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Cold air intake???

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by tacouser, Jun 27, 2015.

  1. Jun 27, 2015 at 9:18 PM
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    tacouser

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    ok so I am thinking about changing my air intake. By looking at the stock intake, it already looks like a cold intake system. Am I wrong? What's the difference between the stock intake and let's say a TRD intake.
    I have a 2015 SR5 dbl cab 5.7. What have other people installed. And has it given you REAL improvements? I know what the manufactures say it will give, but have you really noticed a difference.
     
  2. Jun 27, 2015 at 9:33 PM
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    Most HP gains from aftermarket CAI's are at very high RPM's. Yes, the stock unit is a true CAI, the TRD version does have more air flow. You will get all kinds of opinions on this concerning aftermarket CAI. They have a cool sound compared to stock unit. I am neutral on this subject. Can't hurt anything going aftermarket. Matter of choice.
     
  3. Jun 28, 2015 at 7:43 AM
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    When I purchased mine, there were some crazy claims. Volant, for example, claimed 30+ hp gains. TRD claimed modest claim of around 8 (I don't remember exact figure). That was why I went with TRD intake. Their claim was more believable.

    I like the sound that the intake make (I have it mated to the TRD exhaust). Whatever gain it gave is not detectable by my butt-dnyo, haha.
     
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  4. Jun 28, 2015 at 8:11 AM
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    Can you hear the difference the TRD CAI makes w/ the TRD exhaust? "If" I were to get a CAI I will more than likely get the TRD CAI to match w/ my TRD exhaust but I was just curious if you can even hear it?
     
  5. Jun 28, 2015 at 8:34 AM
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    I just put the TRD CAI in my Pro and it makes the TRD exhaust sound that much better. You can also feel that the engine is breathing better. Also I have a slight improvement in gas mileage.

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  6. Jun 28, 2015 at 8:54 AM
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    I'm neutral. Have you done any searching on it for dyno tests?
     
  7. Jun 28, 2015 at 9:02 AM
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    I would probably switch to the TRD intake if I run across one on Craig's list. You would think that the TRD CAI would come standard on the TRD. Especially the TRD Pro.
     
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  8. Jun 28, 2015 at 10:43 AM
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    I drove around with just the TRD cat-back for about one month before installing the TRD CAI. The overall sound got somewhat louder with the intake.
     
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  9. Jun 28, 2015 at 3:53 PM
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    Thanks for all the input.
     
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    What's up fellas I have a 2011 lifted Toyota tundra on 285/70R18 Toyo M/T. I want to put an exhaust to get a beefier sound out of my truck but while I was at it I figured I would try to improve MPG and was wondering if a cold air intake is this. Suggestions on make and models of parts is appreciated also! thanks for your input and God bless!
     
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    Kieth, who's the hot chick in your August special add?
     
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