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~CAI Poll~

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by RPain, Jan 29, 2010.

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Best First-gen cold air intake/filter

  1. K&N

    30 vote(s)
    24.4%
  2. AFE

    37 vote(s)
    30.1%
  3. Volant

    12 vote(s)
    9.8%
  4. Airaid

    4 vote(s)
    3.3%
  5. Stock

    40 vote(s)
    32.5%
  1. Jan 29, 2010 at 4:51 PM
    #1
    RPain

    RPain [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 2003 tacoma v6 and I'm looking at installing a CAI but before I do I was curious as to which brand you would all recommend. I'm not a huge fan of the Deck Plate Mod idea so I figured I would go with the CAI. I'm also not 100% opposed to drop-in filters but I like cool sounds :D
     
  2. Jan 29, 2010 at 4:53 PM
    #2
    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Deck plate gives better gains than a "CAI".
     
  3. Jan 29, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    RPain

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    Seeing as i'm only 17 I'd probably mess something up if i tried it =P
     
  4. Jan 29, 2010 at 5:22 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i voted stock. keep the stock airbox and do the deckplate mod...with a good filter.....alot cheaper, and way better results.

    the deckplate mod is prolly the easiest mod that there is.
     
  5. Jan 29, 2010 at 5:39 PM
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    RPain

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    hmm interesting, well i'll definately give it more thought thanks for your input
     
  6. Jan 29, 2010 at 6:30 PM
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    Colton

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    ^^ What they said.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2010 at 6:37 PM
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    cmm1980

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    I went with AFE Stage 2 w/AFE Bullet Throttle Body Spacer and I have no regrets. There is a noticable difference from stock in MPG and throttle response.
     
  8. Jan 30, 2010 at 9:24 AM
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    RPain

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    If I don't do the deck plate mod I was thinking AFE would be the best choice
     
  9. Mar 14, 2011 at 3:08 PM
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    If you take your truck in the dirt you don't want a CAI i have one and I need to clean my filter every time I take it off road. Sure it looks cool under the hood but you can't see it driving if you do get one make sure it's enclosed in a box and not open.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2011 at 2:56 PM
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    ToucanV13

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  11. Mar 17, 2011 at 2:57 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    You fail.:D jk It is going on a 1st gen.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2011 at 5:49 PM
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    Deckplate makes your truck growl just as good as a CAI Imo. Plus before you drop 200 on a CAI its worth the 15 bucks. pretty hard to F up the deckplate mod. trace it, cut it, drop a K&N in there and your set to roll. i did it to mine and im really glad I didnt drop 200 on a CAI. put your 200 towards headers and exhaust...
     
  13. Apr 12, 2011 at 7:03 PM
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    How is getting air from under the hood going to be colder than from the fender well or from the front grill? Please explain this strange phenomenon:confused:
     
  14. Apr 12, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    The airbox on the 1st gens is right behind the headlight. Cold air flows through that area from the front of the truck.
     
  15. Apr 12, 2011 at 10:07 PM
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    Plus when you get a CAI it pulls air from the exact same spot as the stock airbox so it really just gets more air in, also that fan on the 1st gens is strong and pushes a ton of air, I dont have a lot of hot air rolling around in mine much
     
  16. Apr 21, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    Chris is in Arizona he might help you out with the Deck Plate Mod?
     
  17. Aug 11, 2011 at 9:47 PM
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    I have a first gen and dont know much about working on trucks but i managed to do it without a dribble and didnt mess anything up and at that i got a 4 inch deckplate to fit. Used a little saw and some metal clippers took way longer then it was suppose to but was worth it. Not hard at all. Dribble def makes it 10x easier though.
     
  18. Aug 16, 2011 at 6:10 PM
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    Do Not i repeat do not buy the K&N. AFE or stock man.
     
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