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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mattsowell, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    mattsowell

    mattsowell [OP] Ridiculously lazy member

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    OK, Just got me a new truck. 2010 dbl cab short box trd. Ran a *^$@* chevy blazer for a while and finally got the balls to buy a mans truck. I have a few questions that I'm gonna ask that most likely are buried in this site somewhere I just cant find.
    1) not sure if/when I should have the AUTO LSD engaged
    2)Is it worth getting a real locker installed for my off-roading
    3)Ive heard of both 'chipping' and super-charging but not sure of the actual benifits (ie. fuel economy vs power)
    4)what grade of fuel should I be using and would that change with any mods?
    5)how did i not buy one of these SWEET machines a loooooooong time ago?

    Thanks for any answers in advance guys.
    Matt
     
  2. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:34 PM
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    desertdude59

    desertdude59 CRAZY 4WHEELER

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  4. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:49 PM
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    supercharger. turbo is useless on the trails. belt driven, low end power, reliable with little maintainence (coming from a turbo afficianado haha). Turbo would be fine if you were in an X-runner but you'll never utilize it in the dirt.

    always high octane. cleaner burn and detonation.
     
  5. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    Thanks for the warm welcome so far all. I heard premium can hurt the engine if it was designed for it.....any truth to that?
     
  6. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:51 PM
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    *if it wasn't designed...*
     
  7. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    2) I had a 97 Taco for 7 years and needed lockers maybe twice... Alota years in UT so wasn't baby stuff ether.

    4) As long as motor doesn't knock...use 97.

    Just what I think..
     
  8. Apr 30, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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  9. Apr 30, 2010 at 1:09 PM
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    OK, so general consensus is high octane. (nice vid Namyo). I have wanted the real locker a few times with my blazer. Snow has been an issue mostly, good ol Canadian winters in the bush. But 2k is not pocket change for me. Are there other mods I should make first for performance?
     
  10. Apr 30, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    Intake/Exhaust is all you really need until you get forced induction :). My 4.0 has 2nd filter mod/ no muffler w lift and tires and I smoke ford and chevy trucks all day :) . minus that STS Silverado hahah
     
  11. Apr 30, 2010 at 1:16 PM
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    The computer will (slowly) adjust the timing to compensate for the higher octane--part of the "VVT-I". Higher octanes don't hurt anyway. Low octanes like the 85 you see sold in some states will make most engines knock and hurt the performance/fuel efficiency when the knock sensor retards the spark
     
  12. Apr 30, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    OK, keep in mind that im fairly new to this.....no idea what forced induction is and what should be done to intake or exhaust that isn't just for looks or sound?
     
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