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post #1 of 23 Old 02-26-2010, 10:40 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 23 Old 02-26-2010, 01:38 PM
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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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post #3 of 23 Old 02-26-2010, 02:13 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #4 of 23 Old 02-26-2010, 04:19 PM
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Nope, this is ThunderbirdJunkie's cold air intake
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post #5 of 23 Old 02-27-2010, 05:52 PM
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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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post #6 of 23 Old 03-01-2010, 10:21 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #7 of 23 Old 03-01-2010, 10:28 PM
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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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post #8 of 23 Old 03-01-2010, 10:35 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #9 of 23 Old 03-01-2010, 10:45 PM
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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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post #10 of 23 Old 03-01-2010, 10:53 PM Thread Starter
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Have you gotten your engine sealed off? or do they come sealed?

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post #11 of 23 Old 03-01-2010, 10:55 PM
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That's what the snorkel's for.
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post #12 of 23 Old 03-01-2010, 11:03 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #13 of 23 Old 03-01-2010, 11:10 PM
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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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post #14 of 23 Old 03-01-2010, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #15 of 23 Old 03-01-2010, 11:21 PM
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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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