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Keep or get rid of CAI

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Bishop2Queens6, Mar 4, 2012.

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Should I keep the CAI or go stock intake?

  1. Keep the aftermarket CAI

    13 vote(s)
    20.3%
  2. Go stock intake with an AFE drop in filter

    31 vote(s)
    48.4%
  3. Kill Justin Bieber

    31 vote(s)
    48.4%
  4. I like appletini's

    2 vote(s)
    3.1%
  1. Mar 4, 2012 at 11:58 PM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    Hey all,

    I'm getting kinda of tired of my CAI. I have an AFE Pro Dry S CAI, same style as the first TRD CAI for the 2nd gen, and I'm not sure if I should keep it or sell the CAI.

    Pro's:
    -According to my butt dyno, better top end
    -Cool sound when I put my foot down
    -Looks cool when I open the hood
    -Washable air filter

    Con's:
    -Annoying drone when powering up a hill, or when the RPMS are above 2800
    -Not CARB legal (Issue when I need to smog in 2014)
    -According to my butt dyno, Loss of low end torque
     
  2. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:06 AM
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    What does your heart tell you? :D
     
  3. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:11 AM
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    Hiatt1991

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    Wanna sell it?
     
  4. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:42 AM
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    Lol, I was gonna ask the same thing.
     
  5. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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    ColtsTRD

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    Stock with drop in....and kill Bieber while your at it
     
  6. Mar 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM
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    TRDsport253

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    I got the 1st gen TRD CAI and its not as annoying as it is now with the TRD catback. I got the TRD CAI first and couple months later I got the catback. More drone now going up hills.
     
  7. Mar 5, 2012 at 8:00 AM
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    OH-MAN

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    The butt dyno allways lies.
    Go with the drop in AFE and give it to a non Cali smog state person that will enjoy the sound.
     
  8. Mar 5, 2012 at 9:09 AM
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    Bishop2Queens6

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    My heart tells me to go back to stock with an Afe drop in.

    I will definetly sell for the right price :D
     
  9. Mar 5, 2012 at 9:44 PM
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    I took my trd one off. Stock with drop in filter seemed like it had more power. I miss the growl tho.
     
  10. Mar 6, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Was in the same boat as you after getting the aFe, except the CARB thing wasn't an issue for me. I ended up selling and going back to stock+aFe drop-in. In the end the off-idle noise was just too annoying for me. Have considered trying the URD (only other CAI that I'd consider), but haven't wanted to cut wires and trim metal...
     
  11. Mar 10, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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  12. Mar 10, 2012 at 10:24 PM
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    @whippersnapper02

    How does the truck feel going from afe CAI to stock?
     
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