Here are some pics of the engine bay with the supercharger and also Emanage. I still need to get my engine plastics cut so I can put them back in and I need to put my strut bar back in.
As a lot of you know I went up to MonkeyWrench Racing this weekend to get the TRD
Supercharger installed. I had talked to Matt up at Monkey Wrench Racing a few times about how the supercharger had been tried before but didnt work because of extreme pinging. So I explained to him that I wanted the car to be tuned rich since this was my daily driver and I was more concerned with getting the supercharger to work reliably. For those of you that dont know Matt he is cool as hell. He seemed more concerned with seeing if the supercharger could work than getting the money. So I dropped the car off on friday hoping to have it by saturday but that didnt work out too well. It turns out to get the supercharger to fit you need a completely different throttle body and you also need a different belt. So somehow Matt at MWR got the throttle body and the belt in time. Since we lost a full day waiting on the throttle body and belt, he didnt even get to start tuning until later sunday. So sunday night he finally got it done and made sure everything worked right so I took it out for a spin. All I could say was WOW!. The low end torque was amazing. The main reason I wanted the supercharger was for the low end power and it def. has it now. For some reason my car seems to be dynoing very low. I got 111 hp for my gt auto with TRD
exhaust which seems kinda low. That would be more than a 20% drivetrain loss, and thats not even including the TRD
exhaust. Well anyways I was expecting around 130-135 whp because of the automatic transmission and how I wanted the tune rich. The car made 130 whp and 122 torque which I am sure some people were hoping for more but am confident you could get a lot more horsepower especially with a stick and you can always add on a few mods. The peak horsepower numbers dont tell the whole picture though. I will post up the dyno when I get it scanned but it is the torque that is the best part of the supercharger. When I first looked at the dyno I thought it was about what I expected it to be. When I drove the car though it was soo much better than I thought it would be.
Okay on to prices. I have been getting a few emails about how I got the prices I did and have even been told I can make some money if I tell them the prices lol. But anyways here are is all the contact info.
Supercharger (WITHOUT TRD
ECU) 1250 shipped from Eddie at Kinderhook Toyota. Phone number 518.758.9211 ext.5 (8am-5pm M-F EST) or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
for other info.
Carbon Fiber Hood
800 shipped. I lost the email address but it is from Edrick. I will get the contact info if anyone is interested.
-MWR GReddy e-Manage package- Toyota 1ZZ-FE Turbo Preprogrammed (obviously needs tuning) which includes all the harnesses etc.
+ e-Manage install
+ Throttle body and install
+ Belt and install
+ Spark Plugs
all for $1495 from MonkeyWrench Racing.
For a total of 3545 for everything you need.
I strongly recommend going to MWR to get this installed and tuned. The supercharger is not a bolt on and requires the new throttle body and belt and also requires tuning. The tuning is something I would be worried about because you dont want to have anyting happen to your car from poor tuning. I am sure Matt will tune your car to your specific driving style.
I am using 93 octane gas. If you live in california or can only get 91 I would recommend getting either water injection or an intercooler. It would provid0 a safe way to use 91 gas and could add some power through better tuning. On matrixowners.com they have added the air/fuel controller, Intake
, water injection, and a exhaust system to double the power of the supercharger. I am not going to do anything more. I feel very content with the power this added and it just feels great. I couldnt be happier with the power which is exactly where I wanted it.
Overall I think the power that this added is perfect for my driving style. It kicks in right when you push the pedal. It is obviously easy to take a shot at the hp numbers but trust me, the torque is great. I would recommend anyone to do this at MWR that is looking for low end power and torque. If you are looking for the high horsepower numbers this is def. not the thing to get. I cant say if this expense will be worth it to you since it is a lot of money to spend. When you factor in the Hood
it seems like a lot of money but I personally wanted this carbon fiber Hood
so it was really like spending 200 more over a invader Hood
. I am very happy with it though and if you have any questions just ask.