View Full Version : Anybody seen this at all? TRD CAI.** Pics added on page 2**!


ScioXBox
09-04-2007, 04:21 PM
I can't quite make the filter from the picture is it enclosed?

http://www.newscionparts.com/product/?id=2640

draxcaliber
09-04-2007, 04:26 PM
yes. it says so right in the descriptions.

ScioXBox
09-04-2007, 04:36 PM
I guess I should have read that.. Thanks!

cincinfocal
09-05-2007, 02:48 AM
nice! im gettin it!!!

amdforever
09-05-2007, 02:56 AM
is it just me or am I the ONLY one that caught this?

"􀀹 Dyno tests achieved 6 horsepower and 6 foot-pounds of torque at rear wheels on test vehicle"

since when did xB2 become RWD? :rofl: such losers!

Mr_Meaty
09-05-2007, 03:00 AM
is it just me or am I the ONLY one that caught this?

"�� Dyno tests achieved 6 horsepower and 6 foot-pounds of torque at rear wheels on test vehicle"

since when did xB2 become RWD? :rofl: such losers!
:lol: Um, maybe they were going in reverse?

RockBlocker
09-08-2007, 04:49 PM
Here is a better pic

http://www.scionasg.com/images/small/1593.jpg

Mr_Meaty
09-08-2007, 04:52 PM
Yeah, the description at http://www.trdsparks.com/displayparts.php?Mdl_dtl=570&Part_cat=2&parts_id=1572 is actually correct.
But what do they mean by "Custom lower inlet grill?"
Does that mean you remove the fake grill from the corner and replace it with an actual vent?

Bigfieroman
09-08-2007, 05:50 PM
Yeah, the description at http://www.trdsparks.com/displayparts.php?Mdl_dtl=570&Part_cat=2&parts_id=1572 is actually correct.
But what do they mean by "Custom lower inlet grill?"
Does that mean you remove the fake grill from the corner and replace it with an actual vent?

Yep.

tCTaco
09-08-2007, 05:52 PM
So does it have a Connical Filter or is it flat like the stock?

Bigfieroman
09-08-2007, 06:10 PM
So does it have a Connical Filter or is it flat like the stock?

Flat.

mikemann
09-08-2007, 07:19 PM
The vent and drawing air in from the outside is very cool.

However, I've seen a few pics of this installed and it doesn't look nearly as "cool" or nice as the way the AEM one looks to me.

I am super torn on what to do. I look the idea of the AEM with it being oil-less but this design is really slick with with the vent.

Oh well, I guess I'll wait it out a little longer till we find out more.

Mr_Meaty
09-08-2007, 09:42 PM
I wanna see what it looks like with the vent.
Im' sure you could just pull the plastic cover off if you get the AEM instesd.

eight08customs
09-09-2007, 09:13 AM
quote="TRDPAUL"]. A new design using a flat panel air filter inside a new TRD Airbox rather than the regular cone type filter. Nice throaty sound on full throttle. Comes with the a sleek vent that replaces the factory one. 50 State Legal.

http://img358.imageshack.us/img358/5620/unitymeet112yh4.jpg
http://img488.imageshack.us/img488/2671/unitymeet126jk6.jpg
http://img488.imageshack.us/img488/5832/181rt2.jpg[/quote]

Mr_Meaty
09-09-2007, 03:59 PM
Looks good to me!
I think with the flat style and the vent, this might actually work better then the AEM CAI!

mikemann
09-10-2007, 02:31 AM
Do you think you have to be concerned about water/rain with this CAI?

MikeInABox
09-10-2007, 05:57 AM
Hopefully someone can get pics of the other sides/back of the airbox. I'd like to see the opening that the fake grill replacement lets air get to....or any opening on the box at all.

Seems like just moving a restrictive airbox from one place to another wouldn't be worth the price. With an open filter that would be less restrictive, which is part of the point of an aftermarket intake. Hell, I don't know, if the new open grill insert allows air directly into the new airbox, that will make it much more appealing to me.

Mr_Meaty
09-10-2007, 06:26 AM
Yeah, my understading (or wishfull thinking!) is that the box attaches to the inside of the fender right where the open vent is.

mikemann
09-10-2007, 07:21 PM
that was my thought as well. We definitely need to see more pics.

trdsparks just put up instructions. So it looks like the housing is one sided. It's a flat square filter element that faces the new vent opening. The back of the housing is all enclosed and mounts to the chassis/body at a few points.

I just don't know how I feel about this CAI?

I think the AEM one looks much better in the car. The way this TRD one bends and routes looks out of place. I do like the way it's mounted it braced so well, but boy if you ever have to service this it would be a _____.

Maybe I'm wrong but to me it seems like with air flow coming in where it is down so low it seems like that filter element could get dirty fast.

