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Unread 02-26-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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Cai

I have wondered about CAIs and had started to hijack a thread and didn't want to do that. So my question is I found a link to a CAI that uses the stock air box and runs an intake tube to a position by the radiator. I think it is 3in tube running in between. I would like to hear the thoughts on that. I also want to know what would be the best filter to run in the stock box. I really want to get some easy, bolt on, reversible power. I am not looking for huge jumps or gains in power or mpgs but maybe a little bit. I also will probably run a new muffler to open up the exhaust. I would like to hear your ideas. I expect a lot of differing ideas just don't eat at each other or me. Just give me YOUR opinion on the subject.

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Unread 02-26-2010, 02:38 PM   #2
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ThunderbirdJunkie doesn't think it'll make a huge difference.
But then again, people have seen his cold air intake.
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Unread 02-26-2010, 03:13 PM   #3
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Did you get the one off lost KJs I think it was. The guy was making it from a 3D Plastic Printer is what i am going to call it. and it hooked onto the stock box and whatnot? I think he may have mentioned you in the thread. But not totally sure. I liked his idea where to get air from. And can you run a better filter from within the stock air box?
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Unread 02-26-2010, 05:19 PM   #4
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Nope, this is ThunderbirdJunkie's cold air intake
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Unread 02-27-2010, 06:52 PM   #5
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After 135000 miles trying several different setups the best so far
Amsoil filter, stock box with 3 inch dryer vent hose to the grill, works good.
TBJ may have a better setup , but
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Unread 03-01-2010, 11:21 PM   #6
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Nice set up TBJ. And thankyou tommudd. I would love to go like you TBJ but I don't want to do anything that is not reversible unless it is a factory option. I do think I will go as tommudd says. But if I sell my truck then I may do what you have TBJ.
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Unread 03-01-2010, 11:28 PM   #7
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It's only the 3" hole you have to holesaw into your fender that hurts.
After that, it's all gravy baby!
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Unread 03-01-2010, 11:35 PM   #8
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That is the part that scares me. Did it help low end power or gas mileage out any?
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Unread 03-01-2010, 11:45 PM   #9
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Nope, but ain't killin that motor if water depth gets misjudged

Might kill a few other things, but the engine's the most expensive single part
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Unread 03-01-2010, 11:53 PM   #10
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Have you gotten your engine sealed off? or do they come sealed?
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Unread 03-01-2010, 11:55 PM   #11
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That's what the snorkel's for.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 12:03 AM   #12
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I thought the distributor had to be sealed as well. I'm guessing if you had air lockers you could run it through the snorkel as well?
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Unread 03-02-2010, 12:10 AM   #13
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No distributor on a KJ

Either way, it's a precaution against sucking up water into the cylinders more than anything. Deepest water ThunderbirdJunkie normally gets into is halfway up the headlights.
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Unread 03-02-2010, 12:20 AM   #14
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no distributor? wow I must be far behind on my engines. What does the charge for the spark plugs come from?
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Unread 03-02-2010, 12:21 AM   #15
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Independent coil on each plug for the 3.7, 2.4 has a single coil pack to power all 4 plugs ITBJRC
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