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    Default TRD Air Filter- Tundra- MPG improvement

    I have a 2003 Tundra Access Cab V8 4 x 4. I have heard that the TRD Air Filter improves the Tundra's mpg by 3 to 4 miles per gallon. Would appreciate your input if installed the TRD Air Filter. Thanks.

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    Default Re: TRD Air Filter- Tundra- MPG improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by Toyotaman
    I have a 2003 Tundra Access Cab V8 4 x 4. I have heard that the TRD Air Filter improves the Tundra's mpg by 3 to 4 miles per gallon. Would appreciate your input if installed the TRD Air Filter. Thanks.
    I racked up some 25,000 miles with the TRD Air Filter on my 03 4x2 and never saw any gains. Swapped it out with a Trueflow filter, not for increases but amazed by the demonstration of its filtration capabilities . However with the oil based air filter, watch out not to put too much oil on the filter as its a good way to ruin you MAF sensor .
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    Default Re: TRD Air Filter- Tundra- MPG improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by Toyotaman
    I have a 2003 Tundra Access Cab V8 4 x 4. I have heard that the TRD Air Filter improves the Tundra's mpg by 3 to 4 miles per gallon. Would appreciate your input if installed the TRD Air Filter. Thanks.
    I've had the TRD, K+N, and Trueflow filters in my 2002 AC V8. I am religious about checking my mileage at each fill up. I saw no improvement in MPG with any of these filters.

    I have a slightly used TRD filter available cheap if you want to try it in you truck. PM me if you're interested.

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    Default Re: TRD Air Filter- Tundra- MPG improvement

    65,000 miles on TRD filter, no increase in gas mileage. 18 mpg is about the best I get.

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    Default Re: TRD Air Filter- Tundra- MPG improvement

    If you guys are seeing no gains with your other than stock Air filters, why did you buy them? Do they help at all even, in the performance department?

    3 to 4 miles per gallon just from an air filter? Maybe if you're going from a dirt plugged one that is way overdue to a high performance one, but sounds a little insane if you ask me.

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    Default Re: TRD Air Filter- Tundra- MPG improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by ****e2k
    If you guys are seeing no gains with your other than stock Air filters, why did you buy them? Do they help at all even, in the performance department?
    Along the same lines does it sound any different?
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    I was wondering the very same thing.

    I purchased a K&N filter a short time after I bought my truck a couple of years ago. I had good experiences with K&N and they last a long time. So I thought I would be saving myself some money. Before installation I read info from this forum and decided not to install because of the possible sensor issue and some have claimed the filter does not do a very good job compared to paper. Recently I found a link to a site where they tested several filters and K&N was at the bottom of the list. AC Delco was at the top. So it still sits on a shelf in my shop. Any takers?
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    Default Re: TRD Air Filter- Tundra- MPG improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by highlevel
    I was wondering the very same thing.

    I purchased a K&N filter a short time after I bought my truck a couple of years ago. I had good experiences with K&N and they last a long time. So I thought I would be saving myself some money. Before installation I read info from this forum and decided not to install because of the possible sensor issue and some have claimed the filter does not do a very good job compared to paper. Recently I found a link to a site where they tested several filters and K&N was at the bottom of the list. AC Delco was at the top. So it still sits on a shelf in my shop. Any takers?
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say you don't make a living in sales.

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    I just got a trueflow a few days ago, after following the instructions about getting most of the oil off the filter and what not. I tossed that bad boy in and gave her a test ride. She gave me a check engine light. Needless to say I was pissed. Toss the paper filter back in, reset the code and it never came back. So I know it was the trueflow, was that purchase a waste? I guess so!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mwfromva
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say you don't make a living in sales.

    HAHAHAHA

    MWFROMVA, that made me smile and laugh, Thank you.

    I wouldn't sell something I don't believe in or feel good about. That's just me.

    Actually I make a living in sales... but it is not the typical sales. I am a general contractor so I have to sell my services on a regular basis. I have no problem being up front about what I will or won't do, what products I believe in, and how I work. I do believe honesty is the best policy, it has served me very well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yallrun
    I just got a trueflow a few days ago, after following the instructions about getting most of the oil off the filter and what not. I tossed that bad boy in and gave her a test ride. She gave me a check engine light. Needless to say I was pissed. Toss the paper filter back in, reset the code and it never came back. So I know it was the trueflow, was that purchase a waste? I guess so!
    Are you sure everything was attached correctly?I've been running trueflow for 3300 miles no lights.They filter better than k&n.My k&n was on the truck for at least 12,000 miles and if you look at it it looks as it did when I took it out of the pack.Now the trueflow on the other hand only 3300 miles and it looks as if its been on there 12,000 miles.My experience trueflow hands down.
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    Motion 2nd, I have had my true flow for about 10,000 trouble free miles. As like other oil based filter you must be sure not to over oil the filters or it will cause damage to the MAF sensor and cause CELs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big_Al1
    Are you sure everything was attached correctly?I've been running trueflow for 3300 miles no lights.They filter better than k&n.My k&n was on the truck for at least 12,000 miles and if you look at it it looks as it did when I took it out of the pack.Now the trueflow on the other hand only 3300 miles and it looks as if its been on there 12,000 miles.My experience trueflow hands down.
    Yeah it gave me an air fuel mixure code which is uausly MAS failing. So to see if it was my MAS or the True Flow, I tossed my paper filter back in and reset the code with my scan tool. I wanted to see if the error code would came back. It never did, so I was thinking it was the Trueflow. Your post makes me want to toss the TrueFlow back in and see if I get the code again. I will give that a try. Thanks.
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    Ok the TrueFlow is back in, I'll test her out on the way to work in the morning. Check me if I'm wrong or the directions are, air enters in the red side and exits the black side, -----> intake.

    I'll let ya know in the morning. I put my paper filter and my scan tool in the truck just in case.
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    Default Re: TRD Air Filter- Tundra- MPG improvement

    Quote Originally Posted by mwfromva
    I'm going to go out on a limb and say you don't make a living in sales.
    LOL. I was thinking the same thing.

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