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AFE Intake for 2.7L PreRunner

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 007Tacoma, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Jun 11, 2007 at 11:28 AM
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    007Tacoma [OP] I dub thee malicious!

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    Ok, So I have been in debate back and forth as whether or not to get a high flow air filter for my Tacoma. I decided to do some searching. Since I have a 2.7L there are very limited options for performance parts (especially air filters). The only two options that I have found are a K&N drop in filter and an AFE Intake. The AFE intake for the 2.7L usually books for just under $300, but www.autoanything.com has it for $253.

    What I want to know:

    Has anyone used the AFE 2.7L Air Intake system?

    Has anyone used AFE at all?

    How good is their filtration system and air flow compared to K&N and such?

    My plans (tenative for the moment) are to increase the intake air flow and get a URD MAF Calibrator to handle the extra air. I hope that between the two I can see a difference in power and economy (depending on how I drive, of course).;)
     
  2. Jun 18, 2007 at 12:29 PM
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    Anybody have any AFE experience???
     
  3. Jun 19, 2007 at 7:48 AM
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    I am curious about this too... *BUMP*
     
  4. Jun 22, 2007 at 8:00 AM
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    If I was you I would just get a high flow drop-in. That's what I am going to get for my X-Runner. I am going to take the $200 or so bucks I save on the intake and get a cat-back exhaust. Just my .02
     
  5. Jun 22, 2007 at 9:34 AM
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    Yeah, I am thinking about it, but the drop-in oiled filters are known to ruin the "secondary filter" and the MAF sensor (so I hear). The AFE intake is supposed to protect the MAF sensor, and there is no secondary filter.

    The K&N drop-in that I had in my Subaru left grime all through-out the intake tube. I wasn't too happy about that.
     
  6. Jun 22, 2007 at 10:38 AM
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    Good point I did have an issue with the K&N drop in messing up my maf on my 98 taco, once I cleaned it was good as new. I already took out my "secondary filter", I am going to see if AMSOIL makes a drop in for our trucks. URD uses there filters on there CAI. Good luck man. :thumbsup:
     
  7. Jun 22, 2007 at 11:48 AM
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    That is an EXCELLENT idea!!! I completely forgot that AMSOIL makes air filters. Do you have a link to the site where you are finding them? I need to see if they make one for the 2.7L as well.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  8. Jun 22, 2007 at 11:57 AM
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    Give this a shot man. http://www.modernoils.com/media/pdf_...ineCatalog.pdf I got the link from a guy on customtacos he is a vender there.

    EDIT: Looks like they dont make high flow drop in yet sorry man.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2007 at 12:48 PM
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    Yeah, it really bums me out that Amsoil doesn't have a high-flow filter for the 2TR-FE (2.7L I-4) engine. I will be using Amsoil Synthetic for my engine oil as soon as I can find a dealer that is local to me.

    I am going to try out an AFE drop in air filter and see how I like that.

    Unless anyone has any other suggestions..?
     
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