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Difference between TRD and aFe?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jrdbrn, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Sep 23, 2011 at 8:52 AM
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    jrdbrn

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    Is there a difference in the two besides looks?

    Is there really a difference between the stock intake and aftermarket besides sound?
     
  2. Sep 23, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    j0sh

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    one says trd and other says afe. Stock is already a cold air intake, just get an afe dry filter and call it good. I'm happy with it.

    I sold my afe intake for the current setup.
     
  3. Sep 29, 2011 at 9:42 AM
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    I must be completely retarded, but what is the point of the housing over the filter?
     
  4. Sep 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    So it pulls cold air from the fender and not hot air from the engine bay.
     
  5. Sep 29, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    So is it worth it to buy one without the housing?
     
  6. Sep 29, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Whipper is right, your stock intake is a cold air intake. You might end up with slightly better throttle response and you'll definitely end up with more noise but only minimal power gains if any. The ones with the housing would be better since they will also pull cold air from the fender well, the ones without the housing will pull in hot air from the engine bay and I believe some have had issues with water sheeting off the hood and right onto the filter with the open ones.
     
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