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I'm just wondering if anyone out there has any numbers for actual HP improvements with different performance mods. Now, I'm talking actual before and after's as measured out on a dyno wheel.

The only reason I'm curious is that the stock rating is 160 horse. I have the trd exhaust and not that I was expecting a huge jump or anything, but when we popped it on the wheel we couldn't even get 160 peak out of it. I know that a TON of factors can account for this, I'm just curious what other people might be seeing on their rides...


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Originally posted by BryGuy@Jul 13 2005, 09:12 AM
I'm just wondering if anyone out there has any numbers for actual HP improvements with different performance mods. Now, I'm talking actual before and after's as measured out on a dyno wheel.

The only reason I'm curious is that the stock rating is 160 horse. I have the trd exhaust and not that I was expecting a huge jump or anything, but when we popped it on the wheel we couldn't even get 160 peak out of it.  I know that a TON of factors can account for this, I'm just curious what other people might be seeing on their rides...


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This is because that 160 is at the crank, not to the wheels. Accounting for 15% drivetrain loss (about standard) you are looking at ~136hp to the wheels stock w/ a 5spd (probably more drivetrain loss w/ the automagic).

Here is my stock dyno results:
Run 1: 134.94HP, 145.95 Torque, 108.28MPH
Run 2: 137.12HP, 147.79 Torque, 108.07MPH

Dyno Graph:

Horrible quality (crappy cam), but you get the idea.

You can kinda use this as a initial sample (it's a 5spd, not an automatic) if you can get post-mod dyno results. Should give you an idea of what it can do. Remember if you see an intake give 10hp, a header give 5hp, and an exhaust give 12hp... the I/H/E combo will not give you 27hp... you'll probably be more around the 15-20hp range.

Also, the TRD exhaust is a axle-back so I expect the gains to be negligible if there are indeed any.
 

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Nice dude... Thanks for the explanation, makes perfect sense! Thanks again for the info bro!
 

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Different dynos will have different numbers, so using someone else's dyno for a baseline does not make sense. Results might also vary with temperature, humidity, atmospheric pressure, phase of the moon, solar activity and a bunch of other factors. So if you want to be very close to accurate - on the same day - do 5 pulls, average best 3, install everything you can buy, do another 5 pulls, average best 3, then add 5% +/- error margin and admire the results
 
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