ken99287 wrote:Hello people, I've been looking all through the forums and still have a few questions that I'd like to get a more definitive answer to.
I read that the manual trd ecu will work fine on an auto matrix. I also read that the vibe man/auto ecu is different... my question is, can I use a manual ecu in my auto vibe(base 04 auto)? I do not believe the Manual Tranny ECU is the same as the Auto
Also, what temp is the recommended TRD thermostat? There is a 160 and a 170. The monkey webpage says with the stock ecu, 160 could throw a check engine light for temps too low. Also, the 160 is $80 and the 170 is $30. If the 170 is ok, I'm thinking to just buy the $10 one from the parts store. Stant 1044 or something. 160-170 should both be fine. The heat that SC creates will certainly keep your 1zz in the correct operating temp range.
Also, the kit says not to use any sri or cai, will using a k&n sri with the trd ecu work? Will it help at all? [b]
I used an Injen CAI with no problem. Not sure of gains, but it increased the volume of the blower whine. Note: It ran waaaaay rich on the dyno w/the stock box, so I was not concerned with a lean burn situation. [/b]
The kit also recommends spark plug upgrades. Denso or ngk plus. Is this necessary and which do you think is better? I did NGK and yes, you need to use the correct range plugs
Also what are your thoughts on installing motor mount inserts? Never felt the need for them, but I'm sure others would state otherwise
Does anyone have a current dose for the 2.3" pulley? I read that it doesn't increase boost, but makes boost faster. It couldn't hurt, could it? Sold my URD 2.3" to a member. Do not believe anyone is producing them now.
I just bought the setup used and I'm excited and nervous about the project. It doesn't look difficult, but there are 18 pages of instruction! Is there any advice/suggestions for me before I dive into this? Take your time, slow and steady. Check all fuel connections for leaks. Ensure good SC - to - Block seal
Thank you all for your time and forgive me if some of this information is already scattered throughout the forums.
By the way, this is what I'm thinking.
Base 04 auto stock. Trd supercharger kit with 5th injector and trd ecu + 170Â° Stant thermostat + k&n sri + recommended ngk plugs. Think it will be ok?
ken99287 wrote:Thank you very much, sir. That reminds me! I just installed the thing today but forgot to install the plugs! They're in the back!!
sgary wrote:What specific plugs are recommended for use with the supercharger?, I just put in new Denso iridium (same as original plugs) last spring, I have a line on a supercharger setup, and want to make sure I put in the appropriate plugs if the current ones are not sufficient.
Very low miles since the last plug change as this vibe stays in the garage most of the time and is only out in nice weather.
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