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^well it depends on what your end goal is. If you want to go turbo then there is no sense spending money on certain things vs na/supercharged. If you want motor upgrades this is what I would do in order:
-radiator & diversion pannel
-flui-dampener crank pulley (only balanced one on the market)
-Ingalls "Stiffy" ETD/Energy supension motor mounts (lets you put the power to the ground better)
if you go turbo:
-all of the above then
-Quality full turbo kit (Decendant/Dezod/Ptuning/Turbonetics)
-Immediately get it tuned before driving
-LSD for tranny w/ performance clutch
-Decendant intake manifold (optional)
on and on...
If you go supercharged:
-All of the top listed then:
-Upgrade and replace bearings in supercharger
-Call it good & pray the bearings don't go out
If you stay N/A:
-All the top listed stuff @ the top then:
-Throttle body spacer
-Remaining pulley set
-stage 1 cams
-Rebuild bottom end (balanced crank, lightened rods, yada yada)
-LSD, flywheel, & clutch
Hope that better answer your questions, purely my opinion but thats what I would do.
it is widely known that tb spacers are snake oil but i don't want to argue.
Contrary to what people seem to think toyota engineers it's engines to produce the most power they can so engine mods give you minimal power gains. After i/h/e and pulley(which may or may not affect reliability, search) there isn't anything you can do(except f/i). These car's are not fast, they are cheap and reliable(remember "reliable, fast, cheap. pick 2"). That said there are plenty of mods that make the car more fun to drive. To improve shifting(manual only) you could get a flywheel(engine spins more "freely" when shifting), better motor mounts, or a ingalls "stiffy" engine torque damper(both reduce wheel hop and keep the engine still).
While slow our cars do have good handling and a few mods will make them out handle a lot of cars(as proven by autox). Good springs(NOT SLAMMED) with matched dampers(struts)(like trd struts and trd spring or coilovers). paired with a stiffer rear sway(progress) will maximize handling. Also tires. Stock tires suck so you will really feel better tires.
08 tc m/t 1f7 TRD Quickshifter, clutch stop, and garage door opener hard wire.