TRD Cold Air Intake (CAI) 5th Gen 4Runner
TRD Cold Air Intake (CAI) 5th Gen 4Runner & FJ Cruiser
TRD Cold Air Intake (CAI) 5th Gen 4Runner Fits 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017+
Part number (PTR03-89100) TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Cold Air Intake System is a genuine OEM Toyota part and carries a factory warranty through Toyota part of TRD USA.
When it comes to a 5th gen 4runner intake, the TRD CAI is a must have. The next up in competition would be the AFE aftermarket intake for your 4Runner.
The TRD Intake is made by Toyota Racing Development and we feel it just belongs on the 4Runner. In our next post, we will be running a 5th Gen 4Runner TRD Intake Install, so stay tuned. Let’s get into the details on this 5th gen 4runner cold air intake.
TRD Cold Air Intake Price:
- Check Today’s Price on Amazon: TRD Intake for 5th Gen 4Runner
TRD Cold Air Intake (CAI) for 5th Gen 4Runners
- Manufacturer: Toyota
- Part Number: PTR03-89100
- Part: Cold Air Intake System – TRD
- Step by Step Install: TRD Cold Air Intake Installation
- 2017-2018 4Runner Cold Air Intake
The Dyno-Tested TRD Cold Air Intake System
The TRD Cold Air Intake system is a Dyno-Tested intake system that is sure to beef up your torque and hp gains. By bringing cooler, denser air into the engine, your 5th Gen 4Runner will be running much cleaner and cooler. The TRD Cold Air Intake System features a low-restriction air filter that is housed in a special molding to keep air flowing tighter and cooler.
One of the special features of the TRD Cold Air Intake System for 5th gen 4Runners is that is has a vacuum indicator that indicates when the intake/ filter should be serviced. It’s awesome. The TRD Intake system for 5th Gen 4Runners is one of the best additions you can make to your 4Runner when it comes to aftermarket 5th Gen 4Runner Engine Parts.
What the TRD Cold Air Intake Features
- For 5th Gen 4Runners 2010,13,14,15,16,17
- 4.0L V-6 Engine
- Emission Legal in all 50 states.
- Increase HP Gains
- Increased Torque
- Superior Power and Performance when coupled with Exhaust
- Enhanced Airflow
- Increase Fuel Efficiency
- Reusable/Washable Air filter
- High-Flow/Low Restriction
- Vacuum Indicator that monitors filter Efficiency
- Indicator for Service
- 1 Year Toyota Warranty
Benefits of the TRD Cold Air Intake for 5th Gen 4Runners
- Lower restriction means more power and higher energy efficiency
- High dust holding capacity means cleaner air to your engine and more power
- Environmentally friendly, one filter for the life of your vehicle, simply clean and re-oil rather than replace
- High heat resistant for extreme under hood environment
- High-strength polyurethane seal material provide structural integrity for high load and vibration conditions
- Designed using OEM parts for Maximum CO2 air filter housing
- Surgical gauze filter media is supported by woven aluminum mesh to prevent pleat flutter and dirt migration
- Contrasting colored oil ensures proper distribution
Increasing Horsepower on your 5th Gen 4Runner
The TRD (Toyota Racing Development) Cold Air Intake System is a force to reckoned with when it comes to increased horsepower (hp) in your 5th Gen 4Runner. Adding a TRD Cold Air Intake (CAI) System to your 4Runner will give you anywhere from 5-15 additional hp when installed and combined with other aftermarket 5th Gen accessories.
If you are making to move to the TRD Cold Air Intake, you will likely want to opt for a TRD 4Runner Exhaust System or look at other aftermarket exhaust systems like the 5th Gen 4Runner Magnaflow Exhaust.
There are many other factors that go into producing more hp in your 4Runer and they range from getting a 4Runner performance chip, aftermarket exhaust, cold air intake, TRD 4Runner air filters and of course a supercharger. The supercharger will obviously give your 4Runner the biggest power increase.
Supercharging a 5th Gen 4Runner?
