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Jake: Jake here for ExtremeTerrain, and today I'm taking a look at the RedRock Cold Air Intake with a polished finish fitting 2010 to 2015 4Runners with the 4.0L engine. And this RedRock intake is gonna be a great option for the 4Runner owner who's looking for a simple way to get a little bit more sound and performance out of their rig, all at a very budget-friendly price tag. This is a bolt-in no-tune required intake that provides similar benefits to the big-name brands from one of the lowest prices in the whole segment.So, I just wanna dive right into it here because what I think we've got here is a pretty nice little piece of kit. And the filter itself is a reusable multi-layer oil design. So, this is gonna do a really great job of filtering out dirt and dust, but it also makes maintenance easy. You don't need to worry about replacing the filter at different intervals, just clean it and reoil it when it gets dirty, and you're right back out there on the road or on the trail. It's a good money savings in the long run. So, if you're gonna be keeping your 4Runner around for a while, which let's be honest, most owners definitely do, that's something that you want to consider. Now there's also a Venturi adapter here that's included to smooth out the airflow going from the filter into that intake tube. And it's not something you see with every intake.In fact, it's a pretty rare thing to see included. Now you also get this polished aluminum intake tube, and that feels pretty nice in your hand. Now I'm a big fan of these because not only does this one add some visual interest to your engine bay, but these aluminum tubes also give you some nice resonance to see, get some intake noise. And that's because of the resonance of the metal. So, you're gonna hear a lot more of that engine sucking in air. And to me, at least, intake noise is the best. And that's because when you're puttering around town at low speeds or a little bit of throttle input, you're really not gonna hear this very much. But when you really smack it down to the floor, you're gonna get a lot of noise coming outta the intake. That makes these really great for a daily driven truck because you're gonna be able to putter around town nice and quietly, go on a road trip. It's not gonna be obtrusive, but when you really smack it to the floor, you're gonna get some extra cool noise coming out of it.Now speaking of interest, perhaps the most interesting part of this kit is the thing we haven't talked about yet, and that's it includes a heat shield as well. It's a pleasant surprise to see this included here since many less expensive cold air intakes don't really include a heat shield of any kind, so they aren't necessarily cold air intakes. Now having this piece here means that your engine is gonna be more easily able to pull in cooler air as it's gonna separate that filter from the rest of the hot engine bay. Cooler air means better combustion. Better combustion means more power. And since this intake doesn't require a tune, you can just bolt this on and enjoy. You also get some weather stripping included in the kit, and this is gonna go around the edges of the heat shield. And again, it's just gonna work to keep that filter a little bit more isolated from the heat of the engine bay. Now again, this does not require a tune. However, if you do want a little bit more, get up and go outta your intake setup, a custom tune is gonna help you make the most of it.Both the heat shield and intake tube are constructed from high-strength aluminum. The heat shield is finished off with this nice wrinkle black powder coat to keep it protected, while the intake tube, like we talked about earlier, has got that polished look to it. Both make a nice visual accent. They're gonna look good in your engine bay. That aluminum construction also makes them both light and durable and heat resistant. So, they should look good and perform well and be corrosion free for a long time. And like we were talking about earlier with the filter, this is again a multi-layer oil design. So, it's a pretty quality piece. It's gonna have a lot more surface area than your factory air filter as well. So, it will provide a nice upgrade there too. Coming in at about $225, this is one of the least expensive intakes you can get for these trucks. But despite that budget-friendly price tag, you're still getting a pretty good quality item for your money. And as compared to other intakes out on the market, you're gonna feel similar gains in overall performance. So, this is gonna be a good option regardless, but especially so if your build is a bit more budget focused.As far as installation goes, this is gonna come in at an easy one out of three on our difficulty meter. You should budget about an hour to get this done. So, relatively simple install. It's straightforward, and the intake is easily accessible to get your old one off and to get this new one on. And you get all the clamps and connector pieces, even that Venturi adapter we were talking about earlier. So, you've got everything you need in the box to get this onto your truck. And then once you've got it bolted on, you can just go ahead and enjoy it. But enough talking about it, with that, why don't we throw it over to one of our XT customers who's gonna walk you through the process.Man: Good afternoon. Today, we are installing a cold air intake on this 