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Which TRD CAI to get, the old or new and "improved"?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ChaseUA, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. Oct 15, 2010 at 8:48 PM
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    ChaseUA

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    I say "improved" because I like the look of the old one better (the brushed aluminum cover) than the new cover (black plastic with red lettering).

    I know the new cover is supposed to be "street legal" but in Alabama where smog isn't an issue, I don't think that part will matter to me either way.

    Which CAI should I go with and why?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Oct 15, 2010 at 8:51 PM
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    I would go with the first one, IMO Afe makes better products than AEM(ive had both intakes). Also the new ones have issues with leaning out engines which is bad for super/turbocharged engines. It may not effect you in your case but still plan ahead.
     
  3. Oct 15, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    both are legal, and there wouldn't be that much of a difference to justify the higher price of the new one. i'd look into the aFe intake as well, same intake as the older TRD just cheaper
     
  4. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    eh, i took a guess, absolutely no research involve...my bad lol

    BUT the aFe is legal :D which is the one i have
     
  5. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:03 PM
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    Yeah mine isnt legal the stage II si same as the TRD one but just a little less expensive at the time
     
  6. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    sure it is, i even got a CARB sticker to put on the top
     
  7. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:15 PM
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    oh i think i know whats happening

    stage II
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    stage II si
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    which one do you have?
     
  8. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    yeah but with the AEM style one just the "Stage II" one they give you a carb sticker and it states that is in process of passing exemption,

    and its said that for the last two years
     
  9. Oct 15, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    well i've got the stage 2 si which is apparently not legal after doing some searching around....guess i lucked out and they sent a carb sticker on accident...feel free to ignore all my previous posts lol
     
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