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cold air intake

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by Redfish, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:13 PM
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    Redfish [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My warranty is about to expire and I am looking at cold air intake and aftermarket air filters. I was told it would improve gas milage. Is this true?
     
  2. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:17 PM
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    nope, no gain keep the factory intake and get a air filter (AFE Pro DryS) and remove the secondary filter, best gains you will get!

    Edit: If you have a first gen (pre 05) then search "deckplate mod"
     
  3. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    thanks, I have a 2011 2.7. Is there anything else I can do?
     
  4. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:31 PM
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    can I get the pro dry filter from autozone or do I have to order online?
     
  5. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:34 PM
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  6. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    Not really. You could TRY the URD MAF calibrator. Most 4 banger people do not buy it, you would be one of the first. Helps a lot of the V6 guys obviously because they have more room to work with as far as power and tuning goes.

    I would recommend trying out what I first suggested, removing the secondary filter and adding a Pro Dry S and go from there!

    Also look into a header, LCE or Doug Thorley (purchase through urdusa.com). Personally I have the DT so I am biased. I freaking love the LOW end performance I got out of it, hardly ever drive in high RPM range. Some people swear by the LCE, just comes down to preference I think. Either way I would also recommend that in conjunction with the intake situation.

    Everything should not run you too much:

    AFE filter ~ $45-55
    Link: http://www.autoanything.com/air-filters/60A4151A0A0A3320744.aspx

    DT header ~ $407
    Link: http://www.urdusa.com/Exhaust-&-Hea...t_info.html?osCsid=3tpuuratdilvc64lf8lf68uuj7

    LCE header ~ $400
    Link: http://www.lceperformance.com/Doug-Thorley-Header-Kit-05-10-Taco-2-7-w-Air-Inj-p/1046080.htm
     
  7. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    I have a K&N, love it, no problems at all. And Volant, im thinking about selling my K&N for the volant CAI
     
  8. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    You also have a V6 ;)
     
  9. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:41 PM
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    what do you consider high RPM range? Did you notice an increase in MPG? I would think the header would pay for its self. How difficult was it to install?

    Thanks
     
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    yeahhhhhhh see i dont check the topics people post their threads in lol, i should probably start doing that
     
  11. Sep 19, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    Well I am not looking for power just better gas mileage.
     
  12. Sep 19, 2011 at 8:10 PM
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    Anything above 3k is high for me. Header really helps with the low end. And to the other member, forgot to quote, who said header, intake, exhaust wont make much of a mileage difference..I will respectfully beg to differ.

    I am pulling off 24-25 mpg with the way my truck is currently set-up. ~5" lift in front, 2" back, bumper/slider added wight, wheels/tires added weight, DT header, AFE secondary removed, 33.1" tires with 4.56 gears. I will have to say that I personally do not think I would be getting that mileage without those. Mind you the difference might be a scarce 1 mpg, but nonetheless.
     
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    Thanks!
     
  15. Oct 18, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    I actually came across an AFE pro dry filter at 4 wheel parts not to far from house. It came out to like $50 I think. I just hate waiting for online orders ha. I was shocked they had it for my truck and so were they.
     
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    Ok Prodry is on its way and I am going to order the DT header. Does it come with gaskets and everything needed for the install? My mechanic will install it for $250.00. Did you notice an increase in MPG.?
     
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    You will never get back your money on the exhaust since it will not save you any gas.
     
  18. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:16 PM
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    So the header will decrease my MPG?
     
  19. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:23 PM
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    Could, but they most certainly won't increase your mpg.
     
  20. Oct 26, 2011 at 5:33 PM
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    If I am running lower RPM's I should use less gas? My mechanic replaced his headers on his V8 Titan and now gets 21 mpg. Just asking.
     
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