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Best all around intake for 4.0L Prerunner?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Its_Taco_Time, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 4:23 PM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    Hey guys, hoping to get your input on this. I just bought an 09 prerunner and I'm hurtin for a cold air intake. I am looking at Volant, TRD, AFE, K&N systems.

    I am more or less leaning toward volant because I can get it for $280 and I like the option of the ram air induction system they have.

    Any help here would be awesome. Thanks! :D
     
  2. Sep 23, 2009 at 12:51 AM
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    I read a lot of good reviews about the TRD. No first hand experience with any of them though.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2009 at 1:11 AM
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    Some of the members on here replace the filter with a pro dry S from AFE, just another option to save money and get a little performance out of it.. URD is also another option.
     
  4. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:57 AM
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    the URD CAI are sweet cause they get the air intake out of the engine compartment (i think they are the only one that does this) and they sound bad ass too.

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  5. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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  6. Sep 23, 2009 at 9:45 AM
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    Cool thanks guys. Never heard of URD, but I will definately check them out.

    With the filter sitting behind the grille, is it likely to suck in water during rainy season??
     
  7. Sep 23, 2009 at 9:48 AM
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    well your stock intake draws air from outside the engine bay through the wheel well, making it a stock cold air intake, the k&n's have been known to decrease performance becuase they are not a cold air intake. AFE TRD and Volant make intakes that draw from the wheel well, I would recommend afe or trd if you are going to be doing some offroading.
     
  8. Sep 23, 2009 at 9:49 AM
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    i have the trd works great :D
     
  9. Sep 23, 2009 at 9:51 AM
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    you could get a pre filter wrap to cover the main filter. prob would help keep it dry
     
  10. Sep 23, 2009 at 9:54 AM
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    Excellent, thanks for all the advice.

    Looks like I will go for the TRD or the AFE

    Thanks again everyone.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    they do good in the rain just get the outwear cover. if you have the stock grill it helps to. if you up grade to a grill craft grill you will have to get the shield for the intake. i have had the xdi and i switched to the urd. urd is much better.
     
  12. Sep 23, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    I have no experience with this but am also looking at getting a intake, ive heard good things about URD products in general but the URD intake looks like it would have problems if you off road like me cuz it sits in front soo vonerable but idk about it with the protector.. To me TRD would be the way to go cuz its seems to have good gains and be well protected also idk but i think the TRD intake WOULDNT void the warranty..
     
  13. Sep 23, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    no intake voids the Warranty. as far as off road i have no problems at all.
     
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    I dont think any intake will void your warranty, but it might not be emissions legal. The trd and the afe are the same intake just with a different name on it, if you go with the afe you can get a pro dry s filter and not have to worry about oiling and ruining your maf.
     
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  16. Sep 24, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    Just paid $300 for a brand new AFE stage 2. Hope I didn't get ripped off there.
     
  17. Sep 24, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    sounds about right
     
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    Si of course. :D
     
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    yeah thats not a bad deal
     
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