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What cold air intake is best?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by bkfelicetty, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. Dec 21, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    bkfelicetty

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    I have a 1998 sr5 v6 and i am looking for a great cold air intake. What would give me the best performance but still not kill my gas mileage? I currently have a air raid throttle body spacer on.
     
  2. Dec 21, 2011 at 6:14 AM
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    Welcome to TW. Stock intake is already cold air and it will give you basically no HP gains to go aftermarket. Throttle body spacers don't do anything either.
     
  3. Dec 21, 2011 at 6:16 AM
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    x2... just get a drop-in aftermarket filter like AFE Pro Dry-S
     
  4. Dec 21, 2011 at 6:17 AM
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    Our truck are already "cold air intakes." you're gonna get a lot of crap from these guys just a heads up when it comes to bolt on engine stuff. but i just purchased a Volant Ram Air Intake on Ebay and i love it! Don't have to downshift as much going over bridges, not enough time to tell on gas mileage, but it sure sounds meaner too. I'd go with the closed box intakes if you do because all the k&n open intakes just take in the warm air from under the hood
     
  5. Dec 21, 2011 at 6:34 AM
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    So to further clarify, our stock intakes are already "cold-air" because they draw air from the fender well rather than the hot engine. Moving your intake into the engine bay like most aftermarkets do actually makes it a "hot air" intake. Some have actually seen losses in power going to aftermarkets "cai's".

    And on the throttle body spacer, there's abosultely no point (except a cool whistling sound :rolleyes:) on an fuel injected motor, because the fuel and air are mixed in the cylinder itsself, rather than in a carb before the throttle body.
     
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  9. Dec 25, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    Well the main reason I ask is because the guy I bought the truck from took the stock intake box out and just put an aftermarket filter on and its sucking in hot air. thanks for the information though in going to get the volant air intake.
     
  10. Dec 25, 2011 at 3:42 PM
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    deck plate mod with drop in filter is the best cold air intake for the 1st gen tacomas.
     
  11. Jan 10, 2012 at 10:17 AM
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    i was looking at the volant cold air intake and they only make it for a 99 latest and i have a 98. Does anyone know how hard that would be to modify and if its even worth the hassel.
     
  12. Jan 11, 2012 at 4:16 AM
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    The guy I bought the truck off of took out the stock intake box and put a aftermarket cone filter on it. the cheap mans not so cold air intake. so in buying a whole new set up and doing it the right way. but the volt intake is for 99-04 for the 3.4 im trying to figure out how hard its going to be to mod it and make it fit it looks really close to fitting just worried about mass air flow sensor.
     
  13. Jan 11, 2012 at 4:39 AM
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    Doesn't the deck plate mod change it from the factory cold air intake (throught the fender well) to a hot air intake (from the engine bay) ?
     
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