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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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    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 3:06 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.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:07 PM
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    im mostly looking for sound awesomeness, and somewhat better performance overall.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:15 PM
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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.
     
  10. 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.
     
  11. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:40 PM
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    Thats what I have on my truck and I like the combination of my flowmaster and TRD CAI.
     
  12. 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.
     
  13. Oct 11, 2012 at 3:55 PM
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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
     
  14. 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.
     
  15. 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?
     
  16. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    Is that better than the magnaflow 12286?
     
  17. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:46 PM
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    Well, what are you going for? Sound or performance?
     
  18. Oct 11, 2012 at 4:49 PM
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    I would like a mix of both but sound a little bit more than the performance
     
  19. Oct 13, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    just put the Airaid on my 13. theres a little noticeable difference in power. definitely in throttle response...and you dont really hear it till half throttle and up. I like it and it does clean up the engine bay. The only problem i ran into is the 2013 air pump has 4 wires and the 2012 has 2 wires. the kit only comes with extensions for 2 so i had to cut and splice in new wires. The install is pretty straight forward and took me about an hour. i say go with it!
     
  20. Oct 14, 2012 at 3:49 AM
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