1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

intake resonator delete?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by vtragweed, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:15 PM
    #1
    vtragweed

    vtragweed [OP] Beef Slut

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Member:
    #8454
    Messages:
    1,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Willie
    VA
    Vehicle:
    08 2.7 SR5 Debadged
    afe pro-dry s filter, LCE headers, painted black steelies,color matched grill surround, URD short shifter, UWS black tool box
    ive been thinking about deleting the intake resonator, but wondering if it caused any problems or it a good-to-go, then maybe reseting the computer to see what happens. any imput?
     
  2. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:18 PM
    #2
    Tacoyota

    Tacoyota senile member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Member:
    #20028
    Messages:
    2,960
    Gender:
    Male
    North of Cali, South of Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 4wd
    4.56 gears, rear trutrac,DT header, 235/85r16 Duratracs, 2nd filter pulled, inter.wipers, Cruise control, Factory alum. whls/winter tires(2nd set), Afe pro Dry-S , Dumbo eared flaps cut down.
    Is that the piece on top , or the one in the fender?
     
  3. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:20 PM
    #3
    uood8

    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18086
    Messages:
    1,372
    Gender:
    Male
    Greensboro, NC
    Vehicle:
    '16 Sr5 4x4 DCSB
    Pretty much stock
    its the piece on the top, and thought it was one piece with the intake tube, i've looked at it before but i oculd be wrong.. i'll have to check it again tomorrow.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:22 PM
    #4
    Tacoyota

    Tacoyota senile member

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2009
    Member:
    #20028
    Messages:
    2,960
    Gender:
    Male
    North of Cali, South of Canada
    Vehicle:
    08 4wd
    4.56 gears, rear trutrac,DT header, 235/85r16 Duratracs, 2nd filter pulled, inter.wipers, Cruise control, Factory alum. whls/winter tires(2nd set), Afe pro Dry-S , Dumbo eared flaps cut down.
    Ahh ok.I pulled the piece in the fender, I couldnt tell any difference.
     
  5. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:24 PM
    #5
    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Member:
    #7660
    Messages:
    4,042
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma standard cab
    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.
    yeah a guy on here did that. he wasnt too satisfied with it. best bet would be to keep it and go for a CAI when you can aford it. or get a pro dry s drop in filter from AFE and take out the secondary filter. i saw some gains with it like that.
     
  6. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:26 PM
    #6
    vtragweed

    vtragweed [OP] Beef Slut

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2008
    Member:
    #8454
    Messages:
    1,621
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Willie
    VA
    Vehicle:
    08 2.7 SR5 Debadged
    afe pro-dry s filter, LCE headers, painted black steelies,color matched grill surround, URD short shifter, UWS black tool box
    yeah i did the secondary removal and put the pro dry in a did a great job. just wondering what else i can crank outta thing mighty engine
     
  7. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:28 PM
    #7
    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Member:
    #7660
    Messages:
    4,042
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma standard cab
    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.
    headers, ram air intake from Volant, or a S/C or a Turbo
     
  8. Aug 10, 2009 at 7:29 PM
    #8
    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Member:
    #7660
    Messages:
    4,042
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma standard cab
    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.
    maf airflow calibrator as well. that will help carnk out some hidden power from your mods that you already have.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:19 PM
    #9
    afd23a

    afd23a Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Member:
    #9483
    Messages:
    1,838
    Gender:
    Male
    The Dynamo of Dixie
    Vehicle:
    05 Access Cab 5 Lugger
    Factory Fog Lights, Removed Secondary Air Filter, Metra Ipod Adapter, Int Wiper Stalk, Wet Okole's, URD Short Shifter, Scanguage II w/Blendmount, Fat Bob's 2.75" spacer lift, ARE topper, SP Performance Pads & Slotted Rotors, 4.10 gears
    I removed my intake resonator. It was a PITA to get it out. I didn't have my scanguage then, so I don't know if it made any difference in mpg. Seemed to improve throttle response, but pretty hard to tell for sure. The one thing I can say for sure is that my truck does better in 5th gear now. With the 30x9.5's and stock gearing, 5th gear can be kind of sluggish. I go up a hill on the interstate on my way to work everyday. The truck can hold speed with cruise control on much easier now with the resonator removed. Lastly, it does make the intake a little bit louder.

