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Old 02-17-2013, 07:32 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Just looked online, I do not see a 4.0 V6 Tundra.
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Re: Regret getting the v6. Any performance mods that can help?

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I can't afford the supercharger just yet but I would look into it into the future if it would help a lot. All the v8s they had at the dealer were out of my price range so I settled for the v6 after driving it. It still drives decent. Better than my old lifted 5.4 triton f250. I paid $31k for it and I haven't really had it long enough yet to calculate my mileage. I don't want to lift much. Just the 3/1 leveling kit and 35s at the most.
Woulda,coulda,shoulda- I'm not gonna make u feel bad for what u paid for it, but it will b a learning lesson for next time. Timing is very important for vehicle purchase also knowing what is possible & knowing u r doing them a favor for purchasing the vehicle not the other way around. If u paid $31k for it u paid a little to much for it. Bit that is done with n if u really want some more power n can't afford a big sum of cash at 1 time (like most people can't) then save what u can n plan on trading it in when u r not upside down. Cause even with a super charger I don't think u can get the power of a 5.7, these r just my opinions. Also do as much research on here n everywhere else to c what people paid for their new 5.7. My 5.7 dc w/trd had a $37k sticker but I got em down to $30k. So anything is possible especially since u paid that for a v6 u just got to hit the dealer well prepared n don't take no for an answer!

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Regret getting the v6. Any performance mods that can help?

I agree with above posts, it is what it is now. But bigger tires will slow down vehicle a lot, like I said before I am familiar with the 4.0 v6 since I just traded in a 12 4runner the engine is not setup for power or speed. Save up for a trd supercharger before you upgrade wheels or lift my 2 cents.

I don't know when you bought it but I believe in some states you get 48hrs to void a car purchase contract.


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Woulda,coulda,shoulda- I'm not gonna make u feel bad for what u paid for it, but it will b a learning lesson for next time. Timing is very important for vehicle purchase also knowing what is possible & knowing u r doing them a favor for purchasing the vehicle not the other way around. If u paid $31k for it u paid a little to much for it. Bit that is done with n if u really want some more power n can't afford a big sum of cash at 1 time (like most people can't) then save what u can n plan on trading it in when u r not upside down. Cause even with a super charger I don't think u can get the power of a 5.7, these r just my opinions. Also do as much research on here n everywhere else to c what people paid for their new 5.7. My 5.7 dc w/trd had a $37k sticker but I got em down to $30k. So anything is possible especially since u paid that for a v6 u just got to hit the dealer well prepared n don't take no for an answer!

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Just spray a 150 shot and FBO.
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$31k

You coulda got a pretty loaded 2-3 year old 5.7 for that

And like others said, mid to high twenties coulda got you in a new 5.7.

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Old 02-18-2013, 11:12 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Guess that's what I get for deciding that day to go trade my truck in. I called them and they are looking into what they can do for me but I doubt it will be much.
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Pics of said truck? And motor?
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I had an 06 Tacoma with the 4.0 and it is a great motor when used in the right vehicle. Granted the 4.0 in my Tacoma isnt as powerful as the ones in the Tundra. But when I had that truck I had Borla catback exhaust and K&N CAI, those helped the truck move even quicker, not by a whole lot but it was noticeable and sounded nice. So if anything, do the cheaper and simple mods to the engine first like exhaust, intake, then throw on some headers and see if that will suffice.
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Well on a side note, have you looked at the all new 2014 Tundra! Looks sweet imo.
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Old 02-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I'll try to post pics when I get home. They gave me 8k for my old truck, and I put down $1200 cash so I only financed around $23k. Hopefully they call back and can do something, since a don't really have any cards to play at this point.
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Guess that's what I get for deciding that day to go trade my truck in. I called them and they are looking into what they can do for me but I doubt it will be much.
I'm sure they are doing everything they can
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BTW are there any extras on your tundra that could have added to the price or is it a base model with absolutely nothing in it? Just curious. I traded my 2011 in but it cost me 28k and it was a Tundra grade DC with the 4.6, tow package and spray in bed liner and that was sticker. Just curious how the sticker on yours got up that high...
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what are the chances some of the headers for the fj/4r will fit the tundra? I think it is unlikely but worth some looking into. If you don't want to get rid of the truck, I would look at that then a supercharger. Your truck won't be a drag strip champ but a blown v6 that can exhale should run very well.
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