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CAI options. k&N or ????? 5.7

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Whiskerbender, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. Dec 14, 2016 at 7:04 PM
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    Whiskerbender

    Whiskerbender [OP] New Member

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    Curious about a CAI on my 2012 Tundra, 5.7. Pros? Cons? Whatcha got?
     
  2. Dec 14, 2016 at 7:10 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

    TXRailRoadBandit73 TOYOTA,RAILROADER,RÖKNROLLN',BEER,BACON,FURBABIES

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    A lot guys on here say u have one already which is stock...I myself have the S&B helped a bit with MPGs maybe as much as 2-4 also throttle response also bought extra filter when you clean you have one ready you don't have to wait for one you cleaned to dry
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2016 at 7:18 PM
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    TheBeast

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  4. Dec 14, 2016 at 7:33 PM
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    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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  5. Dec 14, 2016 at 7:53 PM
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    Hattori

    Hattori STOP SHIMMING COILOVERS!!!!

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    Me.......
    I run the K/N kit. love it! All are basically going to give you the same result. The HP claims are so far in the RPM range that you'll hardly ever use it. Plus what ever mpg's you possibly may be going for will vanish one that 3ur-fe starts grunting above the 4k rpm mark;)
     
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  6. Dec 14, 2016 at 8:13 PM
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    AnonVet

    AnonVet That's what she said!

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    Just hit the beast mode options and have all your fun!
     
  7. Dec 14, 2016 at 8:39 PM
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    bobeast

    bobeast really old member

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    - Bull Bar - LED Bunny Burners - AMP retractable running boards - Headlight leveling retrofit - P3 Brake Controller - 60% rear seat delete - relocation of Sub to rear wall - Bilstein 5100 x4, top setting with 2 shims per side - Coach builder +2 rear shackles w/carrier bearing drop - Firestone Air bags - on-board compressor with auto-leveling - Dual Undercover Swing Boxes. - P285/65/R20 (34.6") BFG TA KO2's - TRD Front skid plate - Pop & Lock Tailgate lock - Remote Tailgate mod - LED Headlights - Nav Bypass - iPhone integration - Serius/XM retrofit - 25% front tint - Bizon electric tonneau cover - Power folding tow mirror upgrade - 2010+ leveling Headlight mod - Auto-fold mirror mod. - one-touch lane changer mod - Flash to open garage opener mod - Rigid H/L fog light upgrade - Pushbutton / Remote start mod.
    Pros: They look cool, and make more noise than stock.
    Cons: They don't make any power, and make more noise than stock.
     
  8. Dec 14, 2016 at 8:39 PM
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    AnonVet

    AnonVet That's what she said!

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    So what you're saying is that it's an awesome investment? lol
     
  9. Dec 15, 2016 at 6:18 AM
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    chphilo

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    Yes, it's as good an investment as new wheels, color-matching, or most of things we do to our trucks. :D
     
  10. Dec 15, 2016 at 6:24 AM
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    AnonVet That's what she said!

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    I kind of figured it was like that. I'm sold HAHA. :bananadance:
     
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  11. Dec 15, 2016 at 6:57 AM
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    I had the K&N for a couple of weeks then sold it, as stated before the only "extra" hp you will get is in the high range which is rarely in use unless you're racing all the time, and if that's the case you bought the wrong . We have one of the best engines and some of best engineers building our engines, I don't think they're gonna throw on . Also I noticed that it bogged my engine, the K&N cai. If you're lookin for power then it's gonna cost, no cheap way around it. Headers, exhaust, gears, and the grand daddy s/c. Although I've seen vids of s/c losing to non s/c with just headers and weight reduction and slicks
     
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  12. Dec 15, 2016 at 7:13 AM
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    Black Wolf

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    S&B has the best filtration numbers over all of the aftermarket "CAI"s out there. I'll upgrade to S&B at some point. In the meantime my drop in K&N will have to do.
     
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  13. Dec 15, 2016 at 8:05 AM
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    GoHuskers

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    I had the K&N on my '12 Taco before and it caused my Taco run RICH....I saw too much exhaust soot on the tailpipe. Mine was Super White so my rear quarter panel was nasty after 15k miles or so. I threw it away.
     
  14. Dec 15, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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    Black Wolf

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    I've never had any issues with drop in K&N on any vehicle I've owned over the years when properly oiled.
     
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  15. Dec 15, 2016 at 12:21 PM
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    I didn't even have the chance to re-oil it yet. Perhaps, it came over oiled from the manufacturer?
     
  16. Dec 15, 2016 at 12:21 PM
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    SuperSilverTundra

    SuperSilverTundra i didnt pull up i Landed

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    2nd that I have the S&B works and looks awesome no way I could go back to stock now I like the sound and mpg improvements I had the K&N in my last truck and never even noticed a difference
     
  17. Dec 15, 2016 at 12:23 PM
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    Black Wolf

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    That's certainly possible. You basically want a thin coat that's tacky to the touch. If you see drips....not good.
     
  18. Dec 15, 2016 at 12:29 PM
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  20. Dec 16, 2016 at 8:25 AM
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    Anybody running a TRD CAI? I have the TRD Dual Exhaust and have heard these work better together, anyone have any opinions on this?
     
  21. Dec 16, 2016 at 6:15 PM
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    Did you notice any drop in low end torque? Any pics of it installed?
     

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