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bought a CAI did i make the right choice?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RDAY, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. Jul 19, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    RDAY

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    I bought a cai off ebay brand new i sent the seller a best offer and he accepted it i didn't think he would except it i thought he would come back with a counter offer and i then would decide if it was the one for me. Its a true flow XDI I got it for $200shipped he was asking $300 originally. But what do u guys think of these don't u have to oil the filter or do something to the filter every so long?
     
  2. Jul 19, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    Never heard of it... I picked up a used airraid, i think it is useless...
     
  3. Jul 19, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    TrueFlow is a good brand. What kind of filter does it use? Have a link to the auction?
     
  4. Jul 19, 2009 at 5:30 PM
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    Features

    • The True Flow XDI Air Intake System is custom engineered for your specific make, model and year vehicle
    • The XDI system filters from the inside out for maximum air flow and the greatest possible filtration surface
    • Free-flowing design boosts horsepower, torque and MPGs
    • The Xtreme Duty Intake gives your rig a wicked intake tone and killer under-the-hood looks
    • True Flow's lifetime reusable foam-cell air filter lets all the air in and keeps all the crud out
    • Powder-coated, mandrel-bent aluminum tubing creates a straight path to power
    • Nylon reinforced silicone couplers smooth air flow and make for an easy install
    • System includes foam filter, tubes, couplers, clamps and connectors
    • The reusable foam air filter can go up to 50,000 miles between cleanings
    • Your True Flow XDI Intake System is backed by a Lifetime Warranty
    is that a good filter?[​IMG]
     
  5. Jul 19, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    brian

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    I've seen the true flows online alot lately. While I'm not too interested in a CAI, I think they would be one of my choices.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    With that intake you'll need to clean the foam filter and re-oil it when it gets dirty. Its not a big deal and it should be the only filter you need for the life of your truck. That was a good deal for that intake too by the way.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2009 at 5:52 PM
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    what do i oil it with? anything special
     
  8. Jul 19, 2009 at 5:58 PM
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    Had tons on the old Taco's.... new Tundra is pretty stock
    there is special foam air filter oil that you use. Im sure trueflow has some they recommend, but you could probably just use some motorcycle/atv air filter oil.
     
  9. Jul 19, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    getting there....
    you can get the k&n reoil kit at a parts store for around $10.

    edit........dont use the k&n kit....get the true flow kit.
     
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    let us know how you like it when you get it I am interested.
     
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    K&N cleaner kit will NOT work, K&N is a gauze filter, TrueFlow is Foam, get the TruFlow cleaner kit from amazon for like $12
     
  13. Jul 20, 2009 at 1:28 AM
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    never heard of it
     
  14. Jul 20, 2009 at 3:33 AM
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    and im sure it will come already oiled so i wont have to worry about getting it oiled b4 i throw it in right?
     
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    To me any intake that stays inside the engine compartment is worthless
    URD all the way


    [​IMG]
     
  16. Jul 20, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    that looks very likely to suck up water or dirt, I have seen some people with a mesh material covering it but does this actually do much?
     
  17. Jul 20, 2009 at 1:30 PM
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    ya the urd was what i was going to go with but it seems most people don't wanna take the chance of the water and dirt ecspecially if u offroad.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2009 at 1:33 PM
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    If Trueflow made an air filter for our 4 bangers, I would jump on it. $200 is a great deal.
     
  19. Jul 20, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    but isn't that why it goes behind quarter panel and take air from there, not the engine bay?
     
  20. Jul 20, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    ^ I think he's talking about an open element filter in the engine bay, not one that draws air from outside.

    Then again, I could be wrong because the one the OP is talking about DOES draw air from outside as do most CAI's out there (hence the name Cold Air Intake).
     
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