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Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake with Dry Filter (16-23 3.5L Tacoma)

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      Video Review & Installation

      Hey, guys, today I'm here with the Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake with the oiled filter, fitting all 2016 and newer 3.5-Liter Toyota Tacomas. So if you've noticed a lack of power or you're just looking to increase the performance out of that 3.5-liter, then a cold air intake is a perfect place to start and this option by Injen is gonna be a really good one to take a look at. So this is gonna have a dyno-tested increase of 17 horsepower and 15 foot-pounds of torque giving you a decent amount of power out of a cold air intake while also improving your engine noise. And I would like to mention that those gains are gonna be in the higher RPM ranges where we don't spend a lot of time as truck owners, however, you can expect to feel this quarter intake in your throttle response, especially when you're getting on the highway and you are in those higher RPMs as well as in your fuel economy considering that this is going to help your truck run a little bit more efficiently because of that cold air.Now the design is going to be a closed box option with an oiled filter, so the oiled filter will last essentially the lifetime of the intake and the truck considering that it is cleanable and reusable and that enclosed box is gonna provide a lot of protection especially for those truck owners who are out and in wetter climates or out off-roading and need that extra protection to their filter to make sure that there's nothing getting inside of that. Not only are you getting an efficient design out of the actual airbox and the filter, but you are gonna have a ram air duct on the front which is gonna do a really good job at pulling all of that cold air in from the grille and getting it to directly to your filter which will increase that performance for your truck. Not to mention this is just going to look a lot better than that factory intake as well as factory airbox. It's underneath your hood giving you a little bit of a refresh inside your engine bay.As far as price goes, this is gonna be roughly $400 and I personally think that that's a pretty good price point for what this comes with. And there are gonna be a couple of different designs as far as cold air intakes on the site goes considering that some may come with a heat shield instead of a closed box option like this one. Some may come with a dry filter instead of an oiled filter or they may not come with that ram air duct on the front considering that the Injen Evolution is really the only option that comes with that ram air. Now, I personally think if you're looking for a protected filter, you're looking for something that's gonna last a long time, it's going to do a really good job at pulling a lot of cold air in, increasing that performance on your truck, then this option by Injen is gonna be a really good one to take a look at.So this is actually gonna be a one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter. You're gonna need some very basic hand tools to get the job done as well as about an hour's worth of your time. So speaking of that install let's jump into that now. Tools that I used for my install we're an impact wrench, pair of pliers, a ratchet, a 5-inch extension, a 12-millimeter, 10-millimeter, and 8-millimeter deep socket, a flathead and Phillips head screwdriver, standard set of Allen keys, and a trim removal tool.So our first step is very easy, we just have to pop off our engine cover and get that out of the way so we can access our intake and our throttle body here. Next, we can remove this hose on the side. I have a pair of pliers, just gonna clamp that clamp down and pull back. All right, get that out of the way. Then we can disconnect our MAF sensor over here. So I just have a small flathead screwdriver. There is a clip holding in our wiring harness, gonna undo that, get that out of the way, so we can press down on wiring harness here and pull back, should hear a little click, we can get that out of the way as well. So there is another clip on the back here that's connected to our resonator, should be pretty easy to pop out. If that gives you some trouble, you can use a trim removal tool or a flathead, but it should be pretty simple. Now we can loosen up our clamps. Then we can loosen up the one that's on our airbox and our intake tube using the same 10-millimeter socket. Should be able to wiggle off our intake tube after both of those are disconnected. Get that out of the way and we can work on our airbox.Our next step is to take off the top of our airbox and take out our filter so we can access bolts underneath. All we have to do is push forward on these clamps and unhook them. And we should be able to very easily pop that out, this is where we can access our filter. It's just a drop in filter so we can take that out. And there are two bolts in the inside of our airbox that we have to remove. Now we can remove the two bolts on the inside of our airbox using a 12-millimeter socket. I'm also using a 5-inch extension to give myself a little bit of room just because this is pretty deep here. So we do have one more bolt on the outside here that's holding our airbox in place, we're gonna use that same 12-millimeter socket and extension to remove that. After those three bolts are removed, we can wiggle out our airbox and we're ready for install.Before we jump into our install I wanted to set our two intakes side by side, tell you guys a little bit more about this Injen and what it's gonna do to benefit your Tacoma in comparison to your stock setup. Now as you can tell, these are both gonna be at closed off units, so the factory filter is going to sit inside this big airbox here and that's gonna be really the same for the Injen cold air intake. That's gonna do a really good job of protecting the filter from anything that's inside of the engine bay or any splashes of water, making sure that nothing's getting into that filter. Now where it's different is the fact that this is going to have a ram air setup on the front and it's also gonna have a little bit of a different design when it comes to the intake tube. So as you can tell in the Injen intake tube, it's gonna be a straight-through design. It's also gonna be lot larger, which is gonna let a lot more air flow through it. And on our stock one here, this is