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TRD intake air temperature

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mjp2, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. Jun 9, 2008 at 8:59 AM
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    mjp2

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    URD's cold air intake obviously has the filter placed in the ideal location for grabbing the coldest possible air, but this past weekend I noticed that the TRD system isn't too far behind in terms of performance.

    Using the factory outside air temperature reading on the overhead console as a reference point, the ScanGauge showed the intake air temperature to be only 1 to 5 degrees higher than the outside air temperature when moving above 25 mph. While sitting in traffic I never saw the intake air temperature rise more than 10 degrees above the outside air temperature.

    For those of you looking for a good CAI but are worried about the exposed filter on the URD system, TRD really did come up with an effective design.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2008 at 9:07 AM
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  3. Jun 9, 2008 at 9:09 AM
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    I'll make the appropriate updates. :laugh:
     
  4. Jun 9, 2008 at 10:27 AM
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    good info to know...if the AFE group buy thing doesn't take off soon I might just pull the trigger on a the AFE Stage 2 ? Any info on that one?
     
  5. Jun 9, 2008 at 10:34 AM
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    I won't be buying a URD anytime soon. Some kid on TN hydrolocked his Taco off roading in less than 1ft deep water with the URD even though he had a dry charger.

    TRD FTW!
     
  6. Jun 9, 2008 at 10:45 AM
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    Nope. I'm only running 1 intake on my truck. ;)

    Somebody else wanna jump in?
     
  7. Jun 9, 2008 at 10:46 AM
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    Damn. Now I'm doubly pleased with my choice!
     
  8. Jun 9, 2008 at 11:05 AM
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    Yeah and the price is not bad either. $450.00 for a plastic box with a TRD logo on. Guess if you got money to burn start the fire...:D
     
  9. Jun 9, 2008 at 11:13 AM
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    If you want bang for the buck the AFE Stage 2 is the same as the TRD ...same mfg I do believe, but on ebay you'll find vendors that will knock off some $$ because its not labeled TRD.

    Now the AFE drop in for 60 bucks vs. the AFE complete CAI for $320 is the question.
    My thoughts are for the difference of 260 you get 4-5% more hp out of the engine which for that kind of $$ could be worth it as well as the benefits of the increased MPG by 1+. And if you decide to sell the AFE CAI (TRD) you can easily get $200 for it so it doesn't depreciate all that much if your willing to put the old stuff back on. I was waiting for the AFE group buy but if that thing doesn't happen to soon I'll be getting the complete CAI.

    I like the idea of hitting the gas and the truck actually making you feel like your moving...
     
  10. Jun 9, 2008 at 11:15 AM
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    Consider who you're talking to. I'm not exactly a reasonable person when it comes to my truck. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jun 9, 2008 at 11:17 AM
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    :) I was looking at your pics and I was thinking the same thing.. No expense speared! But that is a nice a$$ setup (your Truck).
     
  12. Jun 9, 2008 at 11:37 AM
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    Thanks man! :)

    How much of a performance improvement did you see when you installed those headers? Anything remarkable?
     
  13. Jun 9, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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    I doubt it was 1 ft all the way through and I doubt he was going slow. Either way, I don't drive through more than 11.5" of water. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Jun 9, 2008 at 11:45 AM
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    I actually noticed a good jump in power and i'm VERY critical. The only thing I would advise (but to each is own) I would invest in a Turbo muffler because I feel like my truck is to loud!! My Pitbull can hear me coming home a mile away :eek:

    I have been wanting to take my suspension to the next level... Any suggestions?
     
  15. Jun 9, 2008 at 11:57 AM
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    Fortunately for my wallet, Class 7sx requires some stock suspension components. I'll consider upgrading in the future but for now I'll run what I've got. :p

    I'm not sure what can be added to the 6" ProComp kit. If you're looking for straight-up performance, I'd recommend dropping the truck back down to a 3" lift to keep the center of gravity low and cut the fenders/body/whatever as needed to clear the 35" tires.
     
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