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Installed it last night, took around an hour to do. I'm loving the sounds she makes now. I was worried about removing the charge pipes to get to the lower intake mount screws. Luckily there was enough flex to get a screwdriver on and loosen them. Also getting the MAF sensor wire to the tube was a small issue. Other than that it was an easy install. The filter does not sit back enough so that water doesn't fall on it when opening the hood, found that out today. It's on the outside edge so most the water runs off but some is trapped in the ridges of the filter.
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Sol you should have hit me up, I would have helped
 

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IBDRINKEN, I have no way of contacting you other than here, put it on right after i got home from work.

Jn2, It looks just like the announcement posts, If I remember I'll take a pic tomorrow
 

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I installed one a couple weeks ago and changed the rest of the clamps to the t-bolt ones. I used a small ratchet on the clamps and it went somewhat smooth.

The only hiccup was when one of the collar washers fell. ended up having to get it out thru the intercooler vent on the bumper.

The sound it makes is cool though and my gas mileage has suffered lately because I've been spooling it up and dumping it so much.
 

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The filter does not sit back enough so that water doesn't fall on it when opening the hood, found that out today. It's on the outside edge so most the water runs off but some is trapped in the ridges of the filter.
I believe that's why GMs CAI has a air filter cover.
 

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@chop, Dave started in his introductory post that the filter sits back more to avoid that issue, I was just stating my findings
 

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Pics for you visual types
 

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@TX, I installed the brace to the pipe before going into the engine bay
 

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you have to remove a clip from the front of the engine and route it under the coolant pipe. It looks really tight but there is 2-3 in of play in the wire.
 

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you have to remove a clip from the front of the engine and route it under the coolant pipe. It looks really tight but there is 2-3 in of play in the wire.
Awesome!! Thanks for the info.
 

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My powder coat guy is gonna color match the pipe soon, they have been booked for all the meets happening recently
 

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My powder coat guy is gonna color match the pipe soon, they have been booked for all the meets happening recently
Who company do you use as I justbtried using River City right by you on sunbeam and I waited 2 months to have 3 very small parts coated in black and I'm still waiting. I swear I will never use them again. Sorry about the rant
 

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Lol that's who I use. They did good by me. Messed up two of my lugs doing my rims and replaced them for free. Should of hmu would love to see your setup
 

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I dropped my parts in February and have received excuses after excuses and today I finally received my thermostat housing and two small spaces back but I'm still waiting for,my spark plug covers.

 

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Yeah they are a small operation trying to do a lot of work, his Audi is still on his lift hasn't been touched since November
 
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