    It might not be for everyone, but I think I'm leaving mine off. It seemed to make a larger difference than removing the secondary air filter.
     
  10. Aug 10, 2009 at 8:45 PM
    #10
    neslerrah

    neslerrah Taco lovin'

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2008
    Member:
    #4803
    Messages:
    6,743
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Harrelsen
    Tucson
    Vehicle:
    5 lug BEAST!
    Secondary air filter removed, elbow mod, BFG T/A KO (31x10.5R15), 15" American Racing Mojaves, BHLM, Dome Light MOD (Blue), Pioneer headunit, Sockmonkey 'TACOMA' Decals, Readylift 5-lug SST, Rear Shocks - Bilstein TRD, Dynomax Super Turbo #17748, DDM Slim Ballast HID Kit H4 Hi/Lo -35W 6000K in headlights, Apexcone Raptor HID Kit H3 - 35W 6000K in Hella 500s, aFe CAI #51-10762, WeatherTech Floorliner, 200W Smart AC Inverter
    I did all these MODS before I started keeping track of my MPG. I purchased my SG II & started keeping track of my MPG. After removing the 2ndary filter, air resonator, and adding an aFe pro dry air filter I notice an increase throttle response. I am happy with the MODS I have done.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:10 AM
    #11
    sriley727

    sriley727 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Member:
    #16735
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    Aiken, SC
    Vehicle:
    08 Reg cab PreRunner SR5
    Bone stock
    I would leave it on until you get a CAI (if you plan on getting a CAI). Those resonators are designed to flatten a dip in the power curve at a certain rpm. Removing it will likely give you little gain in power and then you'll have to contend with the dip.
     
  12. Aug 12, 2009 at 5:25 AM
    #12
    coma09

    coma09 Senior Member. Hey, what's That supposed to mean?

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2009
    Member:
    #18751
    Messages:
    210
    Gender:
    Male
    BC Canada
    Vehicle:
    2013 taco access cab 4x4
    Putco led map light bulbs, bed mat, Xiang trifecta tonneau, blackout front emblem, paint tow hoop, led bed light strip, scan gauge II, debadge, buff paint, oem fog light kit, 1000w inverter, Viair 300P compressor, Contura V dash switches, chop last L bend from exhaust, remove charcoal air filter, extinguisher, mag light, Ss side steps, kayak rack, tailgate security, bed mat security
    As mentioned - the intake runner length has a bearing on engine performance. If i remember correctly, the longer, the better the low end torque. Higher RPM (drag race, eg) the more HP in the higher RPM ranges with a shorter intake.
    Our vehicles typically run at lower RPMs ... eg approx 2ooo rpm, highway
    If better mileage is desired, leave the intake intact. (high flow filter, remove secondary filter things to experiment with)
    If you have a manual, you likely run to higher RPMs rowing through the gears, but this is very short term as opposed to steady driving. Again, in gas saving mode, you wouldn't be red-lining it at shift points anyway.
     
  13. Aug 17, 2009 at 6:50 AM
    #13
    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Member:
    #9502
    Messages:
    9,059
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oliver
    az
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra 4x4 CM 5.7L SR5
    AFE pro dry s, Husky X-act Contour
    someplace did a dyno for the stock intake then they made a diy that they cut a 3" hole in the front of the stock box then again in the sheetmetal towards the front. they went to home depot bought aluminum tubing and some sort of "scoop" thingy and they got about 7 or 8 hp out of it all for like 10 bucks ill try to find the link
     
