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installed aem brute force intake

I just finished installing my AEM Brute Force Air Intake. Install was pretty basic. I'll post results of my mileage up as well as a power difference once i drive it a little more.





And yes I know the engine bay needs a good cleaning lol.
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looks good!
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holy dirty engine bay!
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holy dirty engine bay!
lol ya it gets a little dusty out here.
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looks good im sure you will enjoy it
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Looks good, i like the little heat shield they give you.
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What's that rubber gasket looking thingy on the top of the heat shield for? I got one with my K&N, but it wouldn't stay on so I tossed it. Was that bad?
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holy dirty engine bay!
its AZ. dusty is how we roll.
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i think the rubber thing is just a seal when the hood is closed its probably touching it just to keep the hot air from getting in.
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looks good! did it include a new MAF? Maybe its removeable in the 02 models but my K&N didnt a new maf
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i think the rubber thing is just a seal when the hood is closed its probably touching it just to keep the hot air from getting in.
Oooh, I should probably try to get that thing back on then. Kinda defeats the concept of "cold air intake" if it's getting hot air.
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Actually its been proven the so cold Cold air kits for the 4.0 run about 10-11 degrees hotter then the stock counterpart. However they do also show an increase in horsepower too!
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looks good! did it include a new MAF? Maybe its removeable in the 02 models but my K&N didnt a new maf
no you just take the old one off and mount it to the new hardware.
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holy dirty engine bay!
HAAAA!!!!that aint ****, i got at least 12lbs more dirt than he'll ever see on an engine haha. looks good tho.
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lol any noticable gains
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Looks good. I want another intake.
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lol any noticable gains
nothing incredible. it's a little bit louder (deeper) and a little more pick up in the high rpms but nothing major. also it looks like my gas mileage is going to be about the same as it was before i put it on.
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nothing incredible. it's a little bit louder (deeper) and a little more pick up in the high rpms but nothing major. also it looks like my gas mileage is going to be about the same as it was before i put it on.
Exactly the same with my K&N
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yea...thats all i've heard about the after-market intake kits...might as well just buy a drop in k&n filter...but yea dude once you clean out that bay you'll prolly get at least 2 mpg better mileage b/c the weight of the vehicle has been reduced..hahahahahah...*knee slapper
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well see the thing about the intake kits, is that once you get a nice exhaust, you should notice a difference with both of them on there, its one of those things like an engine. theres no point in shoving more air in with out letting it leave just as fast! but i like the fit mit looks good.
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did that come with a new MAF? my MAF is built into the air box from the factory....i have the round cone factory style filter.....
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