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Air intake Kit for the 2.7L Tacoma

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Osiris117, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Apr 12, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    Osiris117

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    Hey Everyone,
    I'm hoping that someone can give me a hand, I have been looking for a good air intake kit for my 2008 Tacoma. It has the 2.7L 4cyl, I looked first @ K&N I found what I was looking for but the $575.00 price tag is not what I was looking for. I dont mind paying the price, but I am wondering if there are any other companies out there that make an intake for the 2.7L, that might be alittle easier on my wallet???? Has any one heard anything about the "Speed by Spectre" kits??
     
  2. Apr 12, 2009 at 3:31 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    take out the secondary air filter and add a afe pro dry s drop in filter....best bang for your buck there.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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  5. Apr 12, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    Removing the intake resonator also seems to help, although it's a PIA to get to.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    DanGer

    DanGer Avatar approved by 98tacomav6

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    Actually that hurts air flow. Something with throwing off the correct regulated air flow, i have asked before. with the I4 all you can do and actually see an improvement is take out the secondary air filter and put in a drop high flow.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2009 at 8:57 AM
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    It seemed to help out when going up hills on the freeway in 5th gear. Didn't loose as much speed without the resonator. I haven't noticed a change in mpg with it off or with the secondary air filter removed. They're both off now, but the largest change resulted from taking off the resonator. Maybe it's because I did it after taking off the secondary filter. I don't have any scientific evidence one way or the other, just the butt dyno. :)

    For what it's worth, I don't have an AFE filter, just a K&N drop in oiled filter. I might change it out sometime though.
     
  8. Apr 13, 2009 at 10:51 AM
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    Well the K&N air filters do provide the best air flow, however not the best filtration. If you are mostly highway the K&N is a great filter for you, if you offroad a good bit or live where it is dusty reguarly, the AFE is better.

    I don't have any scientific data either, I just remember askin chris that once and said something of the sort. Who knows, the butt dyno might be best :)
     
  9. Apr 13, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    I have taken off the 2ndary air filter and air resonator too. I've notice a change in throttle response. Just what I felt. I am happy with the hp my Taco can crank out for me. I could not ask for more from my 2.7L truck.
     
  10. Apr 14, 2009 at 3:36 PM
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    $575.00 was the cost to order it here @ my local performance shops, since they dont stock any performance mods for the 4cyl tacomas it was considered a "Special Order Application" hence the hefty price tag. The rest of the cost was the included insrtallation. Brutal
     
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    not a good idea for that, i drove my truck like that for about 5 months, no performance gains or mpg gains, just that loud as noise coming from the engines if you want sound then i say go ahead but youre not gaining anything
     
  12. Apr 25, 2009 at 9:40 PM
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    You vould always go with the TRD cold-air. Thats what i have and no compaints yet
     
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