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Is a aftermarket air intake worth it?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by lance, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    I was thinking about getting a aftermarket air intake, and was wondering if its worth it, just wanting some feedback from those who have, if u have one what kind.
     
  2. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:23 AM
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    I think so. I have TRD and it sounds like a bat out of hell at 4K. Makes you wanta keep your foot down.
     
  3. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    spend the money on a lift
     
  4. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    I pose the same question as the OP... what if i already have a lift though?
     
  5. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    do u just have a trd tacoma, with said air intake, or is that some exotic air intake for the tacoma specifically
     
  6. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    i have an afe and I would say it depends on what you mean by worth it. I like the sound and the little horse power, even tho its not really enough to notice. But as for the mpg increase or an actual large amount of power gain your not going to get either. Only do if you got lots of money to drop is what I say, otherwise save the cash for some nice rims or tires.
     
  7. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:29 AM
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    or headers, I am wishing i got headers instead of my intake
     
  8. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:30 AM
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    I have the TRD CAI w/ a custom made cover.

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    I have headers :yay:
     
  9. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:42 AM
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    I likey, did you make that? I want one!
     
  10. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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    make an extra payment? anything you want to do with 250 bucks - get a hooker
     
  11. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    lol hoookers, make sure you kill her after to help clean the streets, you dont want to litter do you?
     
  12. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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  13. Aug 28, 2009 at 11:59 AM
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    whos coupe? is that his full username? and how much $
     
  14. Aug 28, 2009 at 12:01 PM
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    120 bucks I think. Coupe is his username.
     
  15. Aug 28, 2009 at 12:32 PM
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    Good advice. I'll be at the strip tonight then getting a private "dance" in the back room while dodging the herpes
     
  17. Aug 28, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    Depends on your perspective. For me, I care about performance so no, I don't think it is worth it unless you get the URD intake but I have an aversion to cutting the sheet metal in my truck. The stock system IS a CAI so anything other than the the URD would yield only negligible performance benefits and then you get into a price vs. value debate.
     
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