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Nice install and review rev, looks like Afe has a decent kit out for those of us wiling to mod. I like the way the torque curve changed vs the other runs as well, nice and smooth delivery.
 

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Awesome write-up and great pics.
 

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So Reverend what do you think of the kit???? People here would like to know. I showed evryone here your installation pics and commentary...They really liked it.
 

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mdcain said:
So Reverend what do you think of the kit???? People here would like to know. I showed evryone here your installation pics and commentary...They really liked it.
I'm still impressed. I've seen some really junky cold air kits out there--some of them are not much more than an aluminum or PVC tube with a pod filter stuck on the end. The aFe kit is well-designed, well-constructed, and the materials used are good quality. Best of all, it works as advertised, and that's rare in the business. I didn't get exactly the same gains you did, but we're not comparing apples to apples; you tested on a stock truck while mine had a cat-back exhaust system already installed. Looking at the dyno and 0-60 results that I obtained, I have no problem in believing the claims that aFe makes. At least one forum member said that he didn't want to pay over $200 for a 0.2 second improvement in the 0-60 time, but he obviously doesn't know what performance costs; that's a bargain. Early indications are that I'll actually pick up a little fuel economy too--on my first trip to the ranch my mileage was 0.8 MPG better than my usual average. I'll report on that test after I've run a few tanks through it. The first mod that most truck owners make is an exhaust system or muffler, but I've gotta say that you'll get more performance bang for the buck with this kit.
 

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Reverendbiker,

Thank you for once again doing a super install/review for us. I always enjoy your input to the forum. I do have a question though, how loud is the intake at full throttle and at cruising speed.

Can you hear you exhaust over the intake noise? I put an intake on my Miata and at full
throttle you could barely hear the exhaust and it was a fairly loud exhaust.

Have you serviced the filter element yet? How hard/easy is it and how messy?

Gerald
 

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Reverendbiker,

Thank you for once again doing a super install/review for us. I always enjoy your input to the forum. I do have a question though, how loud is the intake at full throttle and at cruising speed.

Can you hear you exhaust over the intake noise? I put an intake on my Miata and at full
throttle you could barely hear the exhaust and it was a fairly loud exhaust.

Have you serviced the filter element yet? How hard/easy is it and how messy?

Gerald
Hello to my brother from across the red River--
You can barely tell the intake has been changed except at full throttle. At WOT, both intake and exhaust are howling nicely but neither drowns out the other. At anything less the intake noise is not even audible. I have not had occasion to service the filter yet; a filter care kit came with the intake and it is the same process as you get with a K&N filter. You have to use the detergent/cleaner to wash out the filter, allow it to dry, then re-oil it. My experience is that it is a simple process and not overly messy; it takes me 5-10 minutes to clean the filter, a few hours to let it dry out, then 5 minutes to re-oil it. The trick is to avoid over-oiling the filter because it can foul the MAF. K&N has had some problems with over-zealous owners using too much oil and ruining their MAF sensors. aFe says that their oil is not such a problem, but I'm not an expert on filter oil.
 

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Thanks for the good review Rev. Glad you like it. Please keep me posted if you have any questions, problems etc.

MD Cain
 

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Great stuff,lots of great info on your site too.Keep up the good work.
I got an AFE after reading your review :D
Jay
 

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Great stuff,lots of great info on your site too.Keep up the good work.
I got an AFE after reading your review :D
Jay
 

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you are the man

I just want to say you ae the man! I also wanted to know has the sound improved over time or has it stayed about the same? I was going to go with the flowmaster 40's but after looking at your sight I think I am going to have to change my mind.
 

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jpd said:
I just want to say you ae the man! I also wanted to know has the sound improved over time or has it stayed about the same? I was going to go with the flowmaster 40's but after looking at your sight I think I am going to have to change my mind.
It's an odd phenomenon, but I've often seen that when you change the intake on a car or bike you can change the exhaust sound too. When I added the aFe intake it actually made the exhaust tone deeper and a tiny bit louder. I've gotta say that in over 40 years of building performance cars and bikes I've never had a vehicle that sounded sweeter. The exhaust tone is quiet at idle and very mellow, but it barks pretty good at WOT. At cruising speed its just a nice low hum, with no resonance in the cabin at all. The aFe intake is silent at idle and at cruising speed, but really sets up a howl at WOT. I'm loving this combo!
 

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Reverendbiker said:
It's an odd phenomenon, but I've often seen that when you change the intake on a car or bike you can change the exhaust sound too. When I added the aFe intake it actually made the exhaust tone deeper and a tiny bit louder. I've gotta say that in over 40 years of building performance cars and bikes I've never had a vehicle that sounded sweeter. The exhaust tone is quiet at idle and very mellow, but it barks pretty good at WOT. At cruising speed its just a nice low hum, with no resonance in the cabin at all. The aFe intake is silent at idle and at cruising speed, but really sets up a howl at WOT. I'm loving this combo!
I have a stock exhaust. Would I benefit from this CAI?
 

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Jonchos said:
I have a stock exhaust. Would I benefit from this CAI?
I stongly recommend this intake, I love and it's never given me any problems...had it for about a year and a half now, and it gave a nice growl to the engine when accelerating hard... The Rev's write up is the reason I got my intake and exhaust kit...
+1 to the Rev!!!:)
 
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