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Poor Man's TRD Cold Air Intake (Minus the Eye Candy)

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by FL_TRD Sport, Dec 4, 2021.

  1. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:16 AM
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    FL_TRD Sport

    FL_TRD Sport [OP] Suffering from Severe Wallet Drain

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    Hi all. I wanted to double-check with the brain trust here to see if my thinking is correct. I was looking at the TRD cold air intake but don't want to spend $350 +/- on it. From what I've read it seems like the actual "working" parts of the whole thing are the Intake Flow Accelerator (PTR03-35160) and the TRD Performance Air Filter. As long as I don't mind foregoing the red TRD eye candy (which to me is all under the hood, so who cares), I can do the upgrade for less than $80 and just leave the OEM box and hose in place. Is my thinking correct and would this be a worthwhile upgrade? Thanks :)
     
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  2. Dec 4, 2021 at 11:29 AM
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    Junkhead

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    Yes, those are the parts you need.

    You can also add HPS 57-1600 tube that removes the resonator for more noise.

    I did all 3 and very happy with the outcome.
     
  3. Jan 21, 2022 at 12:18 PM
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    MystiqueTaco

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    Could this be under a different part #? I have not been able to locate it on their parts website.
     
  4. Jan 21, 2022 at 12:24 PM
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    A bunch..and no build thread!
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  5. Jan 21, 2022 at 12:28 PM
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    Enough for now
    I also did the air flow accelerator and HPS tube. Highly recommend

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    Thank you!
     
  8. Jan 21, 2022 at 12:52 PM
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  9. Jan 21, 2022 at 12:55 PM
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    Isn’t the TRD tube sold separately as well?
     
  10. Jan 21, 2022 at 12:56 PM
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    I installed parts in stages to see/feel/hear if there were any differences. I had already installed the TRD aftermarket one-piece stainless steel exhaust one month after I got the truck brand new.
    I installed the HPS tube then a few weeks later installed a Green Filter, and then a few weeks later the Intake Flow Accelerator.
    The tube and filter did give a quicker throttle response and registered on my butt dyno which resides at 7000'.
    The Intake Flow Accelerator quieted the induction noise and did not register on my butt dyno.

    Then I did the OV 91/93 octane tune which made it all better.
     
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  11. Feb 10, 2022 at 7:49 AM
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    So I installed the tube and IFA, does the stock air filter have more restrictions that the green, K@N filters?

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  12. Feb 10, 2022 at 10:32 AM
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