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TRD Intake vs Aftermarket Intake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by eddieEndo, May 28, 2010.

  1. May 28, 2010 at 12:24 AM
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    eddieEndo

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    I've been in the market for a true CAI, what're your guys' thoughts on the TRD Intake (on sale online for a whopping 390) vs aftermarket intakes
     
  2. May 28, 2010 at 12:51 AM
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    urd makes the only true cold air intake
     
  3. May 28, 2010 at 12:57 AM
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    wat?
    if u want the TRD, get the AFE stage 2....IIRC, it's the exact same w/o the trd on it and cheaper
     
  4. May 28, 2010 at 1:02 AM
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    Exactly correct. the only difference besides the TRD logo is that the AFE intake box has a slot in the front for either drainage or a little additional air. The location of the small slot would allow the warmer air in though. It also comes with a plug to insert, instead of leaving it open.
     
  5. May 28, 2010 at 1:14 AM
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  7. May 28, 2010 at 1:26 AM
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    wat?
    correct...it's primarily just rebranded
     
  8. May 28, 2010 at 8:14 AM
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    S1N C1TY...(from Hilo, HI)...
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    the TRD CAI is an aftermarket intake...just clearing the air...:D

    but keep in mind that there are 2 version of the TRD CAI...

    1st gen was made by AFE...like mentioned above you can pick up the AFE Stage 2 w/Pro Dry S filter...the 1st gen is no longer made...and its really hard to track 1 down.

    2nd gen is now made by AEM...same company that makes the CAI for the Tundra...another thing to keep in mind...AEM was contracted by Toyota to make a carb legal CAI...by making the 2nd gen a drop in filter along with carbon filter...is allows people who like in california to pass smog check...

    I say the downside to the 2nd gen is the carbon filter...its a little bigger than stock so you will gain some TQ/HP but overall it doesn't make as much power as the 1st gen...

    URD does make a nice CAI...you do have to splice your existing wiring for the MAF sensor because it is relocated further down the intake piping...you will also need to purchase a shield to protect the intake from sucking in water...you will also need to cut a section out of the radiator support (behind the passenger side headlight) too fit and run the piping for the URD CAI into the intake manifold...MAF calibrator is a must for the URD...just so that your ECU doesn't run to lean or rich...but if you have the X-1 the MAF CAL. is not needed...

    good luck on your hunt for your CAI...I'll tell you I love my 1st gen TRD CAI...:D
     
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