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Air Intake Upgrade

Discussion in 'X-Runners' started by xptical, May 13, 2011.

  1. May 13, 2011 at 11:04 AM
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    xptical

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    Hi all,

    I'm headed up to Summit in a few hours and I'm looking at a few things for my Taco.

    The main thing I'm looking at getting is a new air intake. The two I'm eyeballing are the "AFE Stage 2 Pro 5R" and the "Ingen PF Series".

    Both of these systems are about $70 more than the "K&N 63 Series".


    Is it worth the extra money for the AFE or Ingen? If so, what intake would be the best bang for the buck?


    Thanks all.
     
  2. May 13, 2011 at 11:10 AM
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    If your going to do it, I recommend the AFE Stage 2 dry filter. I had one and found I lost low end torque and my mpg actually dropped in overall driving. The only thing I liked was the passing power when you mashed the pedal. Now I'm happy with my AFE drop in filter on the stock intake and get 19-20mpg with my 285s on my normal 60 mile round trip compute everyday.
     
  3. May 13, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    Mainly looking to gain noise and hopefully HP.

    I see that most of these draw from the stock location. Looking at the K&N, it "molds" to the inner wheel well. I figured I could enlarge the stock hole to help with the airflow...
     
  4. May 13, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    Then get the AFE Pro dry stage 2. It can be had for $265-275, if I was you I'd find an online shot of it and see if summit will price match
     
  5. May 13, 2011 at 11:20 AM
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    Stage 2 SI. There is a stage 2 regular which is nothing more than a K&N.

    The others are correct. Don't expect a gain.
     
  6. May 13, 2011 at 11:54 AM
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  7. May 13, 2011 at 12:05 PM
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    aFe talks about their sealed box reducing noise. Hmm...


    Too bad I can't use that hood scoop to, you know, scoop air for the intake...
     
  8. May 13, 2011 at 12:09 PM
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    Trust me. It is still loud. I have the old style TRD which is the same as the AFE Stage 2 SI. This is windows up:

    [​IMG]

    If you want louder look at the URD TCAI.
     
  9. May 13, 2011 at 12:21 PM
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    all this if you want to spend 300 bucks for some noise.
     
  10. May 13, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    X2.

    These are cheaper and make more noise:

    [​IMG]
     
  11. May 13, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    Has anybody seen any increased MPG in any of these aside from the K&N. I'm in NY so we have the same emissions laws as CA, K&N says the're not street legal. :goingcrazy:
     
  12. May 13, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    It will but not really so yes/no. You might get .01 better MPG with an aftermarket intake.
     
  13. May 13, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    What about the others being street legal?
     
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    Only the new style TRD is street legal but it sucks.
     
  15. May 13, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    I keep looking on TRDs website and they only make one for the v6 not the i4s...
     
  16. May 13, 2011 at 6:15 PM
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    Well, the visit to Summit pretty much sucked. The guy pretty much told me that they don't stock import parts in the store.

    I guess that's good. I'll bounce over to URD and order something there. Maybe get headers and an intake at the same time.


    As for gas mileage, has anyone tried swapping the mechanical fan for an electric one?
     
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