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what would you do with your truck?

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by 98yota, May 12, 2009.

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Pick one.

  1. Turbo your truck (with existing engine)

    29 vote(s)
    14.0%
  2. Supercharge your truck (with existing engine)

    85 vote(s)
    41.1%
  3. Build a N/A setup (with existing engine)

    7 vote(s)
    3.4%
  4. Swap the existing engine with the 1UZ lexus V8

    25 vote(s)
    12.1%
  5. No engine mods whatsoever.

    61 vote(s)
    29.5%
  1. May 12, 2009 at 9:52 PM
    #1
    98yota

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    im curious to know, with the above options given with the truck you currently have and some money and time to work with, what would you choose?
     
  2. May 13, 2009 at 8:44 AM
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    InaKoma08

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    If engine mods is all you REALLY want to do.. i would just do N/A with stock motor
     
  3. May 13, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    EquinsuOcha

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    I chose to turbo that sumbitch! I don't know why, I just like turbos.
     
  4. May 13, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    05PreRunner

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    I'm eventually supercharging my truck....

    key word = eventually:rolleyes:
     
  5. May 13, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    8th sin

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    swap for the V8 and then put a blower on it!
     
  6. Jun 9, 2009 at 7:31 AM
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    EnolaGaia

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    No offense intended, but ... It's kinda senseless to answer such a question without knowing what you intend to do with the truck. If you're going to race (or just want more power) forced induction makes sense. Forced induction is essentially wasted on a daily driver.

    If you want more overall cruising power the 1UZ swap makes a lot of sense, but it's probably the most expensive overall option for racing.

    If you're serious about racing performance, though, the best option is probably the one you didn't mention - a 2JZ swap.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    Janster

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    Fixed it for ya. :p:p:p

    General comment (not pointed towards you Enola)
    But in all seriousness, if you wanna race...you can't just stop at horsepower.
    Buy a car or vehicle that's more suited for racing.

    OR

    If you gotta soup up the tacoma, be prepared to spend tons of money. Aside from engine upgrades, you're gonna need brake upgrades, suspension/handling upgrades, & transmission/clutch upgrades - to name a few.
     
  8. Jun 9, 2009 at 3:46 PM
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    MiikeyD

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    i wanna supercharge my 2.7L not because i want to race, but because i want my truck to be able to make it up hills and add some more power to the rear. if i had a 3.4L then i wouldnt do anything except basic upgrades and what not
     
  9. Jun 9, 2009 at 5:21 PM
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  10. Jun 9, 2009 at 8:26 PM
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    higherlux

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    just thinking of my truck with a 1uz v8 makes me wanna jizz my pants
     
  11. Jun 11, 2009 at 3:07 PM
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    steve r

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    Put a v 8 in her. My mechanic is confrigating a motor & trany as we speak for my truck.Its a 350 chevy motor.He is good at putting things together and makin them work.He also has dragsters that he built to race with.Is a top notch mechanic.Hope he can do it soon .he says there are a lot of things that have to be done to accomindate the set up.Its not just putting a motor & trany .its upgrades to except the things that have to be done.Lots of things to do .Its not cheap to o either .be prepared to spend some bucks
     
  12. Jun 11, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    pittim

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    The 1UZ with VVTi or whatever puts out around 300 hp and tq.

    Same, or more, power than a blown 5ve, PLUS V8 rumble, choice is obvious :)
     
  13. Sep 20, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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  14. Oct 4, 2009 at 7:18 AM
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  15. Oct 4, 2009 at 9:21 AM
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    In a perfect world I would put the new 4.6L Tundra V8 in a Tacoma. 310hp!
     
  16. Oct 4, 2009 at 9:28 AM
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    OR... 2JZ tuned out to put down over 1000 hp :D
     
  17. Oct 6, 2009 at 5:40 AM
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  18. Oct 6, 2009 at 6:29 AM
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    I would do nothing to the engine. I cant keep the tires from spinning as it is.
     
  19. Oct 21, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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  20. Oct 21, 2009 at 11:31 PM
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    turbo 2TR cheehee

    or twin charge
     
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