If you like/love what the TRD supercharger offers in terms of power and near identical mileage or better as its known, then how about you buy a Unichip, and get an authorized Unichip tuner to tune your truck.Anyone else have a problem with the computer for the supercharger going out?
Did you remove the whole unit or what? If you took it off were you able to sell it? Is there any demand for these?
My thought's exactly. if the trd piggie burnt out, there is a option I <3 my UNICHIP!!!! i would contact Jack & tell him what you are in need of. They will HOOK you up. I wouldn't ever take out my S/C due to 1 small issue. although i don't have 1. i wish, i had my chance. to have a complete set up & installed. but my Flow Tree has gone down to the minimum. ask my X wive's & all attorney's i hired, where my $ went. i also bought my daughter a New S Corolla, her 09 eclipse was old. lol i often wonder what happened to that set up. GorillaIf you like/love what the TRD supercharger offers in terms of power and near identical mileage or better as its known, then how about you buy a Unichip, and get an authorized Unichip tuner to tune your truck.
Who cares if the TRD piggyback goes out. Some burnt out back in the day after a couple years. Since you're talking 13-14 years later of TRD piggyback degradation, count yourself as lucky. Get a Unichip, attain more HP, and go for a better mileage tune. etc. Get the 5 map switch and have the tuner make 5 Unichip fuel map/ignition tunes so you can toggle between different Air/Fuel ratios, power, towing modes, fuel economy mode, stuff TRD never even thought of.
What does this cost, including the initial purchase & tuning?Get a Unichip, attain more HP, and go for a better mileage tune. etc. Get the 5 map switch and have the tuner make 5 Unichip fuel map/ignition tunes so you can toggle between different Air/Fuel ratios, power, towing modes, fuel economy mode, stuff TRD never even thought of.
Everyone Tuning shop is different in the terms of dyno tuning time that is spent and their set hrly rates. Or a set rate on Complete tunes.What this cost, including the initial purchase & tuning?
Leave it to Toyota to just remove something that still works, with an alternate Unichip piggyback...(such as what the TRD piggyback is/was)...to control the ECU/the auxiliary injectors on the supercharger unit itself, etc.Guess we should have been here before letting the dealer keep it for THREE weeks to remove the supercharger & make it a stock truck again! They had a lot of trouble coming up with all the parts ! At least Toyota Corporate helped us out a LOT on this so it didn't sting too much.
But Corporate insisted on all NEW parts. So now I still have my original intake manifold that was taken off at 12k miles AND the supercharger in boxes in my garage. Are they just scrap metal?
Thanks Jamesjr4750 but it's off & staying off. I'm not a mechanic. I am looking for info on whether it is anything anybody would want before I just haul it off to the scrapman.
I will!Anyone else, Want to tell him NOT to throw the rare 4.7L TRD supercharger in the scrap pile ???
PhilKY. All you have to do is take the TRD supercharger and All the parts to an actual Fed-Ex Office (not just a fed-ex location)...ship in your area and they will guarantee their packaging/wrapping. The employees are trained to do this properly. If anything does get damaged during shipment after it leaves the store, the actual store has to pay for it. I was told this by the employees so they make d*mn sure its packaged right so this doesn't happen. I have never had a problem with Fed-Ex in the 10 years I've been using them.Thank you Gorilla. It IS in a box but is too heavy to be shipped that way IMO. At least not w/o damage. I'll have to look into how it can be shipped.