Diesel airbox mod for v6 hilux

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Diesel airbox mod for v6 hilux

Postby 1NCH2 on Sat, 12 Sep 2015 5:34 +0000

I have searched high, i have searched low. Yet it appears no one has ever done what i am thinking of doing. After reading about how restricting the 1gr filter and airbox are and how the 2kd-ftv draws such large amounts of air from its filter and box, why has no one thought to install the diesel airbox into the ggn25? It should flow much better being that the filter medium has a much larger surface area and the increased volume between the throttle body and airbox should allow for more low down torque (hopefully) and to further favour the idea I'm fairly certain there is a mount for the maf sensor in the airbox lid.
Not to mention that it should be a straight bolt in as there is no need to move anything, they use the same snorkles anyway and there should be much less heat soak from the airbox not being on top of the engine.
From what i have seaeched, this is an untapped and potentially beneficial mod that all v6ers can benefit from.
Thoughts people?
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Re: Diesel airbox mod for v6 hilux

Postby bansheebuzz on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:14 +0000

it would require a complete new intake designed for it as the filter housing is attached to the engine and personally i just cant see a market for it
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Re: Diesel airbox mod for v6 hilux

Postby 1NCH2 on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 1:45 +0000

Not really. The v6 air box can be removed and the throttle body suits on the front of the engine and points towards where the diesel airbox would sit. I think I'm going to bite the bullet and do it. I can get an aftermarket airbox for $160 so I'll post up how it goes. Fingers crossed. :D
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Re: Diesel airbox mod for v6 hilux

Postby jakelux on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 3:28 +0000

Personally i dont think the 1GR airbox is that restrictive...
Have a go, will be interesting to see :D
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Re: Diesel airbox mod for v6 hilux

Postby 1NCH2 on Mon, 14 Sep 2015 9:25 +0000

Well there's been a few posts where people have been saying the 1gr standard airbox is restrictive and that putting the trd box on us heaps better. I want to find out if i can save $400, get more power, get a better factory airbox and filter while still being able to run a snorkel. Also I'm a tight arse. Ballin on a budget haha
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Re: Diesel airbox mod for v6 hilux

Postby jap on Tue, 15 Sep 2015 5:51 +0000

1NCH2 wrote:Well there's been a few posts where people have been saying the 1gr standard airbox is restrictive and that putting the trd box on us heaps better. I want to find out if i can save $400, get more power, get a better factory airbox and filter while still being able to run a snorkel. Also I'm a tight arse. Ballin on a budget haha


The TRD uses a standard V6 airbox from memory anyway.
I think you're wasting time as the standard 1GR airbox, while ugly, still flows more than enough.
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Re: Diesel airbox mod for v6 hilux

Postby Grantsmithers on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 7:34 +0000

I know this is an old thread but has anyone actually done it, considering it for my own v6 hilux.
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Re: Diesel airbox mod for v6 hilux

Postby 1NCH2 on Mon, 05 Sep 2016 9:29 +0000

Okay, reading up on the trd intake thread I believe there is substance to installing the diesel air box due to reduced heat soak from the housing sitting on top of the engine, however I will never know as I am looking into the trd intake instead. I still think it's worth a shot though.
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Re: Diesel airbox mod for v6 hilux

Postby kennyPL on Wed, 24 Nov 2021 6:54 +0000

Grantsmithers wrote:I know this is an old thread but has anyone actually done it, considering it for my own v6 hilux.

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Is anyone done this to V6?
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