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Old 04-26-2012
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Yes just bough 04 2.3 ranger five speed four cylinder and put system in stuff like that and tinted Windows well I went and bought air filter cold air intake and I couldn't find a pipe for it because it has the sensor and I'm not sure what to do unplugged it and truck ran like shot any advice ? Also anything else I can do to make the truck look good and run better for cheap ?
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Old 04-27-2012
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You need the MAF sensor plugged in... plain and simple. If you want a cold air intake you need to design it around the MAF or just buy a complete unit from K&N or any other reputable company.
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Old 04-27-2012
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CAI = waste of money until you do some serious mods. Might as well just leave all the stock tubing and delete the box with the filter and replace it with a cone filter.
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