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air intake mod?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vtragweed, Nov 21, 2008.

  1. Nov 21, 2008 at 5:38 PM
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    has anyone done a mod to change the intake tube from the box to the engine?
     
  2. Nov 21, 2008 at 6:28 PM
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    Change it how?? Not sure where your question was going...
     
  3. Nov 21, 2008 at 8:06 PM
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    Think he's talking bout getting rid of stock plumbing. Did this with my Old V6 Intrepid. Had a local Meinekie fab me a pipe. Painted it with some heat resist paint. Added K&N drop in filter, and noticed more torque& throttle response, to include a cleaner look with the new red plumbing.

    If you opt to do this w/the Taco, I'd do as such;

    1) Fab a pipe as set from above(this reduces turbulence= better air intake flow). "Only remove rubber tubing, leave all else".

    2) After market Dry flow filter

    3) Remove the Secondary unneccesary filter

    4) And if funds allow Tune with MAF Cali. Money saved on a so called aftermarket Cold Air Filter will pay for some of the cost on scan tool and such.

    Try it, post it, and enjoy/ Trial and error. Who knows, you might come out on top:cool:
     
  4. Nov 21, 2008 at 8:46 PM
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    i'm trying to think up a way to make the hood scoop functional and ram air intake.
     
  5. Nov 22, 2008 at 5:54 AM
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    I pondered on that idea a bit. Seems like not enough clearance under there.

    Best bet for a somewhat Ram effect would be the Volant w/additional attachment, or URD TCAI.

    In my opinion, Id go with URD. One of the best mods I've seen during my import days was to have that filter in direct contact with on coming air. Cold air=density=more HP. And thats what the URD does.

    We must just face the fact that the Sport scoop is just for cosmetics:cool:
     
  6. Nov 22, 2008 at 7:14 AM
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    i noticed on mine where the stock tube connects to the air box its bigger on that end then the other end, maybe try a hardware store and see what they have ????
     
  7. Nov 22, 2008 at 9:09 AM
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    has anyone tried 2 pieces of bent metal with a coupling to join the 2, the reason with 2 pieces is for 2 different sizes on the ends
     
  8. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:29 PM
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    No need, you can find a 2 1/2 to 2 inch coupler (just an example). That way you have one continous pipe flow.
     
  9. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:37 PM
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    im not exactly sure if i understand what youre puttin down
     
  10. Nov 22, 2008 at 4:40 PM
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    Being as the hood scoop lies in a low pressure area of the hood, it would most likley detract from your hp. Do a Google search on vehicle aerodynamics, and you will see that if the hood scoop were to be made "Functional" it would only be for letting air OUT of the engine bay. If you want a "Ram air" intake, look at Volant, or try to route the intake so it receives air from the front of the vehicle.
     
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