Got a new Airaid CAI

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  1. GT3FC

    GT3FC Active Member

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    I finally got some time to put together and put my new Airaid cold air intake in the car today and man was it a Pain in the ass. When I think putting together and installing an intake I think about 15 or 20 min. Nope this damn thing took two and a half hours just putting the damn plug in the Intake temp. sensor hole. then when I put the whole assembly in the engine bay It fit fine and everything, I just thought I would be able to fut the filter on with the assembly in the car. Which I was wrong. When I went to pull the assembly out to put the filter on I was pulling the two hoses out of the intake tube and instead of the hose coming off the whole fitting came out with the hose and stripped the plastic threads. Overall I am happy and have it installed now but man was it a major pain in the ass.

    Just a little venting
     
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    pics mang pics.
     
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    Not to doubt you but I have custom built CAI's from scratch and had them installed in less time then that

    Pics would be nice to understand why you had such trouble
     
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    They can be a pita but now you'll be able to take it apart and reassemble it in no time
     
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    My SR Performance CAI took about that long but I took the time to clean up all the oil sitting under the old filter which took about an hour...


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    2.5 hours? Holy moley. Glad you got her figured out.

    Did you pay full price for this cai? If so, you should've spent the money on a quality one like JLT.
     
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    pictures...


    It takes me less time taking off and installing my intake, and mine is a b*tch since its all a tight fit.
     
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    Mine is really tight too. Every time i take it off I wanna smash it haha
     
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    Orange 94 Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    No like mine is custom haha
     
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    LOL I'm confused.
     
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    Just about all of the time was spent trying to get the dam plug in the intake temp sensor hole the damn thing just wouldn't go in. The rest of it took me like 10 min to put together. As for the fitting grabbing the hose so tight that the plastic threads ripped out (although being an easy fix) it just pissed me off.
     
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    I would still like to see a pic didn't know airaid was making them for our cars
     
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    Ill snap some pics tomorrow I'v been at work all day