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Hey, guys. I'm Eric with ExtremeTerrain. In this video, I'm gonna give you my review and installation of this K&N Series 57 FIPK Cold Air Intake for all 2016 and later Toyota Tacomas with a 3.5-liter V6 engine. Now, this kit is really gonna appeal to the Tacoma owner out there who wants to maximize airflow, not only maximize it, but cleaner airflow into their engine for better performance and better throttle response. Now, when K&N talks about FIPK, what are they really talking about? Well, that stands for fuel injection performance kit, and that's part of a list of items that they offer for sale, including the kit we're reviewing today. And really what we're talking about is getting the most amount of oxygen into your intake in the same volume of air as possible. And that's what a cold air intake really does. And this kit from K&N is really gonna help boost throttle response and horsepower and torque as much as possible from this type of product.Now, K&N is almost a household name out there in the automotive world. They really built their reputation based on the quality products they put out, especially their air filters. That's really where they made their bread and butter and you get one of those in this kit and it's backed by a million-mile, 10-year warranty which K&N is also known for. And you should have no problem having this for the life of your vehicle so long as you do some basic maintenance items like cleaning it and oiling it periodically according to the manufacturer's requirements. Now, along with that confidence that you get from that warranty that K&N offers, you can also feel safe and secure knowing that this is 50-state emissions legal, including California. So you won't have any worries about passing EPA requirements regardless of what state you live in.Now, this kit comes in right around $250, which puts it kind of in the premium category for cold air intakes, but you're also getting that good air filter with it. And if you service it properly, it will last you for many, many years. And that's gonna save you some money down the road. Now, as far as the installation goes, guys, as you'll see here in just a minute, it's very easy. I'm giving it a very basic one out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. A couple of basic hand tools is all you're gonna need, and you should have no problem getting this job done in less than an hour. So let's go ahead and get to it. All right, guys. Tools we're gonna use for this installation are a socket wrench, 8-millimeter, and 10-millimeter sockets, a small extension, set of pliers, and a 19-millimeter crescent wrench.All right. First step before you get started on your installation, guys, is you should disconnect the negative terminal on your battery. Once you have that done, we're gonna go ahead and remove this plastic shroud that's on top of the engine. That's gonna give us better access to the rest of the intake plumbing which we are going to remove and replace with this new K&N kit. All right. Go ahead and pinch this clip right here with some pliers, guys. Pull it back and just pull this back. We're gonna end up pulling out this suction tube here. Next up is these clamps, go ahead and grab a 10-millimeter socket for those. All right. Just loosen that up, guys, until this is nice and loose there. We're gonna do this clamp as well. It's also a 10-millimeter. Now we have everything loose here with the clamps at both ends. You wanna disconnect this clip at the back so this is free from the wiring harness, and we can go ahead and pull this out. Okay. Now we're going to remove the factory air filter. There's two tabs here. Just push these down and that'll let you lift those clips up. You can remove it just like that.All right, guys, at this point in the installation, we're gonna do our typical side-by-side comparison. Now, obviously, there's not a whole lot to go over here, but mainly what you're getting is that K&N air filter, and that's really what K&N built their reputation on, is the premium quality air filter. You can see it's a little bit thinner than this one. However, with its design and oiled operation, that's gonna give you a better airflow and down the road, you're gonna be able to reuse this filter with some simple maintenance, and that's gonna save you money down the road as well. Now, as far as comparison of the piping goes, you're obviously getting a straight shot with the new K&N tube coming out of your air box into your car's intake. You're not gonna have this apparatus up here where air is gonna flow in and have the opportunity to warm up. Colder air is denser air and you're gonna get more oxygen into your vehicle in the same volume of airspace.So really you're gonna be looking at a slight boost in horsepower and torque, but overall, what you're really probably gonna notice is better