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Upgrades on an '07 Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Awesman23, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. Apr 5, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    Awesman23

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    Volant CAI, Volant scoop, AFE Throttle Body spacer, Tornado, MBRP dual exhaust
    Does anyone have the following items on their 2nd Gen. Tacoma:

    - AFE Throttle Body Spacer
    - Volant Cold Air Intake
    - Volant Front Air Scoop
    - MBRP Dual Exhaust
    - Unichip

    The reason I ask is because has anyone else with any of these parts had problems installing/operating your vehicle afterwards?
     
  2. Apr 5, 2009 at 11:15 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Welcome to TW! Any TB spacer is useless on our trucks. Just makes it wistle, and gives no gain......none.......nada..........zipp.
     
  3. Apr 5, 2009 at 11:16 AM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    White Head Light mod, White shorty antennae, Doug Thorley Long Tube headers, AFE Drop in air filter, Secondary Air Filter Removed,
    As for the throttle body spacer, they do absolutely nothing for our trucks. Cold air intakes are debatable but I never put one on because I have not seen any dyno readings to back them up. Its your truck so put one on if you want!

    As for what I recommend, take out the charcoal, secondary air filter, and install a scangauge. The scangauge monitors how you are driving and makes you improve over all. It is a great investment.
     
  4. Apr 5, 2009 at 11:25 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Umm....I wouldnt take out the charcoal filter. Neither Gaget or me found any difference with it removed. FWIW, the TRD and AFE intakes do give a gain. I have seen about 5 h.p. from them. The K&N ones either showed no gain, or a loss. :)
     
  5. Apr 5, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    DanGer

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    shit i forgot to check if he was a 4banger or not. I stand corrected!
     
  6. Apr 5, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    I have wondered about that happening. I never thought that they had enough play in the rubber to handle repeted torque loads on the engine. Good to know!
     
  7. Apr 5, 2009 at 12:15 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Damn that sucks!! I also have the TRD CAI but then again, I don't go off-roading. Thanks for the info. I'm going to keep my eye open on that now.;)
     
  8. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:11 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    just courious, but how do your motor mounts look?
     
  9. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Me too, but they "could" be loose......:confused:
     
  10. Apr 5, 2009 at 4:51 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Good. Poor design on TRD (Afe) part. They should use an accordian type connector.
     
  11. Apr 5, 2009 at 6:16 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah you should definetaly get your stock one back just in case.:eek:
     
  12. Apr 5, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I was just thinking. It wouldnt be that hard to trim back the plastic tube a little bit. Maybe an inch and a half. Get some accordian tube of the correct diameter, and redo that junction...........
     
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