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so what is the difference between a cold air kit and a drop in air filter

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ballplayer002003, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:02 AM
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    ballplayer002003

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    so what is the difference between a cold air kit and a drop in air filter? I am torn between the two and many of you have stated to get a drop in (which I am grateful for), but I don't know what the main difference is between the two.
     
  2. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    on a cai...it opens up the filter area for "more air"...but lotsa times...its getting hot air from the engine. and they only get the most use in high rpms. as for a drop in....they are alot less than a cai.......but you can get mileage gains since they flowe a good bit better than a stock filter. get you an afe pro dry s and call it a day.
     
  3. Jan 2, 2010 at 10:20 AM
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    Depends on what CAI you get Will. I UAE the Volant, and I've noiced a gain in MPG.
     
  4. Jan 2, 2010 at 4:14 PM
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    yea get the afe pro dry s . works good
     
  5. Jan 2, 2010 at 4:28 PM
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    i was speaking about overall. sure...there are some that are better than others.;)
     
  6. Jan 2, 2010 at 4:30 PM
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    Yes there are... and some are waaaaay more expensive than others too ;) *cough cough* K&N haha.
     
  7. Jan 2, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    personally....for the price of what most cai's cost.........i think they are all too expensive. i'll stick with a good drop in filter......already had my days of having cai's...and im over it.
     
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