gonna have a resonator on the back and that's gonna cause a lot of restriction which you don't want because you want all of that extra air or all of that airflow going directly to your throttle body into your intake manifold.This is also gonna be made of a molded and resilient polyurethane construction which will be very rigid and durable inside your engine bay, hold up for a very long time and it's also not gonna retain any heat, which is basically the same for the factory system considering that it is made of similar plastic material. However, this is gonna look a little bit better sitting inside your engine bay in comparison to your factory setup. Now the big difference here where you're getting a lot of your performance is in the filters. So as far as the filters go, the stocks setup is gonna have a paper element or a paper filter, which is perfect for stock application. However, if you're looking for an upgrade in performance and better filtration, less restriction, and you're looking for something that you can keep for the lifetime of your truck, moving over to something like this Injen filter is gonna be right up your alley. Now this will have to be replaced after so many miles. However, with the large conical filter that Injen provides, this is going to be an oiled filter that can be cleaned and reuse for the lifetime of your intake and really the lifetime of your truck. This is also gonna have super nanotechnology, which essentially means you're getting better filtration with less restriction, so that's gonna be perfect for this setup that we have here and perfect to increase the performance on our truck. Not to mention, this is gonna come with everything that you need, including all the clamps, seals, and the couplers to install this on your truck. So enough about these two side by side, let's go ahead and install our Injen intake.So our first step to the actual install is to swap over our factory MAF sensor. Now for the factory bolts are gonna need a Phillips head screwdriver and there's gonna be two on either side. Now technically, the filter will be sitting like this inside the engine bay, you want to make sure that it's oriented the correct way. And slide that on top. And now we have provided bolts that we can secure this down with. So I'm just using a standard Allen key out of a set. Tightening those on to our intake tube here. Then we can swap over our grommets.So what we need to do now is remove the three grommets where our bolts were sitting that secure down the bottom of our airbox, we have to transfer that over to our new airbox. So what I'm gonna do is take a flathead screwdriver, push up the metal sleeve in the middle, and then we can manipulate the grommet to remove it from our airbox. So I'm just gonna push that out with the Phillips. Just be careful that you're not damaging the grommet. All right. So now we can put our factory airbox aside. So it's kind of hard to see but there's gonna be two on the bottom and then one on the side here. So I'm gonna take one of the grommets, put it in place where they were on the factory airbox, make sure that they're seated, then we can take our metal sleeves and push them through.Now we can grab our seal and put that on the outside, this is gonna sit in our fender well. So once that's on, we can put on our ram air, this is gonna slide right into our airbox here. Once that's in, we have a washer and a button head bolt, so we want to make sure that you put your washers on, they are gonna have a rubber piece on the back. It's gonna seal this. Once that's through, we can thread it through our airbox into the ram air. If it would want to stay together. Then I'm going gonna use a 4-millimeter Allen key, tighten that up into place. Now I'm not going to completely tighten it down because we want to get the rest of our bolts in. Once those are tightened down, we can head over to our Tacoma.So what we're gonna do next is remove the clips that are holding in our radiator shroud. I'm going to be using a flathead screwdriver just to pop these out, you can also use a trim removal tool but there's gonna be seven in total. Now if one is being stubborn, you can always use a trim removal tool like I am here. So after all the clips are removed what we can do is fully remove our radiator shroud and then we can drop in our new intake. So that seal is gonna go through our fender. This is gonna sit over these two grommets here. So we can take the two clips that we took out in the front, line those up and secure them down into our rad support.Now we can secure our airbox down in the factory locations with the factory bolts, then we can tighten it down with a 12-millimeter socket. Might be a little bit hard to reach so I also have an extension here. Now again, I don't want to tighten anything down all the way, we want to make sure the rest of our bolts are in before we go ahead and tighten everything down completely. Now again we're gonna have two on the inside of the airbox, they are gonna be a little bit difficult to see, however they are gonna be in the factory location. What we can do now is install our filter. Now, this has a twist to lock base on it so all we have to do is put this in place, twist it and it'll stay in place inside our airbox here.So now we can install our intake tube, we have this coupler here that's gonna attach to our throttle body and our intake tube. The larger side is going to be facing the intake tube and the smaller side is gonna be on our throttle body. So we can fit that larger side of our intake tube into our filter there and fit this over our throttle body. Now we can tighten up our clamps using an 8-millimeter socket, I'm also using my impact wrench. You could also use a Phillips head screwdriver if you don't have a socket for this. Then we can plug back in our MAF sensor. And last but not least, we can reattach our hose here. Grab the pliers, move this clamp back up. And then at this point, all you have to do is pop on your engine cover and you're all set to go.So that's gonna wrap it up for my review and install. Make sure you like and subscribe. 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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Maximizes Power Gains
      • Increased Throttle Response
      • Comes With High-Efficiency Dry Air Filter
      • Resilient Roto-Molded Polyethylene Construction
      • No Tuning to ECU Needed
      • Convenient Installation
      • Limited Lifetime Warranty
      • Fits All 2016-2023 3.5L Toyota Tacoma Models


