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Which Air Intake??

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by duke598, Nov 18, 2009.

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Which Air intake should I get?

Poll closed Dec 18, 2009.
  1. K&N 63 series AirCharger High flow

    8 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. K&N 77 series

    7 vote(s)
    7.1%
  3. Volant CAI

    4 vote(s)
    4.1%
  4. AEM Brute Force CAI

    4 vote(s)
    4.1%
  5. TRD CAI

    35 vote(s)
    35.7%
  6. URD CAI

    8 vote(s)
    8.2%
  7. Injen CAI

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Airraid CAI

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  9. AFE CAI

    21 vote(s)
    21.4%
  10. Other

    10 vote(s)
    10.2%
  1. Nov 18, 2009 at 4:22 PM
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    duke598

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    I'm sure this is already a thread and I apologize for that.

    I'm looking into getting a cold air intake and I'm wondering what I should get and why.

    Thanks
     
  2. Nov 18, 2009 at 4:34 PM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    AFE AFE!! I bought it and I am very happy with it. Pretty decent performance gain, enhances sound from exhaust pipe, and very little noise.
     
  3. Nov 18, 2009 at 4:53 PM
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  4. Nov 18, 2009 at 5:08 PM
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    Incognito

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    Skip the CAI and go for an AFE Pro Dry filter... The CAI's don't really show much performance gains for the money, other than sound.
     
  5. Nov 18, 2009 at 6:00 PM
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    This, but if you go for one or plan to SC down the road, go ahead and get the TRD. Made by the people who made the truck to work well with the truck.
     
  6. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:01 PM
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    How many horses do you think?
     
  7. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:15 PM
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    stay stock.works the best.
     
  8. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    How much do you want for it?
     
  9. Nov 18, 2009 at 7:58 PM
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    None unless tuned. A CAI by itself isn't going to add power. If it does indeed manage to allow increased amounts of oxygen into the combustion chamber, you'd still need to tune the ECU so the EFI pumps in the proper amount of fuel to take advantage of that extra oxygen during combustion.

    Essentially, unless you tune afterward, CAI/Exhaust is just for aesthetics/sound.

    Assuming you do tune the engine, then you might, maybe, get 1-5 hp out of each of these mods at the crankshaft. The wheels will see less.
     
  10. Nov 19, 2009 at 4:09 PM
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    Eh well sound isn't all that bad :D
     
  11. Nov 19, 2009 at 4:35 PM
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    The company that makes the TRD CAI is the same company that Makes the AFE CAI. The AFE CAI is a lot cheaper than the TRD CAI. I got the AFE stage 2 and i am happy.
     
  12. Nov 19, 2009 at 4:40 PM
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    I'd just get a nice drop in filter and run stock...but if I was gonna buy one, i'd buy the URD True CAI :thumbsup: my 0.02
     
  13. Nov 19, 2009 at 4:44 PM
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    Hey, I got one on mine.

    I intend to plug it in to a supercharger + tune down the line, but for now it sounds nice....
     
  14. Nov 19, 2009 at 7:55 PM
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    Are you running the Stage 2 SI or CX?

    I'm looking into getting the Stage 2 CX with Pro Dry S filter
     
  15. Nov 19, 2009 at 10:53 PM
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    get a TRD CAI..its made by toyota engineered for your truck and it will look nice for show that all of it is TRD..i have TRD CAI and TRD exhaust..www.toyotaterritory.com has it for 325.00 brand new and they have really good service..ships fast too
     
  16. Nov 20, 2009 at 8:48 PM
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    I got the stage 2 SI. The reason i got the stage 2 SI is keep the filter away from dirt when i take it off road. I bought my at the Pomona off road expo from the 4wheelparts.
     
  17. Nov 20, 2009 at 9:09 PM
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    I bought a very gently used TRD CAI for $250. I know BigLuke and some other guys were getting them new for $250 on ebay. In any case, I love it. Like people have mentioned, a CAI is not gonna add 50 horses. Itll add 5 to be overly optimistic, 1 at the least. The biggest difference youll notice is sound and the fact that you never have to buy another air filter again. Whether its worth it is up to what you like and what you deem "worthy".

    The stock tacoma air box draws air from the wheel well so, naturally, it itself is a CAI. DO NOT GET AN AIR FILTER THAT IS NOT GOING TO DRAW AIR FROM OUTSIDE THE ENGINE BAY, you will essentially be converting from a cold air intake to a hot air intake.
     
  18. Nov 26, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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  19. Nov 30, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    im sure someone put this on here already but the trd cai is made by afe. its the same one. so get whichever one is cheaper. i love my trd cai.
     
  20. Dec 1, 2009 at 8:10 AM
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    I vote AFE stage II or the URD True cold air intake.

    I was thinking URD, but I'm worried about getting water in the front so I think I have changed my mind and I'm going to with the AFE when I have the money.
     
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