AEM Cold Air Intake Adds More Power and Better Acceleration to Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6

AEM performance cold air intake system for the 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6
The AEM performance cold air intake system for the 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 increases performance and leaves all the stock emissions control equipment in place

As optional equipment, the 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma can be purchased with the 4.0L 1GR-FE V6 engine rated at 236 horsepower. A 236 horsepower V6 isn’t anything to laugh at, but who wouldn’t want to bolt on a few more ponies? This is why AEM Intakes designed cold air intake system 22-681C for the 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 second generation Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6. This Cold Air Intake System is precision-engineered to provide a noticeable increase in horsepower, better acceleration, and improved engine sound for the Toyota Tacoma.

AEM CAI 22-681C uses an AEM Dryflow air filter and gray powder coated air intake tubes
AEM CAI, number 22-681C, uses an AEM Dryflow air filter, and gray powder coated air intake tubes to draw from the factory cold air inlet in the 05-14 Toyota Tacoma wheel well

The AEM cold air intake system for 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma V6 models is a little different from the average cold air intake system. AEM Intakes designers chose to retain the use of the stock air filter box when designing the 22-681C cold air intake system. Retaining the stock air filter box allowed AEM Intakes designers to increase performance while keeping inlet air temperatures, and air / fuel ratios within factory specifications. Utilizing the stock air filter box maintains the use of the factory cold air inlet near the front wheel, allowed the CAI system to retain all factory air intake connections, as well as leaving all the stock emissions control equipment undisturbed.

Testing revealed that the factory air intake ducting was partially to blame for intake tract restriction in the stock system. Included in the 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 cold air intake system is a free-flowing mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube which helps to reduce the restriction found in the stock air ducting, and allows the engine to breathe easier. Restriction isn’t the only trouble with the stock air intake as it also creates turbulence in the incoming air. The mandrel-bent aluminum intake tube used in this cold air intake has a smooth and consistent internal circumference for reduced turbulence. To ensure that the cold air intake tubes will look great for years to come, it is finished in a charcoal gray powder coat. A custom designed air accelerator is affixed to the end of the air intake tubes and is then inserted into the factory cold air intake source in the wheel well. This ensures that the 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 will draw cool, fresh, and dense air from outside the engine compartment.

The second generation Toyota Tacoma is assembled in the United States
The second generation Toyota Tacoma is assembled in the United States first in Fremont, California and now at Toyota's Texas plant in San Antonio, Texas alongside the Toyota Tundra

AEM Dryflow air filters are designed to flow more air than typical paper automotive air filters, and because of this AEM synthetic air filter 28-20281 is able to reduce restriction inherent to using stock disposable automotive air filters. Advanced AEM Dryflow, non-woven, oil free, synthetic air filter media is at the heart of the replacement AEM air filter for 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 models which allows for easy cleaning, durable service, and excellent filtration without the need for air filter oil.

All of the design features of the 2005-2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 cold air intake system work together to deliver increased horsepower, torque, and improved acceleration. On the dyno, 22-681C produced an estimated 5 more horsepower at 5,100 rpm and 6 pound-feet of torque at 5,100 rpm over the stock system. Additional horsepower and torque can come in handy when merging onto a highway, towing, or trying to tackle an obstacle off-road.

An AEM performance cold air intake system is an excellent upgrade for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 second generation Toyota Tacoma models with a 4.0L 1GR-FE V6. This is a complete cold air intake system including all the necessary hardware and step by step installation instructions. To provide peace of mind, AEM Induction Systems stands behind its products with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

AEM cold air intake 22-681C is designed to provide 50-state street legal performance and excellent engine sound for the following Toyota Tacoma models:

2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 - Not CARB exempt w/o Hydrocarbon Trap
2013 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 - Not CARB exempt w/o Hydrocarbon Trap
2012 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 - Not CARB exempt w/o Hydrocarbon Trap
2011 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 - Not CARB exempt w/o Hydrocarbon Trap
2010 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 - Not CARB exempt w/o Hydrocarbon Trap
2009 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 - Not CARB exempt w/o Hydrocarbon Trap
2008 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 - Not CARB exempt w/o Hydrocarbon Trap
2007 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 - Not CARB exempt w/o Hydrocarbon Trap
2006 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 - Not CARB exempt w/o Hydrocarbon Trap
2005 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 - Not CARB exempt w/o Hydrocarbon Trap


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2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 picked up an additional estimated 5 horsepower and 6 lb-ft of torque
A 2014 Toyota Tacoma 4.0L V6 was outfitted with AEM cold air intake, number 22-681C, and picked up an additional estimated 5 horsepower and 6 lb-ft of torque
  • Estimated Gain - 5 Horsepower @ 5100
  • Protects Your Engine
  • Reusable Dryflow Synthetic Air Filter
  • Excellent Air Filtration
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty