Cold Air Intake

Discussion in 'General Tacoma Discussion' started by STICKMAN, Mar 12, 2019.

  1. STICKMAN

    STICKMAN Member

    Has anyone tried the stock cold air intake on a 2019 and in your opinion does it help with throttle response and sound? Any unwanted side effects?.
     
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  3. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    As with most all aftermarket intakes, you gain induction sound but throttle response gains are more than likely part of the effect of extra noise. The OEM system pulls from the inner fender which is cool air.
     
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  4. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Stock cold air intake? Are you talking about the TRD CAI or just the stock air intake that’s already on the truck?
    Are you taking it off? If you take it off there will be effects. I’d recommend leaving something on there.
     
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  5. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I confussed
     
  6. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    I still want someone to try the AC duct into the airbox thing....
     
  7. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Would it supply enough air at wot?
    At that point (wot) the ac would be turned off anyhow i bet. The ac compressor is shutoff on most vehicles under high load conditions.
     
  8. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    Maybe, but then it could suck the rest of the cold air out of the cabin...
     
  9. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    @whippersnapper02 who was the guy that said u would suffocate if the ac was left on recirculate and didnt crack a window? I swear we had that laugh here.... Johnny?
     
  10. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    I think his name was Dr. Derp.
     
  11. OP
    STICKMAN

    STICKMAN Member

    Yes I was referring to the TRD CAI that was an option in 2018 for the TRD Pro. I wanted to have it installed on the 2019 Limited but the option was not offered. The dealer said that it would cause problems with the ERG valve. (???) They finally said they would install it but couldn't guarantee the engine would perform properly and would not recommend it on the 2019. (???) Has anyone opted for the TRD CAI in their rig and how has it worked out for you?
     
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  12. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    The previous TRD intake for the 2nd gen was know to cause lean issues with the fuel mixture. There was a better intake before but it wasn't street legal and changed to the crappy one.

    As far as I know, the 3.5 is the same in 2019 as it was in 2016. Also keep in mind that the dealer doesn't know anything about what they sell. Intakes in general just add sound and look cool under the hood. Any gains are minimal (3-5hp).
     
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    STICKMAN

    STICKMAN Member

    Anyway to get around the potential lean fuel issue without voiding any warrantees? Minimal hp gain is fine for me, I just want better throttle response and more sound from up front.
     
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  14. whippersnapper02

    whippersnapper02 Negative Nancy

    Fuel issue was on the 2nd gen. Not sure if the 3rd gen had this issue but I haven't seen reports of it.

    Any throttle response increase will be from the noise increase.
     
  15. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    I second this
     
  16. AZ Pete

    AZ Pete Well-Known Member

    I believe that the same air filter for the 3.5l is used on the 5.7l V8, and the air intake is already in the wheel well, so it isn't likely that a CAI is going to improve things.
     
  17. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    The third gen Tundra with the 5.7L V8 uses the same size air filter as the Tacoma 3.5L V6. The earlier models (07-13) of the 5.7L had a larger filter and box.
     
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    STICKMAN

    STICKMAN Member

    The hesitation when putting some foot on the throttle is disturbing. It isn't instant. I had way better response from the GMC Canyon I sold. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to increase the response time.? I know I'm only talking about a split second but the hesitation sucks.
     
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  19. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

    The throttle response that I get from the 1.05 OV tune is impeccable, best $ I've spent on my truck.
     
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  20. texasred

    texasred Well-Known Member

    Do tell.
     
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  21. Crawdad

    Crawdad Well-Known Member

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