  14. Aug 17, 2009 at 6:53 AM
    #14
    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Member:
    #9502
    Messages:
    9,059
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Oliver
    az
    Vehicle:
    2014 Tundra 4x4 CM 5.7L SR5
    AFE pro dry s, Husky X-act Contour
    i cant find it but the company was empire whatever. they did the 02 sims for aftermarket exhausts


    found it. empirepao.com and its under diy's the $10 cai
     
  15. Aug 17, 2009 at 9:34 AM
    #15
    beastlytaco

    beastlytaco This is TW. One never knows what is a joke anymore

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Member:
    #7660
    Messages:
    4,042
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ian
    Vehicle:
    08 tacoma standard cab
    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.
    that is very similar to the deckplate mod. although i doubt it involves running a tube through the front sheet metal
     
  16. Aug 17, 2009 at 2:04 PM
    #16
    Illuminaut

    Illuminaut life's a conspiracy

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Member:
    #14158
    Messages:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    (Z)ion)o)sphere
    Vehicle:
    2009 Regular Cab 4x4 in BSP
    .75" Front Aluminum Billet Spacers = 1.5" Lift ((silly mud flaps removed pending trimming)) AFE Pro Dry S with secondary filter removed 265/70/16 Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors mounted on Limited Edition Toyota Black Bajas
    They're claiming preliminary gains of 11.4hp/7tq... here's the link:

    http://www.empirepao.com/cai.php

    They do appear to have gone to far more trouble than necessary cutting the sheet-metal and routing the tube.

    Might be worth thinking this one through... :D
     
  17. Aug 17, 2009 at 7:01 PM
    #17
    uood8

    uood8 If You Search...You Shall Find.

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2009
    Member:
    #18086
    Messages:
    1,372
    Gender:
    Male
    Greensboro, NC
    Vehicle:
    '16 Sr5 4x4 DCSB
    Pretty much stock
    call me crazy, but im not about to hack up a 26k dollar truck to install some dryer parts from home depot.
     
  18. Aug 17, 2009 at 7:12 PM
    #18
    no_werries

    no_werries Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2008
    Member:
    #5302
    Messages:
    248
    Gender:
    Male
    Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada
    Vehicle:
    2005 4x4 reg cab Indigo Ink 5 speed
    CAI, 2 1/2" rear lift AAL, Ready Lift strut ext. & diff drop = 2 1/2" front lift, tweaked clutch, Magnaflo Muffler & Custom exhaust 265/75/16lt Nitto Terra Grappler 8ply on stock rims. Huskyliners
    not quite dryer aparts but just as cheap and i have k&n filter


    [​IMG]
     
  19. Aug 18, 2009 at 4:13 AM
    #19
    sriley727

    sriley727 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2009
    Member:
    #16735
    Messages:
    148
    Gender:
    Male
    Aiken, SC
    Vehicle:
    08 Reg cab PreRunner SR5
    Bone stock
    Those numbers are probably bunk. I refuse to believe that a bunch of cobbled together metal tubing makes more power than a plastic K&N unit that had hundreds of hours of engineering and testing done to ink out every last bit of power. But, you believe what you want.
     
  20. Aug 18, 2009 at 10:03 AM
    #20
    Illuminaut

    Illuminaut life's a conspiracy

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2009
    Member:
    #14158
    Messages:
    84
    Gender:
    Male
    (Z)ion)o)sphere
    Vehicle:
    2009 Regular Cab 4x4 in BSP
    .75" Front Aluminum Billet Spacers = 1.5" Lift ((silly mud flaps removed pending trimming)) AFE Pro Dry S with secondary filter removed 265/70/16 Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armors mounted on Limited Edition Toyota Black Bajas
    Hmmm... seems like I've read more than a few times here that when tested, the K&N CAI
    showed negligeble improvement over the stock set-up and a good aftermarket drop-in.

    I'm not about to run out and start cutting up my truck like these guys have done, but I
    have to admit that I am a bit intrigued by their process. Seems to me though like there
    ought to be a better way to achieve similar results.
     
To Top