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K&N or AFE CAI

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Loiman20, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. Apr 11, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    Loiman20

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    Does it really matter what CAI brand i buy between K&N of AFE? does any one know of experienced both and liked one better for the 2nd gen tacos?
     
  2. Apr 11, 2010 at 1:38 PM
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    2010SWB

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    I deff like the AFE stage 2 way better then my K&N intake.
     
  3. Apr 11, 2010 at 1:39 PM
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    Jigzor

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    I am very happy with my AFE Stage II Si. Pretty much same as TRD.
     
  4. Apr 11, 2010 at 1:40 PM
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    dalsmthme

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  5. Apr 11, 2010 at 4:40 PM
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    Tacofanatic05'

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    I have a k&n and I love it, i dont think there is much of a difference
     
  6. Apr 11, 2010 at 4:41 PM
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    ktmrider

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  7. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:13 PM
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    imsikotic

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    Lot's of stuff (-;
    AFE is not available for the 2010's yet I guess
     
  9. Apr 11, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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  10. Apr 11, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    Ok seems like afe stage 2 is the most popular. Did anyone notice any difference in gas economy?
     
  11. Apr 12, 2010 at 12:56 AM
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    JB3CK24

    JB3CK24 Return to the 36 Chambers

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    Have a TRD CAI (same as AFE) I'm going back to a stock box.. it's an annoying drone at any rpm, this V6 is noisy. Going to put a AFE Pro Dry S under the hood in the stock box and get a Catback exhaust (prolly TRD since it's subtle but more noticeable than stock). These trucks have plenty of power already and you will barely notice the gain in the lower rpms with an intake where most the driving is done...
     
  12. Apr 12, 2010 at 1:00 AM
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    AFE is the stuff
     
  13. Apr 16, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    So I pulled the trigger and got a aFe stage 2 si cai! 315 dollars including my rebate!! Whuhoo
     
  14. Apr 17, 2010 at 2:22 AM
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    Did it come with the 2 filters and cleaning kit?
     
  15. Apr 17, 2010 at 3:46 AM
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    When I changed my filter the first time (went through two oil changes) it didn't even seem that dirty... changed it anyway, but now I just double check to make sure it isn't filthy before changing it. Is this a bad idea?
     
  16. Apr 17, 2010 at 8:19 AM
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  17. Jun 7, 2010 at 12:12 AM
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    Loiman20

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    No cleaning kit. My buddy has one and I will use that:) haha
     
  18. Jun 7, 2010 at 5:44 AM
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    wiscdave

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    Yep, my experience as well as loosing 1-2 mpg and low end torque.

    AFE Drop in for the win!:D
     
  19. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:07 AM
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    Tint, tinted tails + 3rd brake light, shaved tailgate, painted calipers. TSB Leafs+ AAL, PA/CB, 5100 Bilsteins set @ 2.5 up front. Satoshi line-x'd grill.
    i talked to teh AFE guys the other day and they said the boxed intakes are less loud and restrict air flow.. it might be a few degrees cooler, but it restricts airflow... and that the most gain comes from the intakes with the heatshields.
     
  20. Jun 7, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    Since installing the AFE Pro Dry I've experienced a gain of 50 miles more per fill up.

    Used to get 400 per tank full and now it's up to 450 miles.
     
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