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Exhaust vs Cold Air Intake

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Westdog976, Dec 22, 2008.

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Exhaust or Cold Air Intake

  1. Exhaust

    487 vote(s)
    62.4%
  2. Cold Air Intake

    293 vote(s)
    37.6%
  1. Dec 22, 2008 at 7:39 PM
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    Westdog976

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    Just curious, I have enough money for either a cat-back exhaust or a cold air intake. Which would you get first if you were in my shoes. I want the exhaust for sound, but the intake for performance.
     
  2. Dec 22, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

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    Exhaust and get a drop in filter like the AFE ProdryS. I went custom with my exhaust, just added a muffler.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2008 at 7:41 PM
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    derekabraham

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  4. Dec 22, 2008 at 7:42 PM
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    seancanterbury

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    Straight Pipe, debadged, Intake mod, other shit.
    Intake. gives you a good sound and power increase
     
  5. Dec 22, 2008 at 7:43 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i agree with wilson...................good drop in filter like the afe pro dry s, and have the muffler shop weld in your choice of muffler................alot cheaper than a cat back or cai, and essentially the same as the catback, but cheaper....and with the filter......it will benefit from normal driving...unlike a cai which benefits more at higher rpms.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2008 at 8:38 PM
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    Westdog976

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    good info... thanks!
     
  7. Dec 23, 2008 at 3:17 AM
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    AUDITECH

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    Go with the exhaust the engine is an air pump in very basic form. Doesnt mater how much air you put in if there is a restriction getting it out. So i would do the exhaust and free up the out first.
     
  8. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:57 AM
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    Mass

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    I did exactly what tacomaman suggested and I love it.
     
  9. Dec 23, 2008 at 8:30 AM
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    Mr Wiggles

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    Depends if you wheel it.

    I wouldn't recommend a CAI if you go offroad. One deep water crossing and you're done.
     
  10. Dec 23, 2008 at 10:46 AM
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    gainman

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    I would go intake first. Even if you open up the exhaust, you are still gonna be restricted by the headers. Save up more for the exhaust and do headers back.
     
  11. Dec 23, 2008 at 10:50 AM
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    beastlytaco

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    well, on newer trucks like ours, its not always about reducing back pressure, but its also about scavaging the trucks performance power. so, personaly, id go with a good quality catback exhaust or a muffler
     
  12. Dec 23, 2008 at 11:38 AM
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    Westdog976

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    so i decided on the exhaust! thanks for all your input guys! get the sound i want, a boost in performance, cooler temps under the hood, better gas mileage, and an aggressive look in the back!

    Flowmaster - American Thunder Dual Side Exit System:[​IMG]
     
  13. Dec 23, 2008 at 11:39 AM
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    15% tinted back window, 25% on sides. Jardine catback exhaust system. horn modification, AFE pro dry S filter and secondary filter removed. All weather toyota tacoma mats.
    what kind of exhaust is that? flowmaster, Borla?
     
  14. Dec 23, 2008 at 11:43 AM
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    sorry, i just added it above the picture... it's a flowmaster. found it for $380 at http://www.autoanything.com/ (it was like $425-$465 everywhere else).
     
  15. Dec 23, 2008 at 11:44 AM
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    nice. post some sound clips when ya can.
     
  16. Dec 23, 2008 at 11:47 AM
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    will do! i'll get a video going
     
  17. Dec 23, 2008 at 3:52 PM
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    Yeah, there is that, too.
     
  18. Dec 23, 2008 at 5:13 PM
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    good choice on choosing the exhaust.
     
  19. Dec 23, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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    thanks! i think i'm going to be happy! will post video asap
     
  20. Dec 23, 2008 at 6:35 PM
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    Do you have to remove the spare to mount that? Where does the driver side piping run under the truck?
     
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