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trd supercharger

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Nizz11, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Mar 2, 2012 at 11:43 AM
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    Nizz11

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    I have been thinking about purchasing the trd supercharger for my 2011 Tacoma but holding back wondering if it is really worth it?? I do have a small lift with bigger tires.... Will it help the MPG?? Just wanted some thought on what you guys think of it.
     
  2. Mar 2, 2012 at 1:08 PM
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    HonoluluTaco

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    $4K is a lot but it adds quite a bit of power and torque. As for gas mileage its not gonna help.
     
  3. Mar 2, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    Cowboyz

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    yea thats a lot of money, but the majority of the people on here would get one if they could afford it. Who doesnt want more HP and torque.
     
  4. Mar 2, 2012 at 1:10 PM
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    SuperTacoma

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    I heard the same thing as HonoluluTaco. You feel the pep but it doesn't improve mpg much if at all. I heard maybe 1 mpg if you are very lite on the pedal but who wants a supercharger to be lite on the pedal, right!
     
  5. Mar 8, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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    wormfood

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    You really need to read up in the forums.

    There is a wealth of information from guys that use their trucks for diff things, and they give their experience with their SCs.

    That's what I did, then I bought one!

    My experience buying it:

    I checked into that last part, it's not cheaper.
     
  6. Mar 8, 2012 at 11:04 PM
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    memario1214

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    Do not buy a supercharger in hopes of MPGs... Buy a car for that. I am looking to buy one in the near future here too. Will I get better mileage? Sometimes. I am buying it for the fun/cruising power/badassness/towing and that's really all anyone should buy one for.
     
  7. Mar 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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    For myself I purchased the SC to get the power back I lost with all the mods. Well worth the cost.
     
  8. Apr 10, 2012 at 4:59 AM
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    Woodstocktaco

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    Has anyone done any towing with the S/C installed? I have a small TT (approx 4500K) & the truck handles it well, but it really howls on long moderate grades. Wondering if those with S/C's have found it stays in boost even when towing flat grades at 65-70mph with the standard (dealer installed) S/C ECU flash? Or has anyone developed a towing specific tune for the S/C?
     
  9. Apr 10, 2012 at 5:31 AM
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    if I had an extra 4500 I would be all over this,once i get the veh pd off in about 1.5 yrs I will be doing this.
     
  10. Apr 10, 2012 at 9:21 PM
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    extremachn1

    extremachn1 I am an asshole, deal with it!

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    I have towed and offroaded the piss out of my supercharger. The S/C along was rather dissapointing honestly. Once I put the URD 2.8" under drive pulley on it picked up a ton of pep. Towing it makes a huge differance as does offroading. I can get 24 mpg on the freeway doing 60-65mpg on the freeway and about 20mpg in town. That is with my lift, armor all around, and bigger tires. That mpg is adjusted for tire size on my scan gauge and GPS. I have the 6spd manual so an auto will get slightly better milage.
     
  11. Apr 10, 2012 at 9:23 PM
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    Lol. A supercharger is a power adder not a MPG enhancer. Get rid of the lift and tires for better MPG.
     
  12. Apr 11, 2012 at 4:42 AM
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    CANT WAIT MY SC IS ON ORDER!!! I thought MEAN GREEN was already fast!!!

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  13. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:12 AM
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    Thought that the S/C wasn't out for 2012 yet?
     
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    It's not yet, they're still working on the software for the ECU according to another thread.
     
  15. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:31 AM
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    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    So did your truck come with a free Monster hat and a 12 pack of fucking red bull?
     
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    24 pack.:D
     
  17. Apr 11, 2012 at 6:56 AM
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    Don't pay $4k for a new SC kit just wait... Look around abit and see if you can find one that has been slightly used for a better price. Good luck!
     
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    WOW...:confused:
     
  19. Apr 11, 2012 at 7:06 AM
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    No you really want new for a power adder. Slightly used might mean slightly used at 8000rpm the whole time.
     
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