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2012-2013 AFE CAI NOW AVAILABLE!

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by sdoheny, May 13, 2013.

  1. NiceTaco

    NiceTaco Canadian Redneck

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    are you guys using the rubber cover for the extra inlet or letting the air flow in from there also? I am running it without at this point.
     
  2. tacodane

    tacodane The Slow But Getting Somewhere Build

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    Led Interior Lights AFE CAI Stage II, Aero Turbine 2525 Muffler Snugtop Cab-Hi shell TRS Retrofitted Headlights
    I installed mine. i don't know if it makes a difference
     
  3. sdoheny

    sdoheny [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I spoke to an AFE engineer about this and he wrote me the following....



    "The auxiliary air inlet is to allow extra air flow for those folks use their truck for towing or in high altitude areas where the air is thinner. It allows extra air flow to the engine. The only time that you may see any hot air from the engine compartment is when you are at an idle, waiting for the traffic light to turn, train crossing, etc. At that point you are not under any throttle pressure so it really doesn't matter what the air temp is. As the vehicle starts moving forward, the cooler outside air is pushed into the filter area and forces whatever air that is in there into the engine and is replaced by the cooler outside air."
     
  4. Justus

    Justus resident Apple Pie Monster

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    I think gadget got 5hp with the plug off..... Or he was told its good for 5hp from an afe rep.

    Something about the air swirling around the entire filter element iirc.... I don't care tbh, just throw in it out there in case u wanted to search for it.
     
  5. STiLL WILL

    STiLL WILL MY NAME ISN'T WILL

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    All kinds of badass shit. Click on the link in my signature to see.
    Got this installed on my '13 a few weekends ago. I opted for the Pro Dry S filter. Definitely woke up the TRD s/c I have on it. Loved the sealed design, and the fitment was spot on.

    My only complaint would be the flimsy emissions pump relocation bracket....I can see it getting weaker over time and letting the bottom of the pump strike the top of the solenoids on the passenger side header rail.
     
  6. NBBAZ

    NBBAZ Well-Known Member

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    Anyone running this AFe CIA with a snorkel, like Safari or Airflow? Is it possible?
     
  7. Lord Helmet

    Lord Helmet Well-Known Member

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    Not with a snorkel but a ram air scoop by volant super easy to do :thumbsup:
     
  8. sdoheny

    sdoheny [OP] Well-Known Member

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    anyone notice if the intake is louder without the plug? I read on some FJ forums that it should be.
     
  9. tooter

    tooter play every day

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    Built for maximum low end torque, tooter II.VII intake manifold spacer, LCE long tube header, Injen long tube intake, 2,900 rpm torque peak.
     
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