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Looking for a Good Cold Air intake brand

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by jjcc, Jan 18, 2013.

  1. Jan 18, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    jjcc

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    Hello,

    I need some help in looking a for a good cold air intake set up for my 2010 Tacoma. I've looked at the Air Raid brand and they seem pretty decent. Does anyone else know of another good brand, or should I purchase the Air Raid one??? Another thing, whats a good website to get some cool looking LED taillights.

    Thanks
     
  2. Jan 18, 2013 at 8:41 PM
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    IMO, dont waste your money. there isnt a CAI out there for our trucks that takes in colder air than the stock one does, besides the URD T-CAI and even that isnt alot colder. spend your money on better stuff :thumbsup:

    ebaymotors.com for the tail lights
     
  3. Jan 18, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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    Don't the 2010 have led?

    Urd is a true cai but not good for mudding/water crossings.....it doesn't draw much cooler than the stock setup, or afe stage 2 si/ trd 1st model.
    Urd may have less kinks but I know for a fact the stock setup can and will draw ambient temp air at speed....u can't beat ambient without an ice bath.

    Next closest is the scoop/volant but it can throw check engine lights, and still u wont be able to pull anything lower than ambient, its just not feasible from what id expect.

    The only way I see urd pulling any higher numbers on a dyno is improving the airflow (less kinks), but that's about it.
     
  4. Jan 18, 2013 at 9:17 PM
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    Yup... you already have a CAI, and it uses a filter that does a far better job than any cleanable filter.

    If you want your oil consumption to go up when the truck gets older, and want to have periodic problems with your MAF, go with a K&N.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2013 at 12:21 AM
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    So, yes the stock intake is a CAI with a decent surface area... however...

    The aftermarket setups do have more surface area and can draw more air through. They also eliminate some restriction with the stock design creating a fair amount of turbulence. However, this is all negligible and not "worth the price" as stated above.

    However....

    Pluses to one on our trucks:
    - They sound badass under WOT
    - Very minimal but slight gains. You'll gain this more with completing the exhaust flow (headers, cat elimination, exhaust). Tuning (URD MAF calibrator, Unichip, U-CON)... will actually grant you some decent gains without boost. However, the cost of doing all of this... probably not worth it. If you do it for anything, it's for the sound and slight increase in throttle response.


    All that said, I personally recommend the AFE Si2 Pro Guard (for the desert for sure, more protection the better) and also put a pre-filter on it. I absolutely love mine.

    Also that "scoop" volant intake is completely retarded and useless, the hood scoop on the Tacoma's is in a negative pressure zone... you're actually starving the engine for air.

    Also the K&N drop ins, and even my oil based AFE proguard filter cause absolutely NO Issues with the MAF. *Oil properly and it's perfectly fine. *Over oil, and you have issues. *I ran the K&N drop in for about 40,000mi on my 2008, and this AFE has been on my truck for roughly 40,000+.

    As for the tails, they're pretty much all on ebay. That said, the stock LED lights are the most highly sought after and probably the nicest by most people's opinions. The only reason I have aftermarket is because I was rear ended and watched cheaper lights than stock... I do kinda like them for the most part (minus the actual chrome surround on the led's)
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  6. Jan 19, 2013 at 12:32 AM
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    the volant has its own scoop that draws from under the hood, not the sport hood scoop.

    I was just giving the man options....Volants have a tendency to throw check engine lights as I stated anyhow..

    plus nothing is gunna draw anything cooler than ambient, and the stock setup does just that

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  7. Jan 19, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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    Oh my bad, I thought at one time it was setup to run to the stock scoop, I haven't really followed that one much. I stand corrected :)
     
  8. Jan 19, 2013 at 12:38 AM
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    nah, some people (very few) have actually tried that and found out the hard way how non functional the sports scoop was.

    :cheers:
    its all good man, thats why we are all here, sometimes we forget or are out of the loop and others can chime in.........Ive been wrong plenty before, thats the bonus of being on such a large board.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2013 at 2:14 AM
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    i have a k&n and it works great for me
     
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    I've got a k&n and it sounds great but I only got it for that!

    I got a AEM pro dry for the filter (same dimensions) so I didn't have to mess with the oiled and its noticeably thicker. All said and done i spent maybe $150 and wouldn't pay more than that for sound! Note in the higher RPM's it deff generates more hpower though!
     
  12. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:15 AM
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    I love my K&N. Been running it for almost 100k miles now, and when combined with my Aero Turbine 2525 muffler, the sound it makes is magic. No MAF issues (because 10 minutes and a little bit of common sense makes the K&N filter very easy to clean and service/re-oil). It is exposed to the elements more than the stock filter, but the shroud that comes with the kit keeps the splashing mud/water indirectly off of it. When I first put the K&N on my truck without any exhaust or other upgrades, I felt an immediate extra kick in the throttle so I know it was helping some. My UltraGauge showed a little over 1mpg improvement in mileage, too.

    I'm not a dyno freak so a couple HP here and there doesn't phase me. Most folks on here preach that the factory intake is superior, and that may be from a microscopically measured performance viewpoint, but I love the sound of my K&N, the extra throttle response I felt when I first got it, the serviceability of the filter, the MPG gain, and it looks good when I pop the hood.
     
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    That's a little backwards.
    There's no argument that the FIPK is not a more free flowing intake, but the gains are miniscule and pretty much limited to above 3500 rpm.

    Where the factory intake is solidly superior is filtering efficiency.
    Factory filter is $15 every 3 years :rolleyes:
     
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    Lies, in the desert that's more like $15 every off-road event or dust storm, or every few months under normal conditions.

    Just say'n.
     
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    So before heading to the dez, pull your "street" filter and install a spare for the dusty stuff, then put the original back in.
     
  16. Jan 23, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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    Or, I'll just wash my filter after. meh.
     
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    Thanks for proving my point. Microscopic performance gains but the factory filter is superior because of filtering efficiency. That's what most folks say, so actually it's not backwards.
     
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    Someone say cold air intake? ;)

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    What brand is that snorkel?
     
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