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okay, so to start off, yes-i know it's pointless. yes- i know it's stupid. :lol:

with that being said, i'm looking into installing a CAI on my 07 TCH. This is purely for the intake noise, i am aware that there are little to no performance gains. I just can't stand how quiet my car is and i need something to make me smile a bit when i get on the throttle. i just want to make sure that this will not hurt my car, temperature wise or mpg wise. i simply want to do it for the induction noise- nothing more, nothing less. any input is appreciated (once again, yes- i know it is pointless), and any other ideas to give my car some more noise are MUCH appreciated. Thanks guys.
 

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Let us know how it works out. I would keep all the stock stuff just in case. You shouldn't get a precipitous drop in MPG, but I have limited knowledge of how this kind of thing effects the hybrids. Research:
Your engine is designed to exacting specs, including air intake. Changing it can cause a cascading effect. Some do it - I think Vangm25 has experience with it on his gas engine, but not sure who has done it on a hybrid. You may get more noise due to knocking and the engine constantly trying to adjust due to the lack of the designed air intake.


Nice looking TCH by the way. Good pic!
 

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Let us know how it works out. I would keep all the stock stuff just in case. You shouldn't get a precipitous drop in MPG, but I have limited knowledge of how this kind of thing effects the hybrids. Research: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zofnaV5Bi_Q Your engine is designed to exacting specs, including air intake. Changing it can cause a cascading effect. Some do it - I think Vangm25 has experience with it on his gas engine, but not sure who has done it on a hybrid. You may get more noise due to knocking and the engine constantly trying to adjust due to the lack of the designed air intake.


Nice looking TCH by the way. Good pic!
This is the part where I find out he was looking for one for a Hybrid.
 
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