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TRD Cold Air Intake

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by JoeinTellico, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. Jun 11, 2021 at 3:05 AM
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    JoeinTellico

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    None so far.....
    I'm considering adding one of these units. Any thoughts?
     
  2. Jun 11, 2021 at 4:17 AM
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    If only there was a world wide information service that could hold answers and opinions to ten year old questions.
     
  3. Jun 11, 2021 at 5:25 AM
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    Do it . It won’t hurt and it will add tone when you get on the gas
    I ran them for years on my jeeps.
    You don’t need validation from others - your rig - your choice .
    They look cool when you open the hood - they do have a fun sound and I do believe they improve throttle response when you stuff the pedal.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2021 at 5:42 AM
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    Jynarik

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    Yeah, spend $400 bucks to get some “tone”

    lol

    waste of money. The stock intake is cold air.
     
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  5. Jun 11, 2021 at 5:43 AM
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    I got it installed when I had about 300 miles on my rig. Personally, I love it. I did notice that the throttle is slightly more responsive and the butt dyno says I picked up a few ponies. The noise factor is really cool too. When I am just cruising around town, there is a cool sucking sound. When I give it some gas and really start to get going, it has a nice growl. Overall I am very satisfied with it. It is a little pricey but personally, I don’t care, I’d much rather have an OEM part. I don’t have any pictures of it installed yet but I will soon.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2021 at 5:54 AM
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    I say do it
     
  7. Jun 11, 2021 at 8:10 AM
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    Are you paying for it? I don’t get WTF some people are so opinionated about what others want to do with their money
     
  8. Jun 11, 2021 at 8:23 AM
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    Sure if you like noise and maybe 2 to 3 horses at redline.

    He did ask for thoughts...
     
  9. Jun 11, 2021 at 8:25 AM
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    it’s a public forum where a question is asked and an opinion is given.

    I don’t care what people spend their money on, but if it’s up for discussion, I’m going to give my opinion. Why so mad?
     
  10. Jun 11, 2021 at 8:32 AM
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    Fair enough - not mad - maybe a little irritated but point taken
     
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  11. Jun 11, 2021 at 9:47 AM
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    2016Pro

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    Don't waste your money on that junk
     
  12. Jun 12, 2021 at 2:48 AM
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    I have had the same idea once upon a time. I talked with the service manager at Toyota dealership, and he recommended it (of course!) But he went on to say there is a comprehensive rundown/test of these products online. Good luck with the research, I have since decided to run 'stock' airboxes and such. Just a thought!
     
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    I have one, it’s not worth the money it costs. Mine was given and installed for free by my local dealer or I wouldn’t have it on my vehicle. (Had a series of problems with the dealer damaging the vehicle and being unable to diagnose a problem with the vehicle and was given it as a token of apology)

    however it does add a tone and it’s eye candy for the engine bay. However it’s also a 4runner so eye candy in the engine bay is EL OH EL.

    2DB53F5B-D5AF-41BC-83B0-1D8B7B0448C8.jpg
     
  14. Jun 12, 2021 at 6:15 AM
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    glwood54 Stop making me buy stuff!

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    Does this use the same air filter as the oem box, or will that not fit? If I had a TRD air box, I wouldn't want one of those oiled mess filters...or can you put a replaceable dry filter?
     
  15. Jun 12, 2021 at 10:51 AM
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    You can do either
    I run a K and N filter. Only buy once and clean when dirty. You will get plenty of opinions in both directions- again- do what makes you happy . No wrong answers here
    I choose to run the KN because I’ve had good experience for over 30 years running them on bikes / quads / trucks / jeeps
    And I like the fact they’re not disposable
     
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    My cousin and I both have one and mpg went up. Also looks great lol. Buy from bamwhole sale parts its cheaper there.
     
  17. Jun 12, 2021 at 11:13 AM
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    I did my 2020 Trd Pro 4Runner with the Trd intake and yes I would do it again need to understand is Toyota does not sell them for the newer 4Runners for one reason - the way the MAP sensor cable is ran on the new ones will not simply reach the location that it is on the TRD intake so you have to carefully open the harness up and pull the MAP sensor's wires out of the harness then rewrap them separately to make the plug reach the New Map sensor location. You can see the green tape on mine before I put the wire wrap on it.
    Also do not buy it from the Toyota Dealer, Ebay or Amazon go to Bam wholesale purchase all the parts direct and it will cost less. Somewhere in this Forum there is a complete parts listing with all the part numbers of what to get it cost a lot less for the same thing. Yes you can use the Same OEM air filter but you will have to trim some of the excess gasket down a little since it is too thick on the filter.

    The one thing that I have noticed with the TRD air intake a little bit more response and yes you can hear it when you go full throttle so if you can't stand the TRD Pro Exhaust sound and you put this in seriously don't come back and whine about the sound.:cool:

    IMG_4352.jpg
     
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    I been using the K&N filters for all my rigs and properly done they will last well the main thing I have found when oiling them is to Spray it on as a mist and let it soak good before using Not Oil it put it in and Go, I ended up with 2 for my 4Runner so I have a Clean oiled one sitting ready to go.
     
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    K&N is garbage imo
     
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    So you save $20 on a lifetime of the vehicle for a $300+ intake lol
     
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    If you got it you got it if not then don't spend it.
     
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    Here we go again. people with posts that are wasting everyone’s time - have zero value and are not fact based. I am amazed how many people will say a CAI is a waste of $300. But will blow it on something else - lift , wheels , shift knobs, pedal commanders - the list goes on . WTF is a CAI any more of a waste of money than other vehicle mods.furthermore if it is such a waste of money then you obviously haven’t installed one so HTF would you know it’s a waste of money ? Would be nice is these people only post with fact based comments and dialogue based on experience and leave the “ opinions” out
     
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    so you were mad :lalala::crapstorm::yes:

    Just don’t try to justify negligible mpg increase on it, that’s completely unprovable, and say it’s worth the money lmao!
     
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    By the way:
    A lift = more clearance for people who actually offroad
    Pedal commander = instant, verifiable change to your driving
    Aftermarket wheels = wider = bigger tires for traction, better for airing down.
    Your comparisons are funny
     
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    An TRD Air Intake = MORE SMILES PER MILES :yes:
     
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    Like i posted in all the other threads on the subject, mine makes the engine sound less like a blender... Or "rice grinder" and is good to look at.
     
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    I dunno 'bout the 4Runner, but I installed an aftermarket air filter box on my FJ.

    My gawd, what noise. If you mat it in town, old ladies drop while clutching their chests. Liddle kidz start to cry..... Freakin' loud. But I can & have lived with it with no issues.
     
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    No issues with tripping any lights? In the past excess oils caused MAF sensor issues for me on other cars.
     
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    Let me know if you a place with a good deal please.
     

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