SAC TRD Supercharged Toyota Fortuner Put to the Test
Some time ago the team from Steves Auto Clinic brought you information about the genuine Toyota Racing Developments – TRD Supercharger kits that they are bringing into South Africa and are fitting them to Toyotas with 4.0 V6 petrol engines, from Fortuner to Hilux to Land Cruiser.
Toyota Fortuner 4.0 V6 Conversions
To quickly recap, the kit comes from TRD so you know that everything is going fit correctly first time out as it was engineered from the beginning for the Toyota 4.0 litre V6 only.
This TRD supercharger system features Eaton roots-type rotating components in a one-piece integral manifold, iridium spark plugs, Toyota higher output injectors, water charge cooler and a five-rib serpentine drive belt system running at around 0.5 bar of reliable boost pressure complete the basic kit.
In fact, overseas, when the kit is installed by an authorised Toyota dealer, the supercharger itself has the same warranty cover as the powertrain or the same balance of the new car warranty, whichever is greater at the time of fitment.

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SAC TRD Supercharged Toyota Fortuner Put to the Test
Some time ago the team from Steves Auto Clinic brought you information about the genuine Toyota Racing Developments – TRD Supercharger kits that they are bringing into South Africa and are fitting them to Toyotas with 4.0 V6 petrol engines, from Fortuner to Hilux to Land Cruiser.
Toyota Fortuner 4.0 V6 Conversions
To quickly recap, the kit comes from TRD so you know that everything is going fit correctly first time out as it was engineered from the beginning for the Toyota 4.0 litre V6 only.
This TRD supercharger system features Eaton roots-type rotating components in a one-piece integral manifold, iridium spark plugs, Toyota higher output injectors, water charge cooler and a five-rib serpentine drive belt system running at around 0.5 bar of reliable boost pressure complete the basic kit.
In fact, overseas, when the kit is installed by an authorised Toyota dealer, the supercharger itself has the same warranty cover as the powertrain or the same balance of the new car warranty, whichever is greater at the time of fitment.
Unfortunately, it must be noted that no such agreement is in place in South Africa and the fitment of this kit can affect your warranty.
You can get this complete peace of mind package in only 5 working days.
SAC also offers you the highly recommended Performance Branch that is Powerkote ceramic treated both inside and out, and matched to a SAC stainless steel free flow exhaust system for the ultimate in every day power.
What this TRD kit does is totally transform your Toyota Fortuner into a vehicle that has to be driven to truly appreciate the difference.
This TRD supercharger kit is available at any one of our SAC branches, and coming from Toyota Racing Developments (TRD), you know that this kit is going to be as good and reliable as anything that comes directly from the factory.
Power jumps up from 175 kW to 255 kW and the torque goes from 376 Nm to 445 Nm, but forget the hype for a moment, and check out the massively improved performance numbers as independently tested at the Gerotek test facility just outside Pretoria. Fortuner dyno charts and the full test results are available on request.
The obligatory 0-100 km/h sprint is down from almost 10 seconds to just over 7 seconds, but where the vehicle moves into another class altogether, is when I tell you that the SAC TRD Fortuner gets to 160 km/h in a mere 18 seconds as opposed to the tardy 30 seconds it takes when the SUV is in standard trim.
Top speed also improves dramatically by some 30 km/h, but what the average owner will appreciate even more is the complete transformation in the drivability of the heavy family vehicle.
Right from idle there is an improvement in the urge on tap, with the least amount of throttle being needed to keep the SAC Fortuner at the national speed limit.
The guys at SAC are also able to upgrade the handling and road holding on the Toyota Fortuner and other such Toyota leisure vehicles using Koni suspension parts to better handle the increase in power and speed.
So to find out more about this TRD upgrade and exactly what can be done to your Toyota, drop them a line.

Please Note: The supercharger kit does not fit vehicles with the up-rated V6 engine used in the FJ Cruiser (200Kw & 380Nm) & the Land Cruiser Prado (202Kw & 381Nm).