Help: TRD supercharger install. I need a copy of the supplement ECU instructions

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by Toylexmods, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. Toylexmods

    Toylexmods

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    Hey all,

    I have finally gotten around to install my TRD Supercharger kit in a 99LX. Looking through my kit...there seems to be some mention of a supplement ECU manual for the LC/LX?? Does anyone have a copy of this supplement? I have the main manual for the ECU kit install.

    Thanks for your help and I will post results. ;)

    Dave
     
  2. i4c4lo

    i4c4lo

    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    115
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
    Dave,

    I have one. Do you have a fax? I can copy it and mail it you. Let me know what you need and we'll take care of it.
     
  3. i4c4lo

    i4c4lo

    Messages:
    542
    Likes Received:
    115
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2003
  4. Toylexmods

    Toylexmods

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    Sending email right now. Thanks!!!!!
     
  5. Toylexmods

    Toylexmods

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    Update,

    I4c had the same instructions I had. In the TRD ECU install manual on page 11, step 7 refers to a LC/LX supplement ECU manual. Has anyone ever seen this supplement ecu manual??

    Thanks,
    Dave
     
  6. siglo

    siglo

    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2004
    Location:
    Kuwait
    I've seen the manuals on TRD's web site before.. the link for the ECU manual brings up the install manual instead unfortunately.. try emailing them..
     
  7. Toylexmods

    Toylexmods

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    Siglo,

    Thanks and yep, the manuals online from TRD are for supercharger install only. That said, I have tried to call TRD and nobody picks up the phone. Doh

    Officially, TRD will not support in any manner the V8 supercharger. The removal from market is very fishy. snif, snif

    I was talking to an employee from AEM last week at SEMA and he said the Tundra rods were the weak link and there were some blown up motors. I dont know if that was the reason for pulling the TRD supercharger but it could be. I do think the Landcruiser longblock is different and the above member in this thread has run the V8 supercharger on his LC100 for over 70k miles. Wow

    Cheers and still looking for that elusive supplement.

    Dave
     
  8. Toylexmods

    Toylexmods

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    Final Update!!!

    I have the ECU supplement in my hot little hands. Thanks TRD Bob!!! and Sincity100!

    For future reference, if anyone ever needs a copy...please feel free to contact me directly. I will keep all of the manuals and supplements on file.

    Supercharger install this weekend.

    Cheers
     
  9. kahuna

    kahuna

    Messages:
    9
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2005
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I've had the supercharger for about four months and had an awful intermittent squeeling noise. Bummed me out after having spent all that money on the upgrade. After a few experiments, ending up being a misaligned idler pulley. Had it shimmed and put on a new belt and the results were amazing. Make sure your belt pulleys are all in alignment!
     
  10. bjowett

    bjowett

    Messages:
    3,716
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Location:
    Western Massachusetts
    The reason TRD stopped supporting the V8 SC program.... guess which rod is in the Land Cruiser V8?
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Waggoner5

    Waggoner5 SILVER Star

    Messages:
    3,056
    Likes Received:
    174
    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2003
    Location:
    San Clemente, CA
    It makes no sense to me why they would use different rods between models. You would think that for cost reasons, they would put the heavy rod in everything, even the GS400 and LS400.
    Oh well.
    Gary
     
  12. powderpig

    powderpig SILVER Star

    Messages:
    1,022
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2005
    Location:
    Boulder Foothills, CO
    Middle is my guess, less weight for smoother rev's. If they used forged instead of the process they are using, it might be good to go. any how what are the different rods. robbie
     
  13. bjowett

    bjowett

    Messages:
    3,716
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Location:
    Western Massachusetts
  14. Toylexmods

    Toylexmods

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon

    Yes, good information here. I will still say that the early Landcruiser rods are of the HD nature. A fellow member has run the TRD supercharger for over 70k and has total mileage over 120k with some hard core driving and off roading.

    Good stuff, my TRD goes in this weekend.

    Dave
     
  15. Toylexmods

    Toylexmods

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon

    Oh, by the way. It is not by accident that as the years went by the parts got cheaper. Cost cutting?? Make more Corollas, cut raw material costs, stop the over engineering. ect, ect.

    The Supra crowd has been weary of later model 2JZ engines for years. And Toyota started building the replacement 2JZ down in Mexico. You can imagine how long those engines lasted before spinning rod and main bearings. :doh:

    Ditto for the VVTi 2JZ as the rods will not handle big power adders.

    Oh well, I will put this supercharger on and give it the boost. I can always rebuild it down the road.

    Cheers
     
  16. bjowett

    bjowett

    Messages:
    3,716
    Likes Received:
    1,459
    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2002
    Location:
    Western Massachusetts
    Yes, I agree with that... just grab a 1UZ when the rebuild time comes. There is one ready to go in my basement. :D
     
  17. Greg B

    Greg B

    Messages:
    1,117
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Location:
    Louisville, KY
    You've got an engine in your basement? :eek: Hope it's a walk-out! :D
     
  18. Toylexmods

    Toylexmods

    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2004
    Location:
    Eugene, Oregon
    Supercharger install this weekend!!:doh:

    If you can handle a starter contact install.....you can install your TRD supercharger.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.