View Full Version : AEM Cold Air Intake and TRD Sport Muffler Installed!


miketf1
03-27-2008, 02:09 AM
it has been quite an eventful weekend and my AEM CAI and TRD muffler arrived!

i went to a local muffler shop to get the TRD exhaust installed cause backing up into a curb seemed like a pretty dumb idea. and frankly i am too fat to yank out the stock exhaust with the car on the floor. i blame mcdonalds. :P

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3243/2365547034_c46fcbfdd4.jpg

i arrived home and after shutting the car off, the muffler started to smoke! it seriously was billowing out of the tip. but i know its normal and hasnt smoked since.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2415/2365548164_e3c9516fdb.jpg

sound clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saxtPPZI2aw
smoke clip :P :rofl: : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VysGuwHu26o

then i got a jolly box with some really pretty AEM logos all over it. wonder what it is??
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3200/2364716639_4646bcdce9.jpg

AEM provided some really super instructions so anyone can install this. i didnt use the provided screws for the MAF sensor cause i didnt have such a small hex key so i just reused the OEM screws. i took out the battery and the bumper just cause i felt like it would have been easier. and i would have been to fat to crawl under the bumper to get the filter on anyways...

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3158/2365529210_8178a5836a.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2199/2365531860_da731806b6.jpg
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3105/2365530400_fecee28edb.jpg

xseveredveganx
03-27-2008, 02:20 AM
Gah!! The TRD tip is sooooo sick!!!!

1_kLEan_tC
03-27-2008, 02:23 AM
Look good...

rockthebeef
03-27-2008, 06:48 PM
Looks good. Sparks has side vents now for the bumper in case you wanted to get some air flow to your CAI.

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

miketf1
03-28-2008, 12:52 AM
those look like they have polished/silver tips. personally i dont really like the billet look...

i wish TRD/toyota would make replicas of the one in the TRD intake for both sides. crappy plastic look is better than billet look IMO

rockthebeef
03-28-2008, 11:06 PM
those look like they have polished/silver tips. personally i dont really like the billet look...

i wish TRD/toyota would make replicas of the one in the TRD intake for both sides. crappy plastic look is better than billet look IMO

I agree with you. I just thought I'd post those up since lots of people look for side vents. I'm actually not a billet fan either.

lvbitwiz
03-28-2008, 11:08 PM
You can get those in black too, but still a bit pricey

miketf1
03-29-2008, 06:14 AM
You can get those in black too, but still a bit pricey

serious?? where at?

AAG
03-29-2008, 12:27 PM
Where did you purchase your intake? Did it come with a dry-flow filter? Looks good!

miketf1
03-29-2008, 06:00 PM
got it from ptuning.com

they are a SL sponsor and there is a banner ad that gives 5% off. i dont have the link but just wait around and pay attention to the ads up top..

lvbitwiz
03-29-2008, 08:03 PM
You can get those in black too, but still a bit pricey

serious?? where at?

http://www.cwgrilles.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=XB

hit the dealer locator from there, you want the side scoops