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is the K&N cold air intake worth it?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 240andCounting, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Feb 8, 2012 at 1:36 PM
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    240andCounting

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    Im new to the whole forum thing but i was just debating if i should put a k&n cold air on my truck? 3.4 V6 98 tacoma
     
  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 1:39 PM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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  3. Feb 8, 2012 at 1:41 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    There are dino results on a 4-runner floating around that show the deck plate mod gives the same gains as a CAI but only costs like $10.
    You can also put the deck plate back in when you want to go in deep water or when its really cold out.
    Most people on here went with the deck plate mod for these reasons.
     
  4. Feb 8, 2012 at 1:44 PM
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    pudge151

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    no. deckplate MOD and get a new air filter
     
  5. Feb 8, 2012 at 1:48 PM
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    thanks guys i will look around at this deckplate thing, i realize its a v6 im not really worried about the horse power gain im just on the interstate everyday. i'm looking for better mileage and for it to just run better overall.
     
  6. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    Tacomadude89

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    Sounds like maybe it could use a tune-up then?.
     
  7. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    where you at in columbia? The deckplate is an easy install but if you ever need a hand modding anything shoot me a PM and ill help ya out
     
  8. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    Im in lugoff
     
  9. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:08 PM
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    01Tac0ma

    01Tac0ma Bash Fabriction & Off-Road

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    Oh alright, your out there with Jonyd..bout 45 minutes from me, but if you ever need a hand just find me on here, im usually scrounging around here daily

    ^x2 Get yourself an ultragauge and it will teach you to drive and savor your gas
     
  10. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:27 PM
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    I drive downtown to class everyday, can someone give me a link where i can buy the deckplate
     
  11. Feb 8, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    Tacomanater

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    I installed the K&N CAI well before I TW(bummer). Makes more noise under full throttle load, but can't really say that I get better gas mileage, maybe 1 mpg (if).......no tremendous increase in horsepower, sure looks cool, blah, blah, blah.....would I do it again, prolly not.
     
  12. Feb 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM
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    lmao i didnt know if it was somewhere specific. i will go look at ebay
     
  13. Feb 8, 2012 at 5:01 PM
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    Yea i got mine off ebay for like 6 bucks and just recently got another one for my moms truck for 9
     
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    3" suspension lift (ToyTec coilovers and wheeler leafs), Yakima roof rack, ARE tonneau, K&N FIPK.

    I agree. All show and no go. I feel like I wasted the money.
     
  15. Feb 9, 2012 at 7:32 AM
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    Any marine/boat shop should have one if you want to do it locally. Paid $13 for mine, which is a 4 inch screw-in. They are waterproof so I would recommend sealing with silicone between the face of the airbox and the seat of the plate. Point of the deck plate is to be able to close it up and go back to stock for deeper stuff, so the mounting should be waterproof as well. Here's mine.

    IMAG0080.jpg
     
  16. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:01 PM
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    oh shit you too? :D
    you've prolly seen me around then
    whos that?
     
  17. Apr 11, 2012 at 8:17 PM
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    No! Save your money and do the deck plate mod.
     
  18. Apr 12, 2012 at 12:42 PM
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    No not worth the money, I installed one expecting to get a little better mileage thinking it would pay for itself in the long run. 50,000 miles later still waiting for that extra mileage to kick in.:confused::annoyed:
     
  19. Apr 12, 2012 at 11:11 PM
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    just put a K&N cold air intake in mine and it feels like it drives brand new again and adds like 10 horsepower...doesnt seem like much but i could tell the difference. i love it! the only downside is that it causes you to really step on the petal and loose gas..but i recommend it :)
     
  20. Apr 13, 2012 at 5:21 AM
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    Do the deck plate mod and add in the air raid tube. That way mud and other stuff won't cover your filter. I only put a cai cause I broke my neck into the box... if you dead set ill swap ya lol
     
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