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MPG/airflow simple mod?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NTXFishing, Nov 6, 2018.

  1. Nov 6, 2018 at 5:31 AM
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    NTXFishing

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    Nope - I’m not interested in cold air intakes, not whining about mpg or here to debate. I’m just looking to improve airflow somewhat and noticed, on this site, that somebody had cut a 90 degree piece of plastic near the fender to improve airflow. I’m guessing this was on or near the air pump...but there were no details, instructions or pictures.

    Any info you might have is greatly appreciated. This is my first Taco (love it) and first post on the forum. Looking forward to it!!
     
  2. Nov 6, 2018 at 7:06 AM
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    Welcome to the forum!

    Our trucks have a cold air intake by design. The intake is located inside the passenger side fender well.

    As for your original question; I don’t think there would be any benefit. You could always remove your passenger side fender liner, but you would be exposing the intake to dust/water. The air intake is located here:
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    (Not my truck)

    Again, I wouldn’t recommend doing anything.
     

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  3. Nov 6, 2018 at 7:33 AM
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    I could have sworn that I had seen a thread on here where someone made these little aerodynamic fins and put them on the roof and it actually had some small increase
     
  4. Nov 6, 2018 at 7:51 AM
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    The AFE stage 2 si makes a pretty straight shot.
    It's loud as hell on a naturally aspirated truck tho
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  5. Nov 6, 2018 at 4:57 PM
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    Obviously this forum isn’t immune to jackassery. I’ll look for the fins :rofl:

    Did you notice anything performance-wise with the AFE?
     
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    There is a mod that draws the air at the cowling right near where the cabin air inlet is.
     
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    Dont waste your time screwing things up
     
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  8. Nov 6, 2018 at 8:03 PM
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    NTXFishing

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    Hahaha - you might be right. I’m doing the UP-107 filter on the pump but will probably call it a day there. Seems like whatever perceived gains there are would be minuscule anyways.

    Any chips/MFA sensors worth a damn?

    Let the quibbling proceed.
     
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    Maf calibrator perhaps is what your referring to?

    U can also haz ucon or try ovtune.
     
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    These engines are already high performance and most mods are expensive for the little end result.

    If you want a lot more power, get a supercharger kit
     
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    Take the charcoal filter out and call it a day.
     
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    Gadget had his truck on a Dyno and ran it stock,
    then removed the air filter and ran the truck
    Then also removed the charcoal/secondary filter and ran it again.

    No marked change in powa
     
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    I gained on ave about 0.5 to 1 miles per gallon calculating over about a year. Don't know about power, never checked or really cared. It was a 'bet' with neighbor who had same year and model as me and spent a all kinds of money upgrading to 'cold air intake'. Told him he wasted his money... Basically all he did was remove the filter. Removed my filter....

    MPG he increased matched mine.

    We drank the six pack together :)
     
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    Now to remove that pesky throttle plate, that's a huge restriction
     
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    You can't save fuel by mucking with the intake.
    The reason is this; the throttle itself is an air flow limiter. The only thing that keeps the engine from running as perpetually WOT *is* intake resistance.
     
  18. Nov 8, 2018 at 7:14 PM
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    So you’re telling me I should get a cold air intake, rip the fender well off, add fins, get the biggest and most under inflated tires available, install an extended snorkel, use those gas tablets, put a racing parachute in the back (deployed at all times) and add a supercharge kit and it should run better...right?
     
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