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advice on cold air intake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by meckleystephen, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. Feb 9, 2010 at 3:34 PM
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    meckleystephen

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    ive been thinking about installing a cold air intake on my truck for a while now and was just wonder which would be the best choice and how much of a difference do they actually make on mpg and power???
     
  2. Feb 9, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I really like my TRD CAI, sounds great! Not to positive on the MPG or HP gains though, if any?:cool:
     
  3. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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  4. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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  5. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    You won't see a benefit in mpg. You might see a benefit in power. CAIs let in more air, which means you can burn more gas (more power).
     
  6. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    Tsenekos

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    save your money for something else they are a waste of money but its up to you
     
  7. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    Viet2100

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    CAIs don't let in more air... Your throttle body will always take in the same amount of air. You will only "get more air" if you get boosted. CAIs let in cooler air if that. You can't even consider short rams a CAI.

    If you add an intake to your truck, expect to lose mpg because you will be hitting it more often, loss of high end torque, and throttle response will be improved. It is almost useless without a tune.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:36 PM
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    Evil Monkey

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    Cooler air is slightly more dense, hence more air per volume.
     
  9. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    Loss of low end torque actually.
     
  10. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:49 PM
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    I think he wants to know what kind, not if he should get one or not.
     
  11. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:50 PM
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    I know nothing about them so i'll just leave.
     
  12. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    x3, I love the way it sounds.
     
  13. Feb 9, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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    i couldnt of said it better
     
  14. Feb 9, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    2nd part of the question was "...and how much of a difference do they actually make on mpg and power??? "
     
  15. Feb 9, 2010 at 6:28 PM
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    A TRD intake is a great idea sounds great and dyno proven to make more power!!!!!! Mpg decrease is usually b/c u drive it harder afterwards
     
  16. Feb 9, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    meckleystephen

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    thanks alot for the input i really think i am gonna spend the money on something else the common answer seems to be they really dont help that much
     
  17. Feb 10, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    Yeah i know it says that but that's already been answered.
     
  18. Feb 10, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    I would actually prefer multiple replies even if it said the same thing. That way one would know there is concensus.
     
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