Toyota 4.7L V8 Supercharger

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I have heard that Toyota Racing Developement (like HSV is to Holden) has built a bolt-on Supercharger for the 4.7L V8 engine fitted in the Lexus LX470 and the Landcruiser V8.

Has anyone heard about them? Is anyone in Oz fitting them? Do they work?
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Reply By: Exploder - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 00:38

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 00:38
Gday all
Don’t know much about TRD superchargers

With supercharging you have 3 different types of compressor a Roots-type blower which is just a big air pump (but they look really cool sticking out the top of the bonnet thou) thay has been around for donkey’s years, Centrifugal superchargers which r basically a belt driven turbo the turbines in thews spin at 40,000RPM and pump out like 6to30 pound of boost. Then there is a axial-flow supercharger Which has it’s advantages also.

I would say the TRD one would be a Centrifugal compressor running 6 to 8 pound of boost. Supercharging is a easy way to get big horsepower gains.

Personally I am a big fan of supercharging and if I had the option of a turbo or a super id go the supercharger. ( Maybe that just the drag racer in me)
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Reply By: Rosco - Bris. - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 00:56

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 00:56
"The Range Rover for 2006 is the most refined, most luxurious and most powerful Range Rover ever. Two new petrol engines – including a powerful supercharged 4.2-litre – are complemented by fresh exterior design details, a quieter interior and a profusion of new technology." “The Range Rover has always been the world's most complete luxury SUV,” says Land Rover's managing director Matthew Taylor. “With this new, even more refined flagship for the company, we believe that the best luxury SUV in the world is now even better.” The latest Range Rover joins the recently announced, dynamic Range Rover Sport, which has extended the Land Rover line-up to five models for the first time. “The two Range Rover models complement each other perfectly,” says Matthew Taylor. “The Range Rover for 2006 is our luxury SUV. The Range Rover Sport is our performance SUV, a driver-focussed sports tourer. Two different models will enable us to compete even more successfully in the market and take the Range Rover name to even greater success.” Supreme breadth of capability Supreme breadth of capability The Range Rover for 2006 gains two powerful, Jaguar-derived petrol engines, which offer more performance and are predicted to have better fuel economy than the single outgoing V8 petrol. Now heading the line-up is a supercharged 291 kW (400 bhp SAE) 4.2-litre engine, with maximum torque of 560 Nm (420 lb ft SAE). It offers over 35 percent more power than the outgoing V8, over 25 percent more torque – which contributes to more refined driving – and is projected to be around 1.5 seconds faster from 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph). "

And so on etc etc ................ The Japs are better imitators than originators.

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Follow Up By: Savvas - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 07:22

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 07:22
"The Japs are better imitators than originators."

Very true ... but they also tend to do it better than the originators.

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Follow Up By: Rosco - Bris. - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 09:36

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 09:36
True, quite often the case. Not always .. but also not unusual.
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 01:20

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 01:20
google is your friend
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Follow Up By: Member - Motley - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 08:15

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 08:15
Trouble is Truckster, Google can be a trecocious friend.

Found sites in the US that will even ship the unit to Auustralia. Yes it does exist. But then found an entry that says TRD stopped supplying it in October 2004 but no reasons why.

Google has a lot of data. I seek informatyion
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Follow Up By: Member - Motley - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 09:22

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 09:22
And a good spell checker!!
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Reply By: Member - DOZER- Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 09:42

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 09:42
Hi
TRD make a supercharger system for the 2.7 hilux, 3.4 prado/lux and 4.5 cruiser, which consisys of Eton roots type blower on their manifolding, with belts/pulleys etc....
LP1 in Melbourne used to import them and fit them...they would be able to give you some information.
apparently they work well with gas :-)
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Follow Up By: Exploder - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 12:57

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 12:57
Gday all

With a roots type you can expect high power gains right from idle, it is also one of the most simple and reliable unit’s, ford also has one for the explores, if you r running high boost on a roots super a intercooler may be necessary due to the heat produced.
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Follow Up By: Member - Motley - Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 11:55

Sunday, May 01, 2005 at 11:55
Andrew,

Do you have a contact number for LP1? Is it LPGas-1 in Lilydale?

Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Motley - Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 15:21

Saturday, Apr 30, 2005 at 15:21
Anyone have any experience about what a Supercharger does to Fuel Consumption?

Thanks
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