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Old 12-09-2010, 06:07 PM   #1
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What is better TRD intake or K&N intake?

i was wondering what intake was better for a 2006 Tacoma? Also, if they sound loud and worth the money?
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Old 12-10-2010, 03:33 AM   #2
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I've been running the k&n for a few years now.Yes,It's louder.Worth the money?..No,If your set on using an intake,Go w/the TRD. OR...Save yourself some cash and just go with an AfE dry flow drop in filter.
http://afepower.com/shop/details_new...TG4&brandID=59

You may find it cheaper elsewhere.
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Old 12-10-2010, 05:54 AM   #3
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If you like the louder sound enough, then it's worth the money. You won't see any noticeable performance gain. Your stock airbox is already drawing cold air from the fender well.
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I vote for TRD. It looks good, fits perfect, the filter is nearly 2x the size of stock.

FWIW, i heard K&N dyno's vehicles with the engine bay open. If that is true, their hp gains could be flawed due to not having all that hot air trapped under a closed hood.

TRD draws air from behind the fender.
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None of them are "better"; some are noisier, some provide a "ram air"effect,some are more expensive, but none really provide any real performance boost.

Another thing to consider is (and you probably already know this, but it seems a lot of folkes dont) that the intake alone is not much of a performance item with additional engine upgrades. "cold air intake" is a misnomer, better to say it is a "ambiant outside air, not engine compartment air" intake.

There is a plus, however small, if you consider the airflow and easing of the engines ability to breathe a bit better but to take full advantage you need to add a better exhaust also.
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Not to mention, is it me or has anyone wrapped their CAI with header or painted theirs with HIGH TEMP paint--I wonder if that would benefit the "Cold Air" effect?
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