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TRD vs. URD?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 2009Taco, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Nov 10, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    2009Taco

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    I'm sure this has been covered at some point, but I searched and wasn't able to come up with anything. So here goes, as far as the TRD vs. URD, what is 'better'?

    I know TRD parts are more expensive but retain and are covered under the factory warranty, while URD parts seem to be cheaper (especially the short throw shifter) but I wasn't sure how they were covered with Toyota, should they cause or something else fail on the vehicle.

    I am looking to get the short throw shifter now and hopefully the supercharger in the Spring. Gonna start saving now, so it'd be kinda nice to know what I'm saving for :)

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:12 PM
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    humanoid

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    I have yet to hear something breaking from URD or their parts causing damage. Gadget does a lot of R&D and puts out quality stuff.
     
  3. Nov 10, 2008 at 7:18 PM
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    Ya, from what I have read, everyone seems to be happy with the URD products. I am just a little paranoid about the warranty.

    I know you will have to prove that that specific part caused the failure, but that seems like more of a hassle.
     
  4. Nov 10, 2008 at 8:16 PM
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    If you can find one, I highly recommend the B&M short shifter. From a performance stand point, it is hands down the best choice.

    I ran the URD s/s for about 6-7 months before switching to the B&M... never once regretted it. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Nov 10, 2008 at 8:19 PM
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    The only bad thing i heard about urd is the cai water getting in causing the truck to turn off but thats it they have solid products i would still reccommend them.
     
  6. Nov 10, 2008 at 8:42 PM
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    mhm, well the plan is to start going out more in the near future. That being said, I think I will go the TRD route for the CAI.

    Does the CAI from TRD work best w/ the TRD SC and URD TCAI w/ URD SC work best together, or doesn't it matter?
     
  7. Nov 13, 2008 at 8:55 PM
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  8. Nov 13, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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    I've never heard anybody say anything negative about their experience with URD or URD parts.

    That being said, as an off roader I am not a fan of their CAI design. But for someone who stays on the street it should be fine.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2008 at 11:30 PM
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    I have the trd cai...........made a little difference in power with a nice sound.....hooked it up with the URD maf cal with their modified map and now it sings at 4000 rpm, a whole lot smoother throughout the powerband and it now feels like I've gained some ponies:D....even if you supercharge you will need a good management system to optimize your mods



    URDFTW!!!!!
     
  10. Nov 26, 2008 at 1:53 PM
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    I have not posted in a while, but I am going to say I have spent a lot of money on trd parts (S/C, CAI, short shifter, exhaust)................... you do the numbers. I have one URD part (pulley for the trd S/C to add boost). No real problems (except intercooler reservior) with trd parts and as for the urd..........it works as stated on their website, but that can't be a fair comparison. I can say that TRD customer service and Tech service sucks. I do most of the work on my vehicles and when I had questions about thier products, I got..................this.....

    Me Could I get a spare parts list for the supercharger?
    TRD Why do you need one?
    Me I do my own work and would like to have spare parts
    TRD (Silence)
    Me Do you have one?
    TRD Quite possibly (and again silence)
    Me Who do I need to speak with to get one?
    TRD I will take your name and number and will get back with you.

    No response from TRD.

    Times goes by and I call again (unrelated to spare parts)

    Me Hi. I would like to speak with a tech that is familiar with the S/C
    on the 4.0L Tacoma.
    TRD What can I help you with?
    Me I am running 91oct fuel, which is the best I can get in the area I am working and I am pinging like a bitch.
    TRD You need higher octane.
    ME You say that 91 is minimum
    TRD You need higher octane (smartass tone)
    Me Hang up


    Today

    Me I need to speak with someone in management concerning the S/C for my '07 4.0L Tacoma.
    TRD What can I help you with?
    Me Coolant appears to leak from the intercooler reservoir.
    TRD Take it to TRD dealer
    Me I did and they say as well as I................cheap plastic
    TRD (Silence)
    Me I had asked at one point for a spare parts list and never received one.
    TRD (Silence)
    ME Do you have one?
    TRD More than likely

    You be the judge. After you have spent 5K+ on TRD, would you buy more?
     
  11. Nov 26, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    Wow if i had that kind of customer service, I would go Postal........ if they cant help you after 5 grand, I would return the S/C and buy the URD one......their customer service is awesome and they would know to tune it to the max..................URDFTW!!!!!!!!1
     
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