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Any problems from removing the secondary air filter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by roggs01, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Jan 3, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    roggs01

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    Before I do this mod, I wanted to check with others to see if any problems arose from doing so. Also, what where the major gains if any:confused: I have an 07 .....:confused:

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  2. Jan 3, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    there is on the I-4 like 007Tacoma did. but i havent heard anything on the V6
     
  4. Jan 3, 2009 at 9:56 PM
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    already read those posts... looking for more long term feedback. thanks
     
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    HighPlains

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    You might look into adding a cold air intake system. I think most of them do away with the secondary filter. I installed the TRD cold air intake, and it does not use the secondary filter. The TRD cold air intake was everything I hoped it would be. Does not seem to have affected my mileage when I drive normally. Horsepower and torque gains are very impressive for such an easy modification. I'm thinking I got it bought for around $340. I installed it myself in about an hour or so.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    ok... I havent heard of anyone doing it to a V6 but i dont think it would help very much.. just more stuff getting in and coming out of your engine, Thats one of those mods that i wouldnt do because so many things could go wrong

    just my 2 cents
     
  7. Jan 3, 2009 at 10:03 PM
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    Thanks... this is the info I'm looking for:cool:
     
  8. Jan 3, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    Your Welcome
     
  9. Jan 3, 2009 at 10:38 PM
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    I've done it, no issues nor have I ever heard of anybody having an issue with it. Truck idles a little better but thats about it. If you've got the time to do it I'd go for it.
     
  10. Jan 3, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    i haven't had a problem yet ...
     
  11. Jan 3, 2009 at 11:40 PM
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    I did it on my V6 and added the K&N intake. I'm happy with the gains. It seems more responsive, but I can't tell by the butt dyno.
     
  12. Jan 4, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    so if you take out the secondary filter and then add the K&N (or whatever) cold air intake it will help
     
  13. Jan 4, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I have had my secondary filter out for a while now, and still NO difference.
     
  14. Jan 4, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    I don't know that there's any positive to removing it but there certainly is no negative that I've seen. I took it out about a year ago. If there were a negative, I wouldn't think all the aftermarket CAI's would delete it.

    The OEM system already is a CAI. Remove the secondary filter and throw in an AFE ProdryS drop in filter and you save yourself $250+ and end up with about the same gains, if any.
     
  15. Jan 4, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    As Wilson said, the OEM intake system is a cold air system, as it gets fresh air from the fender, which on the newer gens, picks up air from the front of the passenger fenderwell. Most "Cold Air Intakes" get the air from under the hood (Hot air), and show NO power gains, and in the case of K&N, actually lose some h.p.. The URD system is the only one I have found that actually has a gain in h.p.
     
  16. Jan 4, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    No problems here either...K&N Drop-In Filter
     
  17. Jan 4, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    Agree.. Seems to rev a bit smoother but nothing noticed...

    I also have an aFe pro dry
     
  18. Jan 5, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    Good input. Thanks guys
     
  19. Jan 5, 2009 at 9:10 AM
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    i did it and i havent noticed anything one way or the other. no difference in reving, no difference in gas millage, nothing. BUT its nice knowing the truck runs cleaner no matter what. Why breathe through a straw?
     
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