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Best Cold Air Intake???

I own an 04 titan and I'm looking into cold air intakes. After some research I have kind of narrowed it down to K&N and AFE. I am not really dead set on anything yet. Any advice on what the best cold air intake is for an 04 titan?
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake???

Try a search first...

That being said, Injen and AEM offer good power gains and sound, AEM is more popular because it is cheaper, but the Injen has higher gains, but costs around 400 dollars.

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Re: Best Cold Air Intake???

cant speak for the best, but every cai i have put on my vehicles have been K&N kits, never a problem, they look and sound good. the butt dyno says its got a little kick to it, good luck with your decision.

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Re: Best Cold Air Intake???

My dad has a K&N in his Titan and he likes it. Im not really that interested in the performance as much as the sound. Hahaha Im just a dumb teenager like that. I'm looking at spending about $300 on the cai itself. I just want something reliable that Im not going to have any problems with down the road.
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That being said, Injen and AEM offer good power gains and sound, AEM is more popular because it is cheaper, but the Injen has higher gains, but costs around 400 dollars.


Also, I'll throw a vote out for Volant. Between AEM, Injen and Volant, you really can't go wrong. Pick a CAI based on your budget and personal preference of oiled or dry filter, open or closed lid.
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My vote is for Injen, but of course I'm biased




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My vote is for Injen, but of course I'm biased

Haha that cai looks sick! how much did you pay for it?
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake???

I've run, AEM Brute Force with Dry Filter, Volant Gen 1 and 2, Stock with K&N drop in filter, and now a Banks Ram Air. The Banks is the best of the 4, The butt Dyno likes the Ram Air, as do the ears. It has a nice sound and doesn't give off the killer cabin drone while pulling hills!

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I don't remember the exact cost, but not full price, I bought it lightly used here on TT.



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Here is the Banks Ram Air.

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Dang these are all looking sexy! haha this may be making my decision harder, I kind of want them all.
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Arachnid, thats a very nice looking cai, what model is it?

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Arachnid, thats a very nice looking cai, what model is it?
It is the Injen CAI



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Re: Best Cold Air Intake???

After running a few intakes and data logging i can confirm that the AEM Brute Force is by far the best flowing intake for the titan. my a/f was crazy off going from the volant to the AEM. it needed way more fuel due to the flowing characteristics of the AEM.

For the money and the performance, you simply cannot beat the AEM.
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Re: Best Cold Air Intake???

What the MAF sensor reads does not indicate air flow efficiency or even the total amount of air that is flowing. Due to differences in placement of the MAF sensor by each manufacturer, the volume and velocity of airflow can be much more than what the MAF sensor reads.

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