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Best Cold Air Intake?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by AzPrerunner05, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. Apr 7, 2009 at 12:28 PM
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    AzPrerunner05

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    Hello everyone!

    I'm looking for some opinions here.

    I just installed a Flowmaster Cat back, dual out exhaust. Got the "American Thunder" model. It sounds great and I got a lil' extra kick from the already punchy 4.0L in there. Looking to install the air intake next. K & N is very popular and I know Ingen is out there as well as Air Raid makes a cheaper intake. Any suggestions on a good kit for the new V-6?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Apr 7, 2009 at 12:30 PM
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    David Tarantino

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    get the trd intake :D
     
  3. Apr 7, 2009 at 12:36 PM
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    KMN-BLU

    KMN-BLU less work/more play

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    agreed, u just missed the group buy price of $309. Try here www.trdparts4u.com
     
  4. Apr 7, 2009 at 12:43 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm happy with my URD for on road use.

    If I had to pick the second, I would be looking at getting the AFE replacement filter.
     
  5. Apr 7, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    Great Prices on that site, thanks.
    The dealer price on that was keeping me away from the TRD product, more expensive than my flowmaster exhaust. I'll reconsider now, is there a product that would increase air flow better than this thing?
     
  6. Apr 7, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    KMN-BLU

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    maybe this

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  7. Apr 7, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    x2.... i also enjoy it on the dirt too :D in fact it stays cleaner in the dirt compared to other intakes that are right above the right fenderwall.... shit gets kicked up right there so the filter gets dirtier there rather than the front like urd styles... the only time u dont want the urd is if ur doing river crossings. ive driven in rain/snow/shallow water crossins and mud puddles and worked like a champ.. but again im never gonna cross a huge river since its not my type of off roading
     
  8. Apr 7, 2009 at 1:24 PM
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    I should be fine on rivers. Monsoons force some river like driving. I'm on trails most of the time though so it shouldn't be an issue. Good to know about the location of the URD being an advantage, I'll check em out. THX
     
  9. Apr 7, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    and also as long as you dont haul ass like a dumb ass into the river where u can hydrolock plays a big role too
     
  10. Apr 7, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    Our Rivers are dry, until it rains.
    Easy way to get on tv in tucson?
    Drive through town during a monsoon.
     
  11. Apr 7, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    Just installed the TRD CAI last night, highly recommend it. High quality construction, excellent installation instructions, and sounds awesome! Also gives a noticeable kick in the back on hard acceleration. I bought mine from shopTRD.com along with a TRD exhaust system, their internet manager Jeff matched the group buy price.
     
  12. Apr 7, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    thats just not neceassary, how many psi is that putting out!
     
  13. Apr 7, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    I noticed the URD site in front of the radiator. obviously this gets better airflow.
    Anyone know if the filter is visible behind the grille? Its right up in there. Also any known issues messing with the radiator there?
     
  14. Apr 7, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    you have to try to see it, but you can see it. It would definitely be visible with the grill craft grill that everyone ends up getting. I'm still trying to decide if it would look more or less awesome to have the intake in front and visible.

    The intake does not even come close to touching the radiator.
     
  15. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:10 PM
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    Get the TRD CAI, its definitely worth the money...better design. The K&N CAI open design is ok but it draws in heat from the engine...I had the K&N CAI on my H3.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    I like the placment of the URD, it seems more effective.
    I'm assuming this would be more effective than a sealed intake system.
    I see an AFE stage 2. Any comments on the sealed intake?
     
  17. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    I can't speak for the TRD CAI, but I have a pretty good feeling that the URD is just as good, if not better than the TRD. It doesn't hurt that the URD is significantly cheaper.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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  19. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    $300. not a big difference from the TRD or URD CAI's
     
  20. Apr 7, 2009 at 2:21 PM
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    lsocoee

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    sorry. I'm not sure what I was thinking. I thought the AFE with the intake scoop was about $100 more.
     
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