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Trd cold-air intake question!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jbassett30, May 13, 2008.

  1. May 13, 2008 at 12:12 AM
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    jbassett30

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    I just recently purchases the TRD cold air intake for my 07 v6 4.0L double cab sport Tacoma
    This may be a stupid question but im just wondering:
    due to the fact that is an Race or Off-Highway part it makes it e legal to drive on public roads has any one gotten a ticket and if so are they expensive also i live in cali any dif regulations?
     
  2. May 13, 2008 at 8:24 AM
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    gsxr3000

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    never got a ticket... prob won't pass inspection though.
     
  3. May 13, 2008 at 7:14 PM
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    Rockstar2448

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    I don't know about the TRD unit but some of the cold air intakes are CARB legal. I had a Honda Civic with an AEM cold air intake that was wicked nice and it was legal. It even had CARB exemption number sticker right on the tube.
     
  4. May 14, 2008 at 12:02 AM
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    zmtnbik

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    The TRD CAI is definitely not CARB exempt.

    When it comes time to smog the truck in 4 years, just put the stock air cleaner back in (you did save the stock unit?)
    I doubt you will get a ticket for having it, as I have never known an "officer of the law" to ask someone to open their hood to see if it was legal or not.
     
  5. May 14, 2008 at 7:52 AM
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    j4x4ar3

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    You won't get a ticket for it even here in CA unless you're caught racing and they want to look under the hood for racing mod parts. Happens to the ricers all the time. Just the look of racing is grounds for pulling someone over in many counties here.

    As for the smog thing I've always wondered about that. Is the fact you won't pass smog simply because you have the CAI installed or does it really make that much difference in emmissions that the machines won't pass you? Never understood why more air would cause emissions problems.

    Oh and it's four model years before the first smog is required on the truck then every other year after that smog is required. So basically if you purchase an 08 the first smog is required in 2012 but if you buy a used 05 the first smog would be due next year.
     
  6. May 14, 2008 at 3:42 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I was told it is not legal for street use because it gets rid of the carbon filter behind the regular Air filter. Dealers in my area say it voids the warranty also.
     
  7. May 14, 2008 at 3:51 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    so do the K&N intakes and they are legal in CA, i do believe
     
  8. May 14, 2008 at 3:56 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Maybe its because the K&N paid to get the CARB sticker and the TRD didnt?:confused: I'm also wondering why I was told it would void my warranty.
     
  9. May 14, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    4x4x4trd

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    Don't know for sure but don't feel Toyota would even market it if not legal everywhere.

    As for voiding warranty I don't think this would stand up if you did need warranty work by fed. law.

    The TRD intake calls for removal of the secondary filter during the install doesn't it?
     
  10. May 14, 2008 at 4:26 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    if something happens to ur truck, the stealer can try to say the intake did it, but they have to have undoubtable and supported proof that intake directly contributed to the problem
     
  11. May 14, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    wat?
    the trd intake system removes the entire stock intake setup thats after the throttle body, which includes the secondary filter. same way most intakes hook up, except for the airraid...its uses the stock setup up to the air box
     
  12. May 14, 2008 at 4:53 PM
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    YotaCraZ

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    OK guys...how could something ordered/purchased from Toyota (with a factory Toyota P/n ...SuperCharger, CAI, ect), that they would install, possibly void the warranty?

    Maybe I'm missing info I'm not aware of :confused::confused:
     
  13. May 14, 2008 at 5:10 PM
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    chris4x4

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    My dealer told me it voided the warranty. Doesnt mean its true. It may just mean that my dealer is an idiot. Im going to call Toyota corporate and get to the bottom of this. :cool:
     
  14. May 14, 2008 at 5:35 PM
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    chris4x4

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    OK. Called Toyota corp. and the TRD intake DOES NOT void any warranties. I should have called them as soon as I heard this.:)
     
  15. May 14, 2008 at 5:42 PM
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    wat?
    anything toyota sells for the vehicles will not void the warranty. the dealers will try to say other makers items will...eventhough its the exact same type of item that works the same way...just a way to bitch out of fixing natural issues w/ their products...all car makers will do it
     
  16. May 14, 2008 at 6:14 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Evidently. It was the first I ever heard of that.
     
  17. May 14, 2008 at 7:04 PM
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    jbassett30

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    yes i did or will im getting it installed by Toyota 2morrow morning along with my TRD Cat Back exhaust .... thx for the info guys:D
     
  18. May 14, 2008 at 8:52 PM
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    zmtnbik

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    Just out of curiosity, how much are you paying the stealership to install the exhaust and CAI? I installed both myself in my garage with simple hand tools in under an hour. Very, easy to do and Toyota/TRD has very well written instructions.
     
  19. May 18, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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    There any sound clips of the trd exhaust on a 4.0? Also was fuel efficiency effected?
     
  20. May 18, 2008 at 8:57 PM
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