I was looking at a post yesterday about this TRD $5 mod ( http://www.scionlife.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=221073 ) and it seems to me that if I cut (or un-tighten) the stock air inlet I could potentially get a $5 semi-cold air intake. Take a look at this pic I found online and let me know if you think it would be wise to mess with this piece. what are the chances of water intake? Since the wheel-well cover is on, that limits the water from the tires.
If I unlink the U-shaped tubing. Ignore the circles. Got the pic online(sorry).
I had thought about that. I was thinking I could possibly not use the tube. Maybe disconnect it at the point where it is a stub little-inlet and don't even worry about the tube. Let the filter worry about it. If it ever rains I could cover the TRD inlet up...??
PS. I could even put some mesh behind that inlet to avoid leaves from entering.
^ well unless u drive with no bumper you wont see the stock air box mod... It will look stock from up top, but it will be a little less restrictive then normal... prob wont see much if any improvement in performance...
JDM huh? Sorry i bleed red, white, and blue...
Originally Posted by swartzautoman
Jesus owned a Ford, thats why he walked everywere.
anyone ever consider doing the "deckplate" modification? Basically it involves going to a boat store, buying a deckplate for $15, removing your airbox, cutting a hole in it for the deckplate to fit in to, and removing the center of the plate. The deckplates are round pieces with removable centers, normally for accessing hatches on boats, or in the toyota world opening up intakes for better air flow. you can find better write ups on it at sites like ttora.com and customtacos.com