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Any power gains from a cold air intake

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Tacoma Cowboy, Mar 3, 2020.

  1. Mar 3, 2020 at 3:04 PM
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    Tacoma Cowboy

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    Hello all! I have a 2002 Tacoma base model 2-wheel drive 2.4. I'm just curious if I would get any noticeable power gains from a performance cold air intake such as a K & N? Has anyone had any experience with this? Not sure if I'm going to or not just considering it as these 4 bangers don't have much horse power. How much would it cost? Is it worth the $$$?
     
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  2. Mar 3, 2020 at 3:06 PM
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    They dont do anything other than make a funny sound at wot.
    Save the money :thumbsup:
     
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    This ^^^
     
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    Make one from your stock box using the "deckplate mod". Its as effective as anything else labelled "cold air intake" and costs like 20 bucks.
     
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    It'll feel like it has more power because it's louder, but that's about it.

    They also negate the ability to throw a snorkel on there if you want to go that route.
     
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    Only if you have a placebo favorable personality and if your butt dyno correlates noise to power.

    Yes, there are threads on this topic started almost daily.

    Wait, I thought you had internet? No?

    Not IMHO. A clean regular filter will work just fine.
     
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    That would be special on a 5 lug. I'll give it some thought for mine. :anonymous:

    Nah. Pass.
     
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    oh right, he did say a 2.4L, lol...

    You never know, maybe he wants to do a 4x4 conversion...:anonymous:
     
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    That's easily $20 more than it's worth.
     
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    I only want to add a cold air intake to mine to make it easier to get to the coil packs on my 2.7l,sorry who this offends but snorkels is just too much :notsure:
     
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    Money well spent, a K&N cold air intake should add at least 25HP to a 4 banger.
     
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    40 if you put the sticker on your back window.
     
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    I notice better throttle response with mine especially being a MT with my 5 lug. People here will say this or that but in the end the deck plate was found effective through testing.

    K&N drop in or dry drop in of ur choice, and deckplate it. Call it a day. Don't need to cap the deck plate unless your mudding, sinking the truck, or trailing in the dust
     
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    not gonna make ur 4 cyl go apeshit, but if u go bigger tires or want a lil more response then get it. I don't regret mine
     
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    Wow! Sounds like the general consensus is it's a complete waste of money! Lol! Probably won't do it then.

    No jbrant not looking to do 4x4 conversion! Lol!
     
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    Here's mine and I've got no issues with it :thumbsup:



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    Das it mang not wanting to go apeshit just looking for a little more responsiveness just as you said.

    I know it won't turn it into a hotrod or anything, which is not what I'm looking for at all here. Thanks for the responses!
     
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