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Is the TRD cold air intake mod worth it for gas mileage?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by TheUnsungKnight, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Feb 9, 2013 at 9:05 AM
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    TheUnsungKnight

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    I drive 120 miles total to work 5 days a week. over $100 a week on gas. will it improve the mileage at all?
     
  2. Feb 9, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Lift- stock suspension with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector.
    Just installed mine so ill Be seeing in the next Few weeks what's gunna happen
     
  3. Feb 9, 2013 at 9:24 AM
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    BAMFTACO

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    It helps throttle response and sounds cool I think that's the only difference. If you buy Trd intake buy the old style looks like the afe intake. The new style is made by k&n and sucks
     
  4. Feb 9, 2013 at 12:00 PM
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    Cool. Let me know how it works out.
     
  5. Mar 3, 2013 at 1:13 PM
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    Just curious, why don't you like the newer ones? Why are the K&N ones not as good? Im looking to get one for my new Tacoma and was looking at the newer black & red TRD CAI.
    Thanks
     
  6. Mar 3, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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    I installed a volant air intake last week, havn't noticed any difference in gas milage. That being said it sounds cool, more throaty. But Idk if its worth paying a couple hundred dollars on one, I got mine for free so I lucked out there. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Mar 3, 2013 at 1:39 PM
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  8. Mar 3, 2013 at 1:48 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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  9. Mar 3, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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    KenLyns

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    FYI, the majority of TRD accessories are not designed by Toyota. The older TRD CAI is made by AFe (which means you might as well buy it from AFe). The newer TRD CAI is made by AEM (not K&N). The newer design wasn't as well-tested and can inadvertently block a vacuum port when installed in the vehicle, causing the engine to run lean.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2013 at 1:58 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    FWIW, "IF" you got an 8% gain, or so from an intake change, and only drove 15k miles a year, it would take about 2 years, or more, to make up the cost of the intake alone. Then, you would save about 16 bucks a month. Best mod is to drive slower.
     
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