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Cleaning TRD CAI

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Menametony, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:29 PM
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    Menametony

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    so.. i got a new cover for my TRD CAI.. since i opened the top.. i decided my filter needed to be cleaned.. took it out and there were some leaves in it.. some mud also.. i think i trimmed a little to much when i put my bumper on... anyone know what would be good to use to somewhat cover the intake hole.. but not completely? and another thing... i used K&N cleaner and oil.... you think it will mess up the filter?
     
  2. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:41 PM
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    KenpachiZaraki

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    All i know is that eventually, the K&N oil that is the only thing to trap dirt, will/can mess up your Mass Air Flow Sensor. which is a very expensive sensor to replace. I know this from experience, and I work at Autozone. I know how expensive the parts are:D I really don't recommend a "Wet" filter i.e. anything that uses an oil to filter out dirt. I never recommend it (K&N) to my customers either. You're better off with the stock filter OR a drop in DRY filter. Thats my .02 I'm sure someone will chime it and offer other advice.
     
  3. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:47 PM
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    Robtrd

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    Get a AFE dry filter.... Those will work on a TRD intake
     
  4. Sep 28, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    the cone shaped ones?
     
  5. Sep 28, 2009 at 3:02 PM
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    Its the same size and shape as ur TRD filter but this 1 is oil free and you can just wash it with soap and water:)
     
  6. Sep 28, 2009 at 3:03 PM
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    Menametony

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    cool.. i guess ill invest in that when next pay check somes... how much does the filter itself cost?
     
  7. Sep 28, 2009 at 3:05 PM
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    ur talking bout an trd cai filter right? not an drop in filter... jus making sure
     
  8. Sep 28, 2009 at 3:06 PM
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    yeah.. because i already got the TRD CAI installed.. just wondering how much the filter for the AFE is.. because ill just swap that out with the TRD one.. lol it should work right?
     
  9. Sep 28, 2009 at 3:11 PM
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    Yea it'll work... AFE makes TRDs filters so in reality ur intake allready has an AFE filter lol... im not sure how much dey cost but im allso gonna get that dry filter.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    Hmmm? That sounds intersting. I'm going to have to look into this as well.:rolleyes:
     
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    I have been looking @ the AFE dry filters to, the cheapest I have seen is around $45, I have also seen them listed for as much as $65. I just bought a TRD CAI & I dont think I will install it until I get a dry filter, although alot of people will tell you the MAF problems are due to people over oiling the filter after cleaning so who really knows.
     
  12. Sep 28, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    Yeah thats also what I have heard is people over oiling the filter which makes sense. Why would TRD make a product that would mess with the truck you know?:rolleyes:
     
  13. Oct 5, 2009 at 11:09 PM
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    Anyone have a link for a dry filter that works with the TRD CAI? I used to have the AFE pro dry filter for my stock air intake but cannot find a cone shaped that would work in the TRD.
     
  14. Oct 7, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    bump for more information of AFE in TRD CAI
     
  15. Oct 13, 2009 at 10:00 PM
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    Anyone?
     
  16. Nov 14, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    http://www.aemintakes.com/dryflow_air_filters.htm

    I went this route- I think I paid $55 shipped
     
  17. Nov 14, 2009 at 5:56 PM
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    URD has the aFe dry media filter in stock that is one inch longer than the one that comes in the TRD box and it fits. You get more filter area for better flow and more power. It is a great upgrade for the TRD intake.

    NO OIL!!

    Oh, don't use K&N oil on the TRD filters. The TRD filters are made by aFe and they have their own special vegetable based oil that does not mess up the MAF sensor. The K&N oil is dyno based and can certainly mess up the MAF sensor.

    G
     
  19. Nov 15, 2009 at 12:23 PM
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    Link?
     
  20. Nov 15, 2009 at 12:27 PM
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    So is filter that comes with the TRD CAI an AFE made oiled filter? And AFE model 21-90044 is the AFE dry pro (non-oiled) filter that will fit the TRD CAI?
     
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