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biggest let down on my supercharger

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by racin, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Aug 19, 2015 at 11:50 AM
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    so I bought my tundra last week got the courage to get the supercharger dreamt about it watch videos over and over..made the call to Toyota only to get a call back that my truck is a flex fuel truck...soo mad right now...can't they remove the flex components? does anyone know...man for a guy that had his hopes up I tell you I fell crushed like a dead ant :(
     
  2. Aug 19, 2015 at 12:03 PM
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    I thought Toyota quit selling and supporting superchargers. They should have told you this before purchase.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2015 at 12:05 PM
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    You can supercharge just not under warranty and will cost a little extra. But with the discontinuation of the supercharger it is unknown if you can still get them installed by Toyota.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2015 at 12:07 PM
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    I was told nothing...and the dealer was willing to install and everything...after my truck purchase I was offered all the accessories including the supercharger which I know will be discontinued shortly..it's just a sad day for me guys daamit
     
  5. Aug 19, 2015 at 12:35 PM
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    Have you considering going back to the dealer to bitch a lot and then drive off with a non flex fuel? At least it would be easier to deal with SC upgrade. Warranty is totally out of the picture now unless your dealer has some remaining SC's. Hennessey is about the only other alternative for SC's but not sure if Hennessey will do a flex fuel. I hate flex fuel. It needs to go away.
     
  6. Aug 19, 2015 at 12:48 PM
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    Call these guys. They sell brand new super charged cars and trucks still covered under mfr warranty. Flex Fuel is another story. They can give you the straight scoop about an upgrade that won't affect warranty. All it has to do is meet or exceed mfrs' OEM part per Magnusson-Ross Act of 1975: http://www.hennesseyperformance.com/

    2014-toyota-tundra-with-hpe500-supercharged-upgrade-by-hennessey-performance-(11.jpg Hennessey HPE500 super charger for Tundra (Same Eaton designed SC only difference is Hennessey software and SC fit kit is a little different)
    112_0811_14z%2b2008_toyota_tundra_TRD_supercharged%2bside_view.jpg
     
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  7. Aug 19, 2015 at 12:55 PM
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    I didn't know mine was a flex fuel until after I bought it too. I always thought there was a little badge on the tailgate stating it. Mine didn't have a badge so I thought it wasn't. Wasn't until I joined this forum and there was a thread about it that I found out. Toyota got a little sneaky taking those badges away.
     
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  8. Aug 19, 2015 at 12:56 PM
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    Should be a notice on the gas cap and maybe under the hood.
     
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  9. Aug 19, 2015 at 12:57 PM
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    ^^ Yeah the gas cap states it but who ever reads that? :anonymous:
     
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  10. Aug 19, 2015 at 1:03 PM
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    Nobody. heh heh. There should have been something about engine type on the dealer window sticker. It's one of those things that you need to make the dealer aware of first whether you want a Flex or non Flex. Makes no difference for most folks I guess.
     
  11. Aug 19, 2015 at 1:08 PM
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    Yep, Didn't really even look at the sticker other than the price tag. :anonymous: I was so excited about getting the truck. Really makes no difference for me, NO way would the wife let me spend 6K on a SC right now.
     
  12. Aug 19, 2015 at 1:18 PM
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    yep bank account is running low from it..
    Flex fuel can be supercharged. Unichip makes one for the tundra. you have a 2015 model, i dont think since the s/c has been dropped the guys over at unichip will support the 2015+ models. I could be wrong. I know one for sure TRD PRO flex fuel it was supercharged. He is on this board.

    Dont blame toyota for the flex fuel system. Blame the EPA and the stupid dealers for ORDERING them to start.
     
  13. Aug 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM
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    They sold the truck with full tank so no way i could have know...a service advisor from my dealership called me few hours ago and said they would have love the work to install the supercharger but if the 5th letter in my vin is a 'W' then it's flex..I told him where's all the badges that say it...he said in the beginning when flex just starting they badged all auto flex fuel now they don't do it..so when the full tank ran out today guess what I saw on the fuel cap smh...if I didn't have lifetime warranty on the engine, trans and 4x4 I would have just went ahead and do it, for now I will just enjoy the 3xx hp :/
     
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    You have plenty of HP's. There are other ways of getting much more HP's if you really think you need it.
     
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  15. Aug 20, 2015 at 2:47 AM
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    Your right...I just need to do a little bit more research :)
     
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    Sparks Toyota in Mytrle Beach, SC will install the supercharger and Unichip on a FF.
    There are still some superchargers left but they are getting scarce.
     
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    I've already put 5,000 miles on it since install, zero problems except fighting my wife over who gets to drive:)
     
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    Thanks for info I will look into that immediately, can you possibly refer me to the same Service Advisor that took care of you please
     
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    A vendor as in he works at Toyota and sells the chargers?
     
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    They sell Toyota parts exclusively.
     
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    We are one of the top sellers for superchargers, Toyota accessories and genuine Toyota OE parts. Micah or myself are knowledgeable with these superchargers.

    Tim
     
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    Tim, do you have an superchargers?
     
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    Not as of now. Cross your fingers, we are hoping to get some more in from Toyota in the next week or two. I can't confirm an exact date, but when we get them, we will post up here about them.
     
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    You won't regret it racin, I couldn't be happier. Plan on about a 8 hour drive from Tampa.
     
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    Thanks man can't wait..you in Tampa?
     
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    I'm near Jacksonville and its 5 hours to Sparks Toyota from here.
     
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