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Performance Air intake and exhaust recommendations

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I'm shopping around for a cold air intake and cat back exhaust system for a TRD Sport.

More interested in performance vs. increased sound, any recommendations on what to get OR what to stay away from would be much appreciated.
 

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They aren't really worth the performance per dollar on these trucks.

I installed an aFe intake/exhaust on ours a couple weeks ago. Awesome quality products that SOUND great on the 3.5 (if you are into it,) but I think performance increases are pretty minimal. Kinda knew that going in though.
 
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They aren't really worth the performance per dollar on these trucks.

I installed an aFe intake/exhaust on mine a couple weeks ago. Awesome quality products that SOUND great on the 3.5 (if you are into it,) but I think performance increases are pretty minimal. Kinda knew that going in though.
Tacomas are not hybrids there truck, you’re not going to get anything better than 17-20 mpg thats the true fact! Trucks are trucks tbh.
 

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Tacomas are not hybrids there truck, you’re not going to get anything better than 17-20 mpg thats the true fact! Trucks are trucks tbh.
Ours is lucky to get 12mpg with a tailwind :p
 

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Been eyeballing the Injen intake system. utilizes the largest size filter you can get and its a dry filter
 

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I installed a K & N filter into the factory box, and welded in an 18 inch Magnaflow muffler. I noticed a small difference with performance. It's a little louder than I wanted so I am going to add a resonator to absorb a portion of the noise.
 

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I am extremely happy with my K&N intake and Gibson stainless exhaust after roughly 18 months of use.
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When you are as old as me you take every opportunity for someone to look under the hood
 

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Don’t know if you’re into them, but just ordered a Dobinson Snorkel, they’re pretty good as CAI also
 

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They aren't really worth the performance per dollar on these trucks.

I installed an aFe intake/exhaust on ours a couple weeks ago. Awesome quality products that SOUND great on the 3.5 (if you are into it,) but I think performance increases are pretty minimal. Kinda knew that going in though.
Interesting to see your response on little performance gains on installing a cold air intake. I would like to think you would see a 5hp gain.
 

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My experience with the K&N Cai with the Gibson exhaust seems to be a significant increase in throttle response. There is much less lag between full throttle at foot to full throttle under the hood. Before adding these my truck was dangerously inconsistent when passing or getting out of the way of someone else. I do agree that gains in hp are insignificant. Gains are only in timing of throttle response which, in my opinion, made the investment very worthwhile at roughly $500.