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Afe cai or volant cai

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by time4, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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    time4

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    I have a 08 4 cyl. access cab 4x4, I was wondering which CAI was the better one to go with on the 2.7 engines. The AFE or the VOLANT. Any thoughts.
     
  2. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Welcome to Tacoma World!

    Depends on what your definition of "Better" is.
     
  3. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:30 PM
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    performance, best horsepower. Just want to add some pickup and speed, nothing insane, not racing or anything. Thanks
     
  4. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Neither will give much more h.p. maybe a couple more, but dont expect a big gain.
     
  5. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    What kind of increases would they give? I was wondering becuase everyone seems to have the afe or the volant. This would be my first upgrade and wondering if it is really worth it or not.
     
  6. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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    I think that if you look at the fact the filter is re useable, it may be worth it. Many people have the AFE, and it seems like a quality product. The AFE has a dry filter as opposed to an oiled one. Maybe some more members will chime in and give their $0.02.
     
  7. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    Thanks. I was looking at a few auto sites and they advertise the afe as adding 50 hp. I find that hard to believe, the most I have heard cai giving was 10 to 20.
     
  8. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:50 PM
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    The absolute MOST I have seen on a Tacoma has been 5. The frase "Up to" gives them the green light to advertise that crap.
     
  9. Jan 23, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    Is there something else I might want to do than before putting on a cai?
     
  10. Jan 24, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    unfortunately not a lot of options out there for us 4 cyl guys. Headers, exhaust and intake all we pretty much got till you start lookin into something real expensive.
     
  11. Jan 25, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    save your $$$, just do the $10 CAI mod. nothing more than bringing some metal flex pipe from the front grill into the oem air box. you can find info on this mod here http://www.empirepao.com/cai.htm
     
  12. Jan 26, 2009 at 5:26 PM
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