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andrewgovroom Dec 15, 7:24am - #351671 

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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??
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SLVCELI Dec 15, 7:26am - #351672 
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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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Virgilson Dec 15, 7:27am - #351673 

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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.
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SLVCELI Dec 15, 7:30am - #351674 
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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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SLVCELI Dec 15, 7:31am - #351675 
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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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spectraGTS Dec 15, 7:31am - #351676 

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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.
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simonw Dec 15, 12:26pm - #351677 
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Get TRD drop in filter and remove butterfly valve and you gain 2.4hp thumbsup
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ragingpaseo Dec 15, 7:55pm - #351678 
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i read from import tuner a while back, a drop-in filter from K&N = -1whp... rofl
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celicadragon Dec 15, 10:13pm - #351679 

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RookieGTS Dec 16, 7:16am - #351680 

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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 ??
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speed_celica Dec 16, 5:20pm - #351681 

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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
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ragingpaseo Dec 16, 8:10pm - #351682 
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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
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2003cbgts Dec 17, 2:26am - #351683 

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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.
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Erick Dec 17, 2:38am - #351684 

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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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CrAzEErAcErChIcK Dec 22, 1:08am - #351685 
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So you can use the drop in filter and the CAI together right???
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SLVCELI Dec 22, 1:11am - #351686 
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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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ragingpaseo Dec 22, 6:41pm - #351687 
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or you can keep the stock plastic air box and do the drop-in filter...
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ragingpaseo Dec 22, 6:57pm - #351688 
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AEN CAI:
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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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celicadragon Dec 22, 8:52pm - #351691 

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lol

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JSPITZ Dec 22, 9:04pm - #351692 

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No way the drop in filter give you almost 22 whp wtf

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SLVCELI Dec 22, 9:08pm - #351693 
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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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CrAzEErAcErChIcK Dec 22, 11:31pm - #351694 
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LOL okie dokie... I guess its CAI then...
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celicafourotwo Dec 23, 5:38am - #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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Chelica815 Dec 23, 8:48am - #351696 
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How much is the TRD drop in?

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2003cbgts Dec 23, 9:58am - #351697 

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ragingpaseo Dec 23, 4:38pm - #351698 
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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
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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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CelicaRacer05 Dec 23, 8:09pm - #351700 

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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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GTQuentin Dec 24, 10:10pm - #351704 

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theres a dyno over on nc. a GTS made 2whp w/the new filter.
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JettaMan Dec 25, 2:23am - #351705 

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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?
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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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mert Dec 31, 4:35am - #351708 
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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
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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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