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4.6 Tundra performance

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by FLTrucks, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. Feb 6, 2017 at 1:49 AM
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    FLTrucks

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    I am looking to try and get the most power from the 4.6. What are some great options to get the most hp i can out of the truck.
     
  2. Feb 6, 2017 at 3:32 AM
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    FlashCulprit

    FlashCulprit ColoradoTJ's whipping boy/Gino's illegitimate son.

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    Depends on if you're interested in forced induction or not. But, I'm assuming no? haha If you are, well it gets expensive real fast.

    There's not a lot out for the 4.6 but you can slap on some headers which would absolutely help. I don't believe the Bullydog products support the 4.6 platform, just the 5.7 but @dirtydeeds is the place to ask. I know they carry only the best, and I know i've seen some dudes using the JBA Shorty Headers from there for a little more low end pep.

    Shorties: http://dirtydeedsindustries.com/product/10-14-toyota-tundra-4-6-shorty-headers/
     
  3. Feb 6, 2017 at 4:02 AM
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    joem1cha3l

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    There is a tune out there for our crappy 4.6 but I dont remember what it is. Definitely not something bully dog offers though.
     
  4. Feb 6, 2017 at 5:22 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    stick to P rated tires, keep it stock, and throw out anything (including seats) that you don't use for less weight. :D:D:D
     
  5. Feb 6, 2017 at 6:47 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    Lol!

    After looking at your profile pic, I wonder if a regear wouldn't help. That's a big lift / tire combo for the 4.6.
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2017 at 6:55 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Actually, it serves me well. I'm only running 33's (they're AT's)
    I MAY need a regear if I jump to 34's but many people say it shouldn't be an issue with AT's. Now MT's would be a different story.

    Towed about 6k without any problems for a good 6-7 hours straight. Barely knew it was back there.

    After I got them, I barely felt a difference in pickup power and back end torque, same with shift points and my speedometer is spot on. Albeit a 1mpg drop, it's performed perfectly well.
     
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  7. Feb 6, 2017 at 7:12 AM
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    ToyotaTundraMike

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    Lol, my bad Law I was talking about the OP. Looks like dude is running a 12 inch lift and 37's.
     
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  8. Feb 6, 2017 at 7:15 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Oh hell, I wouldn't even think about 37's without a regear on a 5.7 much less a 4.6! LOL

    All good. I was thinking huh.....guess my truck looks higher than I think it does. *self five*
    You just killed that self five. Dammit.
    :rofl::rofl::rofl:
     
  9. Feb 6, 2017 at 7:56 AM
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    4.88 gears
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    Give a call. I can help you turn your truck into an entirely different animal with all of the above.
     
  10. Feb 6, 2017 at 8:22 AM
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    joonbug

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    Trade it in for a 5.7...:notsure:
     
  11. Feb 6, 2017 at 11:12 AM
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    Yes, bullet proof lift on a 4.6. Was for appearance purposes but I'm using my truck like a truck and a huge lift really lags on the performance. Truck is just about paid off so I'll soon have me money to throw into the truck. Interesting i never thought of the coolant bypass but i would most definitely need a larger radiator for the electric fans. What is the sabm? Gears are actually coming within the next couple month.
     
  12. Feb 6, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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    Better to sell it if i do that since im sure i wont get much for trade in. However i dont want another truck payment.
     
  13. Feb 6, 2017 at 11:17 AM
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    040Tundra

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    Stock Air Box Mod....
     
  14. Feb 6, 2017 at 11:23 AM
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    There is an afe air intake already no need for charcoal filter mod. Almost seems like i can't do much else. Just waiting for Keith to get those long tube headers made...
     
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    The longtubes are coming along soon enough! Maybe another month till they are out :amen:
     
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    Guess what this is;)

    IMG_1306.jpg
     
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    Take my money already.... definitely want... 4.6 long tubes?
     
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    just waiting to hear back from the prototype truck.
     
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    landphil I can’t be serious.

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    Probably the cheapest option - $ for Hp.

    Regearing is a slam-dunk for improvement IMHO
     
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  21. Jun 8, 2017 at 11:34 PM
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    These headers, bamufflers race exhaust, regear, throttle body coolant bypass, hypertech= kicktheassofa5.7
     
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    Remove the throttle body from a coolant loop. Unless you live where it's cold why heat up your throttle body to 200*???
     
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  24. Jun 9, 2017 at 8:18 AM
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    Is there a link on a DIY to this? I would love to try it out and see what happens.
     
  25. Dec 3, 2018 at 8:03 AM
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    @dirtydeeds

    Is it okay to do the bypass in San anotiono weather even during winter time?
     
  26. Dec 3, 2018 at 1:31 PM
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    I personally would. It doesn’t get cold enough to care. That said, use st your own risk. Haha
     
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    SiberianTundra I heard Unicorns get horrible MPG

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    I always found shorty headers to do a good job. With a proper tune even better. But shorty headers typically do not require a tune.
     
  28. Jul 24, 2021 at 6:52 PM
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    Hey guys I need help. I tried the Hrottlebody coolant bypasson my 4.6. But I dnt knw how to run the hose coming from the egr to the tb..please help. The 5.7 videos dnt show anything about egr so might not be ran the same
     

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