Also I'm curious as I've been told that rain/water can be an issue as well for CAI. This spot seems like it could be a big issue there.

The idea of it drawing in cold air and being forced in through that vent is awesome though. It would be kinda cool if we could just get the vents standalone.

cincinfocal
09-10-2007, 07:24 PM
i still kinda want a short ram so that i can play with the stock piping to feed colder air up to the cone...

mikemann
09-10-2007, 07:33 PM
not to get off-topic, but is there some kinda of language editor on this forum? I swear I did not type "biscuit" above! ;-) My word started with a B-I but ended with an "itch". haha

Mr_Meaty
09-10-2007, 07:40 PM
Yes, you can't say _____, ____, ___, ____, or anything like that! :lol:

uberspeed
09-10-2007, 09:42 PM
I just want the vents like that for both sides!

ScioXBox
09-11-2007, 02:25 PM
per ups tracking I should be getting mine today. I will post pics later.

onemorescion
09-11-2007, 05:13 PM
I haven't had any trouble with rain on mine. The bottom is tightly closed with clamps and only opened on top of the two boxes, only leaving air to come in that way.

ScioXBox
09-12-2007, 02:01 AM
:tap: :tap: :tap: It's 7:00 p.m. and the big brown truck still hasn't shown up yet.

ScioXBox
09-13-2007, 04:13 AM
Finally received mine today.. UPS was a day late! but I wasn't going to install it anyway until Saturday.

Here are the pics as promised.

http://home.comcast.net/~scioxbox/IMG_7673.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~scioxbox/IMG_7675.JPG
http://home.comcast.net/~scioxbox/IMG_7676.JPG

Mr_Meaty
09-13-2007, 05:36 AM
Nice! So, where is the air inlet on that air box? at the bottom?

Mr_Meaty
09-13-2007, 05:42 AM
By the way...LOVIN' the TRD emblem on the vent!

SlowRider
09-13-2007, 04:07 PM
I really want to install this CAI on mine, but does 6hp gain come at expense of fuel economy? Currently, I'm getting over 30mpg between refills.
-If colder air equals more air mass, does it also equal more fuel consumption?

Mr_Meaty
09-13-2007, 04:47 PM
It depends. If you take it easy, you could THEORETICALLY get better miliage due to less restrictions. But if you get on it, yes, you will be dumping more air, so you will dump more fuel. But I doubt it will be anything significantly noticable.

SlowRider
09-13-2007, 11:45 PM
I'm SOLD!
-I just finished ordering mine from TRD Sparks.

Not wanting to install myself, I stopped at local Scion dealer today to see what they had to offer. With all installed, they quoted a total "Pure Price" of $456 (349 parts, 107 labor). I will supply the part, and they will install for $107.

rdfxb
09-13-2007, 11:49 PM
http://home.comcast.net/~scioxbox/IMG_7673.JPG

Canon air filter, i got to get me one of those :silly:

uberspeed
09-14-2007, 05:00 AM
By the way...LOVIN' the TRD emblem on the vent!

Gimme 2 vents and I'm sold! To me the vents are an absolute eyesore, non-functional vents, scoops, etc :doh:
Ok, the CAI is a nice side effect to the vent :P
I would love to get one for the right side as well...

Zsanz
09-14-2007, 05:29 AM
I WANT ONE.

onemorescion
09-14-2007, 03:24 PM
Nice! So, where is the air inlet on that air box? at the bottom?

The air inlet is located on top of the filter box. There are two seperate sides of the box, inlet and outlet, when clamped together there is an opening on top.




I talked to Paul from TRD the other day and he mentioned that they are not doing an open vent for the passenger side to match the one that comes in the kit.

Mr_Meaty
09-14-2007, 05:26 PM
So, if the inlet is not directly behind the side vent, does it really provide any function? or just cosmetic?

chicotunner07
09-14-2007, 05:38 PM
yeah where is the inlet when the two halves are together???

uberspeed
09-14-2007, 05:38 PM
[quote=Mr_Meaty]
I talked to Paul from TRD the other day and he mentioned that they are not doing an open vent for the passenger side to match the one that comes in the kit.

:tap: :nope:

mikemann
09-14-2007, 07:41 PM
yeah that is lame. You'd think it was feeding air directly in. I wonder if this is to avoid any extra moisture/debris

I wonder if we can just by the one vent though. If I could get he vent and the AEM intake I would be all over it.

Anyone know how to get the vent part #?

Mr_Meaty
09-14-2007, 08:16 PM
I saw a post where someone else had a different vent on theirs. Not sure if it was custom (drilled) or not, but I'm pretty sure it's on the first page of this forum section.

