Part # 1061553 – 2.7L 3RZ Rock Ripper Extreme Air Intake Tacoma 4Runner 1995-2000

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Tools Needed:

  • Flathead Screwdriver
  • Drill & 5/16" Drill Bit
  • Ratchet & Socket set
  • Adjustable Wrench

Installation Notes:

    1. Read all instructions completely and carefully before you begin.

    2. Check to make sure the kit is complete and that no parts are missing. If anything is missing, please contact Trail-Gear at (559) 252-4950.

    3. Park vehicle on a clean, dry, at, level surface and block the tires so the vehicle can not roll in either direction.

    4. Any variation from these instructions or parts will void the 50-state smog legal certification.

Installation Instructions:

1. Disconnect the Mass Airow Sensor harness from the Mass Airow Sensor.

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2. Disconnect all hoses and air ducting between the engine and the stock Air Cleaner.
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3. Unbolt and remove the entire Air Cleaner, Mass Airow Sensor, Intake Air Connector, and Air Cleaner Hose with Resonator from the vehicle. Save the Mass Airow Sensor and rubber gasket for re-installation.

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4. Position the new Air Intake Bracket into the stock Air Cleaner’s mounting location. Align the long mounting leg of the new Air Intake Bracket with the original Air Cleaner’s rear mounting hole. Mark this location on the Air Intake Bracket. Remove the Air Intake Bracket and drill a 5/16” diameter hole in the marked location on the Air Intake Bracket. Note: It might be necessary to mock up the Stainless Steel Air Tube, Cast Aluminum Air Tube, & Silicone Adapters in order to position the Air Intake Bracket correctly.

5. Position the Air Intake Bracket back into the vehicle and secure using the stock bolt or the M8 Bolt & 5/16” Washer provided.
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6. Align the steel Support Bracket with the mounting hole in the Air Intake Bracket and against the flat spot on the inner fender panel. Mark the location and drill a 9/32” diameter mounting hole at the marked location on the inner fender panel. NOTE: In some instances, the support bracket may need to be slightly bent to align with the fender panel correctly.
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7. Attach the Mass Airflow Sensor & rubber gasket removed in Step 3 to the back of the Air Intake Bracket using (4) of the ¼” bolts and nuts provided.




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8. If the vehicle is installed with a charcoal canister, install the Nylon 3/8” Barbed x ½” NPS Fitting into the corresponding ½” NPS hole in the Air Intake Bracket. If the vehicle is not equipped with a charcoal canister, install the ½” NPS plug into the ½” NPS hole in the Air Intake Bracket.
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9. Mount the Air Intake Bracket and the Support Bracket back into the vehicle and secure using the remaining (2) ¼” Bolts & Nylock Nuts.



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10. Install the Stainless Steel Air Tube, Cast Aluminum Air Tube, Silicone Adapters, Fittings, & Hose Clamps per the diagram below. Note: If the stock hose coming from the Charcoal Canister is too short, replace it with the 11” long piece of 3/8” I.D. Rubber Tubing provided and secure it to the 3/8” Barbed Fitting on the Air Intake Bracket with the 5/8” Hose Clamp provided.

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11. Install the Air Filter onto the Air Intake Bracket and secure the hose clamp provided on the Air Filter.
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12. Connect the Mass Airflow Sensor Harness to the Mass Airflow Sensor.
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13. Apply the provided C.A.R.B. decal to the underside of the hood.

14. Start the vehicle. If the Check Engine light stays lit, stop the engine and disconnect the battery. This will reset the engine computer and turn off the Check Engine light.

15. As needed, wash & re-oil the Air Filter using a commercially-available reusable filter recharger kit.

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