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Maybe sell everything in a kit on your site? Just an idea. I know if I had a 04+ truck I would get this since the Volant intake is one of the best out there for our trucks.
Thats the plan. They get such a high premium for the 04 kits that this should come out cheaper when its all done.
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Brenda is your truck an auto? You will especially benefit from a tuner if it is.
I bought an Xcal and tunes from James Henson ( Henson Performance ) for my sport trac (4.0L SOHC auto). He did an awesome job with the tunes, I had a 91 performance, 87 performance, and 91 torque. I think that was it anyway....

Initially when I plugged in the 91 performance tune it felt a little more powerful, but I thought it was sort of in my head. Shifting was much better, faster, firmer, revved a little higher.
A few weeks later I returned it to stock and it felt like a DOG it was so slow. It made quite a difference, definitely worth doing.
Yeah, its an AOD. I will give him a look see. What info will he need other than my engine code?
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but the transmission tuning is where the magic is. its like a totally different transmission with a good tune in it.
I spent 85% of my tuning time with tranny functions. IMO with a manual tranny.. it's not a good bang for the buck. However with an auto and a *good tuner* to work with you.. it's an awsome bang for the buck.

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Yeah, its an AOD. I will give him a look see. What info will he need other than my engine code?
Any engine mods? Just tell him how you drive the truck, what you're hoping to change, and what octane you want to run. Get ateast 1 tune for 87 (also for a bad tank of gas) and atleast 1 for the highest octane available around there. Give him a call though, it is easier to talk on the phone and get a better idea of what you want to do, imo.
I'm not sure I would spend a lot on a cold air intake. Most "cold air" intakes will just be a tube and pull hot engine air. Some have heat shields, but even then the intake temps will be warmer than stock. Plus oiled filters suck. K&N's get the MAF dirty and they let in more particulates. They do flow better, but most any filter will pull enough air for the truck anyway. The stock intake does a great job of getting cold air into the engine, just run a good filter like a purolator paper filter. If I were to buy an intake for retail I would absolutely go with the volant. I bought a (use, very cheap) AEM for the F150 (open filter, heat shield, dry filter) and while it sounds cool I don't think it did much for performance and the air intake temps are higher than stock anytime below 45 or so.

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Thanks Brian. I'm sure I'll be asking more as the time nears. Thanks for the contact.
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I got an airraid intake on my 06 4.0 manual I am just wondering why "oiled CAI" are garbage? I have the heatshield as well.
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I got an airraid intake on my 06 4.0 manual I am just wondering why "oiled CAI" are garbage? I have the heatshield as well.
alot of people say oiled filters are garbage because most people who own them over oil them, than the oil gets on the MAF and the truck runs like crap, so they blame it on the CAI. ive had a K&N kit on my truck for probably 6 or 7 years now and ive NEVER had an issue with the oiled filter.
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They aren't "garbage" but they generally don't filter nearly as well as other filters, and they are often over-oiled causing problems with the maf sensor.
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