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K&N vs TRD intake

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by SilverBack13, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. Jun 7, 2015 at 9:33 PM
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    SilverBack13

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    K&N or TRD intake?
     
  2. Jun 8, 2015 at 6:17 AM
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    TRD..but I'm not sure that would make a difference performance wise.
     
  3. Jun 8, 2015 at 6:51 AM
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    I was told by toyota when I got my tacoma in 07 that the oil for K&N filters were bad for the toyota sensors. Got a TRD intake and the oil toyota gave me was airaid.

    The biggest thing that we hear from Tundra owners is that the aftermarket CAI are not helping with performance and actually hurt low end torque. I do not have experience with this.

    I opted for a dry drop in filter for my Tundra. No oil. I didn't notice a difference between stock. Only thing was a MAF code after I installed my exhaust that has since gone away.
     
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  4. Jun 8, 2015 at 7:06 AM
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    My FR-S came with a TRD filter. When I cleaned and oiled it with the TRD kit I noticed that the oil isn't as oily as the oil from the K&N kit.
     
  5. Jun 8, 2015 at 7:09 AM
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    I have heard that too about the K&N's . I haven't personally experienced any issues on my previous Tacoma and now with my Tundra with the K&N. I wonder if too much oil has been used when re-oiling causing this problem?
     
  6. Jun 8, 2015 at 8:51 AM
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    i have an airaid intake. it says to not oil. all i have to do is rinse whenever it is dirty and let air dry.
     
  7. Jun 8, 2015 at 8:56 AM
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    I have had my oil K&N in now for over 8 months with no issues. Should have popped up by now I'm thinking. Most of what I have been able to find out is that over oiling has been the main culprit. Doesn't help if MAF is already dirty either. Probably good to check that first and then see if there is any buildup of oil on the MAF from the filter over time. As I recall K&N even warns about this this on their website and instructions. In theory over oiling should have a negative affect on most MAF's you would think. (same thing with throttle bodies. Some get the annoying whistling sound and some don't with the same identical throttle body)
     
  8. Jun 8, 2015 at 9:27 AM
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    TRD intake. Looks good. More air flow over stock filter. Drop in's aren't bad either. Either way is good. Depends on $$
     
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