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k & n air intake on the 4 banger 07 taco, good idea or not?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by cgrove04, Aug 11, 2007.

  1. Aug 11, 2007 at 9:58 PM
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    cgrove04

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    Hey yall, I had heard that the air intakes for the 4 cylinder are just a pain and bad for the engine, is that true? I saw that there is a 7 hp increase on the dyno from the k & n website but I would like to know from you other taco owners :) If there is another intake you might suggest please do so, Thanks so much for your time can't wait to hear back!!!
     
  2. Aug 11, 2007 at 10:14 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    plenty of 2.7L people have either drop in filters or full intake kits. there's also the DIY secondary air filter thread thats stickied a the top of this section to remove the charcoal filter for more airflow and apparently a few more mpg. but if u live in cali, its not recommended b/c of emissions
     
  3. Aug 11, 2007 at 10:24 PM
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    Thank ya J, I'm just trying to double check on everything I do, can't have anything happen to the truck, it's about the only thing I got right now in college.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2007 at 8:40 AM
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    I would say that you can probably get a good gain from the intake, but I have had poor experiences with K&N in the past. They tend to leave a residue in your intake tube.

    I am trying out a AFE drop-in right now on my 2.7L. It has been in there for about 1200 miles now, and it has proven itself in economy and power increase. I plan on taking the intake apart today to see if there is any residue left behind.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2007 at 7:09 PM
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    Let me know if it left any residue behind
     
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    I just installed the K&N a couple of weeks ago and I really like it. I have the 63 series. It was an easy install, and while I do live in Los Angeles I know I will need to reinstall the stock air flow in 5 years when it's time for a smog certification (or maybe K&N [a Calif. company] will have the certification by then). It seems to me the Taco is more responsive.

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  7. Aug 15, 2007 at 3:58 AM
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    I am in the same boat. I am not going to bother with the CAI for now. Exhaust? - maybe next year. ;)

    I did take my intake apart. 4,000 miles and no residue on the intake tube or housing. I also carry an extra filter for "dealer visits". :)
     
  8. Aug 15, 2007 at 7:36 AM
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    does this void toyota's standard warranty?
     
  9. Aug 15, 2007 at 9:27 AM
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    Please refer to the "Magnuson Moss Act"... No, they cannot deny your warranty without proof that the aftermarket product caused the damage that is claimed under the warranty.
     
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    don't waste your time with a K&N or similar oiled cotton element filters. yeah, they're fancy and neat, and you "feel" some extra horses, but check out dyno results. typically gains are seen in the top end opposed to low and mid range where real world street performance comes into play. Occasionally, you'll see a few hp's in the low end. But, imo, it is not worth it considering you take a higher risk of crap getting by with oiled filters. read how many MAF sensor failures occur with K&N's and how many don't fail with OEM filters.

    If you're a dragster go for it, but if you want real world useable power and longevity go for headers, exhaust, fuel mapping. Be careful of the hype
     
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