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Where can I get a K&N air filter for my Toyota Tacoma?

Discussion in 'Car Forum' started by RMTactical, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    Anyone know where the best place to get one is? How much HP would it add? Maybe 10?
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    Only if you apply the factory-issued sticker.

  3. Berto

    Berto woo woo

    Sep 15, 2003
    I got mine from the local auto parts store.
    If you're looking at the whole filter,tunnel heat shield thing (Filter injection performance kit),you might see as much as 8hp gain.The stock filter replacement style ones are more honestly as much as 5hp gain depending on the engine.
    THey work,but it's similar to the feel of driving on underinflated tires vs fully inflated...there's a little more spunk,but not earth shattering power gains.
  4. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    No, I'm pretty sure the sticker only gives you 1HP. but every little bit helps.

    Do you get any better gas mileage? My brother in law has one on his Tundra. I think he said it added 14-15HP to his IIRC, but he said he can't really notice it unless he really guns it...

    My Tacoma is a 190HP V6 4x4. If I could get slightly better fuel economy and/or 8-10 HP I think it would be worth it.
  5. wb880


    Jul 18, 2001
    Las Vegas, NV
    I use to have a 3.4l 190hp tacoma 4x4. I added a k&n drop in and did not notice much at all. Also my mpg stayed at 18mpg. I then did the deckplate mod to the air box as seen on and noticed a good increase in response and power, and my mpg went up to 20mpg.

    I then went to a 4.7L V8 4x4 4runner but my best tank ever, all highway, was 16.3mpg:freak: .
  6. wolfpack_5150

    wolfpack_5150 Apple Pi Monstr

    Jun 11, 2006
    central coast, california
    Depending on who you talk to oil/guaze filters may cause problems with the MAF sensor. Do not clean it too often, and never over-oil it. Another problem may be gumming up of the throttle body.
    K&Ns arent hard to find, call ur local kragen, autozone, pepboys or the like. Dont expect much horsepower, but much better throttle response.
    I suggest getting an extra MAF from the junkyard just in case you have any idle/rpm issues after awhile.

    just my 2 pennies
  7. RMTactical

    RMTactical CLM

    Oct 7, 2000
    Behind an AR-15
    I might hold off. I appreciate the info fellas.

    Also, would the deckplate mod in and of itself be an advantage or do you need the intake to make the difference?
  8. nightstorm


    Apr 30, 2006
    houston, texas
    Autozone has them. You can check out online vendors like Jeg's and Summit Racing as well. Most likely you won't see a significant increase in horsepower. The great thing about K&N filters is they are designed to flow better than paper filters and you never have to buy another filter again.
  9. RaiderCop

    RaiderCop NRA Life Member

    Mar 20, 2003
    I have a K&N series 63 FIPK Air Intake in my 98 Silverado and 96 Impala SS. Both have served me well. Combined with a good exhaust, they have given me better performance and slightly better mpg. It is important not to over oil the filter, for the above stated reasons; I have never had a problem. I do plan putting one in my 05 Tahoe. A retailer with a great selection is
  10. Rinspeed

    Rinspeed JAFO

    Feb 28, 2001
    I would do some research before buying a K&N. Not only do you have the sensor issue K&N filters are known to allow fine dust particles by that certainly won't help your motor. They do flow very well but it's at a cost.
    Rizzo likes this.