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AFE pro dry cold air intake or AEM cold air intake tube

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Dirtboyz, Jul 23, 2015.

  1. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:16 AM
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    Dirtboyz

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    just wanted your guys opinions on which you think I should get. First off please don't reply with with cold air intakes do nothing for our trucks, that is why I am looking into getting one of these forms of intakes. One is a full system that can be closed with the supplied top and the other just replaces the factory inlet tube, this is why I did not include other types like k&n or AEM CAI. I have the mod bug and just want some insight.
    Part numbers for both
    AFE -54-82342(would get the dry filter)
    AEM- 22-681C also dry filter but I have already contacted AEM and they told me they would sale just the tube and parts kit due to me already having a drop in filter

    Thanks for your inputs.
     
  2. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:21 AM
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  3. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:27 AM
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    I'm not going for the noise aspect. That's why I considered the AEM tube because it allowed me to obtain the factory air box. But also considered the other because it is a close air intake and I know that's why people bash the others because they are open, defeating the purpose of a cold air intake. Ha
     
  4. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM
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    do you have to smog in WA?
     
  5. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM
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    I know a lot of people dislike CAI and don't think they have a use unless you have force induction but there has to be something to gain. Even if it's a little. Idk that's why I'm asking.
     
  6. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:33 AM
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    How many different brands have you had??
     
  7. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:34 AM
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    Replacing the tube but leaving the air box will only add noise and if you do any serious off roading I do not recommend it.

    I had one and it broke my air box because unlike the stock air intake tube that bends the AEM tube is solid.

    Sold it as soon as I got home to a guy with an S-runner.

    If you aren't going for noise then just do a drop in filter..
     
  8. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:49 AM
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    They do in WA but I have Florida plates. I'm on the military therefore I don't have to do smog.
     
  9. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:50 AM
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  10. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:52 AM
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    Does make sense being a solid pipe. But I don't do any serious off-roading but thinks for bringing that to mind as well!
     
  11. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:54 AM
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    Lucky me!! Florida has no state tax as does WA so I just stayed a Floridian for that very reason. Haha
     
  12. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:56 AM
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    Sounds totally pointless.
     
  13. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:58 AM
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    So yea I don't see how it would break anything. It still has a flex Hose that goes into the air box.
     
  14. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:59 AM
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    This is what I had, the little flex part near the airbox is new.DSC00918_290e3dba2d507aec3cb65710ed292d7802798dfe.jpg
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  15. Jul 23, 2015 at 10:59 AM
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    Whatever CAI you go with, go with one with a dry filter. That basically puts you with Volant or AFe. The Volant has a better, IMHO, filter if you go with the Donaldson dry because of it's massive surface area.

     
  16. Jul 23, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    No nearly as much flex as the stock tube.

    OP, unless you want more noise or or supercharged with smaller pulley and supporting fueling mods... a CAI on these tacomas is 100% pointless.
     
  17. Jul 23, 2015 at 11:01 AM
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    I will def go dry. I have k&n drop in now which has never given me trouble because I don't over lube but it is to time consuming.
     
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    It'll add 50 HP cause shiny.
     
  19. Jul 23, 2015 at 11:13 AM
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    Ok this thread is def going in the direction I thought it would.
     
  20. Jul 23, 2015 at 11:14 AM
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    Why are you surprised?

    90% of the active folks on this forum all agree CAI are a total waste of money you could spend on actual functional mods...

    But hey its your money to waste. :bananadead::deadhorse:
     

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