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TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? #351671 Dec 15, 12:24am Dec 15, 12:24am
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TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake?
hey i was wondering if the AEM or Injen Cold Air Intake have a way bigger power gain then a TRD drop in filter for a 2000 Celica gts.. does any one know the specs for the cold air Intakes and the TRD drop in filter??

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: andrewgovroom] #351672 Dec 15, 12:26am Dec 15, 12:26am
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Yeah, a Cold Air Intake will actually gain power. The TRD filter might gain 0.4 horsepower.


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Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: SLVCELI] #351673 Dec 15, 12:27am Dec 15, 12:27am
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Originally Posted by SLVCELI
Yeah, a cold air intake will actually gain power. The TRD filter might gain 0.4 horsepower.


i heard it would gain almost 2 hp.

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: Virgilson] #351674 Dec 15, 12:30am Dec 15, 12:30am
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Originally Posted by Virgilson
Originally Posted by SLVCELI
Yeah, a cold air intake will actually gain power. The TRD filter might gain 0.4 horsepower.


i heard it would gain almost 2 hp.


crazy Maybe if your filter was dirty as hell.


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Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: SLVCELI] #351675 Dec 15, 12:31am Dec 15, 12:31am
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I mean maybe your right but I just dont see it gaining that much horsepower. Dynos vary a lot and I cant see it reading that accurately.


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Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: SLVCELI] #351676 Dec 15, 12:31am Dec 15, 12:31am
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CAI is the way to go. HP gains and the Intake roar! The GTS in lift with a CAI sounds pretty damn good. If you live in a really wet place with lots of puddles and standing water, you might consider a Short Ram Intake to eliminate hydrolock. SRI sounds good and more HP than a drop in filter, but not as much as a CAI.

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: spectraGTS] #351677 Dec 15, 5:26am Dec 15, 5:26am
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Get TRD drop in filter and remove butterfly valve and you gain 2.4hp thumbsup

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: simonw] #351678 Dec 15, 12:55pm Dec 15, 12:55pm
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i read from import tuner a while back, a drop-in filter from K&N = -1whp... rofl

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: ragingpaseo] #351679 Dec 15, 3:13pm Dec 15, 3:13pm
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Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: simonw] #351680 Dec 16, 12:16am Dec 16, 12:16am
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Originally Posted by simonw
Get TRD drop in filter and remove butterfly valve and you gain 2.4hp thumbsup


dude wtf ??

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: RookieGTS] #351681 Dec 16, 10:20am Dec 16, 10:20am
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Don't bother getting the TRD drop in filter, NO GAINS what so ever!!! I sold it after a week I bought it. A month later I bought my Injen CAI and all I could say is..WOW!!! Way better performance and sound!!! worth every penny! thumbsup

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: RookieGTS] #351682 Dec 16, 1:10pm Dec 16, 1:10pm
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Originally Posted by RookieGTS
Originally Posted by simonw
Get TRD drop in filter and remove butterfly valve and you gain 2.4hp thumbsup


dude wtf ??

hahahah... rofl

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: ragingpaseo] #351683 Dec 16, 7:26pm Dec 16, 7:26pm
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i have a TRD drop in and am prettty happy with it.. it dont make it feel a shitload more powerful, but it seemed a tit pepperier. also made my engine sound a bit loader and meaner... nothing like a CAI, but if you dont want a CAI, then its pretty cool.

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: 2003cbgts] #351684 Dec 16, 7:38pm Dec 16, 7:38pm
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^^^ yup i had a TRD drop in filter ...still have it but now i have a CAI... still better but drop in filter seem to have a better sound than stock thats it.


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Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: Erick] #351685 Dec 21, 6:08pm Dec 21, 6:08pm
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So you can use the drop in filter and the CAI together right???

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: CrAzEErAcErChIcK] #351686 Dec 21, 6:11pm Dec 21, 6:11pm
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Originally Posted by CrAzEErAcErChIcK
So you can use the drop in filter and the CAi together right???


nooo...you take out your stock airbox for the Intake.


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Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: SLVCELI] #351687 Dec 22, 11:41am Dec 22, 11:41am
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or you can keep the stock plastic air box and do the drop-in filter...

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: ragingpaseo] #351688 Dec 22, 11:57am Dec 22, 11:57am
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Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: ragingpaseo] #351689 Dec 22, 11:59am Dec 22, 11:59am
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lollol you can only choose one - drop-in Air Filter or cold-air/short-ram Intake. only one. thumbsup


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Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: Zero] #351691 Dec 22, 1:52pm Dec 22, 1:52pm
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No way the drop in filter give you almost 22 whp wtf


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Originally Posted by JSPITZ
No way the drop in filter give you almost 22 whp wtf


I assume that the 22 is a typo and you meant 2. It would only gain that much horsepower if the old filter was really dirty.


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LOL okie dokie... I guess its CAI then...

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lollol you can only choose one - drop-in Air Filter or cold-air/short-ram Intake. only one. thumbsup


yummmmmyyy..uh he can always buy both..if he decided he don't want to put the CAI in for awhile then put the TRD in..u know..

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: celicafourotwo] #351696 Dec 23, 1:48am Dec 23, 1:48am
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How much is the TRD drop in?


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Originally Posted by Chelica815
How much is the TRD drop in?

i've seen prices from $50-60...hah, i got my Injen SRI for $100 brand new... rofl

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: ragingpaseo] #351699 Dec 23, 12:09pm Dec 23, 12:09pm
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you got a point there celicafourotwo thumbsup

if its raining outside, he can swap the CAI and replace it with the stock airbox with a drop in filter thumbsup


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Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: Zero] #351700 Dec 23, 1:09pm Dec 23, 1:09pm
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i have both the TRD drop in and a AEM CAI, i have never installed the AEM CAI though

the TRD drop in i got was 45 at the dealership... with the Intake butterfly removed it roars, and i cant wait to put on my AEM Intake and see if it roars even louder

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theres a dyno over on nc. a GTS made 2whp w/the new filter.

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Cold Air Intake... cold air gives more power.. and makes a gts sound ungodley...

a new filter.. wow just go to the local repair shop and tell them you need a new filter.. because thats all it is


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i have the TRD drop in filter and my stock Intake box is drilled to hell and i also have a custom funnel pipe that brings cold air from underneath the bumper right to the drilled holes, so basically i built my stock Intake up to a CAI.. i was debating on if i should jus ditch my custom Intake and jus get an aftermarket one..what do ya'll think?

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: mert] #351707 Dec 30, 10:27am Dec 30, 10:27am
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^^^does it give you any problems or any CELs? if not, than i think its fine. what are the gains on your makeshift Intake?


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Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: Zero] #351708 Dec 30, 9:35pm Dec 30, 9:35pm
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i dunno my gains at all i've never dynoed my car but no CEL has came on at all i am also porting out my headers

Re: TRD drop in filter or Cold air intake? [Re: mert] #351709 Dec 30, 9:43pm Dec 30, 9:43pm
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I purchased the TRD filter a year ago but then realized too late that they are not even remotely comparable to a CAI... after installing my AEM Intake, I was pleased with my decision and promptly sold the filter - wink

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