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TRD Supercharger question?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jbassett30, May 16, 2008.

  1. May 16, 2008 at 8:09 PM
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    jbassett30

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    im thinking of getting the TRD Supercharger for my 4.0L V6 and was wondering what the Pros and cons of having it and any tips yall can think of....thx 4 yur time:D
     
  2. May 16, 2008 at 8:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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    PROS= More power
    CONS=more money on tires, tickets, non stop giggling, and the anoying( but oh so butifull ) whiring sound.


    :)
     
  3. May 16, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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  4. May 16, 2008 at 9:14 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    oh, a larger gas bill too since you just cant seem to keep your foot out of it :D
     
  5. May 16, 2008 at 9:15 PM
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    I have one and I love it. Everyone who has driven it loves it. Power is unbelievable. And my other car is a vette. Gas mileage is not bad. 21.7 highway. 17 city.

    Craig
     
  6. May 16, 2008 at 9:21 PM
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    CNW where ya been I posted a thread wanting to know about them but it just died. Do you get any detonation with it? Is it awsome enough to warrant $3000? does it do anything for you with normal around town stuff and what's your opinion about the sound Chris described? (Chris feel free to answer too:))
     
  7. May 16, 2008 at 9:26 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    man, 3 or 4 grand is just really hard to justify for me. I'd absolutely LOVE to have one though...
     
  8. May 16, 2008 at 9:29 PM
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    Yeah me too...could almost buy a new motor for that. Plus Mine's 7 yrs old- I doubt it would be wise to slap a SC on it now:eek:
     
  9. May 17, 2008 at 5:02 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Hey, Ridge. On the new chargers, Toyota installas a new MAP for the ECU, I havent heard any reports of detonation. Ay idle and driveing normally, you just hear a faint wirring sound. Everyone I met when I had mine thought I had a powersteering problem. My milage was just like stock when not in the boost. When on the boost, its a wonderfull non obtrusive sound. The TRD blower is a bargain for the price they are asking, plus, its covered under waranty. The cheapest supercharger install I ever did was for my own truck, and it ran about $5000.00 when all was said and done, so the price is a good deal. The biggest question you have to ask yourself is if its worth it to run Premium fuel all the time.:)
    Crap, just remembered you have a 3.4. The 3.4's are a little more trickey as some seem to need ALOT of fuel mods. What elevation are you?
     
  10. May 17, 2008 at 5:43 AM
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    Hey Chris-elevation around 400 ft. and I run premium all the time anyway:) and I thought as much about the fuel mods. Yrs ago when I was shopping for a car I came across a 1989 Thunderbird SC with a supercharger and when I tested it it pinged like hell with every move of the throttle! Mad power though but what a tradeoff:eek:
     
  11. May 17, 2008 at 6:10 AM
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    Im guessing that the octain rating in your area is 92-93? URD makes some fuel mod kits for your motor. Gadget is pretty much the forced induction Yoda. Im a big fan of superchargers, and I say If you can swing it, do it. Your exhaust can support the added cfm the charger will require. All you would need is a good set of headers. From what I have found, only some vehicles require the fuel mods. Its a roll of the dice. I didnt need many mods on my truck, just modded the fuel regulator. My buddies truck, however, needed dam near every mods availible. His cab looked like a small aircraft, with all the ignition, fuel, ecu controlls and such.:)
     
  12. May 17, 2008 at 6:38 AM
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    It's 91 here-do they still run 92-3 in other places? Why did they knock ours down to 91? Not that it matters. I've heard often that premium is really not a waste of money cause it's a slower hotter burning fuel and thusly more efficient so what say you Chris?:)
     
  13. May 17, 2008 at 6:48 AM
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    Some places have 92+ octaine fuel. I dont know if its a hotter burning fuel, I know it has less energy density then 87, which is why it is better at stopping preignition. Seems that it varies from vehicle to vehicle on efficiency. My Dodge hated 89+ octaine, and rewarded me with lower mpg. when I ran it. My Tacoma seems to like 89. :)
     
  14. May 17, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    Good info Chris. Thanks. Well I gotta say I'm amazed at the happy little V6 I own- not ONE ping out of it in the whole 7 yrs. of its life-to me that marks a great system under that hood:)
     
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    I like the sound. All superchargers are known for their scream. I would spend the money again.

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    I've shopping the net for a newer dblcab taco. I've got my wish list (4x4, a/c, tow pkg) and was wondering if I should add supercharger to the list. They seem to be fairly common and I plan to pull a small camper trailer. Are they high maintenance? Do I have to run premium fuel? Will it shorten engine life? Also, why are manual trannies so hard to find? I would have thought that they would almost be a gimme when you order the tow package. Any other pros or cons from trailer haulers would be appreciated. Thx.
     
  17. Jun 30, 2008 at 8:07 PM
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    If you get the supercharger, I would get the Ayto tranny behind it. It has a higher h.p. capacity than the Manual tranny. Yes, you will have to run premium fuel in it. A supercharger adds no more maintanence to the vehicle. It wont hurt reliability. The TRD supercharger is designed to match the 4.0 150,000 mile reliability rating. :)
     
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