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Air Intake alternative

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by austinklindsey, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. Mar 9, 2017 at 10:54 AM
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    austinklindsey

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    I've never liked the idea of spending a ton of money on minimal HP gains so I decided to make a intake. I used the factory air box with a K&N filter. Next I bought a intake pipe for a Acura Integra from Amazon. I also ordered another coupler so I would have two. I cut 3" off the intake pipe with a worn out hacksaw and then put it all together. With my rebate I have right around $90 in everything. I have no supporting dyno graphs but the engine certainly seems more responsive. At WOT the engine is quite a bit louder. Not annoying but definitely noticeable. It's a tight fit but just another option for those out there that are interested. I don't take credit for the idea as I saw it on the 3rd gen Facebook page.

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  2. Mar 10, 2017 at 12:12 AM
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    You should look into getting a TRD Intake Flow Accelerator PTR03-35160-AE to complete your setup.
     
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  3. Mar 10, 2017 at 6:17 AM
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    Yeah, I may consider that. I'm now looking into getting a Y pipe, just having a hard time biting that $500 bullet lol
     
  4. Mar 10, 2017 at 6:27 AM
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    cool, i was thinking about doing the same thing. I had the AFE intake but returned it because I didn't like the rattling/drone noise it made.
     
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  5. Nov 19, 2018 at 10:54 AM
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    Can you put up the link to that facebook page?
    Thanks
     
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    Put it on a dyno machine afterwards

    Actually, before and after
     
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    That's about all that I want out of it. :D
     
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    Too much.
    Then it will do what you want! I'd wait for a coupon code/BF deal....
     
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    I've been watching. Unless it is a huge discount, it might have to wait until the beginning of the year.
     
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    I think I hit a 20% off code on Auto anything site. I got red because I wanted it to look ricey
     
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    Yeah. I've been watching there for 6mo or so. Every time I get close to pulling the trigger, so other mod jumps up the list.
     
  15. Mar 16, 2021 at 5:45 PM
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    So I decided to use your platform as the basis of my Intake too...thanks for the idea I modded the factory box as well to give it a little extra eye appeal. Since I already had the TRD drop in filter. I also found the same intake tube from spectre but in wrinkle black. Here’s how mine turned out

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    That's awesome, man..actually pretty stoked to see someone else rocking this. I've got the same textured black tube from spectre on the way. Found a 15 degree coupler for that last little angle to the throttle body. Any issues with the black finish when cutting it to size?
     
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  17. Mar 20, 2021 at 11:44 AM
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    FPC, that's pretty creative with the see through window. Nice job!
     
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    Righton thanks guys... it turned out pretty cool imo Ya the 15 degree coupler prob help a little but I used the straight ones and it turned out ok. Just warmed them slightly with a heat gun to soften the rubber. I cut mine down with a hacksaw and used a deburring tool to cleanup the edge. The cut at the throttle body I made at an angle to kinda match. It’s aluminum so it works pretty easily
     
  19. Mar 20, 2021 at 3:03 PM
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    I went off the area without the webbing from the underside of the lid just so I wasn’t making it any less rigid. Would have been cooler with a larger Lexan window but still pretty decent anyway

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    Man, the window is an awesome touch. Somewhere at Airaid someone is super disappointed you didn't pay $500 for that setup..haha.

    I won't have yer sexy lexan peepshow window, but i'll post whenever my pipe and coupler get here
     
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