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what to spend 200 dollars on???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Vincent, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. Jun 18, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    Vincent

    Vincent [OP] Well-Known Member

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    since i put on a larger diameter size exaust pipe,2.50. i was thinking of returning back to stock 2.25..

    or buyin an airraid intake tube, since the tube i have is a modified K&N tube..it's shorter and just plain out ugly.

    what do you guys think i should buy today??
     
  2. Jun 18, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    PrezidentRedz

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    why would you change the exhaust back?
     
  3. Jun 18, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    because i feel that i have lost low end torque..it feels slower than before off the line after i changed the piping.
     
  4. Jun 18, 2009 at 2:45 PM
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  5. Jun 18, 2009 at 2:57 PM
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    sorry but i doubt that you would tell the diameter of the pipe is bigger than stock through pictures.

    i also feel that it's hurting my gas mileage.

    but anyway..i think i may be saving up for headers once and again lol
     
  6. Jun 18, 2009 at 3:13 PM
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    Cant wait! Ive been told by chris that headers will def. wake up the 3.4... So Im hoping for some descent gains out of them. I say go for the headers man!!
     
  7. Jun 18, 2009 at 3:17 PM
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    What kinda muffler did you put on it? these motors need back pressure, but then agian, im running a glass pack and love it. check out my build for the exhaust vids
     
  8. Jun 18, 2009 at 3:24 PM
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    i went up to 2 1/4 on mine, and I dont have any problems...I bought a borla catback and the only thing that was wrong, is i had to get a bigger exhaust gasket.
     
  9. Jun 19, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    Hey guys. I'm a newbee. I've been spoiled with F250 7.3L and now I have a 96 Tocoma.....wouldn't trade it for the world! I'm wanting to add a little torque. Do you think the cheapest route is to first add headers and change the rearend gear ratio? Adding turbo is too expensive. By the way, I bought this truck with 197K miles and the pin broke on the Harmonic Balancer. I just put a 1999 motor in it that had 50K. I practically have a new truck!

    Thanks - Chris Macon Ga.
     
  10. Jun 19, 2009 at 7:29 AM
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    What motor do you have?
     
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    I've only opened up the air box for more air intake. No mods.
  12. Jun 19, 2009 at 8:55 AM
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    Cheapest, would be a Free flowing exhaust, and get electric Fans.
     
  13. Jun 19, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    I've only opened up the air box for more air intake. No mods.
    Thanks. I just typed a question on another thread regarding the electric fan. I had a cutlas that would almost kill the motor power when the fan was inguaged.
     
  14. Jun 19, 2009 at 8:59 AM
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    I've only opened up the air box for more air intake. No mods.
    Give me good link on headers and pipes. I'm concerned about back preasure and are there any applications that install a 2nd cat conv. to have a true-dual system?
     
  15. Jun 19, 2009 at 9:00 AM
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    ? what?
     
  16. Jun 19, 2009 at 9:04 AM
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    I've only opened up the air box for more air intake. No mods.
    On the older autos before catalytic converters, we installed true dual exhaust systems. For using the catalytic converters, the dual systems start AFTER the catalytic converter. I was wondering if anyone has installed a 2nd catalytic converted and had a true dual system? It may not be feasible, but I'd like to know.

    Secondly, I'd like a web link to a good source (other than JC Whitney, Pep Boys,etc.) that sale good headers that you may know of.

    Sorry, I was trying to type too fast and on the phone also.

    Thanks for the input.
     
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