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Looking for the best upgrades for horse power. I have the urd s/c and the Sprint booster on my list. Any recommendations on exhaust or anything else I missed
 

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Honestly....keep the FJ clean. It's amazing how fast weight adds up with all the junk in the trunk so to speak. Speaking of weight...keep an eye on it when adding parts. Aftermarket crap has weight.
 

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I have the urd s/c and the Sprint booster on my list.
Add "gears". Doesn't add horsepower but it will make the utilization of your horsepower more effective at lower speeds. Gear the truck too high and you lose top-end speed, so it's a trade-off.
 

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The "Sprint Booster" is a good purchase. Doesn't add extra HP but it will increase acceleration. Toyota purposely wrote the ECM's software to provide slow acceleration so they could advertise increased MPG in city driving. The Spring Booster is plug-and-play, connecting behind your accelerator pedal and sends a modified signal to the ECM. It has a small controller that you can mount on the dash to change modes from Stock, Sport, and Race. I found Race mode to be to aggressive. I run mine in Sport mode then switch to Stock when in heavy traffic.
 

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Would the raptor supercharger be better than the urd? Only thing I saw with the raptor is it says it needs an upgraded exhaust system with it.
 

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Can someone point to dyno graphs of these superchargers? The only one I found was for the Magnuson SC but it does not show any data points below 3000rpm. I want to see improvements, if any, below 3000RPM for when I'm rock crawling and doing low speed stuff.
 

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I'm a bit surprised at this topic. Both of my FJs, the 2007 and my current 2014, are excellent on acceleration. Even up-hill! I have never felt llke I didn't have enough power.

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on my 2012 I have the AFE Dual SS Race Exhaust with the AFE Cold Air Intake and Silver Bullet throttle Body Spacer. Warning the exhaust is Loud compared to stock and even compared to the TRD (which I had on my 2007). Also added the Petal Commander (which just makes it feel faster), but you do need an Escort hardwired detector and mute switch and of course an EZ Pass for the toll roads...........that will make the trip faster!;)
 

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I'm a bit surprised at this topic. Both of my FJs, the 2007 and my current 2014, are excellent on acceleration. Even up-hill! I have never felt llke I didn't have enough power.

Charlie
You need to get out more. I'm not sure there is a slower vehicle made.
The FJ (stock) is not a slow vehicle at all. I've owned about 23 vehicles in my lifetime so far and even some of the sporty cars were slower than this FJ. It is geared well (stock), has plenty of torque, and doesn't weigh really that much for what it is. Now a 4 cylinder Mazda Tribute or a Nissan Stanza...those are slow.
 

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......or a 2008 jeep wrangler JK with the mini van V6. when i test drove my FJ the first thing i noticed was "hey this thing actually moves when you hit the gas".

then i almost went through the windshield when i applied jeep pressure to the toyota brakes.
 

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The FJ (stock) is not a slow vehicle at all. I've owned about 23 vehicles in my lifetime so far and even some of the sporty cars were slower than this FJ. It is geared well (stock), has plenty of torque, and doesn't weigh really that much for what it is. Now a 4 cylinder Mazda Tribute or a Nissan Stanza...those are slow.
I count 19 that I have owned ranging from a Jaguar XK-E to the aforementioned VW Bus, and I raced Autocross for years. My considered opinion is that the FJ is far from under-powered. It wouldn't take the E-Type or either of my RX-7s, but it would run circles around any pickup I have owned.

Note: The VW Bus is the only road test I have read where the Zero to 60 time was listed as "Maybe". :grin
 

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I'm a bit surprised at this topic. Both of my FJs, the 2007 and my current 2014, are excellent on acceleration. Even up-hill! I have never felt llke I didn't have enough power.

Charlie
We need to link up sometime, let you drive mine geeked out with the Raptor tuner, sprint booster in dumbass mode, rolling on 4.88 gears. It’s eye opening. :bandit:
 

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I would like to summarize this thread by saying that the FJ has enough power to perform it's intended purpose ...
Precisely!

When I bought my FJ I was not looking to run drag races or gymkanas. What I wanted, and what I got, was a very capable daily driver _*AND*_ off-road vehicle. That's its niche. That's its purpose. If you want to go gaudy get a purple Chevrolet pickup, and give it a huge lift and some reverse offset wheels. I'll laugh at you because it's going to handle like a cow, but you probably won't care.

Charlie
 
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