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What cold air intake is best?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by jhendrix, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    jhendrix

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    Been lookin at the k&n ones but no clue which model would be best for my 03 trd
     
  2. Feb 19, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    I would get the AFE one instead, PN 51-11502, principal benefit being a dry filter that doesn't need oiling.
     
  3. Feb 19, 2012 at 3:46 PM
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    Do they all give the same boost in performance and sound or does one stand out?
     
  4. Feb 19, 2012 at 3:53 PM
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    They don't provide perfromance boost (except to the financial performance of the business that sells it to you). They just make the engine sound a little louder.

    The deckplate mod has demonstrated (unpartially, not marketing hype) dyno perfomance gains of up to 8hp on the V6, IIRC. It costs about $20 bucks (decplate, plus sensor-safe silicon, some screws, and some screen) versus the $150+ of the do-nothing CAIs.

    If all you want is a louder engine, you can say "BRAAAAAAAAAP" as you drive. This is free, but tiring.
     
  5. Feb 19, 2012 at 4:05 PM
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    How can a CAI do nothing while a deckplate mod gives 8 hp?
     
  7. Feb 19, 2012 at 6:22 PM
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    Dunno, but that's how it works on the 5VZ. That's what the dyno sez. If you do the elbow mod, it draws cool air from inside the fender without the long tube with sharp bends, which is cooler than anything under the hood.
     
  8. Feb 21, 2012 at 8:26 AM
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    after much searching around the forum i decided to go with the deck plate mod. Thanks for all the input though
     
  9. Feb 21, 2012 at 10:00 AM
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    You're welcome. We all have paypal accounts so you can tip us with all the money you save by not buying a CAI!:D
     
  10. Feb 21, 2012 at 11:58 AM
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    my CAI on the orange truck sounds wicked, it is K&N

    but i WANT deck plate mod on my other 3.4L that I drive every day

    hope that helps
     
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