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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 4cyltacoma, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. Jun 19, 2009 at 2:16 AM
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    4cyltacoma

    4cyltacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I need some help in deciding on what to do to my truck as performance wise and looks wise.. any suggestions will help. thanks...
     
  2. Jun 19, 2009 at 3:36 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    Budget and eventual goal would help your cause.
    Ultimately, how you want your truck to look is up to you though.
     
  3. Jun 19, 2009 at 5:31 AM
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    GoBlueFan

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    it's a 4 cylinder. It is what it is. Muffler or cat back will add a little more noise, dry air filter up front. If you want to put a header on it, then that's about it. Put your money towards other stuff.


    A CAI does nothing for the 4 cylinder, nothing. You wasted your money on that one.
     
  4. Jun 19, 2009 at 6:27 AM
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    neslerrah

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    I notice you have a CAI installed. What kind of performance are you trying to gain - HP increase or MPG increase? As far looks, you could lift your truck & put bigger tires on your truck? Do you plan to do some off-road?

    Like what GoBlueFan said, you could get an aftermarket muffler. How you MOD your truck will affect the MPG and HP.
     
  5. Jun 19, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    hi! tig1 calling,i have a 4 cyl. black sand pearl and with the help of some nerf bars plus window visors,my 2009 stands out just right.it's not a lot that you have to do,to make look good.

    later tig1:D
     
  6. Jun 19, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    techgeekwill

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    Aside from a Muffler and Air Filter - You have a CAI, so that's off the table. I wouldn't waste too much on performance.
     
  7. Jun 21, 2009 at 8:55 PM
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    cool thanks....
     
  8. Jun 21, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    4cyltacoma

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    well i do want to lift my truck but idk what kind of lift i should put on.. i do a little off road when going fishingm hunting and camping.. no crazy stuff though.... and mostly just looks.... maybe performance later down the road so i tow my boat and stuff...
     
  9. Jun 21, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    You should check out Toytec.com and check out the Toytec ultimate lift kit. That's what I'm going to get, and IMO a 3" lift is perfect.
     
  10. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    is that a body lift or suspension??
     
  11. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:10 PM
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    dually

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    Not as many as the 98..
    Say no to body lifts, like you say no to drugs! but wtf do i know, im draggin haha :D
     
  12. Jun 21, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    it's a suspension lift. check it out for yourself. there are coilover shocks in the front which will lift your truck about 3" and there is an AAl with the rear bilstein's in the back, which will level out the 3" lift in front.
     
  13. Jun 24, 2009 at 11:46 PM
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    4cyltacoma

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    thanks ill check it out
     
  14. Jun 24, 2009 at 11:53 PM
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