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Old 01-07-2013, 01:33 AM
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Smile Installed Hughes Fi airgap intake

Well i finally did it! Was so tired of wanting more power and MPG that i went ahead and gave myself a Christmas present and bought it ! I will update on performance an MPG as the computer learns. So far i did find my stock intake had a mildly blown plenum gasket and numerous coolant leaks. all fixed and only issue i had with the install was the fuel rails and the guts to cut the crossover tube as it came with a hard plastic on and could not get it to fit si I installed 100 psi rubber fuel line instead. Took it out today and only issue was my TV cable needed adjustment as it was shifting really late and downshift with pedal almost to the floor which i didnt like. will post pictures once daughter loads them. Ha ha laugh it up i know. today my scan gage said a change from 10MPG to 13 today and the truck runs really smooth and quiet. except my exhaust note is just mean now!!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:57 AM
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Sounds great. Keep us posted because i am thinking about buying one as well as soon as i get some extra money.
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:56 PM
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well the talk is correct my gas milage after putting around 100 miles on it is definitly going up as i filled up today and per my scan gage and my android ap i went from 8.92MPG to 11.95 and getting better the more i run it. Put on my MP valve covers today and re adjusted my TV cable today also just not happy with the early and soft shifts. but today on the highway here in san diego i had to put my foot in her and she let me know she wanted to go and bad WOW my seat of the pants dyno was rockin. No leaks so far and my idle just keeps getting better. starts first click I say BEEP BBEEP BEEP to all the naysayers on this inatake it rocks and am really impressed and am a believer. Next mod is get rid of my MSD old style for the new digital box and wires. more to come later with pics.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:03 PM
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holy crap i wanna see pics! i am seriously considering this upgrade for my ride but i am weary as to what the smog shop will say. Have you taken it by? I know what hughes advertises but I want to see if the smog place will even give the manifold the time of day. Pics please!
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Is the intake the only engine mod or did you have to combine it with others. Rumor has it the intake will not be at its full potential without a cam change? Also...where are the pics?
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Old 02-16-2013, 09:59 PM
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well to answer a few questions the only list of mods i have are as follows ( MSD box, e-3 plugs, msd wires, headers, 4.56 rear gearsand locker with superlift speedo correcter, 3.5 in exhaust with aero turbine muffler, high flow cat, TPS adjusted to .9 volts, ramzilla tranny, F&B 52 mm TB, 315 x17 tires, hypertech tuner , 180 deg thermostat, fan delete with dual electric16in fans, becool 2 row aluminum radiatior with spal PWM controller, no cam change at all only some harland sharpe 1.6 rollers. but a lot of people complain about it not sure why but i have one bad fast and fun to drive 1500 as of today am averaging around 11.5 to 12 MPG which is quite a bit better than my normal prior to this of 8.5 to 9 MPG so am more than happy as the price of gas out here is now at 4.15 a gallon. soory no pictures yet! commin soon
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Old 02-16-2013, 10:01 PM
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hey silverback my wifes family is from port charlotte they own Charlotte Plumbing out there. nice area. You are correct about the cam but for me in california many things to consider as smog tests are a pain in the but for people like us!
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:41 AM
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had an issue with popping thru the intake and went thru all sorts of trouble shooting and come to find out my fuel sync was set at -6-8 so bought a snapon mt2500 and set it with my son on my side and put it at +2 or so and wow so much better now and runs even smoother and clean so i put my 92 octane tune hypertech back in and she is alive and ready to own the hwy again. that scanner is worth its weight in gold for anyone with these trucks can see so much, an fix before anything breaks!!! bought it on ebay for 250 and ordered a 13a personality chip and works awesome!
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Old 12-16-2013, 01:01 AM
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been a while but intake still kickin butt with no issues am averaging around 12-14 MPG depending on keeping my foot out of her. Raced it at the racelegal event at quallcomm stadium and 1/8 mile time dropped significantly and shamed a couple mustangs and foreign trucks. this intake is all that and a box of rocks. if you are skeptical or on the fence you wont be disappointed!
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wow it increased your mpg that much?!? i thought it was just for performance and not mpg increases!
how does your superlift speedo corrector work? does it connect to the front wheel abs system to change speedo? i have the superchips programmer but it wont allow me to change my speedo cause it says no abs module present... so no idea how to correct my speedo, im also running 315 on 17 rim

im getting 10-11 mpg now, wonder what i would get with that!
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