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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ODICA, Apr 28, 2009.

  1. Apr 28, 2009 at 1:13 PM
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    ODICA

    ODICA [OP] 06 TACOMA 4X4

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    Is there any CAI that would pass emmisions test and is street legal in California? Be moving soon and on the market for one, just dont want to get the wrong one and would not pass emmisions test when it comes to register my tacoma.
     
  2. May 18, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    I am in the same boat. I am looking at getting a CAI, but not sure if it would be worth the money. I have read reviews where people love them and they see performance and MPG gains and other who hate them after the purchase and just end up selling it. I was looking at the Volant with the Ram Air add-on, but need to find out if it's worth the investment. I don't want to buy just for the sound.
     
  3. May 18, 2009 at 8:01 AM
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    Look at AFE fliters. Decent gains and it's hidden in the system insted of being a big old box to replace the stock intake. Plus it's cheaper
     
  4. May 18, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    If your buying a "CAI" for increased MPG and saveings, keep in mind that any mpg increase you get vs. the cost of the "CAI", it would take years to recoup.
     
  5. May 18, 2009 at 8:20 AM
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    I run a K&N currently and really didn't see much from the stock filter. If the AFE filter is better than the K&N I am willing to change.
     
  6. May 18, 2009 at 8:23 AM
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    I'm still running stock...but everything I have heard is better throttle response and minimal impact on Mpgs...::shrug:: Just another option...I'd hate to see the OP sink cash into a CAI and then not pass inspections.

    The other option is to look/ask the company if they are CARB approved.
     
  7. May 18, 2009 at 8:46 AM
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    The stock intake is already cold air.... why would you want a different one? The only intake that I can see that might directly improve the throttle and air temp is the URD that pulls from in front of the grill, you cali boys may not pass with it though.
     
  8. May 18, 2009 at 9:42 AM
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    Don't move to that BS state.
    Problem solved...
    then supercharge it :D
     
  9. May 18, 2009 at 10:00 AM
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    CO, 33" BFG MUD, TRD INTAKE, FLOWMASTER SER40 CATBACK EXHAUST, WET OKOLE SEAT COVERS . . . AND SOMEONES GIRLFRIEND!

    OHHHH Look at the AZ guy - let see - YAWN!! As far as the intake - you will notice little to no improvment - intake, exhaust, throttle body spacer, and a supercharger will give you the best bang for your buck but who has $5000.00 to spend right now!:D
     
  10. May 18, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    I thought you just said that an intake will give you little to no improvement, but yet you list as one of the items for the best bang for your buck?:confused: I'm confused.
     
  11. May 18, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    The intake alone will not do hardly anything to notice other than it will by slightly deeper sounding . . . but no real power improvment. The intake, exhaust, spacer, and supercharger (very expensive ) together will give you toe curling power for these little trucks! I have driven a few and they are exceptional in response, power, and performance!:cool:
     
  12. May 18, 2009 at 11:54 AM
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    I've been looking for one, they all have the "off road use only" tag...even TRD. I have the AFE filter, didn't see any gains. I like the idea of pulling in cold air from the front or side - but i don't want to have to swap it all back to get inspected.
     
  13. May 18, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    You realize that the stock intake pulls cold air from the side right??
     
  14. May 18, 2009 at 12:16 PM
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    I'm in Cali and have the TRD CAI which is none smog legal here but I believe new cars here don't have to get inspected for either 4 or 6 years so it wouldn't be a hassle to switch it out then. After that, it's every 2 years for inspections. None of the CAI currently available are smog legal in California.

    btw, it does increase throttle response but minimal gains in hp and tq (5-10). Probably a little more depending on your setup, tune, etc.
     
  15. May 18, 2009 at 1:29 PM
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    Oh yes, I just quoted myself.
     
  16. May 18, 2009 at 1:36 PM
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    Yeah, I've popped the hood once or twice. I think it is more about restriction(less with aftermarket) than it is about air temp. I like the looks and the sound and if the butt dyno says its better then its better!
     
  17. May 18, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    FWIW, I have had many people say their truck has more power, when in fact, it lost hp and Tq.
     
  18. May 18, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    That is probably true, you usually have to go to fairly great lengths to get any sort of power gains. Modding is a disease....
     
  19. May 18, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    The only thing I want to do with the intake is change the hose into something alot smoother. Those ridges HAVE to be restrictive at least a little..... it'll probably change the sound too.
     
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    Well according to Chris4x4, the TRD cai does have gains in hp and tq but like I said, its minimal. Is it worth $300, probably not but it's an improvement over factory overall.
     
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