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TRD cold air intake worth it?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010-2024)' started by jason2006, Jan 20, 2019.

  1. Dec 18, 2022 at 5:13 PM
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    Doesn't matter if it's a millionaire or billionaire, $7000 for 60hp is big dumb. Yeah you can get more hp out of it by changing the pulley ratios and throwing more fuel at it, but the gains won't be much more. There are shops charging close to $10k for the supercharger, installation, and tune. All that money for a whopping 60hp, but you get cool noises :der:

    I spent a fraction of that on a turbo and it more than doubled the hp on my other car.
     
  2. Dec 18, 2022 at 5:29 PM
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    That's fine Turbos have their place and a trade off too... I don't see doubling the HP with one since they potentially add 70 to 150 HP depending on the base HP of the Engine and the other critical components added.
     
  3. Dec 18, 2022 at 5:33 PM
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    You can see it in this picture right behind the the large hose on the right.

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  4. Dec 18, 2022 at 5:40 PM
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    The point is there are far better choices and paths to take than to spend that much money for the most minimal gains possible. For $7000 I'd rather regear and install locker(s) and have money left over for other mods. With a regear your 5G4R will be way more peppy than stock.

    So anyone laughing or talking crap at those that want an intake but praise those spending $7k on a supercharger are giant hypocrites.

    And going from a tiny stock turbo to a 3076r did indeed give me more than double the power. Had more power than when I had the K04 turbo on E40. The only "critical" thing was tuning, as you should have with any forced induction component, and all that on stock fueling.:bananadance:
     
  5. Dec 18, 2022 at 5:55 PM
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    To me I am Not going to put down anyone who wants to Supercharge, Turbo or just add a TRD Cold Air Intake in any form or any way because I do weekend work with someone else on Toyota stuff and if that is what they want I am fine with it... if they want Raptor lights so be it, and if Re-Gearing is want they want and you would be surprised how scared of doing that so many are So If they want Ditch Lights that they will never will use yay None of it is dumb to me because if that is the Route the owner wants to go the rig belongs to them not me I just will not do something that will result in damage.
     
  6. Dec 18, 2022 at 6:03 PM
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    Now Put this on Your 4Runner Yota ....:yes:

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    Hello,

    I went with the S&B CAI on my 2019 Pro and am happy with the over all fit-n-finish, sound and slight performance gain according to my butt dyno.

    I then installed a Sprint Booster unit (same concept as Pedal Commander) and noticed improved acceleration. I like the Sprint Booster because it’s very concealable and configurable.

    I then installed the TRD Exhaust (came on my wife’s 2020 Pro from the factory…‍♂️) to round out the performance mods thus far.

    Overall, generally pleased with these minor mods but nothing like a super charger.

    Happy Holidays!
     
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  8. Dec 18, 2022 at 6:24 PM
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    BAM WHOLESALE if buy all parts separately

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  9. Dec 18, 2022 at 6:32 PM
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    with Shipping to me that is (fast as we can get it) $249.80 So I do buy from them a lot.
     
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    So, could you just put the tubing on a stock airbox and call it a day? It sounds stupid, but I like the sound CAIs make. From what I understand, we already have CAIs stock. Would just swapping the tubes (and getting rid of the stock resonators) do the trick?
     
  11. Dec 18, 2022 at 7:19 PM
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    Damn that's not bad at all. I just bought some wheels from them too a couple weeks ago.
     
  12. Dec 18, 2022 at 7:20 PM
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    If you wanted to you could get a silicone pipe and use that instead, just figure out the extra hose and MAF.
     
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    But it seems cheaper in time and actual dollars to order these, oddly enough lol
     
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    True. Looking at the TRD intake and the stock intake, it looks like the TRD intake is angled slightly different at the box side. It may not line up to the stock box.
     
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    not really the TRD one has the air horn and other changes to the air box.
     
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    So, all this chit chat about the TRD intake, it makes me wonder how other brands compare? Have any of the other CAI’s been proven to have a performance gain or are they all just add-on noisemakers?
     
  17. Dec 19, 2022 at 4:44 AM
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    Gains are minimal (if any) across the board. Some companies provide before and after dyno charts. If they were false then I'm sure they'd have been knee deep in lawsuits.
     
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    +1 very few intakes will provide more than a few HP at best on modern engines. Like I said above I only did it because its cheap and I like the sound of it better than stock.


    BTW, putting the intake on the 23 gave me a nice view of the passenger side cylinder head... #$(%&*&$% Toyota what where you thinking? Usually Toyotas and Hondas are really easy to work on with things laid out to make access easy for home mechanics but somebody thought it was a good idea to relocate the exhaust air injection valve on TOP of the cylinder head, so when the time comes I think we will have to remove the entire thing to get to the front and middle coil packs to change the spark plugs. Ugh :frustrated:

    Really surprised as those valves where located someplace out of the way on earlier iterations of the 1GR and I remember changing the plugs on the Taco I only had to move some hoses.
     
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    Does anyone with a 2022 4R have the TRD CAI? I emailed Bam Wholesale asking if they had one for a 2022 4R, and they said that Toyota doesn't list a part number for the 2022. Can someone please point me in the right direction?
     
  20. Jan 17, 2023 at 5:59 AM
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    Id rather spend the money on other equipment. So many other things taking priority over an intake. It also complicates the setup of my snorkel.Yall enjoy!
     
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    These 4Runners have a CAI factory correct?
     
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    I'm pretty sure every IC vehicle does.
     
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    I am waiting for someone I know with a 2022 to bring it in so we can take a good look and measurements to see if the same one we put in a 21 will fit Good we think it will but until we pop open the Hood....
     
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    Shhhhh yeah they do it is just the TRD one improves it a bit however they both pull the air from the front right fender well.
     
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    I’ve done a lot of research on CAIs and nothing has swayed me enough to purchase knowing our vehicles have one already. The only one I seriously considered was the Injen because it draws air from above the radiator as well as the passenger side fender.
     
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    Thanks for the replies. If any vendors out there want to send one of those, I'll be glad to test fit, document, and photograph everything. I'm not talking cell phone images, I do product photography in certain areas for my retirement gig, and I use a Nikon Z9. Just throwing that out there.
     
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    Nice!!! I'm still using the FTZ mount II until I can afford dedicated z mount lenses.
     
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    I think for CAI, in the past it made sense as many cars it was restrictive or you’d get heat soak. Most cars today are well optimized so even if there are gains, there potentially new risks introduced (more dirt, moisture or actual water risks). For me and my money, I would only modifying this if I’m going the route of a snorkel. You get cooler air, with lowering risk of water, and an added option to put a sock on the inlet when driving in dustier conditions.
     
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    it fits just fine. I installed mine a couple months ago without any issues.
     
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