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AFE or K&N Cold Air Intake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cmm1980, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. Jan 21, 2010 at 8:11 PM
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    cmm1980

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    I am trying to decide if I want a AFE or K&N Cold Air Intake. What do you think?:confused:
     
  2. Jan 22, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    Ridingontrd

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    +1 on the Afe drop in.Save your $$ for something else.:)
     
  3. Jan 22, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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  5. Jan 22, 2010 at 6:23 PM
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    AFE all the way
     
  6. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:52 PM
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    So CAI's don't really do anything but make your engine sound better?
     
  7. Feb 26, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    ScottyKC

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    What does it do for the sound? AFE vrs CAI.
     
  8. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    am i the only one with a k&n drop in:confused:
     
  9. Feb 26, 2010 at 8:01 PM
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    Not unless you tune it for better MPG and better power band.
     
  10. Feb 26, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    + whatever on the AFE drop in. The OEM system IS a CAI.

    No, there are other fools with them, too.

    ;)
     
  11. Feb 27, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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    I'm one of those fools too. It's time to get rid of it though and I was considering getting a CAI. It seems that I only want to AFE drop in though.

    Do the AFE filters have a cleaning kit or anything like that? How long are they good for?
     
  12. Feb 27, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    I'm looking to order my AFE drop in right now, but I want to get the cleaning kit at the same time. I'm on the AFE website, and there are 7 different kits to choose from (spray, squeeze, aerosol, blue, gold, etc). Which one do I want?

    Thanks for the help.
     
  13. Feb 27, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    Just like everyone is telling you...Save your money and get the AFE drop in

    I'm getting excellent results with the AFE Pro Dry S drop in and I removed the secondary emissions filter also.

    Getting 19.3 MPG around town with my 05 Tacoma Pre Runner 4.0 V-6

    With the AFE installed and the secondary filter removed my Borla Cat Back exhaust system really sings:D

    I would not use a K&N oiled filter with the 4.0 if I were you

    Your gonna get oil build up on your Mass Air Flow Sensor

    Go with a Non Oiled Filter like the AFE Pro Dry S
     
  14. Mar 8, 2012 at 4:45 AM
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    Which model of AFE cold air intake is best is looking for better throttle response and gas mileage?
    Stage 2 CX Air Intake System
    Stage 2 Si Air Intake System
    Thanks for any advice I can get.
     
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