TRD Intake and Exaust

Discussion in 'F/I Mods & Tuning' started by Vandy01, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Vandy01

    Vandy01 New Member

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    Hi guys,
    Im looking for a TRD intake and exhaust for a 2012 cant seem to find an intake anywhere or a cheaper brand that is better. You all know best thanks.
    -Vandy
     
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    For 2012-13 (14?), There's an extra air pump that sits in the way of most aftermarket intake filters... As of now there are only 3 intakes that are made that will fit with instructions and parts needed to re-locate this little pumpy thingy.

    That is URD TCAI:
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    http://www.urdusa.com/Intakes-Cold-...-INTAKE,-05+-Tacoma-4.0L-V6/product_info.html

    '12 install
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/performance-tuning/213899-urd-tcai-2012-tacoma.html

    A lot of people like the URD intake because theoretically it has a very simple and affective way to get cold air... Put the filter behind the grill. But there is a draw back, It will require some cutting of sheet metal, If you have an aftermarket grill you will need to get the splash shield thingy they sell or risk it getting soaked or drawing in to much air where the engine will derp... And if you intend on playing in some mud puddles, This isn't the intake for you.

    2nd available intake for the '12 is the airaid

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    http://www.airaid.com/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=510-312

    I don't have any experience with it or a vast majority of knowledge... But I have read that it gives instructions and everything needed to re-located the air pump and that those who have this intake have no complaints about it... It does seem farking expensive on their website but I've found them going for around $370 which is still quite a lot for just a intake that does nothing but make a noise and add some engine bling.

    Volant 2012 Intake

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    I haven't heard any complaints on this one..
    http://www.volant.com/edetail.asp?ID=1187

    A aftermarket intake wont do much if anything for power. People say they notice a difference but it's really just the noise that makes it seem faster or a mental thing (like if you add just a little bit of air to each tire you seem to think your car feels more agile, or if you put 91-93 octane in your car/truck while you normally put in 87 that it seems faster... it's just a mental thing)... Our stock intakes, and most if not all modern stock intakes for all cars are made with economy in mind and to try and squeeze as much power out of the engines as possible in a safe manner. So they are cold air intakes, A cold air intake will not draw in any hot air so the filter's are enclosed with ducts that go to the exterior of the vehicle (URD is the exception because they bypassed the ducts and just put the filter outside) so K&N intakes are not cold air... Although you can hear more with a exposed filter what little you'd get from a cold air intake, you won't be getting with a hot air intake. Ours has a double filtering system to ensure nothing gets into the engine. It's great if you live off in the country or go on trails/sand etc... So keep that in mind when you decide to go for a intake.

    Meow! If you really want to utilize a aftermarket intake system, URD does sell a MAF sensor calibrator that will help you actually gain anything from a aftermarket intake. It's like $200 but people say it's worth it... And i'm not sure if it is compatible with the 2012's but it wouldn't hurt to ask that one guy on here that runs URD.
     
  3. Vandy01

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    Your the man. What a great write up got one for an Exhaust? Im looking for something cost effective with a nice rumble that fits up like the stock one.

    If i go with the Volant should I get the pre filter? or will it restrict the sound?
     
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    I would go with the urd one its a little more work to install but works great
     
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    I don't know much about exhaust systems... But I've heard several exhaust set ups and my favorites were Borla and TRD.

    Miami_X originally had an Airaid intake but decided to go with AFE so he sold the Airaid intake but kept the air pump relocation kit... If the OP can get a hold of just the relocation kit he can then get any intake he desires.
     
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    I decided to go with the Volant. Does anyone have one that can tell me how it sounds? also they sell a scoop attachment for it. Is it worth getting or will it suck up water?
     
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    I think it'll sound like any other enclosed filter intake, Since the design is very similar to all of them.

    I'd also imagine the scoop is pretty useless when it comes to functionality, The crease in the hood is not very big and what is there, The air goes right over it. It's more of a bling item then anything else.
     
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    I agree, my hood seals pretty tight so I'm not sure how much air could get in there, now if we were talking about a Lexus LFA, that's a different story lol

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