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wanting to make my own cold air intake

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by sjdm4211, May 21, 2008.

  1. May 21, 2008 at 3:41 PM
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    sjdm4211

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    Hello everybody,

    This is my first post. I recently bought a 2006 Tacoma with the 2.7L engine and I am ready to do my first mod. I was wanting to put a cold air intake and exhaust on it. I saw the $300 plus price tag on the intakes so I am going to make my own. I was thinking about using a K&N filter in the factory air box and buying some tubing. Not exactly a cold air intake but losing the baffles and the addition of the K&N should be better than stock. Right? Wrong? Suggestions.

    For the exhaust I am just gonna do a cat back. I don't want to buy a custom cat back so I am just gonna get a muffler and take it to a local shop. Alot cheaper and pretty much the same thing IMO. So my question is what kind of muffler should I buy that is gonna give me some more touque, fuel economy and a deep base sound. I don't want a fart pipe/coffee can on my truck!

    Yep I am cheap, thanks in advance!
     
  2. May 21, 2008 at 4:03 PM
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    roxspin72

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    Cant help on mufflers. So many choices, but most do bragg about the Flow Master 40 series. I went with Borla Cat Back, cause you just cant beat the quality sound and durability of stainless steel piping. Once I get my URD Y-pipe, it will be stainless from headers to mufler tip :D

    As for the Intake, I say go for it. I did the same on my old Dodge Intrepid. It was not a truck, but had a V6. Used a K&N dropin w/the stock air box. Had a pipe fabricated at local muffler shop for about $40, then painted it with some paint that was supposed to resist most heat. It looked better than factory tubing, and had a nice growl.

    Get er done and be sure to post some pics...:cool:
     
  3. May 21, 2008 at 4:08 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    and also remember to take out the secondary filter. there's a sticky in the top of this performance/tuning section that has pics and play by play for it
     
  4. May 21, 2008 at 5:08 PM
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    Sounds like a good plan post pics when your done.
     
  5. May 22, 2008 at 4:08 AM
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    The MAF sensors on these vehicles are very sensitive, so pay attention to details like pipe diameter and how the sensor is mounted and what not. Otherwise you'll find yourself with a CEL and the truck running rough at idle.
     
  6. May 22, 2008 at 5:44 AM
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    Yup, I forgot about that. Never delt with that before, thats why I got an aftermarket....

    Yeah I would definately get the diameter or a K&N or better yet TRD intake. No CEL with these units.
     
  7. May 22, 2008 at 7:40 AM
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    Well I got the K&N. It was $46 so if it saves me some gas it will pay for itself in no time at all. On the way home I didn't notice a change in sound or performance. After reading your replies I removed the secondary filter and it does sound a little better in the driveway. Hopefully removing the secondary filter will let that K&N do its job. I may go for a drive to see if the truck has any more power, although I don't expect much.

    I was actually thinking about buying the Borla cat back but I don't want to spend that much money. Could I just get the muffler for alot cheaper? Anyway I could probably get the Flowmaster 40 at a local shop. I had a flowmaster catback on a GMC Sierra with the 5.7L and it sounded great. I may go with that.

    Is there anything else I can do that is inexpensive, will improve performance and fuel economy. Keep the suggestions coming and thanks alot. I am gonna call some muffler shops.
     
  8. May 22, 2008 at 9:02 AM
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    I just got off the phone with a muffler shop. I asked about the 40 series Flow master and the guy told me to go with a FloPro V-force because it was less expensive and better made. The guy said he would put the muffler on my truck for $99. I looked at FloPros website and the V-Force looks just like the Flomaster 40? Anybody with a 2.7L Tacoma have a V-Force muffler? Thanks
     
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