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AFE or TRD air filter?.. quick!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KevLot17, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Feb 18, 2011 at 4:28 PM
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    KevLot17

    KevLot17 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Looking to purchase and AFE pro dry for my '10 TRD.. but i just found a TRD drop in for sale.. whats your opinions??
     
  2. Feb 18, 2011 at 4:31 PM
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    KevLot17

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    Any reasons??
     
  3. Feb 18, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    this makes it better? or just less maintinece and thats why you choose it? havnt done much research dont really have the time haha
     
  4. Feb 18, 2011 at 4:36 PM
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    Alright man. thanks i appreciate it. and the quick response!:cheers:
     
  5. Feb 18, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    yosh2000

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    +1 for AFE, mine came in yesterday. no oil, easy maint, better flow supposedly.
     
  6. Mar 5, 2011 at 3:27 PM
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    I have been looking at that drop in TRD filter but wasnt going to get it because its oiled, someone has to make a drop in dry replacement, right?
     
  7. Mar 5, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    Honestly if you offroad in a dusty environment, I recommend sticking with OEM. The additional flow of an aftermarket drop in doesn't really give you any measureable benefit beyond a different sound. Some talk of a few extra HP or seeing a boost in MPG, but others report a drop. In statistics there's what they call the standard deviation ... generally +/- a few percent from actual. The reported gains are so little, they fall into this range of standard deviation.

    I honestly have yet to see any real research that shows aftermarket filters outperforming OEM in any way that provides any benefit other than saving money over the life of the truck (because it's reuseable). But I have read plenty of reports of MAF sensor failures and concerns about higher pass-through of particulates. Those things worry me more.
     
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