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CAI's Which one is the best

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by scturndra, Aug 26, 2016.

  1. Aug 26, 2016 at 7:16 AM
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    scturndra

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    I have done a lot of research on CAI's and everyone has something great to say about them and something negative to say.

    So are there any out there that are worth the money?

    Volant, people are saying there is an install issue, gap between the fender and the intake hose.

    AFE Magnum Force Stage 2 Intake..... cant find anything reviews on

    The Toyota TRD intake, uses the factor air box. not sure if that's good or bad...

    I am running a 2012 tundra SR5 with the 4.6 V8
     
  2. Aug 26, 2016 at 7:17 AM
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  3. Aug 26, 2016 at 7:39 AM
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    Leave your intake alone.
     
  4. Aug 26, 2016 at 7:41 AM
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    No need for a CAI. I'd leave it alone. Doesn't ever seem to give you enough power for the buck you put in.
     
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  5. Aug 26, 2016 at 8:05 AM
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    S&B CAI fits perfect no issues easy to install looks great sounds great even with side plate off n dual in out muffler lil improvement on throttle response n gas mileage I love it
     
  6. Aug 26, 2016 at 8:19 AM
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    Have a k and n 63 series, and besides the cool sound it produces it really isn't worth it. At best I'd get a drop in filter. Save up for muffler or something along those lines. My .02
     
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  7. Aug 26, 2016 at 8:26 AM
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    But if I went aftermarket I'd get the AFE with synthetic dry filter
     
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  8. Aug 26, 2016 at 8:54 AM
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    That is what I did and noticed .02356 hp increase OP. Ha ha.

    Seriously though, save your money towards a proven increase. Long tube headers and a quality exhaust system.
     
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  9. Aug 26, 2016 at 9:39 AM
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  10. Aug 26, 2016 at 9:41 AM
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    you beat me to it...
     
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  11. Aug 26, 2016 at 10:39 AM
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    How much MPG difference?
     
  12. Aug 26, 2016 at 12:24 PM
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    I'm light on pedal I picked up 2 to 3 gal more avg 13 to 14 from 11gpm
     
  13. Aug 26, 2016 at 2:39 PM
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    I see what u did thur
     
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  14. Aug 28, 2016 at 3:55 PM
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    TRD exhaust, TRD cai, TRD sway bar, TRD shift knob, bed extender, bed step, Weathertech floor mats and window vents, spray in bed liner, Morimoto fogs, Access tonneau bed cover.
    I should have listened to the majority here. The only benefit for me adding the TRD cai is that it makes my TRD exhaust sound even better. (Slightly). No noticeable gain in hp or mpg. Should've saved my money. I guess I'll save on replacement filters.
     
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