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Calif. Tacos:Are CAIs not street Legal?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomtn, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Jul 6, 2011 at 4:42 PM
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    Will the smog check folks not pass it if it has an aftermarket CAI?
     
  2. Jul 6, 2011 at 4:43 PM
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    They won't since they remove the secondary charcoal filter. You can always switch back to stock for the smog check but you won't have to worry for 6 years. Only the new TRD is carb legal. Really though intakes do nothing on stock engines.
     
  3. Jul 6, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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    depends on whats installed
     
  4. Jul 6, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    none of the afermarket intakes are carb legal in CA
     
  5. Jul 6, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    The Airaid is but that shouldn't even be on you list.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    Mine is or is this a 2gen thing?
     
  7. Jul 6, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    The one without the tube is but that is a retarded ass intake.

    [​IMG]

    Why would you suck in hot air just because you want a cone filter on the truck?
     
  8. Jul 6, 2011 at 4:53 PM
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    I agree. IDK why they even buy it.
     
  9. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    2nd gen thing. My K&N is one of those mods where I should have gotten something else.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:20 PM
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    It is in the 2nd gen section.:rolleyes::D:D
     
  11. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    as long as u dont have any check engine lights on, and only have an intake upgrade, u should pass no problem

    do u have an after market exhaust
     
  12. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:26 PM
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    i kno it kinda defeats the purpose, since our stock intakes seam like they would get cooler air than this open box one, with a "Heat Shield"
     
  13. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:28 PM
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    But your buddies will think it is gnar when you pop the hood open. That extra gnar factor makes more power.
     
  14. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:30 PM
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    and noise! :p

     
  15. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    HAH!! ive been busy bbqing! but i will this weekend :)..

    i'll save my money for exhaust over CAI for now..... lol

     
  16. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:35 PM
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    My K&N is it a cold ram intake think its a 57 model
     
  17. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    Please explain where the coil air comes from.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    Well I have to admit that they did a better job at sealing where the intake tube comes through but I bet the shield doesn't even come close on the truck.
     
  19. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:43 PM
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    The thing that is most important when dealing with any intake is how fast it takes for it to get ambient air temps into the engine. For us (1GRFE family) only the URD (Taco only), OEM, 1st gen TRD/AFE intakes do this the best. It greats more involved then just that but I'll leave it like this for now.
     
  20. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:46 PM
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    LOL, i kno my buddy had one of those specture intaakes from autozone, he had it for a couple months, then we were changing his oils and i poped his hood and the plastic intake broke where the rubber connter connects the air filter and intake, it basicly was craked all the way through, we just duct taped it and changed his oil, lol, he ordered better intake for his frontier but kept and used the filter :rofl:


    got a picture, is it all enclosed or is it like the one i the pic above
     
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