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What would you do... AFE Damaged

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by zeuz519, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Nov 6, 2010 at 5:49 AM
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    zeuz519

    zeuz519 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK I have a serious new problem.... I'm so pissed, hopefully I'm missing something -

    F'n cover won't line up!!!

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    So I just got my new AFE Intake and it looks like there are quite a few imperfections on the intake housing...

    Should I return it? Install it and ask AFE to send me a new housing?

    Itching to install it so suggestions would be appreciated.

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  2. Nov 6, 2010 at 5:53 AM
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    MurphMan

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    Looks like someone took it out and checked it out while dragging over a workbench. Any cracks, chips, etc? If it's all cosmetic, then you need to ask yourself if you can live with it. Me, I'd shrug it off (as long as it was just these scrapes) and bolt it in place. I love mine, you will love yours.
     
  3. Nov 6, 2010 at 5:57 AM
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    zeuz519

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    Everything else looks new like the pipe. Just the housing has these imperfections on it. I think most of the major ones will be covered, there are some that will be visible such as the one with AFE logo and the top part...

    Do anyone have experience with AFE support? Do you think they will send me just the housing?
     
  4. Nov 6, 2010 at 6:23 AM
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    i just got mine last week had the same imperfection on logo. i installed it and i love it just put it in and go for a cruise
     
  5. Nov 6, 2010 at 6:39 AM
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    hmmm well its warming up a bit (cold here in NJ this morning 35 degrees!) so I'm thinking about it more and more...
     
  6. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:19 AM
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    This thing is killing me... anyone have this problem?
     
  7. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:20 AM
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    AndrewFalk

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    As long as there are no holes in the housing, I wouldn't care about it.
     
  8. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    Its_Taco_Time

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    My AFE wasn't an exact fit either. I had to squeeze it on there. Just a poor design I guess. Never gave me a problem though.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:22 AM
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    But the cover holes don't line up? I can't secure it...
     
  10. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:28 AM
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    hmmm this sucks... very disappointing... Thanks

    I'm not impressed with the build quality here, especially since I'm at the last step!
     
  11. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    They were close enough to put in, but you could see it was pretty upset sitting on there.
     
  12. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:30 AM
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    Mine didn't line up when I installed it, but I made it fit. Start the screws and it should line up.
     
  13. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:38 AM
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    i jus installed a AFE intake and the rubber seal was too long (at least i think i was putting it on correct!) so i had to cut off a few inches to make it work. also 2 of 6 of the threads to get the cover on werent tapped correctly and had to retap them. My lid doesnt have an afe logo on it which is weird; but the lid fit fine!
     
  14. Nov 6, 2010 at 9:39 AM
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    hey i got a thread for you hold up one sec
     
  15. Nov 6, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    I had the exact same problem... I don't think that they are symmetrical Try turning the cover around to where the AFE sticker is back wards. Thats how mine lined up almost perfectly. Maybe someone put on a set of stickers backwards, maybe it is symmetrical and its a fluke that mine fit only one way...
     
  16. Nov 6, 2010 at 10:16 AM
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    I had the same problem, Do the corners first then work on the other ones, I had to drill out one hole a little more
     
  17. Nov 6, 2010 at 10:28 AM
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    return it! u paid a lot of $$$ for their product and they can't get it right! u should not have to jerri rig a product like that!
     
  18. Nov 6, 2010 at 10:47 AM
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    OK so I managed to get the cover on, of course I put it on upside down...

    Sounds pretty good, might call and complain Monday or return. Not impressed with quality.

    Thank you all for your help... wasn't looking forward to going back to the factory setup in the same day.
     
  19. Nov 6, 2010 at 11:01 AM
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    wow, i was just thinking of getting one of those cold air intakes from afe and now i am glad i didn't! anybody try volant cold air intakes?
     
  20. Nov 6, 2010 at 1:06 PM
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    I bought one a couple years ago (AFE) and NOTHING quite fit. Everything was just a little off where I had to bend, drill,cut and whatever to make it work. I emailed their customer service dept. and never got a reply. Piss-poor quality and service.
     
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