Originally Posted by kingston73
I get what you're saying but you kind of prove the point that a new intake can increase power. Like you said, the oem intake is a compromise, less power for less sound. Not everybody wants more power so toyota went with quiet over power. I think the issue some people have is they have made the decision to get an intake and then others shit on them without actually helping. The OP asked what intakes are being made for the newest models, and it got pulled off into this argument. I just don't understand why, if you don't like something or don't agree with something, you can't just state your opinion and then let it go?
But the aftermarket intake, by itself, won't make a notable difference in power.
Couple it with headers and a URD
tune, then you've got something... or a supercharger.
But just bolting on an intake and running isn't going to really "do" anything other than potentially worsen filtration.
Now, the Volant with the Donaldson filter? I've got no problem with that design. I'd run one... but I also don't believe that it would make a $300+ difference in performance/MPG, and that is always the reason given for wanting an intake.