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2ndary air filter removal vs warranty issues?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by blendedfamily, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. Nov 23, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    blendedfamily

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    I'm sure this is a stupid question -- Will the secondary air filter removal void warranty?

    If so, would it make sense to go with a CAI and just reattach the stock intake system for warranty work? Do most CAI models bypass the secondary filter? Is it worthwhile for mileage to do a CAI?
     
  2. Nov 23, 2009 at 7:38 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    It won't void the warranty. However, anything you do to the truck could be used by the provider to deny you warranty service in the event of a failure related to something you did.

    My charcoal (secondary filter) is removed. HOWEVER, if I had it to do over again I'd just leave it. It really makes very little difference if ANY.

    A CAI does very little in regard to performance on these trucks since the OEM system already IS a CAI. Just go with a performance filter like the AFE ProdryS.
     
  3. Nov 23, 2009 at 7:44 PM
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    That's what I've got now... just wondering it it'd be worth it for one or the other.....

    Does AFE sponsor this site, or are the ProDry filters just work that well? I've always been a K&N kid, but after reading the very strong recommendations for the AFE, I got one..
     
  4. Nov 23, 2009 at 7:46 PM
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    Actually, Being as the charcoal filter is a hard attached part of the emissions system, the Dealer could very well void the vehicle emission warranty if it is removed.
     
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