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secondary air filter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by nubby029, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. Aug 12, 2009 at 8:34 AM
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    nubby029

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    How do I remove the secondary air filter,is it secured?
     
  2. Aug 12, 2009 at 8:45 AM
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    Padilla1880

    Padilla1880 "Let's Ride!"

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    Next time just search it. Right there in the Mods & Tutorial Section
    Secondary Air Filter

    Oh ya, Welcome to TW!
     
  3. Aug 12, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    Welcome to TW! I wouldnt do it if you have the V6.
     
  4. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:01 AM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 hey...I can change this!

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    Why not?
     
  5. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    ruler

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    theres really no point of removing it not enough gain to justify removing it
     
  6. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    kbp68

    kbp68 hey...I can change this!

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    I removed mine and definately noticed a better sound and a small top end gain. Haven't tracked my MPG yet though. Am I asking for trouble with it out?
     
  7. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:38 AM
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    When I removed mine, my butt dyno was expecting something, so I think it manifested the feeling of more power on its own. Overall its really not noticable, but I think the throttle kicks a little quicker now.
     
  8. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    California emissions check for it I believe. Thats all.
     
  9. Aug 12, 2009 at 10:42 AM
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    neslerrah

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    The 2nd gen. 4 bangers are the ones who gain more from removing the 2ndary air filter.

    Your truck should be fine without it. If you feel a difference and like how your truck runs, you can do without it.
     
  10. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:20 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    No gain of any kind. Gadget has tested it on a dyno, and found nothing. I have done the same, as well as some MPG tests, and found no gain. Given the surface area of the filter, it is transparent to the engine.
     
  11. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:22 AM
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    Kyouto42

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    Can't argue with those results lol.... I was looking at it the other day, everytime I pull it off I've gone "should I?" "Nah, maybe next time." Well, now I'll stop pop'n the question :D
     
  12. Aug 12, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Yeah....I was really hoping to see SOMETHING, but after finding nothing, I regret it. If anything, its a second line of defense for something getting into the engine, which, to me, is more important.
     
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    works??? proof
     
  14. Jul 26, 2010 at 10:46 PM
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    numbah57 GIVE THE MALL A BREAK...WHEEL THAT SHIT

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    Secondary removed and a K&N drop in gave me alittle more sound thats all, Oh and took out the big plastic thingy in the fender to, The one that the airbox connects to.
     
  15. Jul 26, 2010 at 10:51 PM
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    Why would you do that? It made it a cold air intake... now you're sucking in the heat from the engine bay.... thus reducing the amount of actual air entering the engine......
     
  16. Jul 26, 2010 at 10:52 PM
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    numbah57

    numbah57 GIVE THE MALL A BREAK...WHEEL THAT SHIT

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    It still goes to the fender, Just the thing in the fender I took out.
     
  17. Jul 26, 2010 at 11:01 PM
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    numbah57 GIVE THE MALL A BREAK...WHEEL THAT SHIT

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    numbah57 GIVE THE MALL A BREAK...WHEEL THAT SHIT

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    Yah, I forgot and flew through a huge puddle, freaked a little but ibguess it's alright
     
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