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cold air intake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rhino2107, Jan 27, 2009.

  1. Jan 27, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    rhino2107

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    i have a 06 PreRunner SR5 TRD 4.0 L V6
    what are the better cold air intake for the truck
     
  2. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    like what brands??

    Volant
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    go to 4wheelparts.com you will find alot there
     
  3. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:23 PM
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    with the stock air filter i get minus 59 HP but then that TW decal adds a 1,000 HP so it makes up for it. :D
     
  4. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    i have been looking at the AEM brute force, my buddy has that in his F150 and its sounds sick and it gave him like 20 HP. I just wasnt sure if there was one that was the best for a tacoma as dumb as that sounds haha :D
     
  5. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:31 PM
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    yeah there probably is.... go to that website that i gave you and look on there.

    did he have a scanguage? because those CAIs arent always so accurate with the HP boost
     
  6. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:32 PM
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    excuse my ignorance but what do they do
     
  7. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:41 PM
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    CAIs increase the efficiency of your engine(MPG) and THEY say it boosts your HP.
     
  8. Jan 27, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    The whole theory is simply that you can get more horsepower out of the engine if you give it more oxygen to burn. The "cold air" part of it is really a misnomer. More like "cooler air," though for marketing purposes, that is a really horrible name. :rolleyes:

    So a CAI system allows the engine to breathe air that comes from outside the engine bay in the best systems, and from a segregated area with other systems. Cooler air is more dense, thus containing more oxygen. Think of a supercharger, but cheaper and much less effective.
     
  9. Jan 27, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    Well chris4x4 told me that there was only one kind of intake that gave you any HP but I forgot which brand it was.:(
     
  10. Jan 28, 2009 at 11:57 PM
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    I am the buddy with the F150. As far as my gains, I also have an engine programmer with custom performance tunes (Gryphon from power hungry performance). The CAI alone didnt give me much of anything. 20 HP with the tuner is just a rough estimate, nothing I have put on the dyno yet.

    Anyway, back to Rhino, does anyone one on here have experience with the AEM CAI on the Tacoma? Also, from what I am reading, there are no performance programmers for him. is this correct?

    He has been asking me lots of questions lately and I referred him here to get better answers for his particular truck.
     
  11. Jan 29, 2009 at 5:18 AM
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    Well I just ordered the TRD CAI the other day. Heard many good reviews on it! ;) Even chris4x4 likes it! That's more then good enough for me!!! :D
     
  12. Jan 29, 2009 at 5:22 AM
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    where did you order it from do have a link
    boy you are doing a lot of work to your truck
    good luck pics :D
     
  13. Jan 29, 2009 at 5:25 AM
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    Got it off of Ebay of course!!! Got it for $345 w/shipping. My Flowmaster exhaust should be here today sometime by UPS so I might try and install that either tonight or tomorrow night after my shift. I'm actually going to go in my garage right now and start un-installing my stock one! Friggin AA it's cold out there though!! :eek: Here's a link:

     
  14. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:11 AM
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    thinking of getting the trd myself didit get the link tho
    thanks
     
  15. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:19 AM
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    This may sound retarded, :anonymous: but I would like to hear what the taco sounds like without a muffler and then compared to your new one. Or maybe not. Something may go wrong if you start your truck without a muffler (who knows maybe through a cel).

    Has anyone tried this??
     
  16. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:20 AM
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    Oh my bad, just go to ebay and type in "tacoma trd intake" and it will come up. I think the seller still has 2 left. ;)
     
  17. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:22 AM
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    Haha! Well I just got my stock exhaust off but I don't plan on starting it any time soon!;) My bad!!!:D
     
  18. Jan 29, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    Welcome to Tacoma World. There are no "Programmers" for the Tacomas on the market. URD offers a MAF calibrator, which has shown some gains, and can be tuened on a dyno. As for CAI for the Tacoma, none offer any real h.p. gains except the URD. Then the TRD/AFE, then the rest are for sound. I have seen losses on the dyno with some brands.
     
  19. Jan 29, 2009 at 10:31 AM
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    Im going to go with the URD CAI, i think its the best choice and its more affortable at $289. All the other CAI i was looking at whent from $320 to $370. thank you for the help:D
     
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