Anyone know where i can get a cold air intake for my 3rd gen camry?
That guide doesn't mention anything about exhaust, but the MR2 wiki says that an ideal exhaust pipe size is 2 inch pre merge, 2.5 inch post-merge. Minimum 2.25 inch post merge. Also get the Y pipe to have a smooth bend instead of the crap T-bend the stock one has. Apparently the that T-bend also has a little bit of curved metal with holes in it to help the exhaust gas flow smoother, but that also ends up further choking the flow.In conclusion:
Free Tuning = should always be done.
Intake = nothing but sound + bling
Exhaust = nothing but sound + bling, but muffler only sounds like ass
Y-pipe/Merge = very important to mid/peak power
Cat = good thing to get rid of
Headers = Useless & horribly expensive
Cams = Useless to fundamental 3vz-fe philosphy & horribly expensive
Advanced Piggyback = great investment
Porting & Polishing = a bar none must have at some point for any setup
There are ones for the 4th gen, but they do dick all but make the engine sound slightly louder.In answer to your original question, there is so little aftermarket that was ever developed for the Gen3 Camry (and all Camrys, in general), that I wouldn't be surprised if there never was one offered by anybody. One place to look would be MR2 forums, where they have used the 3VZ and the 1MZ V6 engines to soup them up for years. A lot of great knowhow there to tap into.
Mine's a 3VZ, I just wasn't able to look at the engine bay since it was midnight at the time I posted my last comment. Same thing toysrme says too regarding intakes:What year is your Camry? If it's a 93 or earlier with a 3VZ, then the above applies.
If you have a 94-96, or an inline 4 engine, then adding a CAI will take HP away from your engine. Neither the 5S-FE or 1MZ-FE get any benefits from altering the intake system. You're not going to get any extra horsepower from either of those engines unless you have a lot of money to go boosted.
It's a bonus for me since I've always been a fan of sleeper builds. Also the number of people (including my bro) who have asked me why I want to get performance parts for a camry lol. I just tell them the stock engine in this grocery getter is good for 600 horses then give them a wink, mind you for now I'm keeping things NA. I'm just not sure if 2 inch improved Y pipe and 2.5 inch post-cat pipe will make it louder though, I prefer to keep as close to stock sounding as possible.Intake's make no power. This CAN NOT be said enough. I have tested multiple versions, filtered & filterless of EVERY possible intake style. Stock, Stock + K&N, Stock - ISR, Stock + cheesehole, CAI's, Dual CAI's, Ram air, Dual Ram air, open air, AFM only, 3" pipe AFM open.
Even the uberest intake of them all. The AFM bypass. (That's where you cut a 2" hole in front of the throttlebody to introduce a massive vacuum leak then tune it to run with a piggyback. As rpm rise, exponentially more air bypasses the AFM)
You can't make, or loose 5hp at the flywheel off any intake. You will, however, sound like the biggest, PISSED OFF Porche ever made over 5000rpm. It's incredible over 6000.
The 5S-FE doens't sound very good period IMHO. If you have a 1MZ-FE, then things might be different.Im not looking for more power since i got the 4cylinder engine in my 94camry. I just want it to sound a bit better