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Volant ram air and CAI on a 2008

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Zebra, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Mar 1, 2008 at 12:11 PM
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    Zebra

    Zebra [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Volant ram air and CAI setup, Fumoto oil drain valve, Pioneer DEH-3900MP


    i searched the internet and this forum to find a pic of a volant ram air scoop and CAI installed on a gen 2 tacoma and couldn't find one. so, here is a pic of my 2008 2.7 tacoma with the volant ram air scoop and CAI.

    i must admit my truck revs easier and has a little more deeper tone when accelerating. there was a minor issue with the air box hole size that the filter and tube would not fit in properly but nothing a dremel and a sanding drum couldn't solve. also volant included a foam trim gasket that attaches to the air box and seals the gap between the fender and the box.

    i also while i had the hood open and the tools out i changed out the factory oil with amsoil 0w-20 oil, an amsoil oil filter and fumoto drain valve.

    i'd just like to say that getting that factory oil filter was a bitch to get off even the screwdriver method didn't work. i wound up buying a filter end cap wrench from advance auto parts. my filter used a cap wrench of 73 mm dia and with 14 flutes if anyone wanted to know

    thanks to all who make this forum possible.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2008 at 12:17 PM
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    WilsonTheDog

    WilsonTheDog Kylie's dad

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    Yup, that first filter is a PITA. I actually used pliers and my huge 18" biceps, lol. But seriously, that's a common complaint.

    Volant makes a nice CAI. :burnrubber:
     
  3. Mar 1, 2008 at 4:38 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Staff Member

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    wat?
    looks good...i was hoping to put this same setup on my 4.0 at some point. is the scoop good enough to get some real air over that radiator?
     
  4. Mar 2, 2008 at 6:51 PM
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    Zebra

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    it sounds like it sucks a lot of air in but i don't know how it would sound vs. just a volant CAI because i just installed them both at the same time.

    it sucks in air from the top grill opening about an inch to 2 inches below the top of the radiator. i tried to get a pic of the way the air scoop sits in front of the radiator through the opening in the grill but i think my camera' quality is the reason i couldn't get a good pic of it.

    long story short i really love the setup.
     
  5. Mar 2, 2008 at 7:03 PM
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    Roland

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    Looks good! Let us know if you notice any performance or economy gains.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2008 at 7:25 PM
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    Zebra

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    i did notice a more aggressive tone, the engine does seem a less restricted and it is a little quicker off the line. as for fuel savings i hope so because i travel a lot for work. i'll let you know later on in the week when i fill up.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2008 at 12:34 AM
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    willard417

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    how much did that run you?
     
  8. Mar 3, 2008 at 3:16 AM
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    Zebra

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    441.90 from auto anything
     
  9. Sep 5, 2012 at 9:15 PM
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    Drop in afe air filter, fat bobs strut spacer, plasti diped badges. Big ass snug top, bed slide, tinted winsheild and side windows
    Still liking that ram air cai? I know they are four bangers but my truck could use some help. Atleast some better throttle responsible and maybe hold cruise control easier.
     
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