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 My parents just got a 2014 Toyota Sequoia with massive 380 hp. They gave me the old 2002 Sequoia all it needed was shocks and struts which I have already replaced. But I never Realized that this big massive V-8 SUV (6200 pounds) only has 240 hp so I went online and found a reputable website that sells chips and they claim it can give my Sequoia 60 more horsepower so that would bring my total horsepower to 300 hp do you think that would be a noticeable difference from 240 hp ??? 

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10 hours ago, Mky000005 said:

Do you think that would be a noticeable difference from 240 hp ???

Na, leave it the way it is...240 horse power can get you easily from A to B to C, and maybe D!

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52 minutes ago, Nate4x4 said:

Na, leave it the way it is...240 horse power can get you easily from A to B to C, and maybe D!

Also it has 240,000 miles on it! The engine and transmission still run like the day we bought it, but how much longer do you think it will last? The engine has had vary little maintenance in the past 16 years

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28 minutes ago, Mky000005 said:

Also it has 240,000 miles on it! The engine and transmission still run like the day we bought it, but how much longer do you think it will last? The engine has had vary little maintenance in the past 16 years

Okay,

Toyota Trucks and SUV's have been known to reach well over 400,000 km. Whether or not that depends on the maintenance it's receives, I cannot be certain. (Though I would think so).

By that, your Sequoia has only reached half of it's life (240,000 - miles).  At most it'll probably last another 5-7 years, and more if invested replacements, and maintenance.

11 hours ago, Mky000005 said:

2014 Toyota Sequoia with massive 380 hp.

The 2014 Sequoia is probably equipped with 4WD, where as the 2002 Sequoia is likely not. So obviously there will be a difference in horse power given the fact that it takes more power to run an SUV with 4WD capacity.

Let me know your thoughts,

Nate

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5 hours ago, Nate4x4 said:

Okay,

Toyota Trucks and SUV's have been known to reach well over 400,000 km. Whether or not that depends on the maintenance it's receives, I cannot be certain. (Though I would think so).

By that, your Sequoia has only reached half of it's life (240,000 - miles).  At most it'll probably last another 5-7 years, and more if invested replacements, and maintenance.

The 2014 Sequoia is probably equipped with 4WD, where as the 2002 Sequoia is likely not. So obviously there will be a difference in horse power given the fact that it takes more power to run an SUV with 4WD capacity.

Let me know your thoughts,

Nate

 The 2002 and the 2014 sequoias both have 4WD and the optional towing package  that includes some extra cooling stuff under the hood for the engine 

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 I don’t want the 2002 sequoia to just be a daily driver I want to do fun stuff with it like light off roading etc.  and with 240 hp it is extremely sluggish especially compared to the new Sequoia with 380 hp but do you think the chip that adds 60 horse power will put more wear and tear on the engine?  I’m not going to do any racing or anything with it I just want it to not be so slow 

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2 hours ago, Mky000005 said:

 I don’t want the 2002 sequoia to just be a daily driver I want to do fun stuff with it like light off roading etc.

I understand.......

2 hours ago, Mky000005 said:

And with 240 hp it is extremely sluggish especially compared to the new Sequoia with 380 hp

Well since the weaker 240 hp engine is so noticeable to you, then yes, you probably should consider adding horsepower.

2 hours ago, Mky000005 said:

But do you think the chip that adds 60 horse power will put more wear and tear on the engine?

As long as both Sequoia's are equipped with the same engine, both engines should be able to handle about the same horsepower.(Not including year differences).

But remember the year of both of these SUV differ from one another, making it hard to be sure.

19 hours ago, Mky000005 said:

I went online and found a reputable website that sells chips and they claim it can give my Sequoia 60 more horsepower

If you trust these guys...then go for it! But really, I can't tell you for sure that you won't walk away without any regrets or disappointments.

Thanks for your question,

Best Regards..

Nate (The Vehicle Reader)

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1 hour ago, Nate4x4 said:

I understand.......

Well since the weaker 240 hp engine is so noticeable to you, then yes, you probably should consider adding horsepower.

As long as both Sequoia's are equipped with the same engine, both engines should be able to handle about the same horsepower.(Not including year differences).

But remember the year of both of these SUV differ from one another, making it hard to be sure.

If you trust these guys...then go for it! But really, I can't tell you for sure that you won't walk away without any regrets or disappointments.

Thanks for your question,

Best Regards..

Nate (The Vehicle Reader)

 So if I put the chip in for an added 60 hp bringing my total horse power to 300 hp  how much extra wear and tear will come to the engine?  Should I expect a shorter life from the engine?

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Hi again,

Sorry for the late reply.

To me the best thing to do in this situation would be to ask your manufacture (Toyota).

They will have all the correct answers for your case.

I am not completely sure that adding 60 hp to your car will not affect the engine, so I am unable to say.

Regards,

Nate

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4 hours ago, Nate4x4 said:

Hi again,

Sorry for the late reply.

To me the best thing to do in this situation would be to ask your manufacture (Toyota).

They will have all the correct answers for your case.

I am not completely sure that adding 60 hp to your car will not affect the engine, so I am unable to say.

Regards,

Nate

Ok thank you.

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