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Old 02-13-2010, 10:05 AM
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Default Air box mod help. (Pics)

Ok I want to do the Air box mod. After looking at the way mine is set up it does not look exactly like your "how to" forum. The grommets described to not look like mine. It does not even look like I have those. so i dont see the need to spray wd40 in there. Also my coolant hose is pretty close i dont want to go ripping that out. Its an 05 3.0. anybody that has done this to this or any advice would be great. and i know its not a significant gain in any performance but I'm bored and dont see how it can harm anything.

Maybe these pics will help sorry about the quality they are from my phone.



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Old 02-13-2010, 10:11 AM
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lol i thought the same thing. but those are the grommets you just have to pull super hard. and im not kiddin. just watch out for your coolant line like you said.
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:15 AM
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but it is one solid piece like cone. No rubber at all... Also in the how to it shoes that second part coming off. After you take out the tube do you just put the box back in or do you put the other part back in as well?
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:21 AM
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Take box out remove cone and other plastic piece behind headlight

Put box back in
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Old 02-13-2010, 10:43 AM
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THANKS. Just wanted to be sure. Might have been the easiest thing i have ever done

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Old 02-13-2010, 09:09 PM
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if u have to use a long flathead screwdriver to pry it up just go under the coolant return hose for the resevoir...
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:19 PM
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Did this give you any improvements? Just doesn't seem like it would do much to me.
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:23 PM
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really it just makes it sound better when u get in it hard other than that i haven't noticed a difference and it's still cheaper than buying a 400$ intake kit...
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Old 02-13-2010, 09:33 PM
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Did this give you any improvements? Just doesn't seem like it would do much to me.
Should not give any improvements at all. You are actually taking out the cold air intake tube right?
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:12 AM
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Nothing really. I changed my fuel filter the same day so my truck is running smooth because of that so i couldnt really tell. I want to say it makes the truck sound a little different but cant be sure. If anything a little more air flow never hurt anything
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:16 AM
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Nothing really. I changed my fuel filter the same day so my truck is running smooth because of that so i couldnt really tell. I want to say it makes the truck sound a little different but cant be sure. If anything a little more air flow never hurt anything
So this part you guys are taking out, where does it run from and too?
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So this part you guys are taking out, where does it run from and too?
It is simply taking out the tube that goes from the back of the head light area into the air box. (see pics) All it really does is make the hole on the box bigger. A little less resistance on the air entering the box.
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Old 02-16-2010, 06:58 PM
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Pulled mine out today its an 04, the box has inserts on the bottom (part of the box) that go into the rubber grommets, I pulled the back one out first then was able to get the front one to come out. The ones on the fender wall then need to come out. Just pull towards the centerline of the truck and they will come out too. The coolant line you see is the return from the radiator cap to the reservoir.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:08 PM
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It is simply taking out the tube that goes from the back of the head light area into the air box. (see pics) All it really does is make the hole on the box bigger. A little less resistance on the air entering the box.
That little tube is the cold air intake so you are now allowing hot air into the system making the air charge less efficient. at idle its a tad less resistance if any at highway speeds you have decreased the air flow. nice mod LOL
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:15 PM
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That little tube is the cold air intake so you are now allowing hot air into the system making the air charge less efficient. at idle its a tad less resistance if any at highway speeds you have decreased the air flow. nice mod LOL
So your telling me that 4" long tube that i removed is the CAI....confused....

its a hollow tube all it does is make the whole bigger.
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