CAI Rock/Hard Place

Faxcion

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Well guys i'm in a bit of a pickle right now. I purchased a CAI from ACT Industries a few days ago and now its in and its time to install. Removed the fan shroud, and stock air intake parts... Come to find out my fan is conveniently in the way of the whole operation. Check out the video to see what my problem is. Thanks

http://yfrog.com/bc392z <---- Video

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Just a guess, but I would say you have the wrong kit. Got a link to the CAI you bought?
 

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What year did they go to e-fans from the factory?

I'd say either its the wrong kit (could have been boxed wrong) or its poorly designed. :dunno:
 

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Have you tried dry-fitting the rest of the unit? It's possible that once the tube is mounted it may pull the boot back a little bit more and move it out of the way.

I'd like to blame it on the wrong part or bad design but that turn is going to be tight regardless of which kit you have.
 

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Looks like you got a kit for an '05+ truck with the electric fans. You need one for a '99-'04.

In this picture, you can kinda see how the front of the tube is flattened out to fit the fan/shroud.
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc275/2000Silverado4x4/Knock Sensors/IMG_0404.jpg

You've got two options, convert to e-fans, or get a different intake.

Then why buy the whole kit when all i would need is the air filter? cause my stock tubes would be pretty much the same thing as a CAI kit.
 

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Looks like you got a kit for an '05+ truck with the electric fans. You need one for a '99-'04.

In this picture, you can kinda see how the front of the tube is flattened out to fit the fan/shroud.
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc275/2000Silverado4x4/Knock Sensors/IMG_0404.jpg

You've got two options, convert to e-fans, or get a different intake.

Then why buy the whole kit when all i would need is the air filter? cause my stock tubes would be pretty much the same thing as a CAI kit.

The tumors that act as sliencers in the stock tube are where most of the restriction comes from.

That said, the most you're going to pick up from a CAI is throttle response, and a FEW ponies. Nothing noticeable though.

If I were to do it again, I'd just put a good reusable filter in the stock airbox, and get the Airaid MIT (Modular Intake Tube).
 

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