2011 Toyota 4Runner. The parts you'll need, I am currently using an Impact, a 14, a 12, a 10, an 8, a Phillips. And then I have two extensions here. So, first thing, first, we need to remove this cover here. I loosened mine already so it's easier. There are two clips here on the bottom, and then the two teeth right here on the back. I'm just gonna pull up and pop out. Next thing we're gonna do, we're going to loosen up this screw right here. I'm gonna get my Phillips head for that. Just give me one second. All right, so I got my screwdriver. We are going to take off this bolt and this one right here. Just a clipple [SP] quick little turn. That'll loosen that right up.And then click over here. We're gonna do the same thing. And then while we're at it, we are going to take off this bolt, which is a 10 millimeter, and we need to remove this hose, and this hose in the back. Okay, so I found it easier myself, I have this and this loosened up. What we need to do these four clips on the side of the air box. One here, one here, one here, and one way down here. Remove those four that'll make the air box move, and then take off the mass airflow sensor. It just has two Phillip's heads, one on the back, and one in the bottom here. It's okay if you drop one, I drop the first one. The new one comes with bolts for you, so you're fine there. So, I'm gonna go ahead and get that removed.And there we are. I took the air box off first and because I had unloosened this bolt, I was able to pull it right out. Remember, make sure you take this one and these hoses off. We'll connect these to the new one. Again, looks like my air filter here is decent shape, but guess what? We're not gonna use it anymore. That goes to the side. And now we're left with this. We need to remove the air box here. So, there's one here, one down there, and then way back here, there was one that was sitting right there. So, now we can go ahead and pull off the air box, and we are ready to install the new cold air filter. Okay, the next steps is we are going to place this to here and run it over here.This is our heat shield we're given. I already went ahead and, oops, placed the provided rubber molding all the way around it. I had to cut a little there at the bottom. But that wasn't a big deal. Again, you just press it on all the way around, and it's actually going to sit right in here. We're gonna need to undo this bolt down here. But that's gonna be later step. So, for the time being, we need to reduce our coupler here, which attaches here. And then we need to do the coupler here, goes to here, which goes into our box. Okay, so here we are again. I have this part installed. It's not tightened down yet. I just have the O-ring here. This reducing coupler is a very, very tight fit. It took a lot of work just to get that on there.These ones are rather looser fits. And then when putting this angle coupler on here, I had to make sure that it was a angle pointing towards the car. I got pointing towards the back of the engine. You want it this way, not that way. You'll see once you put this part on. So, next part, we have to reinstall the heat shield, which again replaces the old air box we had. We're gonna be using this hole, this hole. And then right down here are some of this pull earlier, this is a 12-millimeter bolt we need to take off, and this moves up slightly, which is going to be this tab right here. So, we have one tab, two tab, three tab, again, and hole one, two, and three. Let's get that installed. Okay, so here we are, I have this part installed.I, unfortunately, broke this bolt back here. It broke off inside of there. So, I have it secure with this one, and then the bolt right down here. It's important to note that again, this has to be loose. You need this to be able to move because you need to get at least one rung of this coupler through here. Because this is where this attaches, which goes onto the filter like so. It just sits in there. And we're going to use this supplied O-ring to tighten it down, which again goes in here. I'm gonna tighten it down with an O-ring and see what happens. All right, so here we are. I got all four clamps down and tight. See nothing is going anywhere nice and solid. Now we can go ahead and attach these two hoses that were on the existing one. Just uses O-Clamp or this clamp, bring it down. And then back here, we need to pull this off, which doesn't want to come off.There we go. Got it off. And then X or ExtremeTerrain have actually included a new pipe. We're gonna get that one installed right now. Okay, so I have installed the mass airflow sensor... with the two screws provided. I have installed two new vacuum lines, and I have connected this part. Everything else is feeling really solid, really happy about that. The last part is just to put in the filter right here. Let's get that done. We have installed the intake, the heat shield, the intake tube, mass airflow sensor, two hoses, and then the couplers. Everything is nice and solid. The last thing left to do is simply putting this back on. I will clip it down here in a second. And there we have it.Jake: That's gonna wrap it up here for our review and install of the RedRock Cold Air Intake with a polished finish, fitting, 2010 to 2015 4.0L 4Runners. Thanks for watching. And remember, for all things, 4Runner, be sure to stick with us right here at extremeterrain.com.
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