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Dec 15, 12:24am - #351671 
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??

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Dec 15, 12:26am - #351672 
Yeah, a Cold Air Intake will actually gain power. The TRD filter might gain 0.4 horsepower.


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Dec 15, 12:27am - #351673 
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.

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Dec 15, 12:30am - #351674 
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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Dec 15, 12:31am - #351675 
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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Dec 15, 12:31am - #351676 
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.

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Dec 15, 5:26am - #351677 
Get TRD drop in filter and remove butterfly valve and you gain 2.4hp thumbsup

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Dec 15, 12:55pm - #351678 
i read from import tuner a while back, a drop-in filter from K&N = -1whp... rofl

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Dec 15, 3:13pm - #351679 
CAI if you can afford and live in a good place for it


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Dec 16, 12:16am - #351680 
Originally Posted by simonw
Get TRD drop in filter and remove butterfly valve and you gain 2.4hp thumbsup


dude wtf ??

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Dec 16, 10:20am - #351681 
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

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Dec 16, 1:10pm - #351682 
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

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Dec 16, 7:26pm - #351683 
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.

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Dec 16, 7:38pm - #351684 
^^^ 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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Dec 21, 6:08pm - #351685 
So you can use the drop in filter and the CAI together right???

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Dec 21, 6:11pm - #351686 
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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Dec 22, 11:41am - #351687 
or you can keep the stock plastic air box and do the drop-in filter...

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Dec 22, 11:57am - #351688 
AEN CAI:

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Dec 22, 11:59am - #351689 

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Dec 22, 12:50pm - #351690 
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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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Dec 22, 1:52pm - #351691 
lol


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Dec 22, 2:04pm - #351692 
No way the drop in filter give you almost 22 whp wtf


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Dec 22, 2:08pm - #351693 
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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Dec 22, 4:31pm - #351694 
LOL okie dokie... I guess its CAI then...

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Dec 22, 10:38pm - #351695 
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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..

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Dec 23, 1:48am - #351696 
How much is the TRD drop in?


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Dec 23, 2:58am - #351697 
i have a damn near a brand new one ill sell for 25 shipped

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Dec 23, 9:38am - #351698 
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

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Dec 23, 12:09pm - #351699 
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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Dec 23, 1:09pm - #351700 
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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Dec 23, 11:53pm - #351701 
2003CBGTS, you got PM!


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Dec 24, 1:00am - #351702 
pm replyed thumbsup

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Dec 24, 2:21pm - #351703 
just get a fucking CAI

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Dec 24, 3:10pm - #351704 
theres a dyno over on nc. a GTS made 2whp w/the new filter.

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Dec 24, 7:23pm - #351705 
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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Dec 30, 12:19am - #351706 
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?

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Dec 30, 10:27am - #351707 
^^^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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Dec 30, 9:35pm - #351708 
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

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Dec 30, 9:43pm - #351709 
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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