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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AFE all the way honestly! There actually real products they actually work.
 

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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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Ours is lucky to get 12mph with a tailwind :p
Exactly I guess average with 265 falken Wildpeak M/t tires, 3” lift, 4 cyli engine, i get average 15mpg city and 17.5mpg highway?
 

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you know you wanna snorkel it ;)

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

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you know you wanna snorkel it ;)
well the nice thing about the injen is you can use a snorkel with it, so that would come shortly after hah.
 

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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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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.
 
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