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The truth behind a CAI on the 4.0 v6

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RenoTacoma, Aug 21, 2011.

  1. Aug 21, 2011 at 5:17 PM
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    I am researching CAI to install on my 09 taco...
    I just finished reading this thread
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/43688-cold-air-intake-3.html
    which bring up some questions, from my understanding there is no gains from a CAI and other people say there is? What is the hard facts behind this truck? While I am looking for some gain, im also looking for sound. If there are gains involved which system provides the best and has intake noise :devil:
     
  2. Aug 21, 2011 at 5:18 PM
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    You'll get sound. No performance changes.

    Re-useable filter is a plus.
     
  3. Aug 21, 2011 at 5:36 PM
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    Absoluely do not buy it for mpg, that is a myth.
     
  4. Aug 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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    Actually there were gains with my Cai and I have time slips from stock to putting on the Cai
     
  5. Aug 21, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    its all crap to me. i have the k&n 63 series and yeah it sounds better and louder, but no gains in anything.
     
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    You'll get slightly better throttle response from a CAI, that's about it. Check out either the TRD or AFE Si. URD makes a true CAI that takes in air in front of the radiator and gives slightly lower intake temps but I'd be weary of what else could make it's way into the intake since it's an exposed filter.
     
  7. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:11 PM
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    So all I can expect is sound? Would I be better off buying a stock style k&n?
    Hmm, the cold air intake Im looking into is the afe Stage 2 system. Anything this system has that others dont or the other way around?
     
  8. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    Ok lets disregard the person that says you have gains and also has proof. Sounds about right to me
     
  9. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:51 PM
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    Sorry, :typing: I missed that my apologies. What intake are you running?
     
  10. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    Afe pro dry s the complete boxed one
     
  11. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:54 PM
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    Pics of timeslips, with proof that the CAI was on during the faster runs? And I assume you have multiple runs, all at the same atmospheric conditions, same tires, same drag strip, etc?

    Not saying you are wrong, but there is a no "proof" in this thread....
     
  12. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    I got to go fins them. I'm not at home right now but I know I went from a 16.1 to 15.9 I think it was i will update with time slips later tonight
     
  13. Aug 21, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    I don't know man unless it's on the exact same day, a few runs with the CAI and a few with stock, I'd say 0.2 is within the expected spread of times on multiple runs.
     
  15. Aug 21, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    well im at home now. but these times are from a few years ago i dont remember the time exactly i was guessing and now i find the slips but im still looking for them
     
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    is this enough proof?
     
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    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    well then i guess there is no satisfying you then is there?
     
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