ok, so i in everyone's opinion, which is the best CAI? not looking for huge power gains, just want good sound and a quality product. But extra umph is always welcome
Over in the Polls subforum, there is a poll about "What is the best intake?"ok, so i in everyone's opinion, which is the best CAI? not looking for huge power gains, just want good sound and a quality product. But extra umph is always welcome
Really ??K&N is junk. K&N uses the 5.7 Vortec as their platform so obviously it isn't made for the tundra.
Volant is cheap and plastic. Sucks.
aFe is the best, or Airaid.
If you want to see noticeable gains, great sound, and better mileage, and a company that stands behind their work with real dyno charts, go with aFe.
I kept my stock COI and took out the Charcoal filter and put the drop in K&N filter. I'm happy with the setup I have. I cleaned it after about 30k miles on it, works as good as new. K&N drop in filter at the time was only 25$. I heard good things about the AFE Drop in filters as well. Both are a good cheap way to get better air flow.If you take a look under the hood you'll see you already have a CAI. It sucks air from the fender, correct? Now remove both the charcoal filter above the air filter and then remove the air filter. (Other way 'round might be easier.) Replace air filter with aFE Dry Pro-S permanant filter. Its washable with warm soapy water and it will last a lifetime. You'll get better air flow through it too. You should get ~1.5 to 2 mpg and maybe ~2 HP. Certainly should hear some growl but not too much. Now if you want to go deep, remove all of the ridges at the inside of the upper air cover. You'll need an electric cutter / grinder and you'll want to do that outside somewhere cause its a helluva mess. Better sound and just maybe a tiny bit more power. Good luck my man.