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Toyota Racing Development (TRD) aftermarket parts and equipment

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  • Another good one is www.toyotaguys.com for toyota parts and www.jcwhitney.com for aftermarket parts.
  • lok888lok888 Posts: 1,749
    Just tried these sites. The price is similar to my local dealers. Are there any more sites that people know? There are lot of sites for Honda but few for Toyota.
  • lok888,

    Your local Toyota dealers are offering good prices.


    I have been buying from Romania Toyota

    (toyotaguys) for the past year. They ship me parts and accessories 3000 miles from Eugene, Oregon to South Jersey at much lower prices than any area dealer. Plus free Shipping on orders over $25.00 and NO TAX.


    I have read positive feedback about toyota-parts so they are also excellent to deal with.


    If your local dealer can sell you a case of 10 oil filters for $39.50, that is a good price. And once a customer of toyotaguys, they offer an additional 10% off. The filters now cost me $3.56 each. And these are Toyota oil filters made in Japan!


    This is the T R D site so it is worth mentioning that Romania sells the TRD oil filter for $26.50 each, a good price for that item.


    Link: http://toyotaguys.com/

  • dust90dust90 Posts: 169
    I had the TRD supercharger installed on my 99 Tacoma V6. Made a world of difference, only problem that it took premium fuel. Gas mileage was actually better on highway(with cruise set so my heavy foot stayed asleep!) Superior Toyota in Parkersburg, WV did the install in about 4 hours. It did add some additional engine noise.
  • 8u6hfd8u6hfd Posts: 1,391
    don't use premium fuel...waste of money.

    the ignition system is very inefficient in the lower rev range. A Jacobs Electronics ICE pak will increase the lower rev range ignition efficiency.

    www.jacobselectronics.com
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,015
    I keep seeing TRD logos on Toyotas around town but don't read much about it on the SUVs boards. Anything new of interest with TRD?

    Steve, Host
  • viking644viking644 Posts: 23
    I was at my dealership picking up my new car (Avalon) when I heard one of the salespersons talking to another about TRD and the lack of an exhaust system for his Scion. He said that TRD was going under due to poor sales, costs, etc.

    Has anyone else heard of this?? :cry:
  • jared850jared850 Posts: 3
    Premium gas does make a difference on a supercharged truck, my 98 tacoma is also a supercharged V-6, I tried regular gas an the power I had decreased dramatically, plus it ran funny. If you installed a TRD supercharger mine didn't have an aftermarket intake just the factory. Try a K&N cold air intake it makes a world of difference!!!
  • dodgedodge Posts: 25
    Hello,


    Is there any peformance upgrades that can be done to the highlander V6, I tested the 0 to 60, with a timmer and clocked it at 8.2.... which is just as fast as a ford escape and explorer and want to at least get it down to 6.5, so when I am a light I can blow past an escape. I live in michigan and go to work in detroit so alot of them like to try and beat me from a light and they come close.

    So if there is some one is out there that can help I would love the feedback

    David
  • MrShift@EdmundsMrShift@Edmunds Posts: 43,681
    Chopping almost two seconds off 0-60 is going to cost you a lot of money. I think if that is your true goal you really need a different car or be willing to spend many thousands of dollars on this one.
  • dodgedodge Posts: 25
    Yeah I go the money,

    so can you tell me somthing that would do it?

    Or can you tell me a different SUV that can be modded? The reson for getting the highlander so fast is because I want to own a sleeper, that no one expects to be fast. ;) :shades:
  • Well this particular type of mod is outside my knowledge. You know what I'd do? I'd have a nice long consultation with a respected speed shop in your area. If you lived in the San Fran Bay Area I could direct you. But otherwise, this type of work needs to be carefully planned out and budgeted.

    I'd imagine you definitely would have to turbo the car, and being a V-6 that's probably twin turbos. I really don't know if anyone's done that--I'm sure some gearhead has, and I'm sure some really motivated speed shop would help you take it on. Now if you want to be world's deadliest SUV stoplight jockey maybe a supercharger would work better for fitment, as turbo plumbing does tend to get complex. But I think a turbo would still be cheaper by a bit.

    My thinking is that you need a LOT more HP and this can't be done with that engine and normal aspiration.
  • I want to know if anyone can help me making my 05 tundra faster. 1) does cold air ram intakes really work such as volant???? 2) Should I get an upgraded chip and say forget the factory warranty??? 3) Are throddle body spacers crap??? 4) And why can't I find a supercharger for my 05.. everyone tells my that the 04 s.c. will work on my truck....................HELPPPPPPPP!!!! :cry:
  • hey guys i am really seruoisly about this i am 21 years old and i really would love to upgrade my engine to higher powers with SC or turbo kit or somthing TRD should really do something about this if they really made this car for youth and not just old ppl :P

    cheers
  • I have an almost new snugtop lid for a Tundra access cab I've been storing. Since I'm not getting another truck I want to get rid of it. Any ideas how to sell it on the web or other? I'm in LA/OC area.
  • sounds like a job for eBay!
  • I am glad I traded in my '99 4Runner with TRD SC, as I had replaced the 2nd generation of SC (hitting against underneath the hood) with 3rd or 4th generation SC and still the clicking noise would not go away even with iridium spark plugs... oh boy nooooo more of it!!!
    (needless to say I had to change rotors every 3000-5000 miles... yep).
  • Stever@EdmundsStever@Edmunds YooperlandPosts: 39,015
  • I have seen a 98 Avalon with a current generation SC retrofitted. I have a 97 Avalon and am looking for large HP gains. Does anyone know about this or how to accomplish it? TRD makes no parts for my car (air filter and brake pads don't count) and all of the Toyota employeesI have spoken with agree with me on the fact that this was supposed to be a pure Lexus style car, with only average performance.
  • msgtrmsgtr Posts: 1
    TRD has been dragging their feet and sitting on their thumbs when it comes to the re-release of the Tundra V8 Supercharger. There are hundreds of these kits just sitting on the shelf waiting for a new ECU!
    I wonder if they are going to be liberated before everyone's truck has gone beyond 100,000 miles or to the wrecking yard...?
    Personnaly, I got tired of waiting and finally found my own on e-bay (brand new and in the sealed packages).
    Broken rods? I'm not racing it, I'm towing my RV with it.
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