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Cold air intake

Discussion in 'New Members' started by rberumen2, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Nov 12, 2009 at 1:05 PM
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    rberumen2

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    Has anyone noticed a difference with their cold air intake. i know the 05 and newer models have the stock intake going through the fender so its sucking up air from the outside anyways. so i was just wondering if an aftermarket will even show a difference. please let me know.
     
  2. Nov 12, 2009 at 1:07 PM
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    mwild

    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    i lost about 3 mpg but it sounded good. i only got 1.5 hp on a dyno at 4000 rpm
     
  3. Nov 12, 2009 at 1:08 PM
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    badguybuster

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    I installed a K&N CAI about 4 months ago and I noticed a slight increase in MPG and acceleration (could be in my head tho). Mainly, it justs sounds good and looks great when you open the hood.
     
  4. Nov 12, 2009 at 1:10 PM
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    You lost mpg? I thought your suppose to gain gas mileage. What kind of intake was it?
     
  5. Nov 12, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    i thought so 2. k&n 63 series. idk y i drove it the same
     
  6. Nov 12, 2009 at 1:37 PM
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    sachou

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    According to the all knowing Chris4x4, on these trucks, Cold Air Intakes are NOT worth it.

    They're too expensive up front, and really do little to nothing as far as hp or mpg gains. Go with the deckplate mod. Will only cost you around $5 instead of $300 and will give you 5hp? or so.

    Oh, and if anybody wants a downey cold air intake, i'd gladly trade it for your stock intake ^_^.
     
  7. Nov 12, 2009 at 1:39 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    x2 I heard drop in filters are just as effective...of course we tell you this now lol...:eek:
     
  8. Nov 12, 2009 at 1:41 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    grab a drop in AFE pro dry s filter and save youreslf some cash and time.
    ive been thinking about putting my stock filter back on since my daily commute has increased..
     
  9. Nov 12, 2009 at 1:47 PM
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    wilsonpj

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    I disagree, I've tried all variations and believe that an intake helps both with power and mpg's. I am using the TRD intake however.

    It will not make your gas milage go down unless you are constantly WOT because of the new noise you will hear.

    Also, I've noticed that when using 85 octane vs 91 octane the intake is louder. I'm not sure how that works.
     
  10. Nov 12, 2009 at 2:02 PM
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    jma What, me worry?

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    I put in the TRD intake and replaced the oiled filter with an AFE Pro Dry. If I give it gas I get noticeable increase in power but I also see a noticeable decrease in economy. Driving like a granny I don't see any significant change. The biggest upside I see is now my filter is easy to clean.

    I should have done more research before I switched. I wouldn't recommend it unless you have a lot of money to burn.
     
  11. Nov 12, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    chris4x4

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    No intake is going to improve MPG. When not under WOT conditions, the largest restriction in the intake, is the throtlebody. When at part throttle (when normal driving), the throttle plate is only open about 1/8", or so, depending on speed and conditions. You could have an intake the size of a trash can, its not going to make a difference.
     
  12. Nov 12, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Unfortunatly, the Deck Plate mod only works on teh first gens.
     
  13. Nov 12, 2009 at 5:43 PM
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