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TRD or JBA headers

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ETaco23, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Nov 22, 2008 at 8:50 PM
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    ETaco23

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    Hey all! I was thinking about getting Headers, and Im really leaning towards eather TRD or JBA. My ? is which one will give me better performance and also where can get a great deal on these? Thanx
     
  2. Nov 22, 2008 at 8:56 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    im thinking about doing the same thing later down the road. im thinking about a set of the doug thorley long tubes if they make them for our trucks myself.
     
  3. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:19 PM
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    I've heard nothing but crap from the JBA headers. Doug Thorley seems to be the way to go.
     
  4. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:25 PM
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    My JBA's are warped at the flange. I will be getting DT's shortly. Do not like the quality of these headers, to include all the ceramic coating is actually burning off.

    Hope I have a better experience, like most have with DT's...
     
  5. Nov 22, 2008 at 10:47 PM
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    Tacoma02TRD

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    I've been considering this same upgrade and I've heard good things about the TRD headers about 10hp or so. Haven't heard much about the other brands but TRD seems to be the way to go far as I know. Once I get the money... then I'll probably get the TRD headers:D
     
  6. Nov 23, 2008 at 3:39 AM
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    chris4x4

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    TRD is the way to go on the first gens. :)
     
  7. Nov 23, 2008 at 10:20 AM
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    Awsome guys! thanks for all the reply's and help. I will be looking into the TRD ones then. Anyone know a good place to get them? Or what they ruffly run, price wise?
     
  8. Nov 23, 2008 at 1:42 PM
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    Does TRD make headers for the 09 Tacoma 4.0 engine?
     
  9. Nov 23, 2008 at 1:44 PM
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    I'm considering buying an 09 tacoma crew cab prerunner and want to put in all leather interior. Is there an aftermarket company that supplies (installs) an all leather interior (seats, door panels) for the 09?
     
  10. Nov 23, 2008 at 1:57 PM
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    I saw some TRDs on Ebay the other day other wise it looks like you'll be using google or maybe its your lucky day and Graigslist will provide something. Good luck on your search:D
     
  11. Dec 7, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    I do not beleive that TRD makes headers for the 09 or new 4.0 V6 engine. I have a 1998 tacoma v6 too and put the TRD headers on that. There was a noticable improvment in performance, gas mileage and sound. I would love to get headers for my new 06 but TRD is not working on anything.

    I see some other aftermarket brands like we have talked about here but no one is willing to show any stats from a DYNO test to prove anything. Until someone can get it on the rack I think its all hear-say.

    In speaking with my buddy an 11 year vet mecahnic from that use to work at Toyota, he said that he not see any improvment but more issues from folks putting on headers to their 4.0 v6 engines. It has made me concerend and am holding off more until I can see some real proof that it will make a difference. Espcially with the way the exhaust system is deisgned with Dual Cats.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2008 at 1:08 PM
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    Im wondering, are people seeing or having seal leaks or problems with TRD Headers on the 01-04's?
     
  13. Dec 14, 2008 at 1:11 PM
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    what are the best short tube headers to put on a 09 4.0?
     
  14. Dec 14, 2008 at 1:22 PM
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    Not sure, Im thinking DT or JBA's. Im thinking of going JBA's for my 3.4L
     
  15. Dec 14, 2008 at 2:16 PM
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    does dt make shortys
     
  16. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    They do, just know cost or performance of them.
     
  17. Dec 14, 2008 at 8:18 PM
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    Hey chris, Do you know if there have been any problems/ leaks with gaskets or what not? And how much the TRD headers cost? thanks!
     
  18. Dec 14, 2008 at 9:05 PM
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    are they that much more then the jba's?
     
  19. Dec 14, 2008 at 9:17 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    I have never had a leak when I installed them, but I would use some copper RTV to hold the gasket in place and torque the bolts down in a cross pattern to make sure the header flange mates with the head evenly. When connecting to the pipes, just torque the bolts evenly and make sure to use a new gasket. Cant remember the cost off hand, but they are inline with everyone else.
     
  20. Dec 15, 2008 at 6:50 PM
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    awsome, thanks chris!
     
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