9:11 PM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth

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    97 reg cab, v6 5sp 300hp supercharged, Methonal Injection, 600,001 plus miles, Original Owner
    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Hella H4 German Rated Headlights HID 55 watt bulbs (MUST DO) 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    Looks clean, do a compression test to know exactly
     
  3. Mar 10, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    kokose7en

    kokose7en Well-Known Member

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    Bought a used TRD Supercharger for $1900 with the TRD gauge . Replaced all the bearings. Cleaned the housing and installed using factory literature and templates. All in all, just under $2300 with new bearings, fluid, coupler, spark plugs, wires, intake and TRD O throttle gasket, belts and template. Supercharger definitely worth it. I am not planning on doing any other mods. I am planning on driving as many miles for the life of this car!

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  4. Mar 10, 2019 at 10:59 AM
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    QMEDJoe

    QMEDJoe Proverbs 3:5-6

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    Fox 2.0 Coilovers in the front and Fox 2.0’s in the rear, Total Chaos UCA’s, Allpro expo leafs, K&N cold air intake, TRD headers,Magnaflow catback exhaust,URD short throw shifter, switched out my 60/40 bench seat for some Tacoma Limited seats, Replaced the vinyl shift boot for a black leather one, completely soundproofed the cab w/ Frost King. Replaced stock radio with a Pioneer AVH series head unit. Focal component system w/a 10" sub powered by 2 Alpine amps.Weathertech floor mats. Line-X'd the bed. SCS Ray 10’s, Installed an A.R.E MX series camper shell.
    My next project is most likely a 4xinnovations front bumper and winch. Next one after that is rather the URD s/c-7th injector Kit or locking both rr and front diffs+regearing... decisions, decisions. :goingcrazy:
     
  5. Mar 10, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    wingedone

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    Just an update and FYI... drove the truck some more today and I definitely noticed ping at tip in. I’m definitely going to need the 7th injector kit. It’s gonna start getting hot here in south Texas. I’ll be calling gadget tomorrow as I need to know when the other stuff will be coming in. They also sent me the wrong gauge pod mount. I’m still really happy with it. Truck drives just as good or better than before.
     
  6. Apr 3, 2019 at 12:33 PM
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    JasonLee

    JasonLee Hello? I'm a truck.

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    Used one in SoCal. https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/trd-supercharger-and-urd-7th-injector.598399/
     
  7. Aug 13, 2019 at 11:48 PM
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    frenchee

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    Is there a guide on installing a meth kit specific to our superchargers?
    Thanks
     
  8. Aug 14, 2019 at 1:09 AM
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    eon_blue

    eon_blue moist

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    @1997tacomav6 is your man, check out his build thread he has some good info on the meth injection install
     
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  9. Aug 14, 2019 at 5:27 AM
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    1997tacomav6

    1997tacomav6 V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger,2"pulley,meth

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    V6 5sp,RegCab,TRD Supercharger, 2" pulley, methanol injected AC TRD supercharger,(MUST DO) TRD supercharger ported, rebuilt 3 times over 500,000 miles, every 125,000- 150,000 needs rebuild Hella H4 German Rated Headlights HID 55 watt bulbs (MUST DO) 5 speed manual Amsoil for all drive train Smaller 2” pulley,(300hp) (MUST DO) 2004 DESNO fuel injectors, zero ping ping, 2004 side door mirrors Dick Cepek Rims, Michelin tires LTX, ( that last 100,000 miles) Now running Dynopro ATM mud and snow tires KN cold air intake Cat back exhaust with ss exhaust tip, Raised exhaust tail pipe to 2" below body line Optima*dry cell battery,red top Alpine sirius radio, 200 watt amp, focal is165 split door pod speakers Focal door speakers Subwoffer behind seat Viper alarm, Electric Locks Dark tinted windows, 4runner bucket seats, Tacoma Rubber floor mats TRD fender extenders, Bilstien shocks chrome push bar, chrome nerf bars, add a leaf for rear springs trailer iv hitch, electric brake control, Drilled slotted brakes, High carbon steel (MUST DO) EBS green stuff 7000 series pads(MUST DO) TRD engine oil cap TRD stick shift, Rear sliding window 2002 4Runner functional hood scoop cut into Tacoma hood, 4Runner dual overhead map light Gentex Auto dim + Compass + Temp, garage,rearview mirror Corbeau bucket seats Snow Methonal kit stage 2 Champion 3 core aluminum radiator Linex bed liner
    It’s actually not that hard to do as long as your good with electrical wiring.
    There are different models with different add on options. Controlers, Gauge, level sensor,
    You should have an AFR Gauge if running a supercharger and you can fine tune the methonal
    kit with the AFR Gauge and if you do go for a smaller pulley and fuel health.
    You can use the windshield tank to keep everything clean.
    Look at my build page for
    More info

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