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Calif. Tacos:Are CAIs not street Legal?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by tacomtn, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    theres a mini A/C condensor inside the air filter, SSHHHH, just dont let the secret out, or else everyone will inleash the the stable and let the horses run and gain horsepower
     
  2. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:51 PM
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    K&N ram intake & doug exs.
    Held is I know thats just what its called my post was to state that its call ok for smog as long as ya have the sticker it came with
     
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    :rofl::laughing: I had my ricer days too.
     
  4. Jul 6, 2011 at 5:57 PM
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    Yes but for 2nd gens there aren't any with the exception of the new TRD and the crappy Airaid that come with the carb sticker.
     
  5. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    Well the reason for that is where they placed the MAF sensor. I kinda did forget about that but it has it's problems so I pay no real attention to it.
     
  6. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:02 PM
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    my 99 montero sport had almost the same intake as the volant ram snorkel thing, and it was stock, so i wouldnt even consider that ram air
     
  7. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:04 PM
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    now were talkin ram air
     
  8. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    Pffffff!!! If you really want to ram some air you need one of these:

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    or

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  9. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:13 PM
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    I couldn't tell ya, downsizing maybe. At school our whole team, 20 to 30 peps tops, were gonna do a R&D project on basic physics then the following week after we did some testing they said only 10 were allowed and the rest were SOL.
     
  10. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:23 PM
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    it might of "help guide" air in, might be about it, atleast for my old car lol. and the pic is off google, ima chevy dude when it comes to muscle


    :stayontopic:
    forced induction is the next step, ram air is like a pusy forced induction, only really see the best Ram at higher speed since the air eventually would get forced in instead of sucked in, then of course u gotta hav actual hood scoops, or if ur an OG, u would run hoodless :cool:
     
  11. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:24 PM
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    wow, i posted this a couple of hours ago and wham-o... a bunch of replies.

    yeah, i was wondering if any of these CAIs have real dyno test results to back up their claims. same with aftermarket exhausts. these companies make them for so many applications. i kinda doubt they've taken each exhaust and CAI and dyno'd all the cars they make them for.

    so besides that problem, they're not street legal. kinda a hassle to take off/on for smog checks too...and for something that does not improve performance or worse yet, decrease performance since some of them do not seal out hot engine bay air but in fact, may increase the vacuum thereby sucking more hot air in than a stock intake.

    i'll pass and save my money for more important mods like the lift and wheels.
     
  12. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    No! You need the gnar factor!
     
  13. Jul 6, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    Not true. The newer TRD CAI is CARB legal. I believe there is a Volant CAI that is also CARB legal.
     
  15. Jul 6, 2011 at 7:43 PM
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    Just the new TRD. I mentioned it earlier.
     
  16. Jul 6, 2011 at 7:51 PM
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    the most important thing isnt the "intake" itself, its the filter!! So the CAI isnt exactly what you wanna replace, u wanna replace that shit ass paper air filter u have that does nothing but restrict air!!!! If you want an actually, very small, HP gain and a few more mpgs then just get a drop-in-filter! They ARE smog legal and a good one is only about $40, problem solved!!!!!
     
  17. Jul 6, 2011 at 7:53 PM
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    yeah, gnarly.

    how's the wheelin in chino hills area? or do you head south to san diego?
     
  18. Jul 6, 2011 at 7:55 PM
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    There is no wheeling in the CH area. I usually head to the OC, LA county or Victorville area for wheeling.
     
  19. Jul 7, 2011 at 6:13 AM
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    Each vehicle and each engine type has to have it's own CARB legal authorization. So a 2nd Gen Tacoma may have different CAIs that are legal for 4cyldr vs 6 cyldr. For a long time the Tundra had a CARB legal CAI while the 2nd gen Tacoma had none.
     
  20. Aug 20, 2012 at 9:30 AM
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    So I've browsed this thread and did some minor searching. But, my Tacoma is due for it's first smog check this year. I have a drop in K&N filter. Will this be a problem when getting it smogged? It's been a while since I've had a smog check done and I'm not sure, do they do a visual and inspect the filter? No stickers or anything else that would make it look aftermarket without actually looking at the filter. And I'd guess tail pipe emissions wouldn't be much more either, but wanted to verify from anyone who has smogged their V6's with the drop in K&N!

    Thanks!
     
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