PoWeRWHeeLZ
09-28-2007, 05:46 PM
I'm looking for the TRD vent part# as well. I have the AEM intake and just drilled some holes through my original vent to get some air in there...doesn't look too good. I did also see that mesh style one on this site but I'm not feelin that one. The TRD vent is the one.

turboCoupe
10-07-2007, 06:26 PM
I have the TRD intake and I love it! No problems with water yet. :relief:

eight08customs
10-09-2007, 04:58 AM
Got mines in.. Toyota Used my car at the Dealership covention in Hawaii to promote the product

works awsome!!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/eight08customs/2008%20Eng%20Mods/CIMG0546.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/eight08customs/2008%20Eng%20Mods/CIMG0547.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/eight08customs/2008%20Eng%20Mods/CIMG0548.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/eight08customs/2008%20Eng%20Mods/CIMG0549.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/eight08customs/2008%20Eng%20Mods/CIMG0550.jpg


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/eight08customs/2008%20xb/CIMG0534.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/eight08customs/2008%20xb/CIMG0533.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v649/eight08customs/2008%20xb/CIMG0537.jpg

96744XB
10-10-2007, 07:23 AM
looking cherry how much was the intake?

eight08customs
10-10-2007, 08:53 AM
i dont know the cost..

i thikn it is about 250.00

Zsanz
10-11-2007, 12:09 AM
that box is draggin son


nice work!!!!rims are hot!!!

Zsanz
10-11-2007, 12:31 AM
waht kinda rims are thoes!!!

Bigfieroman
10-11-2007, 02:04 AM
Some 19" Garson rims he spent way too much on so that no one would copy him.

I dunno, I have always been kinda lukewarm on them.

turboCoupe
10-11-2007, 02:08 AM
I love those wheels! :bow:

eight08customs
10-11-2007, 02:28 AM
Spent the average amount on custom fit wheels from Japan.. it wasnt way to much.. there are wheels that cost way more.

im not cheap when it come to building cars.. you can walk into a store and buy a wheel and someone right after you roll out with the same wheel.. why becuase its easy to get..

the wheels on my ride aint wheel you can just go into a store and pick them out and bam there on your car in the same day.

there a reasons why i do certain things.. like these wheels.. is that its all about shows for me and having wheels that everyone else has just dosnt cut it in points. Plus doing the VIP style isnt putting on some sport max wheels and your VIP Style..

LIke the Intake i wouldnt normally put ths inmy car bcuase its sold by the dealership.. But i was asked to put one in to promote it. IF i had my choice a INJEN would have went into my car.

Like my other car i put wheels on to promote the comapanies that supported me.. this time around yuo wont see me change up my wheels like my last XB. becuase these wheel wernt the cheapest wheels like my other sets of wheels..

Plus IMO there are not to many gen 2 XB out there that really catches my eyes yet in which i envy..

Sorry if you dont like what i built.. but as long as im happy with my inovation its all good for me.. Not everyone will like my style of build..

yanges
10-12-2007, 04:39 PM
Spent the average amount on custom fit wheels from Japan.. it wasnt way to much.. there are wheels that cost way more.

im not cheap when it come to building cars.. you can walk into a store and buy a wheel and someone right after you roll out with the same wheel.. why becuase its easy to get..

the wheels on my ride aint wheel you can just go into a store and pick them out and bam there on your car in the same day.

there a reasons why i do certain things.. like these wheels.. is that its all about shows for me and having wheels that everyone else has just dosnt cut it in points. Plus doing the VIP style isnt putting on some sport max wheels and your VIP Style..

LIke the Intake i wouldnt normally put ths inmy car bcuase its sold by the dealership.. But i was asked to put one in to promote it. IF i had my choice a INJEN would have went into my car.

Like my other car i put wheels on to promote the comapanies that supported me.. this time around yuo wont see me change up my wheels like my last XB. becuase these wheel wernt the cheapest wheels like my other sets of wheels..

Plus IMO there are not to many gen 2 XB out there that really catches my eyes yet in which i envy..

Sorry if you dont like what i built.. but as long as im happy with my inovation its all good for me.. Not everyone will like my style of build..

hey eight08customs

your xB looks Great!

how does it feel with the TRD cold air intake? can you feel the little bit of extra power?

SlowRider
10-17-2007, 06:26 PM
Returning this thread to the TRD Cold Air Intake. . . . . ,

mine was installed this morning. Using the kit bought from Sparks, my local Scion dealer (Roger Smith and Sons) charged only $90 labor ($107 tax and "shop materials" included). Because it took nearly 3 hours while I waited, I think it might have been their first install of a TRD CAI.

Previous, I have been getting close to 30mpg between refills (actual). I suspect the trd cai will use more fuel.

JoeSpeed
10-19-2007, 08:57 PM
I like it, but I am worry about heavy rain.
Can the water go up the intake?
Any help please?

