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Well I installed my intake finally. here are a few photos.

The istall is pretty strait forward, instructions and photos are good.

The only thing I would recommend is you take off the wheel to acces the bottom bolts for the battery box. You can do it with the wheel on but have to be a contortionist to get your are between the fender skirt and wheel.

Oh also be carefull with the manifold breather tube. When connected with the new hose it can get into the radiator fan. Thats why you see mine where it is. I will relocate it once I get a large zip tie and I will run it under the intake tube.

I havn't really romped on it yet but it sure seems like the exhaust is louder now. Is that possible?
 

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Looks good. That engine compartment sure is clean... :D
 

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I would bet there is more growl now, More air in more exhaust out! ;)

Can't wait to get mine!!!! :D Looks great :D
 

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Is that what that little white box is. i thought it was an IPod. LOL :D
 

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womsterr said:
You mounted your VEC2 onto the airbox?
I was mounted on the Battery box. That had to come out. Theres not much cable to work with so that is where it ended up!! 3M Heavy Duty Velcro does the job!! :D
 

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Titan said:
Looks good. That engine compartment sure is clean... :D
I try to Keep her clean. I won't take it out when it's raining.

Shes got 20,000 miles on her and still feels like new!! :)
 

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i found if if turn the wheel one way or the other (can't remember which way), you'll have easy access to the bolts that go through the liner :D
 

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sanchoba said:
i found if if turn the wheel one way or the other (can't remember which way), you'll have easy access to the bolts that go through the liner :D
I wish I would have known that before I had disconected the battery and had it all apart!! :confused:
 

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Marc T said:
Well I installed my intake finally. here are a few photos.

The istall is pretty strait forward, instructions and photos are good.

The only thing I would recommend is you take off the wheel to acces the bottom bolts for the battery box. You can do it with the wheel on but have to be a contortionist to get your are between the fender skirt and wheel.

Oh also be carefull with the manifold breather tube. When connected with the new hose it can get into the radiator fan. Thats why you see mine where it is. I will relocate it once I get a large zip tie and I will run it under the intake tube.

I havn't really romped on it yet but it sure seems like the exhaust is louder now. Is that possible?
How long did it take you to install? Mine came today and I was looking at the directions, it doesnt seem too bad..
 

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Got the K&N done this morning...took my time and had it done in an hour and a half...pretty simple...turned the wheel all the way to the left, and it seemed to work out fine.
Fired her up...man this truck can move some air.
Immediate improvement in throttle response...
The sound of air being sucked through the intake can be heard outside the vehicle... pretty noticable...not bad... but different.
For sure loosened up some ponies, can feel the difference...truck will break loose even easier now...
Need to get that lowering kit on next...going to need it with continued mods/HP increases.

Overall very pleased with the K&N

Thanks again Womster for the GB
 

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I am trying to install mine now....when putting together the heat shield does it matter if the nuts are inside the box or should they be on the outside. I cant tell by the pics? Sorry I am not a mechanic at all....this would be my biggest job yet :eek: :eek: go ahead and laugh :p :p :p

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marc t, i have always found that cai's increase exhaust sound output. i guess that it is because the motor is flowing more cfm of air so the is more exhaust flow. i was expecting my QC to do the same, but thanks for the info and pics
 

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mauiSRT/10 said:
I am trying to install mine now....when putting together the heat shield does it matter if the nuts are inside the box or should they be on the outside. I cant tell by the pics? Sorry I am not a mechanic at all....this would be my biggest job yet :eek: :eek: go ahead and laugh :p :p :p

patrick

maui, i havent done mine yet either but that has never mattered on the 20-30 kits i have done before ( not srt-10's)
 

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mauiSRT/10 said:
I am trying to install mine now....when putting together the heat shield does it matter if the nuts are inside the box or should they be on the outside. I cant tell by the pics? Sorry I am not a mechanic at all....this would be my biggest job yet :eek: :eek: go ahead and laugh :p :p :p

patrick
I put all the nuts on the outside. It's all assembled, just waiting for the snow to melt so i can actually take the truck out to install it...i probably wont be getting back to you on the installation for about 2 weeks at this rate lol. we got another couple of inches this mourning. :mad:
 

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Just thought I check this site to see if anybody can help out my nonmechanic skills!!!!! I went with the nuts on the inside. After using two washers per bolt(didnt realize this at first) it seems to be the same amount of clearance. I also took those minature directions inside under some light so I could actually read what bolt to use..... Got a little zeppelin on the stereo and some cold bud select going so its all good!!!

Thanks guys

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Ok whats the deal on the o2 sensor you have to take out of the oem tube? I am pulling on the SOB but it doesnt want to give. Somebody clue me in. :eek: Dont tell me you cut it out of the oem tube! :confused:

Thanks again

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Patrick, I put the nuts on the outside and after I got the thing in place I changed them. I put the nuts on the inside I think it looks cleaner. Just pull on that sensor it will come out It's even harder getting it into the K&N piece. I broke mine trying to unplug it ( the electrical connection) something about a clip you are supposed to squeze together or something. And also It's easier to put the sleeve on the K&N piece first not the TB as the directions say. and watch out for the hose that goes to the filter after the install, it is very close to the fan and mine was rubbing on the idler pulley. I took a short pice of tubing and removed the long piece of plastic tubing and put the short piece in it's place rerouted the hose behind the bracket you add and with the new hose they give you it's a perfect length. You don't have to do that just look where your hose is and make sure it's out of the way. Good luck Phillip
 

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All good info...have the nuts outside..as long as thy were all the same was good for me. The sensor can be a pain, I used a little silicone spray on the new rubber insert before I shoved it into the K&N. I also had to razor off a little extra plastic inside that hole to make the fit round.There was some extra in there from the plastic mold I guess.
The sensor has a red clip you need to slide foreward before removal...then squeeze the clip. Once that clip is off pull the IAT sensor out of the old one once it's removed.
For sure anchor the rubber sleeve to the K&N before anchoring it to the TB.
Zip strip the hose that pigtails into the filter...I made sure mine was out of the way..but as stated its close to the fan.
Other than that just make sure to snug everything up..especially that alternator bolt.
Take your time...enjoy the ride when done...seemed to take the PCM a bit of a ride to figure out what was going on...then HELLO!!
Like I said...the V-10 is an air pig, and you will hear what I mean if you fire that truck up in the garage...you can really hear her pulling air through the new K&N
Good luck Patrick.
 
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