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Unread 04-26-2009, 02:35 PM   #1
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My dad drives a 1998 Toyota Tacoma SR5 RWD with a 3400 V6...if I was to replace the stock filter with a drop-in K&N (Not a CAI) would he see a slight fuel efficiency increase? Like 2-3 mpg?
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Not to be obnoxious...but bump? lol
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I doubt it. Maybe a 1-2mpg increase if your lucky on average. Its much more beneficial to run a high flow exhaust than modify intake. But it costs more.
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I saw no increase with a drop in filter but the CAI made a huge difference
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With this vehicle how much work would be involved in addid a CAI? Obviously cutting up the intake and adding the CAI itself, but would I have to do any wiring to adapt sensors, etc?
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With this vehicle how much work would be involved in addid a CAI? Obviously cutting up the intake and adding the CAI itself, but would I have to do any wiring to adapt sensors, etc?
Most of the time it's just plug and play as far as the sensors go. Generally you don't have to cut anything as the intake on newer cars is held together by hose clamps.

Oh, and I just wanted to add that it isn't actually a Cold Air Intake if it's sucking in hot engine air. It's only actually cold if it's coming from somewhere outside of the engine bay like the wheel well, or is sealed off from the engine and sucking in air from behind the grill.
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lol yeah I know what a CAI is...mine is down in my driver's side fender well right behind the head lamps (it almost touches the top of the wheel well, but is past it.)

So to install I just buy the filter, the piping, and whatever I'm going to use to adapt the current intake to my pipe size? It seems like I'm missing something lol
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Most of the time it's just plug and play as far as the sensors go. Generally you don't have to cut anything as the intake on newer cars is held together by hose clamps.

Oh, and I just wanted to add that it isn't actually a Cold Air Intake if it's sucking in hot engine air. It's only actually cold if it's coming from somewhere outside of the engine bay like the wheel well, or is sealed off from the engine and sucking in air from behind the grill.
a CAI should always have a heat shield and usually your car already has a port to direct air from the out side it just opens the area making more use out of the port when a good port isn't available it will reroute the air cleaner to a better location or even in some cases reroute the prot closer to the air cleaner. A intake would only be a tube with a filter it just tries to flow more air more effeciently.

The Tacoma has a wide variety of intake's available just have to google it. They come with instructions and everything you need normally it's a 30-445 minute install time no modification required.
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Aha, thanks! How's this look?

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that would be a great kit
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