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Cold Air Intake?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by James3492, May 2, 2010.

  1. May 2, 2010 at 10:36 PM
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    OKay, So i read that cold air intakes are good and bad? ha. I know there in the engine base and its really not cold air. and all? but like... What should i get? K&N is recommended and so is the TRD one. What do you guys think? i am confused.

    i have a 2010 Double cab v6 4.0 auto
     
  2. May 2, 2010 at 10:56 PM
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    x2 man if you searched you'd find what is the most recommended. personally id get a trd, actually im looking at getting one now. afe would be my next pick then k&n. if you get a trd id consider getting an afe pro dry s filter to drop in it so you dont have to oil the trd filter.
     
  3. May 2, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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    Well, i know you guys are telling me to search but i did search but theres alot of opions on the intake. IE: There has been a lot of people saying get K&n its better or the TrD. Never heard of Afe. So i am a newb at that. But yeah and theres certain kinds. :/
     
  4. May 2, 2010 at 11:07 PM
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    well like mike said, k&n has an open box design, so it is going to be pulling hotter air from the engine bay. the stock air filter and box design is actually a cold air intake in itself. it is a closed box design and pulls cooler air from the passenger front fender well however the tube design breaks up the engine noise and make the air a little more hard to get in the engine.

    the trd intake is made by Toyota Racing Development. hence id say they have better blueprints than k&n. afe is almost identical to the trd. if you want an intake that you truly get the most out of, look into the urd intake. you have to do some cutting though...
     
  5. May 2, 2010 at 11:14 PM
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    Thats rediculious i was going to put lights in that area. :'/
     
  6. May 6, 2010 at 1:58 PM
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  7. May 6, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    Stock is cold air. I agree with what others have said. Get a boxed intake so you don't suck in hot air. I got a TRD for a great price and I love it. Also don't expect much of a gain with just an intake.
     
  8. May 6, 2010 at 2:06 PM
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    Where did you get your Trd intake i wanna compare it with k&n.

    and how much?
     
  9. May 6, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    i dont know where you were reading that, any one that recommends the k&n doesnt have proof to back up what they are saying, trd or afe is what you want.
     
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    I think K&N filters are good. I don't like the design of their intakes though. I had one on my Ranger and when I'd sit in traffic you can feel the loss of power as all that hot air was sucked in by the engine. I think everyone always says K&N is because they where like one of the first companies to start making intakes.
     
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    possibly. hmmm...
     
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    I got the CAI and catback exhaust from TRD. Can't tell you how it compares to others, but the difference was immediately noticable (amazing how much power they engineer 'out' to provide a quite engine) and I noticed a slight improvement on gas miles on the highway (I tend to be the first off the line in city traffic;)

    So my vote would be TRD; it works, it looks cool, doesn't void your warranty, and if I hadn't been drunk, it would have taken me 20 minutes to install.

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  15. May 6, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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    hahaha. thanks for your opinion :) i am looking into it :)



    1. one more thing. if i got a K&n Would it void my warranty?
     
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    Your warranty can only be voided if the aftermarket parts cause oem parts to fail. Don't believe the dealer.
     
  17. May 6, 2010 at 2:27 PM
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    awh. I got it. I think i will just get a TRD intake :) and a "CAI and catback exhaust from TRD"
    now i gotta go search :) ha.
     
  18. May 6, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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    The TRD intake and CAI is the same thing. CAI is short for cold air intake.

    Also there are 2 TRD intakes now. The newer smog legal intake but it looks like crap and the older box intake that is not smog legal.
     
  19. May 6, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    Yikes... i hope no one reads that part... :/ Damn. Anyways, If you don't Mind me asking would getting a new exhaust help?
     
  20. May 6, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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    Hey James
    Who makes this particular design?...i've seen it before, but can't remember the manufacturer.....this makes the most sense to me
     
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