How to shop for an intake

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This all being said, intakes (as well as exhausts) are a matter of personal preference, just taking off the stock tube takes off a lot of restriction. Realistically, the differences between intakes (ie. open vs. open and closed vs. closed) will be minimal. One thing I do encourage anyone who purchases an aftermarket unit to do, is check the fitment every couple hundred miles, these things find a way to wiggle loose and can cause a drop in performance as well as MPG.

Yep there is a modification a lot of F-150 guys do called the "Gotts Mod". It's very similar to what you describe.

One thing you may want to add is that it's always best to get a custom tune to fully take advantage of the CAI and maximize its peformance. Not sure about other trucks but '04-'05 F150s often have problems running lean straight from the factory. Adding a CAI to that without tuning for it is asking for problems.



Nice post! :thumbs:
 

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So the AEM Dry Filter yielded pretty good results then.....sweet, I was thinking about getting one of those so I didn't need to oil the filter and they have one that is PTM to my truck :thumbs:
 

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One thing you may want to add is that it's always best to get a custom tune to fully take advantage of the CAI and maximize its peformance. Not sure about other trucks but '04-'05 F150s often have problems running lean straight from the factory. Adding a CAI to that without tuning for it is asking for problems.

Nice post! :thumbs:

The same goes for GM trucks. We have come across quite a few tucks that are running a tad lean due to the intake. There is one intake company out there that I am very disappointed in. Their product has caused many a problem in some of these vehicles.
 

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One thing you may want to add is that it's always best to get a custom tune to fully take advantage of the CAI and maximize its peformance. Not sure about other trucks but '04-'05 F150s often have problems running lean straight from the factory. Adding a CAI to that without tuning for it is asking for problems.

Nice post! :thumbs:

The same goes for GM trucks. We have come across quite a few tucks that are running a tad lean due to the intake. There is one intake company out there that I am very disappointed in. Their product has caused many a problem in some of these vehicles.

On an unrelated note, what brand of CAI would you not recommend? :naughty:
 

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One thing you may want to add is that it's always best to get a custom tune to fully take advantage of the CAI and maximize its peformance. Not sure about other trucks but '04-'05 F150s often have problems running lean straight from the factory. Adding a CAI to that without tuning for it is asking for problems.

Nice post! :thumbs:

The same goes for GM trucks. We have come across quite a few tucks that are running a tad lean due to the intake. There is one intake company out there that I am very disappointed in. Their product has caused many a problem in some of these vehicles.

On an unrelated note, what brand of CAI would you not recommend? :naughty:

No brand bashing :pfingers:
 

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One thing you may want to add is that it's always best to get a custom tune to fully take advantage of the CAI and maximize its peformance. Not sure about other trucks but '04-'05 F150s often have problems running lean straight from the factory. Adding a CAI to that without tuning for it is asking for problems.

Nice post! :thumbs:

The same goes for GM trucks. We have come across quite a few tucks that are running a tad lean due to the intake. There is one intake company out there that I am very disappointed in. Their product has caused many a problem in some of these vehicles.

On an unrelated note, what brand of CAI would you not recommend? :naughty:

No brand bashing :pfingers:

I said it was an unrelated question. How about I ask this then, based on looks, what CAI would you not recommend? :D2


If you need to PM me the answer, please do! :D
 

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If you go over to gm-trucks.com and a few other sites, you will see some folks having issues with this intake and their trucks not running right. I do believe there is someone on this forum that is still waiting for a tube that will fit, as the original didn't.
 

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So Jenna, I know its up to the purchaser in the end but would you have no problem referring AEM Brute Force for a CAI on a truck ? I have been thinking about getting one of those. Or the S&B
 

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If you go over to gm-trucks.com and a few other sites, you will see some folks having issues with this intake and their trucks not running right. I do believe there is someone on this forum that is still waiting for a tube that will fit, as the original didn't.


Come Jenna, tell us which one.:dunno:..or aleast give us a good hint, so we can figure it out ourselves:lol:!
 

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