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Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Tabe, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:36 PM
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    Tabe

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    I have just bought a 2011 prerunner access cab sr5 4cyl 2.7l tacoma. The gas mileage is pretty good to start because it is only 4cyl. What is a good tip or tips on things to get to modify the truck? Any suggestions for a rookie will be appreciated. I was looking for parts to get and what it will help with. Thank you.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:41 PM
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    Mostly stock: AFE Pro Dry S Filter, Bedrug, Leer Shell, 265/75/15 Goodyear Wrangler RT, Husky Liners, Wet Okole seat covers... Powertrax No-Slip in the near future =)
    aFe Pro Dry S filter. Check out AutoAnything. I've heard that they don't list a size for the 2010-2011 models, but the 2009 should fit. Check out the search button.

    Note: the filter won't necessarily improve mpg's, but it did help out with throttle response a bit. Plus it's a reusable filter.
     
  3. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:43 PM
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    If you take dirt roads then don't modify any of the intake (filters). After market filters don't filter as much and that is why you get less air restriction.
     
  4. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:48 PM
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    Welcome aboard!!
    The question is how deep is your wallet?? There are tons of mods that can be done, just look around here and you will see.

    I will make a suggestion for something you need if you ever plan on putting anything in the bed and don't want it sliding around.
    A rubber bed mat!!
    I purchased one not long after I bought my truck. I believe it was my first mod. Not very expensive either.:cool:
     
  5. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:49 PM
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    ^^This. I think it was the first thing I bought for mine also (not counting gas).
     
  6. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:57 PM
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    The pro dry s air filter wouldnt filter as good as the stock filter? Is that right? But increases throttle response and maybe mpg's? This truck is for everyday driving with limited to no dirt roads. The bed mat is a good thing, i have my old one from a previous truck.
     
  7. Feb 16, 2011 at 11:59 PM
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    Correct. Because it filters less, you end up using less power to suck in air,but not much. I would say you'll be fine to get the filter. This is true for all after market filters.
     
  8. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:02 AM
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    Thanks i will look into it. Is there anything else? What about flowmasters, are they do any good? Or mainly for a deeper sound?
     
  9. Feb 17, 2011 at 12:04 AM
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    Thanks everyone i will keep an eye out for any other suggestions and research different things
     
  11. Feb 17, 2011 at 7:13 AM
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    if you get AFE filter go to amazon.com you can get it for 38.99 Shipped
     
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