2021 Z71 4x4 CCSB
I was just kidding...You will definitely produce more power from the cold air, BUT after efficiency factors in, you're using more power to create the cold air via the A/C. For an N/A engine that doesn't really see super high intake temps to begin with, you are definitely on the losing end of the power give/take.
The Dodge Demon uses the A/C to help cool the air-water intercooler, but being that it is using a roots style blower under 14.5psi pressure, heat is an actual issue that can rob a serious amount of power.
There is a wiper cowl induction "snorkel" mod that some 2nd Gen Tacoma owners use. It pipes directly to the wiper cowl, for an otherwise undetectable snorkel. It does help that their filter sits on the engine, right next to the throttle body, along with a very minimal amount of crap, so there is a ton of room to do the simple plumbing. Unfortunately there is no easy way for us to do this.
What does anyone think of the idea of routing the intake to the firewall, where the fresh air HVAC intake is, below the cowling? Assuming I can get it...www.tacomaworld.com
But this sounds like a fun conversation so I'll play...
Being as though I'm in Florida, my AC is on all the time anyway, if I could use a vent actuator, or like a blend door to direct half the cold air into the cab and half to the intake I could use the same power for the AC, but still get more power from the cold air..
Again this is just thoughtful playing... But this may not be a bad choice for someone who uses the AC all the time anyway, our stock air boxes are actually really efficient, but if we could easily get the AC blower motor to have an electronically controlled door that could send cooled air from the blower motor when needed/wanted it may help... May not... May be such a small increase it would be a waste of money too... That would be my guess LOL