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TRD CAI....woohoooooo!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Gorilla_97, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. Feb 14, 2009 at 3:59 PM
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    Gorilla_97

    Gorilla_97 [OP] Once a gorilla always a gorilla

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    Installed the TRD CAI today, wow, what a difference. Appearance under the hood and performance! I like the nice growl it gives off when you really stomp on the gas. I think I must have gone thru about 1/2" tank of gas and 1/4" of tire tread with my "testing" after the installation! I also added a little more bling with the TRD oil cap and coolant cap.

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  2. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    What Mods!
    Nice add-ons been wanting the trd cai for a while now.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    ZonKs

    ZonKs Can speak french in Russian.

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    =p
    Looks sweet man! congrats.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    Taco93

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    Wow...that looks amazing...How much work is it to install that CAI?
     
  5. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:17 PM
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    aces2

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    Where'd you get it from? How much did you pay?
     
  6. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:18 PM
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    Delmarva

    Delmarva Mayor of TW

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    looks good... now you need an optima red top to complete your look... :D
     
  7. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:28 PM
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    Gorilla_97

    Gorilla_97 [OP] Once a gorilla always a gorilla

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    Very easy to install. The hardest part was keeping my 3 yr old occupied as well when we were in the garage. He likes to "help" Daddy all the time. He wrenched on his Power Wheels truck while I did the CAI install. Total install time was probably less than 30 minutes.

    I was very lucky and got the intake slightly used for $200. I think it is worth every penny of the new cost, which is typically $350 give or take.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    SocalMan22

    SocalMan22 Founder Socaltacomas.com

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    $200 Lucky SOB good find
     
  9. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    Gorilla_97

    Gorilla_97 [OP] Once a gorilla always a gorilla

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    That will probably be next, along with possibly painting the fuse box red.

    I forgot that all hell would break loose when I reattached the neg to the battery. Needless to say my son and I were both in need of a diaper change after the horns, lights and alarm started blaring inside the garage! :D
     
  10. Feb 14, 2009 at 4:32 PM
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    Delmarva

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    Nada, Zip, Zilch, Nothing
    ^^
    lmao :D
     
  11. Feb 14, 2009 at 9:02 PM
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    MotoTacoma

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    i have one too, LOVE it..
     
  12. Feb 14, 2009 at 9:16 PM
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    fletch aka

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh:
     
  13. Feb 14, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    TacoTurd

    TacoTurd Defying Alliances since 2007

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    Very nice view under there. You need hoot struts. :p

    And don't brag about the $200 CAI, cause we know you paid $45 for that TRD oil fill cap.

    :p:p
     
  14. Feb 14, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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    senor taco

    senor taco ROLLIN ON RUST

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    Very nice I want one of those cai
    Btw did u use high temp paint for the engine cover
     
  15. Feb 15, 2009 at 1:07 AM
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    HILOTOY

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    now get a URD maf calibrator and tweek that cai:D
     
  16. Feb 15, 2009 at 5:53 AM
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    Gorilla_97

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    Yeah, $80 for the two TRD caps! :eek::eek:

    I used Krylon fusion paint for the cover. When it gets a little warmer I'm going to paint the letters and emblem either black or white, haven't decided yet.
     
  17. Feb 15, 2009 at 10:44 AM
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    judd94

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    hey HILOTOY
    can you tell us about the calibrator? i have noticed some power changes in my truck since it as learned my TRD cai. seems liek it doesn't have the same power it did right after i put it on. i just figured a cat back would help.
    thanks
    judd
     
  18. Feb 15, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    Very Nice. I like the red color combo under the hood. :thumbsup:
     
  19. Feb 15, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    RaginCajun

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    Looks Awesome man! The CAI is on my mod list ...which somehow keeps getting longer every week! :D
     
  20. Feb 15, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    Great set up!
     
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