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    Default whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    Hay guys happy to be here went from a gm owner all my life to now a toyota tundra some might say it's the dark side lol.
    I was wondering what intake will give me the best performance out there thanks

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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    TRD CAI

    But it will be a lot of different opinions here
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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    Hi Dave and welcome to the TS forums. Your question is asked frequently and you may find that you will glean so much conflicting information and opinions that you are actually worse off than before you asked
    If you search the archives you will find more than enough info to confuse you...but since you asked, I like the TRD cai for fit, looks and I bet it performs as well or better than most of em.
    How are you liking your Tundra so far compared to the other vehicles you have owned?
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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    In my Gen 1 4.7, HC filter removal plus a K&N drop in netted a three tenths improvement in quarter mile time. I am anxious to see if the same modification will also help the 5.7.

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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    TRD CAI - I'm happy with it.

    Comparisons:

    K&N drop in for the 5.7 tundra
    K&N CAI for a 4.0 tacoma

    TRD CAI seems best overall for me - sound, flow gauge, looks.
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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    Another vote for the TRD CAI.
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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    well i love it especialy compared to my previous 08 gmc sierra so much more power better brakes extremley sharp turning just the whole package in one so trd i was thinking afe or k&N but i will research the trd cai as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.7kingdave View Post
    well i love it especialy compared to my previous 08 gmc sierra so much more power better brakes extremley sharp turning just the whole package in one so trd i was thinking afe or k&N but i will research the trd cai as well
    Get the TRD Sway Bar this is a must have! You will love the handling even more.
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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    Another vote to stay factory...TRD CAI
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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    You should read this and judge for yourself. A really good and unbiased review by tundra owners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5.7kingdave View Post
    Hay guys happy to be here went from a gm owner all my life to now a toyota tundra some might say it's the dark side lol.
    I was wondering what intake will give me the best performance out there thanks

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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    Quote Originally Posted by mhollack View Post
    Another vote to stay factory...TRD CAI
    Another vote here as well. Keep it factory and keep the warranty in tact.

    I don't have a CAI, just a TRD drop in but if i did it would be the TRD.

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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    Quote Originally Posted by Only Toyota for me View Post
    Another vote here as well. Keep it factory and keep the warranty in tact.

    I don't have a CAI, just a TRD drop in but if i did it would be the TRD.
    i guess i will be a follower.haha.the trd cai was,i thought,the way to go.it is VERY loud on the towing aspect.i went back to the stock intake and put a k&n drop in filter.i didn't loose a thing in performance!

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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    I'd save my money and put it into some other mod. You won't see enough performance improvement to justify the cost.

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    I went with the AFE pro dry and notice some perfomance boost with the Dual exhaust and Unichip. For 4 months I had an issue with it making a chirping noise. Come to find out the hole for one of the hoses had a thin plastic residue from the proccess when it was made. Drilled out the hole and running great since. Thanks to Star Toyota for helping with this. I will buy from them always in the future, they helped me out and gave me no lip about it. Class acts. The head tech Daryl knows his stuff when it comes to the Tundras.
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    Default Re: whats the best cai for 09 5.7 tundra

    Mixed findings here. I am asking the same questions. K&N claims a 13.43 HP gain at 5600 rpm. I can't see us running in that rpm range. Graphs show average 6-8 hp over the entire rpm range.
    I am a TRD fan and expect if Toyota took time to develop a system it will likely work as good if not better. You can also be assured of straight forward bolt on installation and perfect fit.

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