You already know if you want the longest lasting most dependable full size truck, that you need to go to Chevrolet. However, with the 2009 Chevy Silverado the best just got better. Who wouldn’t want to drive Canada’s best truck?
Kilowatts – A measurement of power. The more kilowatts, the more power – and in car speak this usually means greater speed. 1 kW = 1.341 bhp (brake horsepower).
Reprogrammed ECUs for the Supra TT are VERY $$$. They are in the $1200 range. And they have not been proven to provide a significant increase in performance or safety on BPU(TM) level cars. Their merit shows itself on cars with upgraded Turbo(s). Just be sure you buy your ECU, or have it reprogrammed by a reputable shop that knows what they are doing. And have it tailored to your particular car (Driving habits, and Mods). And I would also recommend taking a look at the AEM Programmable system.
Drivability is not adversely affected. Interior noise level depends on the exhaust system you choose. Some will make it far louder; some will actually make it quieter. But most are just a little bit louder than stock. But the added dBs are also combined with a MUCH sweeter exhaust note, so it’s definitely worth it. And the interior of the Supra is pretty quiet anyway, so on the highway, it will be VERY livable. As far as low-end power goes, the down-pipe will greatly decrease Turbo Lag. So low-end power and response is much improved over stock.
The exhaust systems present in most vehicles at the time of purchase are of a low quality. Hence, it becomes necessary to get the exhaust upgraded with a new one, as a proficient system will burn less fuel, thereby saving energy. Replacing the system with an upgraded one is not a difficult task and anyone with minimal knowledge of technicality can replace it quickly. All you would need is a screwdriver, jack, safety glasses, and gloves to begin the upgrading process.
Now find the flange on the catalytic converter recyclers. It will have two bolts that you will need to remove. Be careful in this process because your whole exhaust system is only supported by two rear hangers on the muffler. This is where it will be handy to have a helping hand. Have your buddy hold up the front section of the system, otherwise it will crash to the ground.
Test the acceleration. Try to accelerate quickly from a stop, a couple hundred feet is more than enough distance for this test. It should accelerate nicely, if not, you are looking at some adjustments or repairs. If it sputters and dies – this is not a good sign. It could be simple, it could be a big problem. Have a mechanic look at it before you buy if you just gotta have THIS car.
So, that’s the underneath check list for your new used car. After this, everywhere else to check is fairly easy to get to. Good luck in your search for a good used car. I hope these tips have been or will be helpful.