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K&N cold air intake vs. K&N filter

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by sbr975, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. sbr975

    sbr975 [OP] Member

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    Hey, i heard a lot about K&N making great cold air intakes and filters. I was wondering if simply replacing my OEM filter in my 2.7l 4c tacoma will make any difference, or would i be better off just buying and installing a whole cold air intake system. Also, I've seen people make their own cold air intake systems. Any suggestions?
     
  2. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Well-Known Member

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    Since you are a 1st gen buy just the filter and search deckplate mod. The intake won't help much.
     
  3. Zombie Runner

    Zombie Runner Are these black helicopters for me?

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    I've used the K&N drop in filter in several vehicles from v8 full size trucks to 4 cyl Hondas. If they improved performance, I couldn't tell. The CAI or deck plate mod might help, but I have no experience with either one.
     
  5. jnoley07

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    I have used the K&N drop in filters before in multiple vehicles and never noticed any difference in hp or mpg.

    go with the deckplate mod!!
     
  6. sbr975

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    yeah that sounds like the thing to do. Alot cheaper too. Im probably gonna put in the drop in filter anyway just because they "last forever", and i haven't changed my filter in a very long long time. but wait wait. i have a first generation tacoma. a 1996. can i do a deck plate mod?
     
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    I have a K&N intake and I notice a difference on my gen-2. Increased my mileage by about 2 mpg and I it improved my throttle response (it's a manual, so it makes a difference in the shift points). But from what I hear, the deckplate mod is the way to go w/ the gen-1's.
     
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    The cak made a big difference in mine but it is a newer one
     
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    I have the K&N drop in and it works well for its intended use...keep my air and box clean.....

    I work & park in quarrys and mines so the Taco inhales all of it...since changing to the K&N ...my air box stays clean and the filter gets serviced every 3rd oil change.....
     
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