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sound from a cai?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by evil, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Jun 19, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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    Hey guys I was thinking about getting a cai for the truck. I have an AEM for my Honda and I love the growl it gives, but aem is not legal in California for the Tacoma. Does anyone know if any of the other brands give that nice throaty growl to it?
     
  2. Jun 22, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    AFE Stage 2 Si...TRD CAI same thing but sold differently. not sure if they are legal either. You may just need to switch to OEM for inspections.
     
  3. Jun 22, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    I recently put the Volant CAI system in my tacoma and it deffinitely adds the growl that you are looking for. it also offers noticeable gains in pickup as well. ill post a pic
     
  4. Jun 22, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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  6. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:05 PM
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    I have k&n. Nice sound. No performance.
     
  7. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:14 PM
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  8. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:22 PM
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    The box that encloses the filter allows it to suck cold air instead of letting the engine heat interfere.... also for even better performance you can disassemble the ram air duct in the passenger side fender, and cutt of the 90 degree angle restriction. after cutting off the restriction assemble the ram air duct back into place. this greatly increases air flow. simple mod that costs nothing at all!!!!!
     
  9. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:25 PM
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    URD has no restrictions at all :D

    and its louder out side than inside unlike most CAI
     
  10. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:28 PM
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    sry for the misunderstanding, the restriction comes stock on all tacomas. the volant cai has no restrictions whatsoever

    The elbow is mounted in the inner fender wall and the pipe from the air box slips into it. On the other side of the fender wall the elbow makes a sharp right turn and joins another tube that continues backward and upward inside the fender. The sharp turn is very restrictive.
    It is easy to remove. Remove the air box and unbolt two bolts that hold the elbow to the fender. Then wiggle it out.
    I did get a suggestion from one of the visitor to my site. He recommended removing the elbow and then cutting off the part that is inside of the fender and then reinstalling the remaining part to maintain the seal with the fender wall.
     
  11. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:30 PM
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    [​IMG]

    this is what the restriction looks like once you get it disassembled
     
  12. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:33 PM
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    He's got a 2010 they're a little different
     
  13. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:37 PM
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    I see says the blind man
     
  14. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    My buddy has a 02 with a K&N I'll show em what you posted :)

    [​IMG]

    URD! :deadhorse:
     
  15. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:54 PM
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    okay.... if hes interested i can give more detailed directions and pictures.


    here is legit dyno test results.... http://www.gadgetonline.com/AirInduction.htm#Other%20Ideas
    Run 8 Stock Box No Elbow (NO RESTRICTION)170.7 HP205.1 HP210.8 HPRun 7 Stock Box168.8 HP199.5 HP201.8 HP
    Run 6 K&N FIPK 169.4 HP202.3 HP199.0 HP
     
  16. Jun 22, 2010 at 3:58 PM
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    1st 2nd 3rd
    Run 8 Stock Box No Elbow (NO RESTRICTION): 170.7 HP / 205.1 HP / 210.8 HP

    Run 7 Stock Box : 168.8 HP / 199.5 HP / 201.8 HP

    Run 6 K&N FIPK : 169.4 HP / 202.3 HP / 199.0 HP
     
  17. Jun 23, 2010 at 7:42 AM
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    heya, thanks for the replies, does the volant continue on into the fender housing? It looks like on their website it still sucks the air from the fender?
     
  18. Jun 23, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    Just wondering does the filter get full of bugs with it being up there or does the grill sufficiently shield it? thanks
     
  19. Jun 23, 2010 at 8:12 AM
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    The grill does a good job. I've driven in rain and through giant puddles with no problem :)

    But if you have an aftermarket grill you might want to invest in the hydro shield or prefilter
     
  20. Jun 23, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    The volant system doesnt connect to the fender housing, but there is about a 6'' hole in the box where the fender housing is. so yes most of the air you are getting is from the fender
     
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