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K&N vs AEM

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Bsaint21, Feb 12, 2009.

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Which Intake is better? Sound and Performance

  1. K&N 77 series

    50.9%
  2. AEM Brute Force

    49.1%
  1. Feb 12, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    Bsaint21

    Bsaint21 [OP] Veteran Member

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    Im looking for the BEST intake. SO im gunna take a poll.



    K&N 77 series

    or

    AEM Brute Force
     
  2. Feb 12, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    tacoskim

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  3. Feb 12, 2009 at 6:47 PM
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    Zombie Runner

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    im not sure what the brute force is but i have the K$N and i like it
     
  4. Feb 12, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    i voted aem, as you can get them in dry filter versions, but i like afe better than any of them. and the urd cai is awesome too.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    XrunnIT

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    TRD/AFE are the best designed intakes on the market. MAF placement, tube size, tube shape, tube construction.. all are very important in designing a good intake.
     
  6. Feb 18, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    Mattcrf22

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    Will I see a big difference in performance if I put either of those on my 4 cylinder Tacoma?
     
  7. Feb 18, 2009 at 11:28 PM
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    m_yota

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    I picked up the K&N drop in works the same if you ask me. I also removed the 2nd filter too.
     
  8. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:39 PM
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    Bsaint21

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    4 cylinder and tacoma shouldnt even be in the same sentence. but sure shoot for it bud.
     
  9. Feb 23, 2009 at 8:46 PM
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    I went with the AEM Brute Force Intake. I am COMPLETELY satisfied with the outcome! The Sound and feel of the truck is amazing now. Give it a nice roar when Im drivin and get up to about 2500-3000 RPM's.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Feb 24, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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  11. Mar 2, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    I own a 04 taco 3.4 when I first got it I put a cai on it from volant in the pic they showed it is in a seal box I thought when I got it in the mail I and put it together I noticed the intake tube went through a hole in the box allowing hot air in so wrote a review on it on its crapy craftmanship,after looking around k&n,aem,and injen are built simalar,how can a cai (cold air) intake really bring in cooler air 30/40% of is from the compartment.Basically your buying a less resticted intake which will increase HP.But in the case of my year there are no real cais.You also try what my buddy did with his mustang if you have acess to OBD11 scanner with a scope you can read you AIT sensor before installing your intake and then after to see if theres any differance
     
  12. May 25, 2009 at 8:40 PM
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    4x2 and tacoma shouldn't even be in the same sentence...
     
  13. May 25, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    You shut up.
     
  14. May 25, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    What did I say in parenthesis?
     
  15. May 25, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    x2 mine might be a 4x2. I sort of hope not but it probably will be.
     
  16. May 25, 2009 at 9:06 PM
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    I think a very powerful I4 belongs in the truck more than no transfer case. Just me and what goals I pursued with my truck, dont care what anyone else thinks [​IMG]

    Just kidding but really, i would take a 4x4 4 cyl over a 4x2 V-ANYTHING any day
     
  17. May 25, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    Nothing that I can't misquote.

    See what I mean?:p
     
  18. May 25, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    HAHAHAH that reminds me of a story. My roomate drives a new civic and he dropped me off at a party once. There were two guys on the sidewalk who ask him if they could hear the Vtech in action. They were clearly mocking him and he thought it was a compliment, but I just let him go on thinking that
     
  19. May 25, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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  20. May 25, 2009 at 9:58 PM
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    Say what? I'm getting a V6...dunno what planet you're on. :p jk Nice story though. haha!
     
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