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I have a 2000 toyota tacom trd 5 speed manual with 3.4 L v6

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i have a 2000 toyota tacom trd 5 speed manual with 3.4 L v6
pulling a 3000 lb camper and looking for ideas to get some increased power/torque when climbing hills on highway.
are there chips available to help this problem? do they work? any negatives to doing this?
thanks
matt
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Toyota
Expert:  Matt replied 11 months ago.

Hello

some of the performance chips do work such as this one

http://www.unichip.us/vehicle/vehicles/3190-2007-Toyota-Tacoma-40L

if you were to fit a more free flowing exhaust with less silencing then this too will release power such as

https://www.magnaflow.com/products?partnumber=17115

a combination of these two will typically release about 10% more power

avoid the ebay specials as these chips tend to be fakes at best and can damage the engine at worst