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Taco performance upgrades.

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bhtyler10, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. Jul 15, 2008 at 11:05 PM
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    bhtyler10

    bhtyler10 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering what the best bet for adding a few ponies to a 3.4 v6 tacoma would be. For a low price what is the best option. I was thinking cold air intake but i have heard ups and downs about them. Also what about a throttle body spacer??
    thanks, tyler
     
  2. Jul 16, 2008 at 5:47 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    A throttlebody spacer will do nothing for newer engines. The best thing you can do for a few extra h.p. for little money would be the deck plate mod. Do a search for it, and you will find instructions. That mod will give the same gain as a "cold air intake". You can get a new exhaust, headers, etc., but you wont get more than 15-20 h.p.. The only other thing to get major h.p. gain would be a turbo, or supercharger. :)
     
  3. Jul 16, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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    bhtyler10

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    Thanks Chris,
    I actually went and looked at my intake, and come to find out mine already has a deck plate. lol. I bought it last year used, and never noticed, lol. He also has a grey wire mod.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Nice! Saves you a little time. :)
     
  5. Jul 22, 2008 at 10:21 PM
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    backwoodking

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    I was wary about the deck plate mod before I put it on and now I love it! My check engine light came for a day after I finished, but the MAF had some shavings of plastic from where I cut the air box. I drove it on a good drive and it went off and I am getting great gas mileage and it actually sounds better to me. The cheapest hp and mpg gain Ive ever done. I wouldn't even bother with cold air. Not worth the $$ now.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2008 at 10:24 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    you got that right man.....the deckplate is way better than an intake........way cheaper too. and you can add an afe pro dry s air filter to it for some extra mileage gain......and the whole deal is still way less than an intake. gonna order my afe pretty soon!!
     
  7. Oct 1, 2008 at 10:38 AM
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    bump that! did it last month very impressed
     
  8. Oct 1, 2008 at 10:59 AM
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    Toy4Life

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    I'm really behind, I need to do that deckplate......yeah, I'm a slacker sometimes.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Oct 1, 2008 at 11:27 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    get on it man!!!:D
     
  10. Oct 1, 2008 at 9:38 PM
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    Well as long as we're talking about the deck plate, I have a quick question. Obviously you've just created a huge hole through which all manner of water and debris can now enter the air box. So just how much damage can be done by possible forgetting to put the deck plate back in place (or heaven forbid being caught without it) when the weather gets wet? I'm not talking about the second coming of Noah's flood, but a fair amount of moisture.
     
  11. Oct 1, 2008 at 9:59 PM
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    you could crank out prob another 60hp if you crank your compression and do a full blown port polish, headers, exhaust and whatnot. I managed to get an extra 100 horse on the dyno with my nova and it is still N/A, I'm not really sure if the v6 is much diff from the v8 in that respect, but it should be close to the same.
     
  12. Oct 1, 2008 at 10:34 PM
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    Dustin, a few years ago we had torrential rains here in SoCal, I neglected to put back in the plate, I've had no problems. Not a whole lot water or debris gets into the engine compartment, not mine anyway. No need to worry about IMO.
     
  13. Oct 2, 2008 at 11:57 AM
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    port and polish intake manifold, supercharger, pulley for charger, lifted, tires, deckplate, (doing full engine build)
    where can i find cams or headers for my 3.4 95.5?

    or both? im willing to put down a little cash
     
  15. Oct 2, 2008 at 5:56 PM
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    Thanks for the info! Now I'm gonna have to do it. :D
     
  16. Jan 19, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    As long as you don't go romping through some huge puddles or rivers you should be fine. Worst case scenario is you can get hydrolock. If it locks at low RPM you might be fine...if its revved up high then you could ruin the whole motor.
     
  17. Jan 19, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Hydro lock up is a bad thing at ANY rpm. :) Hydro lock usually means that a rod, crank, piston, etc., broke. I have seen rods shot thru the block from water exposure into the engine. Broken block = :(
     
  18. Jan 20, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Well granted you don't wanna hydrolock your engine at all but I've seen some lock up at 3k and lower and you can just remove the plugs, turn it over a couple times, and it will shoot water out of the block like 20 feet. Its really pretty funny to watch. After that you just throw the plugs back in and I've seen em run just fine afterwards.
     
  19. Jan 20, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Ok. Thats not hydrolocking. thats killing the engine before it locks. Yes, when water is introduced into the engine, you need to shut it off before it goes into the CC. Water doesnt compress, and WILL break something if its in the CC while running. If the engine is shut off, water can still get inside the CC, then you need to pull the plugs and blow it out. A shot of WD-40 into the CC with the plugs removed is a good thing to.
     
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