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RAM & Cold Air Intake

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tr0gd0r, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Mar 3, 2009 at 5:28 PM
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    tr0gd0r

    tr0gd0r [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I need to replace the air box in my truck as it had previously been broken and glued together with the previous owner. I was curious to know what people thought about using the short ram style intake or the cold air intake style (made by K&N and others). Does it really increase power? Also does it make the engine noticeably louder? My previous car was a corolla and after doing a short ram upgrade the noise under the hood was noticeably increased but power was not. I am basically deciding whether to buy a new/used stock air box or getting a CAI. Any Advice?
     
  2. Mar 3, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Most CAI's like K&N take hot air from the engine bay.....Yes they are louder, not much for a hp gain, if any.
     
  3. Mar 3, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    tacomaman06

    tacomaman06 Carolina Alliance: Lead, follow, or get the hell o Staff Member

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    get a good used airbox from craigslist or ebay.........and do the deck plate mod to it. better gains from it that any cai out there.................and its cheaper.
     
  4. Mar 3, 2009 at 8:03 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    What He said! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
     
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