throttle response. And that's what you're gonna get with this K&N kit. So while I have stuff here on the table, I'm gonna show you a couple of things we're gonna need to do to put it together before we can get it on the truck. Real quick and easy, this adaptor piece is for your crankcase ventilation tube that we disconnected during the uninstall phase. All you need to do is thread that in here on your new K&N tubing and then we'll tighten that down with a tool in a second. The other thing you're gonna want to do is start clamps on both of the connection parts right here. This one that has kind of a bulge in the middle is gonna go on this end towards your airbox and this straight piece here is gonna go towards your vehicle intake. Orient them both in the same direction and use an 8-millimeter socket to tighten these down just enough to keep them from falling off. And just give this a couple of turns to tighten this down, guys. I'm using a 19-millimeter crescent wrench. You don't wanna over-torque this. Doesn't need to be super tight. All right. Now we're gonna put our new K&N filter in. Fits nicely into place. And that's something you really notice working with premium brands like K&N, that the fitment is always nice and tight and easy to install. And then relock those clips. And now we'll move on to the intake tubing.All right, guys. Now, remember, we're using the straight piece of pipe here, a straight piece of rubber pipe, I should say, and we're just gonna kind of walk it on to the intake piping. We're gonna leave those loose for now until we cinch up the other end. All right. It's a little tight in here, guys. So what we're gonna do is we're gonna take this cover back off. That'll give us a little bit of extra room to work with. Once you have both ends cinched on together, I'm gonna go ahead and replace the air box cover. All right. Once you have these sleeves adjusted and your clamps on so they have enough bite on there, go ahead and tighten them down using an 8-millimeter socket.All right. I'm gonna reconnect our crankcase vent tube. And then reseat our clamp. And there you go. Okay, replace your engine cover and reconnect the negative terminal to your battery and you should be all done. All right. So that wraps up this review and install of this K&N Series 57 FIPK Cold Air Intake for all 2016 and later Toyota Tacomas with the V6 engine. And for all things Tacoma, keep it right here at extremeterrain.com.
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High-Performance Intake System. Maximize your Tacoma’s engine power by supplying it with an increased amount of cooler and cleaner air. Use this K&N Series 57 FIPK Cold Air Intake to facilitate the oxygen-rich air to fill your combustion chamber for an optimized air-fuel mixture. The resulting enhanced airflow delivers additional horsepower and torque for reinforced performance.
Re-Tuning Not Required. You don’t need to worry about aftermarket tunes or adjustments to your truck’s ECU as this Series 57 FIPK Cold Air Intake works with the factory tune. The stock computer tune will do the job and let the Series 57 operate to ensure your engine’s optimum performance.
Premium Air Filter. This Series 57 FIPK Cold Air Intake comes with a premium air filter featuring multiple layers of red, cotton gauze. This performance air filter is reusable and is engineered to last for the entire lifespan of your vehicle. It is designed to install easily into your factory air box and exhibits long-lasting, efficient filtration capacity.
High-Quality Construction. K&N built this Series 57 FIPK Intake System with toughness and durability to handle high thermal stresses. This intake kit includes a durable and free-flowing, high-density polyethylene tube to ensure long service life. Additionally, the included hoses and clamps support an efficient, leak-free performance.
Bolt-On Installation. This Series 57 FIPK Cold Air Intake is intended for a straightforward installation. It comes with all the necessary hardware to directly bolt to your truck’s factory mounting slots. The installation completes with light to moderate mechanical skills.
Limited Warranty. Backed by K&N's Million-Mile or 10-Year Limited Warranty, this Series 57 FIPK Cold Air Intake provides you and your truck with unrivaled security and performance for years and the many miles to come. Some exclusions and limitations apply; please check the terms and conditions for full details.
CARB-Certified. K&N guarantees a 50-state street-legal cold air intake system as this Series 57 FIPK Cold Air Intake is CARB-certified under EO Number D-269-71.
Application. This Series 57 FIPK Cold Air Intake is specifically designed to be used on all 2016-2021 3.5L Toyota Tacoma models.
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CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov
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