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Just Installed my TRD Cold Air Intake

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by dysfunctnlretard, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. Sep 23, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    AND I FREAKIN LOVE IT!​


    I just purchased the intake today for $260, and it only had like 50 miles on it. Upon checking out the components I concluded that it would be REALLY tough to tell the difference between the one I had and a brand new one, it was in pristine condition. Im pretty car retarded so it took me a little over an hour to install the intake but it generally went smooth. Instructions are pretty clear and straight forward.

    Im not sure if I gained any HP, Chris4x4 has dyno'd the TRD intake and the results were a 3HP gain (though TRD claims 11). I don't feel any power gain and Im not sure if I feel the increased throttle response that many claim but one thing I do feel/hear is the increased roar of the engine. I know most people like their mods and money to increase performance and so do I, but in this case, I think the money I spent is worth the aesthetics of the CAI. The engine roars at ~3k RPM and screams (manly scream tho, lol) when I floor it. I absolutely love the intake.

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  2. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    Jason'sLawnCare

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    Sweet. Nice intake. Thanks for the info/review.
     
  3. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:02 PM
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    mcampos0

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    Nice..
     
  4. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    So how tough is it to install? Does the part come with instrux or did you get them somewhere else. I'm very car retarded but can usually figure out mechanical things. Do you think I could handle it?

    Looks very cool and the sound must be great.
     
  5. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Thanks.

    I havent really looked at the pictures until now, I just kind of posted them asap. But man my bay is pretty dirty. Kinda bothering me now. lol
     
  6. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:04 PM
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    Looks good!!! Now you have started down the dark road of truck mods, from now on you'll be on this site like a crack head lookin' for a fix.
     
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  7. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    Yea I would strongly recommend you do it on your own. Im just now learning to work on my truck (I barely learned to change oil like 1.5 months ago) and the install was pretty simple. The instructions are very clear (perhaps some of the clearest Ive had) and the entire install can be completed with a basic socket set and a couple screw drivers. Really easy. Do it yourself. Plus, youll learn something about your truck, gain experience, and save money!
     
  8. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    Dude I'm the "King of the Mechanically Challenged' and I did this mod. You can do it!!! It's not that hard, just make sure you take you time, read the instructions BEFORE you start and before long you'll be tackling the heavy mods.:D
     
  9. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    I caught the mod bug the day before I bought my Tacoma. Lol. Ive only had it for 3 months and have (IMO) modded the shit out of it given the relatively short time. I just purchased some sliders too which should arrive in 2 weeks and I get my new Total Chaos Control Arms on tomorrow morning. lol.
     
  10. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:08 PM
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    Are you kidding? I was going to make a comment on how you should go mudding and get your new intake dirty but I didn't want to veer off topic.
     
  11. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    Will that be smog legal in California?
     
  12. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    lol.
     
  13. Sep 23, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    no. thats the only worry I have. Anybody know how long California gives until you have to smog a car? I have an 09, purchased in June.
     
  14. Sep 23, 2009 at 8:42 PM
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  15. Sep 23, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    Anyone else notice that it sounds different in hot weather?

    When it's above 90F degrees outside, my TRD CAI sounds completely different (louder) and is much more noticable at lower RPM than it is for cooler weather.
     
  16. Sep 24, 2009 at 6:10 AM
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    Check out the smoked plexiglass cover that coupe posted 8-31-09 not sure how to give you the link for it, the title was just installed my trd cai.
     
  17. Sep 24, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    I got one from him and really like it. $90 if you want one like this.

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  18. Sep 25, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    I am going to hold off on the intake for my 2010 and working on the interior for now. Just did the speakers Infinity Reference 6020cs 6-1/2"/6-3/4" 2-way (93db@1w) 2 ohms so I can get the most out of stock head unit, From Crutchfield with mount rings and harness free. Trim (carbon fiber and chrome) custom order, From carid.com...... Ipod interface, got free from dealer.... Shifter, and pedals from OBX.....The intake has not been aproved yet. How is your mileage after the intake? There are so many posts on that subject. I just want the #s from dyno tests and gas mileage, not opinions. It looks so cool I will get it and the cat back exhaust.
     
  19. Sep 25, 2009 at 8:17 AM
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    dysfunctnlretard [OP] Hi

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    I haven't really calculated mpg with it bc I've only had it for two days but Ive heard 1-2MPG gain. I'm not really expecting much since I got a kick @as deal on it.
     
  20. Oct 4, 2009 at 1:24 AM
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    Where did you all find those TRD plexiglass covers??
     
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