JoeSpeed
10-22-2007, 03:45 PM
is it possible to get water or heavy rain up the CAI?

mikemann
10-22-2007, 07:05 PM
I don't think so. You would have to be in some really deep water.

Go back and look through the thread. The air inlet for the air filter housing is at the top. So it doesn't really face the vent in the body.

I'm sure it *could* happen, but I think you'd have water in the interior of your car and know you're in deep doo-doo at that point anyways. ;-)

Mr_Meaty
10-22-2007, 07:11 PM
there have been discussions about this before with other CAI, and I think the consesnsus was that if the ENTIRE inlet was COMPLETELY submerged would be the only way there would be enough suction to actually suck up a damageing amount of water into the throttle body.
And like mike said, if you are in that situation, you got other issues!

JoeSpeed
10-22-2007, 07:16 PM
I don't think so. You would have to be in some really deep water.

Go back and look through the thread. The air inlet for the air filter housing is at the top. So it doesn't really face the vent in the body.

I'm sure it *could* happen, but I think you'd have water in the interior of your car and know you're up in deep doo-doo at that point anyways. ;-)

Thanks for your reply. I read it, but, I was just not getting it. Now I got!
PS: I'm into RC, Touring TC3. Thanks again!

coryjames
11-02-2007, 11:25 PM
i just got my intake from trd put on at the dealer (it was worked into the sale as a incentive) and it sounds amazing alot better then the intake i had on my 05 box its deff a great product next thing to do is my trd exhaust any one know how it sounds?

XbFactor36
12-09-2007, 11:10 PM
do u guys feel a difference throughout the rpm band with the trd cai? better pull and throttle response? better gas milage? im thinking bout getting this later down the road, still breaking in the ride, but also worried about the heavy rain, we had heavy rain here in so cali last night, also was raining hail.

08xB714
02-26-2008, 06:29 AM
man, it looks like a pain in the ___ to clean the filter.....

coryjames
02-26-2008, 01:14 PM
lol your fine unless your driving through 3 ft of water

cincinfocal
02-27-2008, 12:05 AM
i actually just checked my filter tonight... (in chicago land...it snowed last night...) and it wasnt that bad...just have to undo 4 screws and 1 push pin clip...and then some fidgiting and its out and in befor eyou know it...

jsigone
03-02-2008, 06:01 AM
anyone know if the TRD intake is CA smog legal???

CIONIDE
03-02-2008, 06:51 AM
TRD CAI is the only one that I know of that is CARB legal; you're gonna love this thread:

http://www.scionlife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=202803

jsigone
03-02-2008, 02:08 PM
sweet sticker for our crappy CA cops that LOVE poppon hoods

simplexb
03-02-2008, 07:19 PM
pretty pricey vents :cry:

http://trdsparks.com/displayparts.php?Mdl_dtl=570&Part_cat=7&parts_id=2029

Schmohey
03-04-2008, 11:09 PM
Do you need to remove the drivers wheel in order to install this TRD CAI?

xseveredveganx
03-04-2008, 11:15 PM
Do you need to remove the drivers wheel in order to install this TRD CAI?

I did, but I'm loooow.

Schmohey
03-04-2008, 11:29 PM
How many screws are there to hold up the lining?

xseveredveganx
03-04-2008, 11:34 PM
Only like three or four, but a few clips...

Peep the install instructions, bro!!!

http://trdsparks.com/install/PTR03-52082inst.pdf

Schmohey
03-05-2008, 05:12 AM
Thanks bro. Would cleaning it be a biitch though? (Have to remove the freaking lining)

xseveredveganx
03-05-2008, 05:28 AM
Thanks bro. Would cleaning it be a biitch though? (Have to remove the freaking lining)

*sigh* I do believe so. I'm pretty positive it's going to be a PITA.

Schmohey
03-05-2008, 01:08 PM
After having a serious though, I guess it is not that bad since you only need to clean it every 30k - 50k miles. Thats like 2 - 3 years later!

coryjames
03-05-2008, 01:21 PM
cleaning it isnt that bad did you take out the carbon filter guys????

Schmohey
03-05-2008, 01:27 PM
Carbon filter?

coryjames
03-05-2008, 10:56 PM
yeah there is 2 filters one is a epa bla bla bla bull shiet and the other is a highflow take out the carbon filter

Schmohey
03-07-2008, 02:11 AM
Any pictures of the filter?

Schmohey
03-09-2008, 05:32 AM
By the way, would the installation of the TRD CAI interfere with the TRD strut bar? Would I need to remove the strut bar to make room?

lvbitwiz
03-09-2008, 06:03 AM
By the way, would the installation of the TRD CAI interfere with the TRD strut bar? Would I need to remove the strut bar to make room?

no and no