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Cold air intake issue

Old 01-25-2015, 03:05 AM
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Has anyone had an issue with the air sensor on the cold air intake hitting the front strut bar??

I installed my takeda cold air intake. The air sensor is hitting my TRD strut bar and when I'm in the car i can here it vibrate. I'm going to remove the strut bar becuse of this. Anyone else having the problem?
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Old 01-25-2015, 08:40 PM
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Yup, that's a long known issue with strut bars and intakes on this car. The Takeda is especially a culprit because it takes an especially high route away from the throttle body. Much higher than other intakes.

Try adjusting and see if there is any more room to press the intake down further into the throttle body. Also, we had another member a few years ago use zip ties to keep the intake held down away from their bar.

Good luck. If you can't get it adjusted, you're better off ditching the intake than the strut bar. The intake does nothing for performance and doesn't even add sound...I used to own it and then sold it. At least the bar adds a tiny bit more snap to your cornering.
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