By converting your 5th Gen 4Runner’s engine to a forced induction, your engine will utilize a compressor mounted on the intake. Which ultimately superchargers or turns your 4Runner into a turbo engine. As of now, Toyota and TRD (Toyota Racing Development) have not developed a supercharger for the 5th Generation.
Toyota keeps saying they are going to introduce a supercharger for the 5th Gen but we have not seen one yet. Hopefully, good things to come soon on the 5th gen supercharger for 4Runners.
The AFE Vs. TRD Cold Air Intake for 5th Gen 4Runners
This is the question for many 5th Gen 4Runner owners. What is better, the AFE intake or the TRD intake?
- aFe 54-81932 Magnum FORCE Stage-2 Cold Air Intake System (10-15): $500
- TRD (PTR03-89100) Cold Air Intake System: $475
WHAT THEY SAY
- aFe produces 10 hp. 15 lbs. x ft. torque and outflows the factory intake by 34%.
- TRD produces increase hp and torque (yeah, they don’t say much)
WHAT THEY SAY, EXACTLY
aFe: The housing features auxiliary inlet duct for better airflow as well as an attractive black aluminum cover that provides ready access to the filter for servicing. This intake system also features a heat-insulating molded plastic tube that replaces the stock intake tract and directs increased air flow with improved volumetric efficiency for maximum performance.
TRD: The TRD Air Intake Systems are developed using OE Engineering Information. In this case, that’s important because the mass airflow sensor – a critical component of the engine management system – is located in the intake area and must be accommodated in the design of the air intake.
WHAT SHOULD YOU BUY?
If you are buying a cold air intake for your 5th Gen 4Runner, I would personally have to say TRD, only because it is made by TRD. However, we did read that aFe makes the TRD Intake. I know, strange right.
The forums are pretty close in a back and fourth battle of which is the clear winner. Most 5th Gen 4Runners have either of the two; TRD or aFe. It is a close battle between the two. I think it comes down to personal preference on look and sound. Both have a loud sound, both increase power, both look cool.
All in all, we would still opt to buy the TRD Intake. Eventually, couple that with a TRD supercharger and you will be smashing down the freeway and mobbing over trails.
TRD cold air intake kit contents
- Air filter
- upper airbox
- lower airbox
- hump coupler
- throttle body coupler
- air inlet tube
- airflow accelerator
TRD cold air intake bag contents
- Number 52 hose clamp
- number 56 hose clamp
- number 72 hose clamp
- plastic nipple 1/8 inch
- plastic nipple 5/8 of an inch
- hose 5/32 of an inch ID X 20 inches
- convoluted split loom 15″
- Airbox clip
- filter minder grommet
- filter minder
- nylon tie strap – treemount
- Nylon tie strap 6″
- bracket and wire harness
- socket M4 by 0.7 x 8 mm
TRD cold air intake recommended tools
- Blankets or fender covers
- nut driver
- 10 mm socket
- 12 mm socket
- quarter inch drive socket
- quarter inch drive ratchet
- quarter inch drive extension 6 inches long
- Phillips head screwdriver
- Allen wrench 3 mm
- torque wrench 0 to 120 feet pounds of torque
- Glass cleaner
- silicone spray lubricant
Emission Compliance TRD 5th Gen 4Runner Cold Air Intake
For 2010-2017+ (5th Generation Models), Toyota has changed the emission compliance information on the cold air intake. A new process has been implemented by Toyota which means there is no longer a need for the emissions label which is typically included in the performance air intake kit for the 5th Gen 4Runner and FJ cruiser’s.
We are located in California and will not be using an emissions compliant label. If your state requires an emissions compliant label, one may be ordered through Toyota dealer or the Toyota materials distribution center at 310-468-9800, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The TRD performance air intake kit or cold air intake has received 50 state emissions compliance via the California Air Resources Board or CARB. Not all states require the emissions compliance label but TRD does recommend ordering one.
To receive the proper emissions compliance label for the TRD performance air intake kit or cold air intake please order MDC part number 00602–35120. Also, proof of ownership may be required, so you may need to prove that you bought the TRD cold air intake from an official distributor.
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