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Is cold/ cool air intake worth it?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by saugus, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. Aug 21, 2013 at 7:47 AM
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    Mad Man Marty

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  2. Aug 21, 2013 at 7:51 AM
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    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Nofords is telling you he went from an aftermarket intake back to stock and prefers stock.

    I've had everything from stock, to a drop in filter, to a full AFE intake, and I'm telling you that stock with a paper filter gets better mileage than the aftermarket or the drop in filter.

    Who's talking shit now?
     
  3. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:07 AM
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    I got the same set up plus jba long tubes. my buddy has his Tacoma stock, and he cruises at 80mph @ close to 3000rpm, I cruise 80mph at 2100rpm. pwr is noticeable
     
  4. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:10 AM
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    Noise=turbulence=reduced efficiency. Think so.

    I read a while back that Ford, in response to owner complaints that their higher-end Mustangs were too quiet, added a tuned sound pipe to carry engine noise into the cabin. Maybe that would be better than a poorly-engineered aftermarket intake system.

    Mike
     
  5. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:19 AM
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    Built for maximum low end torque, tooter II.VII intake manifold spacer, LCE long tube header, Injen long tube intake, 2,900 rpm torque peak.

    I'm proud to be an idiot. :)

    IMG_7174_zpsb459ad48_afd15eec5efc87b2ad6990625b7fba259f0b7665.jpg

    I think that the effects of CAI's are highly overrated.
     
  6. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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    somethinboutayota

    somethinboutayota Dorthy left Kansas for a reason

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    Debadged and painted, plasti-dip bumper , Sock monkey decals, tool box, K&N cold air intake, flag holder/fishing pole holder, Satoshi, magnaflow 40 series, spidertrax wheel spacers, map lights, led reverse lights, led dash assembly lights, roof top LED bar
    I have a CAI in mine and hate it, i mean the sound is cool but i have a Magnaflow for that. The only thing the CAI does for mine is a CEL that is very annoying, i am currently trying to find someone who will trade me for stock and still haven't got any replies yet
     
  7. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:23 AM
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    I'm prob the minority here...but for the life of me I just don't get guys who put "exhausts" on pickup trucks... Toyota ones at that... throttle body spacers and "CAI", this is not a sports car... motorists, neighbors, don't want to "hear ur truck"... flame suit on. it's never going to win a race or do anything significant. It's a daily driver, r u guys taking these things to DE track events and motorcross?
     
  8. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM
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    Another CAI thread.....:facepalm:
     
  9. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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    some do, but most of us prefer off road in one form or another for recreational driving.
     
  10. Aug 21, 2013 at 8:38 AM
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    I hear ya. :)

    Mine is just a daily driver work truck, but it's still fun to tinker around with it nonetheless.

    I went back to my stock exhaust to regain the low end torque I had lost. Gotta admit the quiet is also nice. My intake only goes "bwwaaa" when I want it to, which I think sounds better than an exhaust. ;)
     
  11. Aug 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM
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    Check Build Thread!!
    That could be anything from different rear end gearing ratios to Auto vs Manual Trannies. A CAI has nothing to do with that
    A lot of companies are actually adding small speakers inside the dash in cab to bring the sound inside.
    lol, Trial and error. Unfortunately, the Overrated/underratedness of them are subjective to each users opinion.
     
  12. Aug 21, 2013 at 11:40 AM
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    too each his own right? And to be honest i put all of it on mine because it is just that....... MINE!! So you go ahead and use it as a stock daily driver and do nothing with YOURS. I do mods on mine simply because i can, and i get a kick out of it. :duel:
     
  13. Aug 21, 2013 at 11:47 AM
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    Its your truck and if you really want a cold air intake do it! I mean I just put a k&n in but I found out stock works great around town and up in the mountains the k&n really helps my truck get up them hills a little easier
     
  14. Aug 21, 2013 at 12:12 PM
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    That's true...
    And mine sure doesn't carry any more weight than anyone else's. ;)When our trucks are in motion, there's a hurricane of ambient temperature air flowing through the engine compartment.
     
  16. Aug 21, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    I love all the people that are saying "I do it for the power!" You do know that CAI's do not increase your power at all... right?

    http://youtu.be/gCi2yo4UqPI
     
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    Did he just grab that guys ASS!!!! Yeah thats lose of credibility right there. He grabbed the dudes ass. Hahahahahahahaha
     
  18. Aug 21, 2013 at 3:24 PM
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    I have the AFE Stage 2 SI intake and I really like it. No intake sounds at all, I picked MPG which I track religously, and my air intake tempature is usually only a couple of degrees above ambient air tempature.
     
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    Built for maximum low end torque, tooter II.VII intake manifold spacer, LCE long tube header, Injen long tube intake, 2,900 rpm torque peak.
    I looked up AFE to see what they're like, and came across this really strange design listed for 2010 Toyota Tacomas at etrailer.com.

    [​IMG]

    Ever see one of these? :eek:
    It's got to be the wrong picture.
     
  20. Aug 22, 2013 at 10:54 AM
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