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Afe cold air intake help.

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Andday, Nov 29, 2013.

  1. Nov 29, 2013 at 7:42 PM
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    Andday

    Andday [OP] New Member

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    I have a "13 4x4 base model. I want to get the most power and mpg out of the engine so I was thinking of buying the afe stage 2 cai. Before buying it I want to hear a review from the people that already had this upgrade installed. Does it really do what it says it would do?!? :confused:
     
  2. Nov 29, 2013 at 7:48 PM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    So what other people are saying (what I believe you have already read) is that the Tacoma comes from the factory with a cold air intake since the stock intake pulls air from the right front fender well. Just get an AFE Pro Dry S drop in filter and call it done. The reusable filter will flow better than stock paper filter and will save you $$$ in the long run since it's washable.

    I had an AFE Stage 2 CAI with an AFE Pro Dry S filter. I pretty much paid $250+ for a glorified noise maker since it made the engine noise more noticible. I noticed no change in MPGs, and my butt dyno says I gained very little "umph" in the upper end of the RPM band, and lost some low end torque. I switched back to stock after 2 years with it.

    To each his own, but this is my experience with an aftermarket CAI.
     
  3. Nov 29, 2013 at 8:47 PM
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    worthywads

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    You won't see any increase in mpg with any intake, other than maybe a hot air intake during cold winters.
     
  4. Nov 30, 2013 at 7:04 AM
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    MikeyLikesIt

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    I had an increase in MPG after I installed my AFE Stage 2 SI.
     
  5. Nov 30, 2013 at 7:10 AM
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    Hold my BEER and WATCH THIS
    i have the AFE stage 2 prodry in my 4.0, 2013 double cab, this last trip to SC from WV i noticed 3MPG more during the trip, also with 500LBS of gear with me. if your not throttle happy, you will notice a gain.
     
  6. Nov 30, 2013 at 7:19 AM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    This^^^
     
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