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TRD Cold Air Intake opinions

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by jeffsorensen1, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. jeffsorensen1

    jeffsorensen1 [OP] Member

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    05 Black Tacoma Double Cab, SR5.
    6" Fabtech lift, 35" Mud Terrains, Blackout headlights, 17" Hilo Wheels, Soon to come Magnaflow Exhaust and TRD Cold air intake!
    Hey everybody, I'm new to the forum... I just bought an 05 Tacoma last week and i freakin love it! I can't believe how much more power it has than my old 94 toyota pickup. But I'm always looking for more, :) and i'm planning on installing a TRD Cold Air Intake, and doing a new Magnaflow muffler in a couple weeks. Anybody had bad experiences with either of these mods??? please let me know. It would be between K&N and TRD intake, I'm pretty sure i'd go with TRD unless somebody could argue otherwise.

    Also i was thinking about doing 3" pipes back from the Cat, because i've got plans to maybe do a supercharger this fall, Should i stick with the 2.5 inch or is it better to go bigger??

    Not looking for the cheapest one... just the best.

    Please respond!! thanks
     
  2. mjp2

    mjp2 The Lost Mod of Akalabeth Staff Member

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    Scaffolding and a painted grill
    I installed the TRD intake and am very pleased with it. Fit and finish are tough to beat since it comes straight from Toyota. I have no idea on dyno numbers since I never ran my truck on one but it does sound better. :rolleyes:

    I've never run a supercharger so someone else will have to chime in on the exhaust question. 3" would be overkill for a naturally aspirated v6.

    And of course, welcome to TW! Post some more pics of your truck when you get a chance. It's looking pretty sweet! :cool:
     
  3. kwalton

    kwalton Well-Known Member

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    Trd exhaust and intake, Toytec 3" with 885's and AAL, Alpine headunit, speakers and new PDX 5 channel amp, JL steathbox, Scangauge
    in the past 2 weeks i have added the trd intake and exhaust to my truck. i must say that i am more than pleased with the outcome. fit and finish on both is spot on perfect. install was a breeze as well. stepping on the gas is so much more fun now however not so good for the mpg. i will have to start driving normal again on the next tank to see how much it changes.
     
  4. utixrunner

    utixrunner I <3 Boost

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    TRD S/C, DT Long Tube Headers, Jardine Catback, TRD Intake, Trd Short shifter, TTC Dual Traction Bars, Sway bar bushing kit, c2c lowering kit, lots of other little things
    If you plan to do a supercharger than it will be a good idea to get a 3" cat-back exhaust. Even if you dont get the supercharger you wont be losing any performance by going 3" instead of 2.5"
     
  5. cmfranks

    cmfranks Well-Known Member

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    BHLM, Pro Comp Skid Plate, AFE Drop in Air Filter, Tint, Pioneer AVH 4000 DVD,Polk Audio 6.5 components, Polk 6.5 co-ax's, Polk Audio 400.1 amp, Polk Audio 500.1 amp, (2) Polk Audio 10 in Momo subs, Mr Marv sub box, Sockmonkey decals, Redline Elite hood struts, Bak Flip tonneau cover, N-Fab Nerf bars, Painted Center Console & Window/Door Lock Panels Black, Amber LED Dome/Map Lights
    So has anybody noticed a gain in MPG with either the intake and/or the exhaust ?? If so, how much was the gain??
     
  6. Roland

    Roland My other ride has sails

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    99.9% of potential MPG gains go up in a puff of tire smoke. :D
     
  7. RedruM29

    RedruM29 Blinking Car Mod...

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    Just enough, and never enough
    i have the Magnaflow 3" system on my truck and i love it, great exhaust tone and no difference in mpg although lately i have been getting good mpg. I'll take down mpg and post it later.
     
  8. Dutch

    Dutch Well-Known Member

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    I got the TRD CAI along with the TRD Cat Back first. Installed both and did not notice a huge difference in power. Lots of noise though! Switched to Magnaflow and deeper growl, but same power. Other mods followed that changed exhaust sound dramatically. TRD CAI does look nice.
     
  9. ShoeDr

    ShoeDr Member

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    (DT's shorties installed next week) Debadged, BHL Mod, TB Bypass, K&N CAI, DynoMax Superflow Catback, Tinted tails, Blacked out condensor/radiator, Line of Fire, Ipod2car, Viper remote start/2way alarm, Upside down rearview mod
    K&N here and Dynomax exhaust. Don't expect mpg gains, because you'll miss both the woosh from the CAI and the rumble from the catback and end up stomping it pretty often. I'm going to dyno my truck hoepfully next week before I add the URD MAF and DT shorty headers.
     
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