Toyota Tacoma comes with a stock closed box air intake with an added air cleaner box that can be replaced with a straight pipe saving you a few hundred dollars (really began to like this idea after the Volant install as performance and mpg was nearly the same; very very slight increase). I do like the Volant box with its clear lid which makes it easier to do a visual without opening the box. I would prefer the lid to have buckles rather than bolts for easier removal. INSTALLATION: Straight forward Installation with easy removal of stock closed box air intake and air cleaner. Box bolt pattern off set by 3/16 inch and I did not want to make more holes, instead used 1 bolt with lock washer to hold box in place (seems to work for now). OVERALL: Very slight increase to performance and MPG after removal of secondary stock air cleaner (as this was replaced with the straight pipe that came with the Volant closed box kit). Noticed a .3 MPG gain with slight more power/responsiveness beyond 3k rpms (I have a manual Tacoma) which I attribute to the replacement of the secondary air cleaner box with the straight pipe which reduced air restriction.
Everything was easy with the install, box sounds great. One issue, I assume due to the power core filter is the CEL I am getting. Alot more air is flowing so you may need to get a different filter or tune. Other than that, it's great.
Make sure you follow the directions and disconnect the negative battery cables long enough so the computer can learn clean.
I did not have the factory air box bolts because I had a k&n intake on the truck which I would not classify the k&n as a cold air intake. No matter what I did I could only get one or the other hole to line up for the air box. I ended up loosening the clamps and moving the air box closer to the fender. I drilled and taped new holes and put in new bolts. Other then that I would have given it a 5 star review. After that it looks and sounds great.
The wife loves it
Easy install and perfect upgrade to the stock intake. Lots of air with the power core