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Which CAI would you pick?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by TacoDawgfan, Feb 11, 2013.

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Which would you choose?

Poll closed Mar 13, 2013.
  1. AFE

    59 vote(s)
    52.7%
  2. Volant

    23 vote(s)
    20.5%
  3. AEM Brute Force

    6 vote(s)
    5.4%
  4. K&N 77

    11 vote(s)
    9.8%
  5. Airaid

    5 vote(s)
    4.5%
  6. K&N 63

    7 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. RPB

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  1. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:32 PM
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    S1000RR

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    I just got the new airrad mxp and love it.
     
  2. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:39 PM
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    I went afe.
    I like it. Sounds good and is pretty well enclosed.
     
  3. Feb 11, 2013 at 8:43 PM
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    I liked the AFE dry filter seems like less maintenance. Congratulations on the win by the way.
     
  4. Feb 12, 2013 at 3:14 AM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    Quoted from the Volant link

    Isn't the computer supposed to adjust the air fuel mixture to?
     
  5. Feb 12, 2013 at 5:18 AM
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    AFE is the way to go
     
  6. Feb 12, 2013 at 5:34 AM
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    Congrats on winning! :woot:

    If I had won, I'd go with the AFE Stage 2 Si.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2013 at 6:02 AM
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    Lurkin

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    Yes, but the ECU assumes that the MAF sensor's readings come from an intake tube that is a specific cross section. If the intake tube is not the same size as the stock, then the ECU interprets the MAF sensor's readings wrong.

    The 2nd gen TRD CAI also has the same issue.

    From your list I would choose the aFe Stage II SI with the dry filter.
     
  8. Feb 12, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    Dcpsychobilly

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    AFE from my own experience :thumbsup:. Congratulations man :)
     
  9. Feb 12, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    TacoDawgfan

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    Going with the AFE stage 2. That was my first instinct and now it seems the majority agrees. So that seems like the way to go.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2013 at 3:49 PM
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    great choice. you wont be dissapointed. i know i wasnt
     
  11. Feb 15, 2013 at 2:54 PM
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    Well I just got an email from Autoanything stating that the AFE has been discontinued :( and my credit card has been credited. :confused: I haven't given any CC info. I emailed them back to see whats going on, we'll see I guess.

    So I guess I may have to decide all over again.
     
  12. Feb 15, 2013 at 3:44 PM
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    Odd.....why would afe stop production?

    http://afepower.com/shop/details_ne...odel=Tacoma&year=2008&engine=4.0L&&brandID=56


    It let me add 1 to my cart through AA.......
    http://www.autoanything.com/air-filters/61A2114A0A0.aspx
     
  13. Feb 15, 2013 at 3:54 PM
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    If indeed ur card was credited, I bet gadget at urd has a few afe setups in the shop ready to ship......the xrunner and supercharged guys love the afe
     
  14. Feb 15, 2013 at 5:01 PM
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    That part about my card was kinda sarcastic. I won the CAI drawing on the thread here from AA. I never gave a card number so I don't understand. :confused: I picked the AFe but now I'm guessing I will just have to pick a different one. :( The AFe was quickly my first choice then after starting this thread it quickly confirmed it for me to be the best choice. If it comes to this now, I will most likely pick the Volant. Maybe I can convince them to throw in the scoop. :devil:
     
  15. Feb 15, 2013 at 7:26 PM
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    AFE stage 2 is the old TRD (unless AFE changed something too that Im not aware of)
     
  16. Feb 15, 2013 at 10:22 PM
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    Ur correct.....the afe stage 2 Si is in fact identical to the older trd.

    The afe housing does however have a port on the face of it towards the bottom and a silicone plug so u can choose open or closed.

    Also I think the trd is oiled.

    Either way, old trd was made by afe.......trd doesn't make any air filters or intakes to my knowledge, they offer others a contract to make intakes. That why the new trd is flawed.....K&N won the contract but did so in such a rush that they based the intake off of the fj intake and can throw check engine lights sometimes....this can be fixed with the urd maf calibrator tho :)

    Why did trd need a new design? The original wasn't meeting californias emissions BS due to it removing the charcoal filter.
     
  17. Feb 16, 2013 at 6:28 AM
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    Not to thread jack OP, but I have been running the old TRD since I bought the truck in 07. Never thought about doing the URDU mAF calibrator. Anyone think I should? Any strong reasons why?
     
  18. Feb 16, 2013 at 5:23 PM
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    The maf calibrator alone brought out 15hp on a stock xrunner and camry....I don't know what u can expect with a trd intake plus the maf calibrator, but it should be able to dial in a few ponies. Lots of xrunner guys have the trd/afe or urd intakes along with the maf calibrator.
     
  19. Feb 18, 2013 at 3:16 AM
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    Also, adding more, a lot of the X guys are running superchargers. The intake sound level with an AFE and the supercharger is apparently pretty cool.

    Additionally, there was some testing done by a member on XRU. He confirmed what I also found, running a Volant scoop lowers the intake air to near ambient. The oem air intake, while a cold air inlet, still sees warmer air radiated from the ground and from engine compartment venting than air picked up in front of the radiator.

    Ironically, if you follow the air path it does enter in front of the radiator, then flows to the trucks right side, down along the inside of the fender and into the airbox. The splash guards and lovers do their best to prevent easy air (water) entry.

    PK
     
  20. Feb 18, 2013 at 3:19 AM
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    AFE and get the enclosed CAI system
     
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