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Old 06-26-2009, 11:57 PM   #1
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Engine Upgrades for 99 Solara v6

I have a 99 solara and was wondering what non turbo engine mods i can do to gain more horsepower. I have an injen short ram and a full exhaust system. I was also curious if you know anyone who is good to talk to about a solara for some reason the toyota mechanics iv talked to arnt much help.

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What exhaust do you have? I own a 99 solara too...
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yeah, isnt there a trd supercharger kit? you should pm trd3000gt, he had a solara that he supercharged.
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yeah, isnt there a trd supercharger kit? you should pm trd3000gt, he had a solara that he supercharged.
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It really depends on how many horsepower the OP wants. He already upgrade the intake and exhaust and that pretty much what he can do with the N/A stage. Supercharger is a good option but it caused lots of other problems and that was the reason I had to sell the car. I am not sure if there is any revised version of the supercharger because I sold the car back in 2001. Problem related to the supercharger was the SC belt cutting into the A/C hose, transmission slips probably because the torque converter couldn't handle the extra power, and broken idle control valve.
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How much money are you willing to spend? The responses you receive will depend largely on how much $$$ you want to put into the vehicle. Intake and Exhausts is good for starters, but to really add anything N/A will cost a lot of money.

If I may, what is the reason you steer away from FI??
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Also, the engine runs lean when you supercharge it, and it's likely that you will want to change to a smaller pulley, so you will need to have SAFC and a dynotune. With that much power, you will need better braking. Someone on Solaraguy made a kit that let me use MKIV Super TT 13" rotors, which you need 17" wheels to clear. Do you have the 5-speed or auto? You can't install LSD on auto.

After every upgrade you can think of for the suspension, the car would still drive like a boat as 70% of the weight is at the front of the car.
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