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Performance Air Intake, Good or Bad???

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 99GreenYota, May 11, 2010.

  1. May 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    99GreenYota

    99GreenYota [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I was thinking about putting an aftermarket intake on my new tacoma. I had an Volant on my 99 tacoma and never really noticed any gains of any kind besides a nice and sometimes annoying growl. My question is if the new 4.0 v6 shows some gains (hp or torque) with an aftermarket air intake.

    Thanks
     
  2. May 11, 2010 at 3:15 PM
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    nhstang

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    I've seen lots of threads on this. I think the overall consensus is that it pretty much doesn't do squat, but makes the intake sound a little meaner. Without some kind of performance re-flash of the software the truck will just compensate for the different airflow--and it probably wouldn't be that different--these trucks have a pretty big air filter in the 1st place. There's no real "cold air" to be had under the hood either.
     
  3. May 11, 2010 at 6:31 PM
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    xroller

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    Honestly. I saw a pretty big gain of my TRD intake. Old gen.
     
  4. May 11, 2010 at 7:36 PM
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    thekid1550

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    I have had all different kinds of cars and trucks and put an intake on everyone of them just for the sound but I can honestly say that the 2nd gen trd kit on my 2010 v6 actually made a difference and I fuckin love it cant vouch for anyone else but this thing really woke it up and I think this is how the truck should have came from the factory period!
     
  5. May 11, 2010 at 9:14 PM
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    I have the AFE and I love it...not much power increase (my butt dyno says otherwise) but the sound is good...
     
  6. May 12, 2010 at 7:32 AM
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    tonto340

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    You may not get a horsepower gain but you will save money. With a filter like the K&N you will never have to buy another one.
     
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