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Supercharger vs Re-Gearing...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dgalleon, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Sep 24, 2010 at 7:35 AM
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    dgalleon

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    I have a 2009 4x4 V6 dbl cab w/ a 6" Fabtech lift and running 35" Nitto Terra Grappler and want a little bit more "ummph..." I have been wanting to get either the TRD or URD supercharger for quite some time, but was told that I should re-gear first before I decide to supercharge it. Stating that I would not gain peak hp if I did the supercharger first w/ out re-gearing.

    I am on a budget so I can only do 1 of these now. If anyone can please chime in and help me making this decision I would really appreciate it.

    :D:D:D
     
  2. Sep 24, 2010 at 7:38 AM
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    Mxpatriot

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    Re-gear than supercharger. Right now you are running an improper gear ratio for your tire size and it negatively affects power delivery. Supercharging doesn't fix this problem, it just gives the vehicle more power to use ineffectively.
     
  3. Sep 24, 2010 at 7:40 AM
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    if its worth doing, its worth doing it right...the first time.
     
  4. Sep 24, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    That's what I been thinking...
     
  5. Sep 24, 2010 at 9:07 PM
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    what's the "proper gear ratio" for my truck with the 35's?
     
  6. Sep 24, 2010 at 11:25 PM
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  7. Sep 25, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    I'd go with 4.56's or 4.88's. I'm sure Tacoridinhigh can tell you why he went with 4.88's.
     
  8. Sep 26, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    Can you please tell me what gas mileage you get with the 4.88's? Is your truck more responsive now after the regear? how much was the total cost?
     
  9. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    Thanks for the quick response, if I get any increase in the city then I will be happy, i want my torque and power back. Glad you can tell me the info from experience. Since the 4.56 is $350 cheaper, whats the main difference?
     
  10. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:20 PM
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    What about re-gear with 33s, would 4.56 work
     
  11. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:21 PM
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    You did both front and rear for that price you posted earlier?
     
  12. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    I may have to disagree with everybody.

    if you supercharge you will have both your power and gas mileage return kinda IMO.

    On the freeway I believe with the supercharger you could pull 5th gear 2000rpms at 75mph with boost and not have to downshift constantly. I can run 72 with the same setup and never have to downshift until i pass or get to high elevation.

    I only have 33s but still I really think this is possible.

    So I think if you want city milage go with regearing but freeway miles go with the supercharger.
     
  13. Sep 26, 2010 at 3:39 PM
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    if it helps, I live in Orlando and most of the road I drive on has speed limits of 55-65 mph so idk if that clears anything up about city/ hwy driving. I'm looking for more torque but added gas mileage is just a plus
     
  14. Jun 30, 2012 at 2:39 AM
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    I have both super charger and regeared but each is with different tacos.
    my 01 limited taco came with super charger and my 02 sr5 was regear to 5.29 gear ratio. Both work in opposite direction. with super charger you have the ability to take off quicker and more speed going up hill. but when you regear it just make the truck feels lighter and easier to take off from the 1st to 3rd gear it does not mean you can take off faster. the benefit for regear is for off road and hauling heavy stuffs. when you talk about speed, a super charger is what you need but when you want power, regearing is what you need to do so never assume those two things work the same, they are not.:ballchain:
     
  15. Jun 30, 2012 at 3:05 AM
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    I've got a S/C on my 2009 and recently lifted and put 33"s on. Do the regear first. I feel like I am driving a full-size F-250 with a Civic engine when driving around unless I put my foot down. I am planning on regearing in a few months but my gas mileage is horrible and my pick-up is horrible.
     
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