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True cold air intake.

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by BIGLuke, Sep 17, 2009.

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Which is best?

Poll closed Oct 17, 2009.
  1. TRD

    56.0%
  2. AFE

    22.0%
  3. Volant

    8.0%
  4. Other...

    17.0%
  1. Sep 17, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    BIGLuke

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    I'm seriously interested in buying an intake for my truck. I'm likin the TRD intake but I found AFE, and Volant. They all seem to be made very similar. I need some opinions which would you recommend. BTW I found a TRD intake for 280, not sure what the others are going for.
     
  2. Sep 17, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

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    wow! great price. cheapest I have found it was $335. Whered you find it for 280??
     
  3. Sep 18, 2009 at 12:08 AM
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    u have a tru cold air intake stock on your truck. save some money and just get an afe pro dry s filter and put it in. but if i were to get one, it'd be trd since they are associated with toyota. cai's sound great, but dont expect a significant change
     
  4. Sep 18, 2009 at 3:52 AM
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    I have the AFE Stage 2 intake and i love it! it sounds awsome. But dont expect hp. gains maybe 1-2hp gain but nothing big, i noticed better throttle responce but thats it, but worth the money imo. :thumbsup:
     
  5. Sep 18, 2009 at 9:25 AM
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    I understand. I've installed an intake on my truck and love the throttle response and the MPG gains. Yes I did gain MPG in my ride. Thats of course when the HFS is not in effect.

    Agreed on the HP gain, and throttle response.



    Thank you all for the votes. Keep them commin if you can.
     
  6. Sep 18, 2009 at 10:49 AM
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    MY50cal

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    Yes.
    I have always been a fan of K&N. Every vehicle I have owned has had one. If you know how to take care of them, including not over oiling, they are great.
     
  7. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:26 AM
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    NAAC3TACO

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    Yea, you wouldn't believe how many mass air flow sensors I've sold for Chevrolets with over oiled K&N air filters.
     
  8. Sep 18, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    I chose afe cause thats what I have and plus it can come with the pro dry s which needs no oil and can be cleaned with a vacuum
     
  9. Sep 18, 2009 at 4:06 PM
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    I've had K&N on a few cars before but its my least favorite. I do appreciate your input though.

    Thats kinda like the TRD. How much can you get an AFE for?
     
  10. Sep 19, 2009 at 10:35 AM
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    it was fairly expensive and more than the trd i think. I am pretty sure that afe made the trd intake cause they are exactly the same in every aspect other than the name on it. but im pretty sure it was around 450$ that came with a cleaning and oiling kit, as well as a pro dry s filter and a pro5r filter, which I am going to be selling on here right away as I only need the one filter
     
  11. Sep 19, 2009 at 11:53 AM
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  12. Sep 19, 2009 at 12:41 PM
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    i've got the TRD CAI with AFE Pro Dry S Filter...along with custom made acrylic cover by Coupe...

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    been planning on doing the Coupe Mod to the TRD CAI...that way the engine can get suck in more ambient air at a quicker rate...gotta finish some other projects prior to starting this 1...right now I see a degree above ambient air temps for my intake...when stopped it will increase to as much as 20 degrees...but as soon as I start moving the temperature starts to drop quickly...i just want to run closer and get the temps down to ambient faster...the cooler the air the more power...

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  13. Sep 19, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    That's one slick set up. I like it.:)
     
  14. Sep 19, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    That is an amazing set up. Where did you get that cover? and is there a write up on how to do the Coupe Mod to the TRD CAI?
     
  15. Sep 19, 2009 at 7:17 PM
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    Has anyone done any CAI work with the scoop on the TRD Sport model?? I have an '06 TRD sport and want to use the scoop capability for "scooping" up air.

    Anyone done this??? Seems practicle to me.
     
  16. Sep 19, 2009 at 9:59 PM
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    I believe Chris4x4 can explain a little on this. Its not really "practicle" Not trying to bust the bubble though...
     
  17. Sep 19, 2009 at 11:36 PM
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  18. Sep 20, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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  19. Sep 20, 2009 at 6:37 PM
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    that is definitely a true cold air intake, i always wondered about how those preformed because I heard the other volant one that does not have the ram air was not that great.
     
  20. Sep 20, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    Never heard that, but I have heard that they can make your truck run to rich. I have a special MAP loaded via the APR X-1, and loving the power. Sound is not all there due to the closed box, but definately pulling in some good temps. Last time tested was about 1-2 deg above ambient air temp per Scangauge...
     
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