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volant cold air intake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by myth01, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. Oct 31, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    myth01

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    ok so i installed the volant cai today. easy enough but the lack of directions was disturbing. the scoop was not a one size fits all application. i had to modify the opening where the radiator reservoir spill over was, as well as the scoop itself. the scoop was hitting the sheet metal above the radiator so i had to slot it. as far as performance. now there are those that say no real difference except a noise maker. i come from a performance background, i always had high hp cars and i was always messing and tweaking them. i did notice a difference on the bottom to mid range in throttle response which is what i was looking for. could this of been achieved by removing the secondary carbon filter? perhaps, but i got the setup on craigs list for 150.00 to me it seems worth it
     
  2. Oct 31, 2010 at 9:39 PM
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    so far no check engine light, the only reason i could see for the cel. would be not seating the maf good enough, or the small vacuum line pops off
     
  3. Oct 31, 2010 at 9:46 PM
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    funny thing was the guy i bought it from i used to work with him. didn't know it was him till i asked him if he ever got a check engine light, lol
     
  4. Nov 1, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    I've had mine on for two years with no trouble yet!
     
  5. Nov 1, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    ok so if it would throw a code, how long after install does it typically pop up?
     
  6. Nov 2, 2010 at 6:30 AM
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    Lurkin

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    BTW, I plumbed the Volant Air Ram scoop into my stock filter. My scoop also had some rub issues around the coolant overflow area. It would seem "normal".
     
  7. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:02 PM
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    sorry to bump an old thread, but pics avail of this? did you hack up the resonator hose?
     
  8. Dec 18, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    I've had the Volant CAI since i bought my truck, i tend to get a check engine light form time to time. much better throttle response. not too sure what to do about the light though, not a big issue, just an annoyance.
     
  9. Apr 6, 2011 at 7:28 AM
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    hey guys i installed a volant system on my 2008 tacoma, and my check engine light came on, the next day. any advice on what i should do. is there any problems that can happen in the long run
     
  10. Apr 6, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    get rid of it and buy a better one, they are notorious for that.

    haven't seen any long term effects yet on mine.
     
  11. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:06 AM
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    i've had mine since 2006 and have not seen a check engine light come on for that...:knockonwood:

    maybe you have your sensor in wrong? or loose wire?
     
  12. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:16 AM
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    I didn't get a CEL until I put a Unichip in, then I would get a CEL quite often when lightly pressing the throttle. I ended up rotating the intake tract and got the MAF sensor as vertical as possible. I have not had a problem since.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2011 at 9:33 AM
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    URD MAF calibrator will fix it. The Volant intake uses a smaller diameter tube than the stock so the MAF gets confused by the increase in air velocity.
     
  14. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:55 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    Could of installed your MAF backwards
     
  15. Apr 6, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    It wouldn't run right at all.
     
  16. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:14 AM
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    I would like to see pics of it OP if u could ?? I was looking same intake
     
  17. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:16 AM
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    Pic from Volant's site:

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    pic of my volant scoop

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:23 AM
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    Do you like it intake with scoop ??? NYCO
     
  20. Apr 6, 2011 at 11:32 AM
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    i do...my thoughts on the scoop was why do i have this CAI when it pulls the air from the same spot as the original intake, so i grabbed the scoop to get more of an effect that the URD true cold air systems have where it pulls the air from the front, not side...i'm waiting to pay my taxes next week and see if i can pony up for the URD MAF calibrator to fully utilize the intake with my exhaust, but i like it....more air makes me think my engine is happier...whether or not it actually does anything? i have no idea, i've been hearing alot of bad things about CAI in general recently and whether they actually give our tacomas any added benefits, but i feel that my throttle response is better...i have never had my truck dyno'd and have too many other mods to know whether or not the intake actually adds anything, but i'd like to think that it helps at least at the higher rpms...
     
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