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AirRaid Cold Air Intake for 2012 V6

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by battlezone, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Oct 11, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    battlezone

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    Alright so i have read numerous threads that seem to go back and forth about whether aftermarket CAI are actually better than the stock (which apparently is a CAI). Is there any MPG, Horsepower, or Torque gain? Everyone I have spoken to in person says CAI does increase those things, but everything I read says they don't, could someone please shine a light on this.

    I am thinking about getting this:

    http://www.autoanything.com/air-intakes/61A1846A0A0.aspx
     
  2. Oct 11, 2012 at 2:55 PM
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    That link doesnt work.
     
  3. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:00 PM
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    MPG, no

    HP, minimal if any in a stock ( stock engine bolt on)

    Torque, no

    Sound of an F-1 race car...YEEEEEES!
     
  4. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:04 PM
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    i fixed it now, try again. If it doesn't increase it then why do i read that it does like everywhere else?
     
  5. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:05 PM
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    You will get some top end power but how often are you at 6000RPM?
     
  6. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:06 PM
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    rarely to be honest, maybe more when i start towing things later on
     
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    Honestly its just personal preference and people are going to say what they want to say whether its true or not. I have a TRD CAI and I really like it and I feel it gives better throttle response but dont think it helped in saving fuel.
     
  8. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    im mostly looking for sound awesomeness, and somewhat better performance overall.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    Well get it if you like but it will be mostly noise. I ditched my old style TRD(same as Airaid) because it would get annoying when I simply wanted to pass a car.
     
  10. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    Your only really going to be able to hear it when you step on the gas. If you want sound all around I'd say get an exhaust.
     
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    I'm already getting the flowmaster dual exhaust. I was looking to get that in tandem with a CAI for good sound and somewhat better all around performance.
     
  12. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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  13. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:17 PM
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    Cholemaster exhausts reduce performance and they sound like junk.:thumbsup:
     
  14. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    I think that's a personal preference lol I've heard many, and I like a good ole rumble. Nothing insane but I've always wanted a little rumble to sound really aggressive.
     
  15. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:25 PM
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    TRD could have done that without the power loss.
     
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    Thats what I have on my truck and I like the combination of my flowmaster and TRD CAI.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    Like others said, just better throttle response and top end. I have the TRD and it kinda makes the engine bay look less uncluttered. I also have the URD maf cal for WOT applications but with today's gas prices, that does not happen very often.
     
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    Well from what I've heard flowmasters just don't sound good with a V6, and that magnaflow is a lot a better for a v6 tacoma
     
  19. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:56 PM
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    You'd be better off with a dynomax super turbo if you're going with magnaflow.
     
  20. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:57 PM
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    For the cold air? Do they even have one that fits a 2012 tacoma?
     
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