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Best cold air intakes for 2017 Toyota Tacoma 3.5 ??

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by lennarguywithtruck, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Nov 20, 2019 at 9:25 AM
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    I have used K&Ns for a couple decades now on turbo cars with heated AMMs and motorcycles. I agree that the oil can foul AMMs, but using some care after oiling has shown this to be no problem for me. The improved airflow over stock paper filters noticeably helps spool up.

    I'm sticking with paper on the Taco since it is NA and the box / filter is quite large. I did grab an HPS tube because the resonator hurt my brain.


    Sorry, but I am a being a bit lazy and not searching out that thread. I believe AFE acknowledged the issue but said they were only responsible for the cost of the filter? Just for me, I would not trust a dry high flow element. Oiled, pleated cotton or oiled foam gives me security.
     
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  2. Nov 20, 2019 at 9:26 AM
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    I could be wrong, but I believe the Tundra 5.7l airbox is the same as ours? That was another reason that I didn't mess with it like I normally would.
     
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  3. Nov 20, 2019 at 9:28 AM
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    Someone on here did a dyno test and the engine gained nothing by removing the filter, that shows the stock setup already flows more air than the engine needs. Seems like a higher flowing filter would give the same result as no filter.
     
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  4. Nov 20, 2019 at 9:31 AM
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    Great point there also.

    I did link up that thread in the newer air filter dyno thread:
    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/dyno-test-experiment.635977/#post-21887245
     
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  5. Nov 20, 2019 at 9:48 AM
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  6. Nov 20, 2019 at 9:54 AM
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    Some people quote that the CAI airbox doesn't seal that well against the hood and allows hot engine heat to get to the filter

    Now I know this isn't a Toyota , but is my Camaro and this is a custom built cold air box . The foam sealing the air box to the pan is custom fire proof foam . And when the hood is on it completely seals up only allowing cold air into the carb

    You can use this same foam to seal the airbox on the Tacoma . To go even further you can use fireproof sleeving over the CAI tube to further reduce AIT's


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  8. Nov 20, 2019 at 11:52 AM
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    Lol cmon man
     
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    If that's true about AFE I'd never use them. As for KN I've had tghem on all sorts of cars without issue I just think it's a waste on a commuter truck like tacoma. The oem filter will probably last 60k miles of normal driving anyways.
     
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    Not saying K and N is great, but i did have k and N intake on my previous truck for years with no issues whatsoever. It did improve throttle response and felt like it brought the power band down. Sounded pretty good of course.

    Im gonna leave intake on my taco stock, dont see a point installing anything aftermarket or TRD intake.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:22 AM
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    What about the proven dyno runs from members here who run CAI ? I just saw a dyno sheet from a 2.7 4cyl 2016 that gained over 16 hp and good torque running a header and enclosed afe Intake. The intake alone gave him 5hp and 8tq with the stock exhaust , no other mods.
     
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    I may be wrong, but isn't stock a CAI?
     
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  14. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:27 AM
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    Lol you’re absolutely correct. He did however run an AFE enclosed cai and that has no restrictions compared to the stock oem cai. He ran just that, lce engineering header and the stock cat back exhaust. Did 2 pulls on the dyno with good results. Let me find the link and I’ll send it to you.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:29 AM
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    I'm good, not too educated about this topic and had read elsewhere the same, just was a little confused, thanks for clearing it up.
     
  17. Dec 3, 2019 at 10:35 AM
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    Why would the 2.7 have anything to do with a CAI on a 3rd Gen 3.5?
     
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    Using it as an example, I know it’s a different motor. I have it. Everyone says they don’t work or provide little gains, but there aren’t many dyno sheets if any at all from members who own the 3.5l. Wish there was a comparison to the mfg claims .
     
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    There's dyno sheets floating around here showing no filter, no hp improvement etc etc etc. The stock air box is the same box a tundra has. The system gets all the air it needs.
     
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    Not a great example...different motor with a header and exhaust....??
     
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