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new drop-in afe

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by commtrd, May 11, 2009.

  1. May 11, 2009 at 8:27 PM
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    I ordered the afe drop-in dry filter and WAS thinking of a magnaflow muff to replace the stocker. Then reading about how the flowmaster is actually MORE restrictive than the stock? WTF? Do I even need to replace the stock when I replace the air filter? Trying to optimize the flow through the whole system. I had used a magnaflow on my '07 DC with V6 and I saw about another mile per gallon but was using the same air filter. That truck with auto trans. Any thoughts on these changes as an optimization of the whole system?

    Magnaflow was louder than stock but I wasn't just crazy about the sound...mainly did it for hopeful mpg improvements.
     
  2. May 11, 2009 at 8:28 PM
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    If you want better air flow in your exhause, weld on a dynomax superturbo muffler
     
  3. May 16, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    I installed the afe drop-in today and was wondering how this compares to the trd cai?
     
  4. May 16, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    what engine do you have?
     
  5. May 16, 2009 at 9:20 PM
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    Wouldn't a Magnaflow flow better than a Dynomax since it is a straight through muffler and not a chamber muffler?
     
  6. May 17, 2009 at 8:02 PM
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    4.0 l V6 with 6 spd manual. Not really detecting any difference with the drop-in filter installed. I may just leave the stock muffler in place for awhile. If I do change the muffler will probably go with another magnaflow or maybe a cat-back trd. I had a magnaflow on the '07 V6 so at least I know how it will sound. My main concern is reducing backpressure to maybe get a little better mileage. I got about another mile per gallon when I put the magnaflow on the DC with auto trans. Truck had 30000 miles on it at that time so the slight increase was not due to breaking in. I drive my current taco very easy mostly adhering to shifting at or before 2000 rpm etc.

    The sound of the magnaflow was not real impressive but not too bad. Some drone in the cab but not too bad. Out of all the sound clips I have heard of all the different systems available I have not heard any that really sounded good to me. To me they all make the truck(s) sound like riceburners. I don't think there really is a way to make a V6 sound like a V8 no matter what you do to it. To each his own I guess. Still searching but doubt that the stocker on the '09 will get replaced any time soon.
     
  7. May 24, 2009 at 6:04 AM
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    Had a magnaflow welded in and it sounds good. More important is if will help reduce restriction in the exhaust a little. I think it does at least some...when I put the magnaflow on my '07 it got about a mpg better so it helps a little.
     
  8. May 24, 2009 at 6:21 AM
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    I put the dry afe in and didn't notice any mpg but did it so I could just wash it out. 1 time on the $. Didn't get the k&n or the afe oil because of what I read on tw.
     
  9. May 24, 2009 at 6:24 AM
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