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Old 07-18-2009, 08:02 PM   #1
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Question Any experience with a turbo for a V6 Tacoma? Sts?

I have a few friends with tacomas, and the TRD supercharger is proven bolt on power, but I'm wondering if anyone has any knowledge of turbo-ing a V6 5vzfe 3.4 tacoma? Squires turbo systems makes a bolt on kit for the v6 tacoma that runs at 4psi with no engine management. But, i'm heasitant about this kit for a few reasons:
1. The turbo is mounted under the truck, AFTER the cat. What? I know the collector pipe on the truck is behind the engine so the turbo would have to be mounted somewhere aft of that, but I dont' see why anyone would run a cat before the turbo..
2. There's no air intake besides on the turbo housing. Correct me if i'm wrong but wouldn't this cause the engine to bog down before the turbo is spooled?

So my questions are this: Anyone use the STS kit or know anyone that has? anyone know of any good resources for turbo kits on theses trucks? i've searched and haven't gotten hardly any feedback.. Any ideas of kits that could be pieced together that would be better than the sts kit? and finally what sort of engine management could be used to get above 4psi? Thanks for any input!
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:04 PM   #2
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Uh, why?
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:06 PM   #3
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What are your reasons for why not?
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:08 PM   #4
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It's a Tacoma?
Non-diesel turbocharged vehicles suck offroad.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:09 PM   #5
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I have a few friends with tacomas, and the TRD supercharger is proven bolt on power, but I'm wondering if anyone has any knowledge of turbo-ing a V6 5vzfe 3.4 tacoma? Squires turbo systems makes a bolt on kit for the v6 tacoma that runs at 4psi with no engine management. But, i'm heasitant about this kit for a few reasons:
1. The turbo is mounted under the truck, AFTER the cat. What? I know the collector pipe on the truck is behind the engine so the turbo would have to be mounted somewhere aft of that, but I dont' see why anyone would run a cat before the turbo..
2. There's no air intake besides on the turbo housing. Correct me if i'm wrong but wouldn't this cause the engine to bog down before the turbo is spooled?

So my questions are this: Anyone use the STS kit or know anyone that has? anyone know of any good resources for turbo kits on theses trucks? i've searched and haven't gotten hardly any feedback.. Any ideas of kits that could be pieced together that would be better than the sts kit? and finally what sort of engine management could be used to get above 4psi? Thanks for any input!
So... there's a proven supercharger kit built by Toyota, coincidentally the same manufacturer as your truck, and you want to do some halfassed ****ty turbo kit? Or scratch one together out of bits and pieces?

You're an idiot.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:10 PM   #6
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wrx turbos were located post-cat. In fact, they might still be.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:12 PM   #7
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I have a few friends with tacomas, and the TRD supercharger is proven bolt on power
Ha!

Yeah, a few of us long-term Taco owners know all too well about the so called "bolt-on" TRD Supercharger.

Bolt-on my ass. The crap I have to go through to get the SOB running without pinging.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:13 PM   #8
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Ha!

Yeah, a few of us long-term Taco owners know all too well about the so called "bolt-on" TRD Supercharger.

Bolt-on my ass. The crap I have to go through to get the SOB running without pinging.
Only good Toyota truck in one powered by a 22r/re or a diesel.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:17 PM   #9
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Only good Toyota truck in one powered by a 22r/re or a diesel.
I was looking through the classifies last night for a bargain 22re pickup as a back up beater. Seriously!
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:19 PM   #10
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I was looking through the classifies last night for a bargain 22re pickup as a back up beater. Seriously!
Get a Cherokee with the 4.0 I6.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:23 PM   #11
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'85 is the first year of the 22re and the last year of the solid front axle, right?

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Old 07-18-2009, 08:23 PM   #12
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'85 is the first year of the 22re and the last year of the solid front axle, right?

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Yep. That truck is horrendously overpriced though.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:24 PM   #13
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Get a Cherokee with the 4.0 I6.
Damn solid power plant.

You know your motor, my friend. :High Fives:
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:25 PM   #14
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Yep. That truck is horrendously overpriced though.
Not as high as the one that someone dropped a 400ci V8 in.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:26 PM   #15
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Not as high as the one that someone dropped a 400ci V8 in.
I'd rather have the 22re! I have an odd love for that tractor motor.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:50 PM   #16
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2. There's no air intake besides on the turbo housing. Correct me if i'm wrong but wouldn't this cause the engine to bog down before the turbo is spooled?
I'm a bit confused by this. Where, on your WRX, does the car have an intake other than what goes into the turbo?
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:07 PM   #17
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Don't the 22re have epic slow? Or maybe I'm thinking of a different one.
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Slow, but run forever.
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It runs forever and lower transmission and transfer case gears are readily available. There are trucks driving around New Mexico and Utah with greater than 100:1 crawl ratios.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:17 PM   #20
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I have much love for my 3.0L Turbo Diesel
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:39 PM   #21
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I really don't see why a Tacoma needs to be turbo'ed. Seems like a lot of work and money for really nothing. when it would be easier to have a dealership install a SC and have a warrenty on it.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:41 PM   #22
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Those STS turbos work amazingly well with big dispacement engines but I'm not so sure how great it would be with a relatively small 6 like what's in a Tacoma, though IIRC STS does have a kit made especially for Tacos. It still might be quite laggy.
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Those STS turbos work amazingly well with big dispacement engines but I'm not so sure how great it would be with a relatively small 6 like what's in a Tacoma, though IIRC STS does have a kit made especially for Tacos. It still might be quite laggy.
They're still laggy on big cube V8s. That's a LOT of piping to pressurize.
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They're still laggy on big cube V8s. That's a LOT of piping to pressurize.
True, but with a V8 there's usually plenty of grunt even off-boost so it's not as annoying.
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:54 PM   #25
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I used to see STS tacos around here(SLC) all the time, not so much any more... prob for good reason.
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