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installed Volant Intake with Ram Air

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by sockmonkey, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Dec 11, 2008 at 3:06 PM
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    sockmonkey

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    I got the Volant intake installed the other night, that I bought from Joe B.

    it is pretty sweet

    love the sound it adds and the "seat of the pants" dyno is pleasantly surprized

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  2. Dec 11, 2008 at 3:14 PM
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    roxspin72

    roxspin72 Enjoying my addiction

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    Looks good...

    Got to say, that set up is probably the closest thing to a TCAI, for those that cant afford having there filter out in front of the grill like URD's.

    Nice work.
     
  3. Dec 12, 2008 at 4:24 PM
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    Hi,
    It look very nice, but how about the performance? Do you feel it have more power?
     
  4. Dec 12, 2008 at 4:36 PM
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    humanoid

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    So that thing grabs air from the front of the truck?
     
  5. Dec 12, 2008 at 4:45 PM
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    Joe B

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    I liked the Volant set up a lot.Nice quality unit.
    Sold it because I'm having a SC installed on the 23rd.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2008 at 4:47 PM
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    tacoskim

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    how did it make ur truck run? i heard they run really rich, but once tuned the gains are alot more compared to the other CAI cuz the the volant is so rich
     
  7. Dec 12, 2008 at 4:54 PM
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    Joe B

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    I installed the Volant set a few hundred miles after I bought my truck.At that time I couldn't feel any difference but now that the Volant off,the truck isn't as responsive.Can't tell if it's quieter because all I hear now with or without the Volant is the TRD exhaust.
    I thought about the running rich issue that people talk about but my exhaust wasn't black and the truck ran fine even at WOT.
    I was told by some here,members on another Tacoma forum and by Volant,I'm fine.

    Enjoy,Sock.:)
     
  8. Dec 13, 2008 at 2:27 PM
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    sockmonkey

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    the throttle response is soooo much better.

    as in first post, the "seat of the pants" dyno thinks there is more there.

    on my scan gauge, it went from reading an intake air temp of 15 to 20 deg above actual outside temp, to 0 to 5 deg above actual outside temp.

    the night i installed it, i got an air temp of 33deg (it was 33 deg outside).

    because i can't keep my foot out of it, my mileage has dropped.

    it should, by definition, be running richer now. lower intake temp means denser air, thus more fuel pumped in by computer.
    i understand the running rich thing, but i have yet to see any hesitation problems or WOT issues. (just performs and sounds bad ass!).
    I also expect some sort of loss of MPG because of it running more rich

    I guess it would take another add-on, of sorts, to tune it??
     
  9. Dec 13, 2008 at 2:48 PM
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    Sound look like this may be the christmas gift for my Tacoma.
     
  10. Dec 13, 2008 at 2:50 PM
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    Not enough to mention on this one. Give me time!
    Looks good Sock!

    PS. I need a couple of your Big Lebowski stickers! Anyway I can get them before Christmas??
     
  11. Dec 13, 2008 at 3:11 PM
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    Nice man.. i wanted to buy that haha :-(
     
  12. Dec 13, 2008 at 3:11 PM
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    yes, right above radiator and a/c coil
     
  13. Dec 13, 2008 at 3:32 PM
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    what kind of filter do these come with? paper, gauze, foam? thanks
     
  14. Dec 13, 2008 at 3:45 PM
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    ^ just like the cone K&N (gauze)
     
  15. Dec 14, 2008 at 6:55 AM
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    Cool intake! Is anyone else running this setup? Wish they make on with the AFE pro dry filter.
     
  16. Dec 14, 2008 at 6:59 AM
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    Awsome, very nice!:thumbsup:
     
  17. Dec 14, 2008 at 7:07 AM
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    Looks awesome.
     
  18. Dec 14, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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    you can put just about any filter you want with a 3" flange and that will fit in box
     
  19. Dec 14, 2008 at 12:10 PM
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    ^^ I was wondering about that. Thanks sockmonkey! One could probably get a foam XDI filter in there.
     
  20. Aug 27, 2014 at 9:27 PM
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    I just bought this setup...can't wait to get it installed
     
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