      Maximize Your Performance. Whether exploring new off-road locations, or tackling familiar, yet more difficult trails, the Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake With Dry Filter is the perfect cold air intake when you want to maximize your Tacoma’s potential. This cold air intake features a large air intake tube and a unique air scoop to direct copious amounts of cold air into your engine. This, in turn, ensures more complete combustion, resulting in higher power and torque gains, allowing you to take on the most challenging off-road trails with confidence.

      No Tuning Needed. No tuning to your truck’s ECU is needed when installing the Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake With Dry Filter. In fact, this cold air intake is engineered to work with your truck’s factory tune. That being said, it’s always a good idea to get an ECU re-tune in the future as this will only help maximize the potential of this cold air intake.

      Easy-To-Maintain Dry Air Filter. The Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake includes an easy-to-maintain dry air filter. This air filter uses several layers of a proprietary cellulose-based filter media that’s topped with a high-tech Nano membrane. This exclusive design provides super-efficient filtration while allowing maximum air-flow.

      Resilient Build Quality. The Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake is crafted from high-density polyethylene using an advanced roto-casting technique. This creates a seamless housing, inlet tube, and air scoop that’s as heat resistant as it is resilient. Moreover, this cold air intake assembly uses stainless steel clamps and heat-resistant silicone couplings to further extend its service life.

      Convenient Installation. The Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake With Dry Filter uses preexisting locations in your truck for installation. No modifications to your vehicle are needed. Also, all mounting hardware is included for convenience.

      Comes With a Limited Lifetime Warranty. The Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake With Dry Filter comes with a limited lifetime warranty covering manufacturing defects. Please visit the manufacturer’s website for more details.

      Not CARB Certified. The Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake With Dry Filter is not CARB-certified at this time, making its use illegal in California and other states that have adopted CARB certification. Please look up any local laws regarding permitted applications of this cold air intake.

      Application. The Injen Evolution Cold Air Intake With Dry Filter fits all 2016-2023 3.5L Toyota Tacoma models.



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      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (1) Air Box
      • (1) Inlet Tube
      • (1) Air Scoop
      • (1) Coupling Hose
      • (1) Dry Air Filter
      • (2) Clamps
      • (6) Washers
      • Mounting Hardware

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