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To those with a trd supercharger

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by MotoXdoer, Dec 24, 2009.

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To those with a TRD Super Charger

Poll closed Dec 30, 2009.
  1. definitely worth the money

    8 vote(s)
    88.9%
  2. should have spent the money on other mods

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. gas mileage sucks

    1 vote(s)
    11.1%
  4. not that noticeable in mpg's(no lead foot, yea right)

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  1. Dec 24, 2009 at 8:53 PM
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    MotoXdoer

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    what are you averaging mpg?
     
  2. Dec 24, 2009 at 8:58 PM
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    NumNutz

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    1-2 mpg loss is the average. Don't have one but those are the numbers. If you put your foot into it like you're probably going to though you're gonna lose more.
     
  3. Dec 24, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    im getting 15-16mpg with my current set up. managed to get 17 with cruise on. i heard someone on here was getting an average of 12.
     
  4. Dec 24, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    Well if you floor it off a traffic light half the time I wouldn't be surprised. It's mostly about how you drive.
     
  5. Dec 25, 2009 at 1:30 AM
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    rossk35

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    Mine didn't change. 16.5mpg. You will see an increase if you were to drive for a long period on the freeway cause I have gotten mine up around 19mpg.
     
  6. Dec 25, 2009 at 5:57 AM
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    How many folks did you "average" for that estimate?? Cause I call shenanigans on a 2 mpg drop. I don't have the TRD blower- but my last truck had a ProCharger and I didn't lose any mpgs compared to the stock ratings (when I was driving normally).

    Taking off from lights made it lower- but that's controllable.
     
  7. Dec 25, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    I didn't notice any change in cruising MPG. But the blower does ask to be run a lot more, so watch the throttle and you'll be good.
     
  8. Dec 25, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    From New Jersey to Tennessee, aprox 800 miles in one day, at about 75mph, I got an average 17mpg. Aprox 3mpg less then before. It is very difficult to stay off that pedal. Specially up hill where the truck would slow down, now it keeps pushing. I have to say that I did expected to loose some, but not as much. Winter gas may have something to do with. Overall I think that this is the best investment that I did in this truck. I am pretty sure that, if this would have been installed by the manufacture, the millage would be much, much better and that they could get another (safe) 50HP out if this engine.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    I love mine!

    Been getting 16/17 mpg. Wish the truck had the 6 spd stick vs the 5 spd auto (owell)

    BTW: First post; Hi
     
  10. Dec 29, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    Maybe but the trans is junk:mad: I have the TRD blower with many upgrades but the trans just can't handle the power with no pilot bearing!

    If Toyota designed the trans with a pilot bearing for the input shaft I would keep my boosted XRunner, but now I'm thinking of ditching it for a DubCab 4X4 TRD edition with an AUTO
     
  11. Dec 29, 2009 at 12:29 PM
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    Well there's plenty of people on XRU that are boosted, myself included, that are having severe issues with the 6spd.

    We have one dub cab 4x4 with the TRD blower,APR 7th inj and APR 2.7" pulley and he's auto. He's having no issues and putting down some descent power and fastest 1/4 mile times for that truck. He's beating the XRunners by a few tenths!
     
  12. Dec 29, 2009 at 4:07 PM
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    APR X-1 is a self tuning computer controller designed for the 1GR, I'm sure this tuner would not allow an auto to boost without upping the fuel flow.
    I'm running it with my XRunner and am very happy with the Options and results! You can run the X-1 with the TRD blower and NOT have to get the ECU reflashed. This way u can take the blower off if u decide to sell the truck and sell the blower separately if u wanted. With the ECU reflash u can't

    Check it, it's completely plug and play(minus some cam gears and thermostat)
    http://aprpower.com/ECU_mainpage.html


    So I would be one that's very happy with buying the TRD blower but only because of the other mods that make it BETTER!

    I voted for "Worth the Money"
     
  13. Jan 2, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    I am getting about 18 mpg mixed city and highway diving very conservatively. Its an automatic. I hope for better using higher octane gas. I reported that I was getting 12 but that has been resolved.
     
  14. Nov 23, 2016 at 2:58 AM
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    Please Help! You've reported once getting 12 mpg and you say that's been resolved. What have you done to resolve it? I am currently getting an average of 12 mpg and would be thrilled with the 18 that you're getting. I've experimented with my driving habits and really haven't seen much of a difference aside from once achieving 14.2 mpg on the highway. I've driven it a bit harder and got 10.9 mpg. I mostly do city driving and am curious what I can do to get better mileage?
     
  15. Nov 23, 2016 at 7:53 AM
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    Prior to installing the TRD supercharger, my ScanGauge (uncalibrated) showed that I was getting ~14.5mpg. This 14.5mpg was averaged from a few months of driving. I then removed the ScanGuage because I wanted to find a better place to install it.....and then forgot about it.

    I then had the TRD blower installed with the 2.85" pulley. I eventually found my ScanGauge, and the memory still had 14.5 mpg as the fuel consumption rate. I plugged the scangauge back in and drove for another few months/fuel cycles. All without resetting the ScanGauge.

    The (uncalibrated) Scangauge now reads 13.2mpg fuel consumption rate.... The only difference from the 14.5 avg to 13.2 avg was the installation of the TRD blower with the 2.85 pulley.

    IMO, if your driving style and driving environment stays the same..... you'll notice a loss of 1-2mpg difference once you go from NA to FI (TRD blower). Also IMO, the TRD blower is/was worth the $$$. Especially if you live in CA and have to deal with CARB every two years.

    (when my truck was bone stock.... I only got ~17mpg).
     
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  16. Nov 23, 2016 at 11:13 PM
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    That post is almost 7 years old, and that user hasn't logged in since 2014...doubt you'll get an answer from him.
    Are you supercharged? What other performance mods?
    Have you changed gear ratios or tire size?
    Do you keep up on regular maintenance, throttle body cleaning, plugs/wires?
    Have you checked for any codes with a diagnostic tool?
    You say mostly city driving, are they short trips? If the catalytic converters don't get up to operating temperature, they are inefficient and the computer will run in open loop, which uses a much richer fuel mixture. Also the extra fuel will create a lot of carbon which will foul plugs, valves, TB, etc.
     
  17. Nov 25, 2016 at 8:38 PM
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    So what happens when you don't have catalytic converters? Is it always in open loop?:rolleyes:
     
  18. Nov 26, 2016 at 4:38 PM
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    My response was aimed at the guy asking for help, who likely has a near-stock exhaust setup, with catalytic converters and O2 sensors, etc.

    It looks like you have quite a bit of experience with FI tuning, if you have additional or contradicting information that would improve this discussion, feel free to add it...
     
  19. Nov 26, 2016 at 8:13 PM
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    Not for the last comment of mine to be taken sarcastically nor condescendingly, but rather to raise the question, lightly. Only that there more be more to the story, as you mentioned. For others to also then ask themselves.
     
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