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Cold Air Intake

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by PNJ 4x4, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Jun 29, 2020 at 7:53 PM
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    PNJ 4x4

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    Any thoughts? Just picked up a left over 2019 trd pro. Did go for the extended factory warranty so wanted some feedback on the trd cold air intake vs the k&n, s&b..warranty thoughts?
     
  2. Jun 29, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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    RobertD

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  3. Jun 29, 2020 at 8:02 PM
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    PlatinumPro

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    cold air intakes are a power robbing waste of money on our trucks. the best one money can buy is already installed on your rig.
     
  4. Jun 29, 2020 at 8:15 PM
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    PNJ 4x4

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    Thanks
     
  5. Jun 29, 2020 at 9:01 PM
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    snappy924

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    Can’t run the CAI here in Ca!
     
  6. Jun 29, 2020 at 9:21 PM
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    texasrho83

    texasrho83 Teacher in a Tundra

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    I've done a little..
    SABM > CAI
     
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  7. Jun 29, 2020 at 9:54 PM
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    AZTundra

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    Agree with the above post. Search for SABM.
     
  8. Jun 30, 2020 at 4:59 AM
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    10TundraSR5

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    Toyota has a really well designed stock intake. Just swap the air filter with a TRD / K&N and call it a day. If you want to get all fancy pants, install the TRD air flow accelerator while you're at it. As much as I like the TRD CAI, the fact it uses the stock bottom tells me all I need to know. I personally can't justify spending the money for it.
     
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  9. Jun 30, 2020 at 6:35 AM
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    timdske

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    I like the way a cold air intake looks. It really adds to an engine bay especially when several other mods have been done. It gives a real finished look. But the price tag on some of them are ridiculous. I just watched the vid on the SABM mod. That looks really slick. I might try that one.
     
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  10. Jun 30, 2020 at 6:55 AM
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    Nm6300'asl

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    The bottom is reused and yes it is pricey but it is awesome when paired with the trd dual exhaust.
     
  11. Jun 30, 2020 at 7:11 AM
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    CaptainGrumpus

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    Get an AFE DRY drop in filter. If you want a little more throttle, get a signal booster. Those 2 parts will cost around the same as a CAI
     
  12. Jul 1, 2020 at 1:25 PM
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    BENWALES

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    Don't be afraid to check out the Stillen unit. I'm way happy with it.
     
  13. Jul 1, 2020 at 1:40 PM
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    prevent

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    I second the Stillen.
     
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  14. Jul 6, 2020 at 12:46 PM
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    Thanks for your write up! Saved me some $$$$$. Oh wait the wife already spent it! Stay healthy!
     
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