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best CAI

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by branct06, Mar 14, 2009.

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what CAI is the best

Poll closed Mar 24, 2009.
  1. TRD CAI

    23 vote(s)
    45.1%
  2. K&N CAI

    9 vote(s)
    17.6%
  3. AFE CAI

    10 vote(s)
    19.6%
  4. other..

    9 vote(s)
    17.6%
  1. Mar 14, 2009 at 2:47 PM
    #1
    branct06

    branct06 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    super 40 flowmaster turned down before rear axle, k&n intake, ipod interface, 20% 3m tint all the way around, grill craft mx series grill with 2 hella 500 behind the grill, 2 55 watt halogens mounted on uws black low profile toolbox, 3'' toytec ultimate lift kit sitting on black xd monsters and 285/65/18 BFG A/T, HID headlight kit
    what would u choose?
     
  2. Mar 14, 2009 at 3:58 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    I got the TRD CAI because of some good input from other guys!!!;)
     
  3. Mar 14, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    roxspin72

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    The TRD is having a group buy for an unbeatable price, you might want to jump in on that.

    URD is cheaper, performance proven, but you will need to modify, and solder some wires...

    All the others are hear and there. Mostly depends on wether you offroad or not. Sound is your greatest gain. And then there is the Temp issue which equivaltes to a TCAI.

    My pic would be in this order;

    URD: if you dont offroad any..
    Volant: if you do both
    TRD or AFE: same IMO
    Stay stock: put a dryflow D/I filter and be done with it...

    Oh and here is mine (Volant)...
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Mar 14, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    branct06

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    thats nice man!!!! thanks for the input!!
     
  5. Mar 14, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Damn that looks sick as hell!!! Nice ride bro!!;)
     
  6. Mar 14, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Thanks... This set up to me; is basically the TRD with a scoop option. But It can be pricey... But what the hell, tax return was good to me this year...:D
     
  7. Mar 14, 2009 at 5:41 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Haha nice!!! Yah I'm plenty happy with my TRD CAI!!!;)
     
  8. Mar 14, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    branct06

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    does that ram air on the volant really make a difference can u notice any difference with it on and with it off?
     
  9. Mar 14, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Intake temps are alot closer if not even w/ambient temps. As far as HP ??? Throttle is alot happier with it on:D
     
  10. Mar 14, 2009 at 6:52 PM
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    Evans381

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    I heard today from a guy at 4 wheel parts that the ones that say "Offroad Use" are the best. That kinda makes sense too. Better flow when you got it floored tryin to get through that mud. lol
     
  11. Mar 14, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    1) which intakes are aproved for offroad use
    2) 4WP's is a good vendor but highly recommend not to take their advice on anything. When 1st building my rig they informed me that there is not much out there to improve performance on the 2nd Gen Taco... check mine and everyone's rig on this site and we can all call BS...:cool:
    3) you really gots to coach them when ordering anything...

    Yes I agree if you offroad, making sure you get an intake for offroading, that will be benefitting, ie closed set up like TRD, AFE, Volant, Stock...

    Most aftermarket intake companies advertise carb approval for states like Cali:D
     
  12. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    My intake ratings (1st to last):

    1/2 - TRD/aFe - Proper tubing size, excellent MAF setup, enclosed filter
    3 - Airaid for being CARB exempt and keeping the stock MAF location
    4 - K&N / Volant - Both have a few flaws that can be fixed with simple modding, and need to be tuned to run properly
    5 - URD - poor MAF placement, bad idea extending MAF sensor wires, exposed filter and MAF Sensor
     
  13. Mar 18, 2009 at 9:41 AM
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    derekabraham

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    I would get TRD.
     
  14. Mar 20, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    branct06

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    are there any other ram air intakes for the 2nd gen tacoma?
     
  15. Mar 20, 2009 at 9:51 PM
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    branct06

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    like the volant one
     
  16. Mar 23, 2009 at 4:29 AM
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    TRD and theres a group buy
     
  18. Mar 23, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    There really isn't such a thing as and "off-road use" intake. There are additional foam pre-filters that you can buy to go over some filters that take out the larger gross contaminants and are easier to clean but the main filters themselves are all the same. It is just a sales gimmick used on the uneducated.

    Wheeling is always a trade-off. If you keep the intake up inside the engine then you suck warmer air but at least you are less likely to hydro-lock an engine then if it draws from the front. Drawing from the wheelwell is somewhere in between.
     
  19. Mar 23, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    Does anyone have a TrueFlow XDI Intake? Or know anything about em? I'm trying to compare it with the TRD Intake
     
  20. Mar 24, 2009 at 6:56 AM
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    The TRD/aFe intake are much better designed the the XDI.

    They do make quality filters though.
     
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