Well what would you consider a good deal on a used but complete v-8 trd S/C kit. I'm just trying to get a price in my head when I find one.
Agree. There are more coming into the market now, but, price will depend onYou are probably looking at at least $3000; probably more.
Some comments to help...the black box is known as the TRD piggyback ECU. Going with Unichip, is your backup option, but, more time, money, and must be tuned correctly.Make sure the S/C kit includes the black breakout box for the computer. It fits by the glovebox.
I'd say $1000 to $1500 would be a fair price. Add another $80 for Denso Iridium spark plugs. Install isn't that difficult and takes about 6 hours. No need to buy the TRD serpentine belt, the Gates works fine. You do need to loosen the belt tensioner to mount the belt.
Don't run the FIPK cold air kit with the S/C.
Skip running an undersize pulley on the S/C snout unless you want broken cast connnecting rods.
Well said. My SC with the TRD piggy back has been completely trouble free for 7 years. No problems with the transmission or motor. The computer cuts back on the power before shifting so I think it is a pretty good design. My good friend in Florida did get into expensive repairs but he had made lots of modifications and was running way more boost.Some comments to help...the black box is known as the TRD piggyback ECU. Going with Unichip, is your backup option, but, more time, money, and must be tuned correctly.
I like your price as fair, but, the SC's are not selling that low. Complete kits still run
$2500-$3500. They are hard to come by, so, the market keeps the price up.
I hear from others and a trusted Toy certified mechanic, the Gate belt has a way of
stretching and becoming a problem down stream. Best to stick with TRD belt, IMO.
TRD instructions are very clear about NO use of any CAI kits. Stock air box is
designed well for use, though some may have experience trying other options.
Playing in 5-6psi range is what the unit was designed for. Want to play with 9+, different game and without upgrades, yes, you will break things.