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Who knows about the performance chips? Are they worth it?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 06tacoV6, Feb 11, 2012.

  1. Feb 11, 2012 at 6:54 PM
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    I currently have a cold air intake and flow master exhaust but still want a little more power and MPG's out of my 2006 V6 taco. Does any one out there have a performance chip on? Does it help along with the other mods? Im currently getting at best 19 mpg hwy.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    Save your money, there aren't any chips that will help you out. Also, depending on the type of cold air intake you have, you might have actually lost power. The OEM intake is a cold air intake and very few of the aftermarket ones do anything except make the truck louder.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    that is a very debatable topic i personally have never seen any major improvements in gas trucks by adding a chip. usually its approx 1 mpg increase at best and maybe 10 hp and torque increase at high rmp's. id say not worth it just buy a supercharger and go big or go home !! they are way more worth the money. just my two cents
     
  4. Feb 11, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    Does your supercharger get you better mpg? which one do you have?
     
  5. Feb 11, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    Also what kind of Power increase are we talking?
     
  6. Feb 11, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    I disagree with you pugga. The stock air intake is garbage. I feel a definite increase in power with my intake.
     
  7. Feb 11, 2012 at 7:13 PM
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    These are stats from Toyota

    Increase your passing power and towing capacity with the TRD intercooled supercharger system kit for your Tacoma’s 4.0L V6 engine. Featuring an air-to-liquid intercooler that increases torque and horsepower from idle to redline, the system produces 304 hp @ 5,400 rpm and 334 lb.-ft. torque @ 3,600 rpm (from 236 hp @ 5,200 rpm and 266 lb.-ft. @ 4,000 rpm. You can also count on immediate throttle response, along with substantial increases to towing capacity and acceleration. The system uses a strong, compact one-piece plenum/manifold that integrates Eaton roots-type rotating components, Gen 5 rotor pack and the heat exchanger core for the intercooler. All hardware needed for a “factory installed” appearance is included in the kit. And, because the supercharger features self-contained lubrication, there’s no maintenance required on the supercharger or system components. The TRD Supercharger and/or TRD Cold Air Intake are to be sold as a dealer installed or over-the-counter option, after the retail sale of the vehicle the Supercharger and/or Cold Air Intake may not be sold to the customer at the same time as the new vehicle and may not be financed together with the new vehicle.

    Your not going to get mpg increase along with torque and horsepower, its usually torque and horsepower only or mpg only or a very small increase in all three. There arent may mpg increases that are noticeable, its usually just very small increases. The pay off isnt usually worth it for mpg, just keep your foot out of it and run fully synthetic oil.
     
  8. Feb 11, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    that also can be an argued, may people say that the way the truck comes is the best mpg you can get even with the stock air filter. On the 4 cylinder models there is a secondary filter that, when removed shows mpg improvements. You can remove the filter on the 6 cylinder also but it doesnt show as good of results
     
  9. Feb 11, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    thanks for the info black taco. I don't think I need the supercharger although I would like it, its just to much to spend for me right now. I do drive it pretty easy but still am not impressed with the mpg. I think toyota could have done a better job designing their motor but on the other hand it does have plenty of power right off the lot.
     
  10. Feb 11, 2012 at 7:25 PM
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    no problem man there is tons of info here at TW that can explain almost all questions that you might have. the supercharger is def a huge chunk of money i havent been able to pull the trigger on one yet either but im pretty happy with the power i have for now. i average 17.9 on a typical week and im running a 6 inch lift with 33's
     
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    The dyno say different.
     
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    OP: You have a 2006... how many miles? Have you always had lousy MPGs or have they declined over time? Have you serviced the MAF, throttle body, air filter, catalytic converter, 02 sensor, plugs, etc lately? Cleaning the gunk out of these things if they haven't been serviced in a while can increase your mpg significantly.
     
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    You can remove all filters and restrictions, and be lucky to gain 1 hp with the stock engine. A CAI will benefit Tacos with the TRD supercharger, however.
     
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    But just listen to it, it's gotta be making more power...
     
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    It doesn't? :confused:
     
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    These CAI's only draw in warmer air when the vehicle is not moving, and so does stock. When you're rolling 30+ mph the CAI will draw in the same temp air as stock. As for performance gains, I don't have a dyno and won't put my truck on one after watching U tube vids of dynos gone bad. Between how much a CAI cost and whatever gains there actually is, I think the cost may out weigh the gains.
    As for the OP, if ya want better mileage and better performance, do as previously said and clean your MAF, and TB. Run some FI cleaner in your gas tank, Do the sea foam in your engine, check your spark plugs, and so on. Basically do maintinence that a regular person wouldn't normally do. There are other things that cause drag on your truck, like the power steering. When's the last time you bled your PS? Should, in actuality be done evry 45k-60k miles. There are so many preventative maintinences that get over looked that affect performance and gas mileage. If you want a super increase, save your $ for that super charger.
     
  17. Feb 11, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    Oh how I've missed your comments Christian!
     
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    You could use the URD maf cal or the new urd ucon...
     
  19. Feb 12, 2012 at 1:30 AM
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    My intake makes no difference in sound. and no its not the one in your pic. thanks for your useless input.
     
  20. Feb 12, 2012 at 1:33 AM
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    You must get on here just to try to make yourself sound smart and important. Keep running that cluttered mess toyota put on your intake if that's what makes you happy.
     
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