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Cold air intake

Postby bayouboy » Sat Jul 16, 2011 6:16 pm

What's yalls thoughts on them?

In general and specifically k&n.

I've read mixed opinions regarding them (like everything else).

I have '11 2.7 L tacoma, 4x4. Could use an increase in HP.

Also, do you know if it would affect your warranty? (obviously would talk w/ dealer 1st but just wondering if someone had an idea off top)
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Re: Cold air intake

Postby 2500hdon37s » Sat Jul 16, 2011 9:46 pm

if you want a good intake get a belt driven one :biggrin: , they add more HP than any CAI (cold air intake) could ever dream of.

cold air intakes add very few hp for most new trucks as they aready have pretty free flowing systems from the factory now. but it will give you a touch more pep out of it and probaly a mpg or 2 more possibly 3mpg when paired with an exaust system.

if you really feel it needs a fair bit more HP its gonna take CAI, exaust, and a custom tune.

but honestly, you just got a wimpy motor. what kind of MPG does it get now?
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Cold air intake

Postby bayouboy » Sun Jul 17, 2011 8:00 am

Around 19 mpg, all city.
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Re: Cold air intake

Postby California Sprig » Sun Jul 17, 2011 10:41 am

A K and N cai system couldn't hurt. You will get a little more hp an maybe a mile or 2 per gallon. Anothe good thing about them is that they are lifetime air filters.
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Re: Cold air intake

Postby ajmorell » Mon Jul 18, 2011 7:46 am

K&N filters are notorious for their poor filtering characteristics. If you are dead set on a CAI look elsewhere for a dry filter that can be cleaned, like AEM or Amsoil. 2500hd hit the nail on the head though, it's going to take more than just bolting on a CAI to see any real improvements, at least on a gas motor. By the time you invest in a CAI, exhaust and tune you'll have close to $1k wrapped up, which is a lot of gas.
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Postby bayouboy » Mon Jul 18, 2011 10:12 am

Not really looking for increase in mpg, just hp if all it would take was a cai
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Re: Cold air intake

Postby shoot-n-goose » Sat Jul 23, 2011 9:28 pm

Your mileage will decrease in the winter, not worth i t in most mechanics opinions
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Re: Cold air intake

Postby dieselduck » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:10 am

There isn't an aftermarket filter that will work as well as factory designed paper filters. The only reason I have a cotton gauze type filter is because they make them with a much greater surface area thus increasing flow and my S366 wont enjoy sucking air through a stock filter. But for a stock motor truck, stock filter is as best and as cheap as its going to get.
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