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What should i Expect Pro Dry S

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Sicknick, Jul 16, 2009.

  1. Jul 16, 2009 at 2:45 AM
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    Sicknick

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    Im thinking about buying a Pro Dry S airfilter. Im looking to add some more power to my 2.7l 4 banger. I drive a regular cab Taco and noticed its power struggle during a drive from California to AZ. A little Treck called the Indio stretch is a series of large long hills that last about 10 miles. If there are any suggestions to cheaply increase the power to my Taco please let me know. I have been searchin on these forums all night and it seems that everyone hates K&N and uses the Pro Dry S. I really want to increase the power because I will be making that drive quite a bit in the next few months. I also read about the elbow mod.
     
  2. Jul 16, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    neslerrah

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    Have you removed the 2ndary air filter?
     
  3. Jul 16, 2009 at 4:46 PM
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    Ha! I'm very familiar with that grade... It's a great place to over-heat your vehicle... :tumbleweed:

    Going back through Banning in the wind ain't no walk in the park, either!!
     
  4. Jul 16, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    Sicknick

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    Secondary air filter? when i open up my box i have a single filter in there.... im very nubish at this stuff....
     
  5. Jul 16, 2009 at 7:16 PM
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    do a search, it's a very easy 5 minute mod. I removed mine and added the pro-dry filter. It's not a huge improvement by any means. Makes me feel better though.:D
     
  6. Jul 16, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    Sicknick

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    ok will do thanks
     
  7. Jul 17, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    TIM GAINOUS

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    I got the afe awhile back. Iwas wondering how much does the secondary filter help? Id kinda forgotten about it. Neslarrah did you remove yours?
     
  8. Jul 17, 2009 at 6:20 PM
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  9. Jul 17, 2009 at 6:25 PM
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    Yes I did. It took me about 5 mins total. There is a better throttle response. I do not know how it affect my MPG. I did not keep track of my MPG before and after I did the MOD.
     
  10. Jul 17, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    Plain Jane Taco

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    I think you'll find drop-in filters, no matter the brand, are really good for re-use, not much performance gain...if any. I've got the aFe Pro-Dry...but I bought it so I don't have to ever buy another air filter again, not because it'll had power.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    eek dont like that drive. the farthest i go is morongo and back now...deckplate mod?
     
  12. Jul 18, 2009 at 1:47 AM
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    so if i were to take out my Air filter right now... the secondary air filter should lay beneath it? because if thats the case.... as of right now with no modifications... my truck came stock without a secondary air filter.
     
  13. Jul 18, 2009 at 5:33 AM
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    the secondary air filter is on the uupper part of your airbox (the lid).i took mine of it makes a difference in throttle response but no huge gains.it worth doing
     
  14. Jul 18, 2009 at 8:26 AM
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    do the 1st gen trucks have a secondary airfilter, becasue in the guide it said they did not.
     
  15. Jul 18, 2009 at 1:27 PM
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    no the first gen's do not have the secondary air filter
     
  16. Jul 18, 2009 at 10:51 PM
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    ok i found it... thanks
     
  17. Jul 19, 2009 at 10:33 AM
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    ok guys heres the lowdown. on my 2008 toyota reg cab 2.7L in the air box i have replaced the stock paper air filter with a Pro DRy s filter and i have also removed the secondary air filter. the secondary filter is located above the paper aif filter in the airbox itself. now you may hear alot of crap from toyota dealers saying" oh, if you do this itll mess up your engine and cause you to spend more money to fix it". well theyre wrong. it totally made my gas mpg go up, it decreased my rpms at idel and i also have much better throttle response. there is a whole write up on how to do this mod. gentlemen, this mod is worth every penny to the 4 cyl owner.
     
  18. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:49 PM
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    I have mixed feelings about the ProDry S drop in. There has been a slight decrease in mileage since installing the ProDry and removing the secondary filter.(confirmed by putting the original factory filter back in for 1000 miles) Sometimes I like the extra sound/noise from the intake when I step on the throttle hard, but hate the extra drone on the highway at higher speeds. The only real benefit is the fact that it does not have to be replaced.:confused:
     
  19. Jul 20, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    My pro dry is coming in Friday, just installed a hi flow muffler so I'll let you guys know of any changes .
     
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