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URD Cold Air Intake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chad, May 27, 2009.

  1. May 27, 2009 at 12:33 PM
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    Chad

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    I am thinking of getting the URD True Cold Air Intake for my 09 Taco. Has anyone had any experience with the CAI? Also, has anyone heard or seen the CAI get water logged because of its behind the grill positioning?
     
  2. May 27, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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  3. May 27, 2009 at 1:16 PM
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    I wouldn't recommend it because of where you live. URD is in California and we don't get a lot if any rain here at all. The URD intake is basically designed for use here even with the rain shield. Go with the TRD or Volant if you really want an intake.
     
  4. May 27, 2009 at 1:19 PM
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    ive driven with my urd through hard rain, snow, and some crossings. no issues here. but if your doing DEEP water crossings then this intake is not for you. performance wise urd tcai kicks all others
     
  5. May 27, 2009 at 1:34 PM
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    No offroading for me... just driving on roads. So I guess there shouldn't be a problem?
     
  6. May 27, 2009 at 1:38 PM
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    no problem at all. and if its consistently raining just get a filter cover when u order the intake so you wont be stressing if its pouring.
     
  7. May 27, 2009 at 1:40 PM
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    Yeah but you're in California. Our "hard" rain and snow doesn't compare to East coast, Midwest. It only takes a little water to screw things up!
     
  8. May 27, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    i know plenty of others that are in florida where its always raining and they have had ZERO problems. im sure if you WOT in the pouring rain it might hicup, but why are you gonna go 100+ in the rain in the first place?

    also the founder of URD is from south carolina and hes had zero problems also
     
  9. May 27, 2009 at 1:50 PM
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    Whatever makes him happy. It's his $$$. I like URD myself but I don't like metal intake pipes. But really, CAI don't do much unless you're tuned. Get the MAF calibrator also if you get a CAI.
     
  10. May 27, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    I do see on their site that they have water resistant covers. Shouldn't be a problem.
     
  11. May 27, 2009 at 1:51 PM
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    Question, what is a MAF Calibrator?
     
  12. May 27, 2009 at 1:53 PM
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    it will let you configure your Air/Fuel ratio so your not too rich or too lean
     
  13. May 27, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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    Calibrates the MAF. :D

    It's a fine tuning to take advantage of your CAI. Otherwise, it can run rich or lean (mostly rich) and just waste your gas and bring down your mpg.
     
  14. May 27, 2009 at 2:09 PM
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    I'm running the intake also and I've been very happy happy with it. We have our fair share of rain down here and I like to go to the car wash that really blasts the front of the tacoma.
     
  15. May 27, 2009 at 3:26 PM
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    it's a permanent mod though because you will have to cut your maf wires to extend them and then cut a hole in the metal next to the radiator to fit the intake tube through. You won't realize its true potential without the maf cali so you probably need to buy that also. If you are afraid of water get the hydroshield plus the splash guard for added protection. trd may be better because its easier to install and you don't have to change anything.
     
  16. May 27, 2009 at 4:03 PM
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    no its not. just put the old one back on. its no big deal. Now if you had to cut the MAF wires short, that would be another story.
     
  17. May 27, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    Sorry, meant permanent in the sense that you can't put that piece of metal back in. I don't have the intake anymore but still have the hole there. I didn't wan't to cut and solder the wires again so I just coiled the wires and zip tied it.
     
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