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TRD CAI and secondary filter removal questions

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by TheSchwartz, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Feb 13, 2011 at 7:53 AM
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    TheSchwartz

    TheSchwartz [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Avid BullBar, BFG 265/75R16, remote car starter, Slim's HID heads and fogs
    Don’t worry i did my search and i know that there are a lot of posts about CAI and what brands are better than other.

    I would like to know if anyone has installed a TRD CAI and what they have noticed. I had an '09 that i installed a K&N77 and magnaflow exhaust on and i averaged 16MPG. Now with my '11 i am averaging 13-14MPG and i want to install a new CAI and am debating which brand.

    Also has any one simply just removed the secondary filter and used a drop in performance filter ? if so what were your results?

    Thanks Schwartz
     
  2. Feb 13, 2011 at 12:11 PM
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    AsianAnts

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    +1.. thats what ive been reading about when i searched all the CAI recommendations and results..... however, i might just spend that $$ for that cool look and cool whooosh noise ><... isnt that the whole purpose of "personalizing" ur car? hahah[​IMG]

     
  3. Feb 13, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    AsianAnts

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    maybe its just me and hopeful thinking... but i really do feel a slight difference in throttle response.. bought the truck brand spankin new with 3 miles and took the 2nd air filter out at around 300 miles...

    but yes..save money! haha and spend on things to protect ur car.. im saving up for wet okole :D

     
  4. Feb 13, 2011 at 6:19 PM
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    TheSchwartz

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    Thanks for the feedback.

    Taco what do you regret about removing the secondary air filter?
     
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