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Old 09-28-2013, 12:51 AM
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Default SB Intake installation heads up for 2013 owners

This is a repost from the 2013 forum but I wanted to share my experience here as well. If someone wants it gone feel free to delete it.

I just spent about an 4 hours installing this intake....Why 4 hours well we ran into a slight issue with the parts in the kit.

My truck has 4 mounting bolts for the old intake box/support.

When you install the new one they give you a long bolt to install it back into the existing hole in the frame.

I followed the directions and blindly used their supplied hardware. I found out that my mounting bolts were fine thread and theirs were coarse; resulting in a set of mangled stripped out threads in the frame.

I had to get a set and rethread them and a new bolt to fix the issue.

I am assuming that SOME of them have these fine thread bolts where some have coarse. I have found a few anomalies like this so far on my truck so maybe I just got some spare parts bin scerws


Either way just be cognizant of the thread types when installing ANY companies supplied hardware or else your 1 hours install could become a 4 hour ordeal like mine lol

Otherwise the kit is BAD AZZ sounds great and makes the throttle more responsive.
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thanks for the heads up I am sure this will be useful info as S&B is a big name around here and I am sure someone else will run into this issue

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Absolutely it was a surpise for me as well as I have NEVER seen a fine thread used on a frame before but all the ones that held my air box on were FT metrics.
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Absolutely it was a surpise for me as well as I have NEVER seen a fine thread used on a frame before but all the ones that held my air box on were FT metrics.
that is kind of strange, I can't say that I have ever seen something like that either.
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I keep seeing the same thread with different replies....

How many times did you post this?
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I think it was posted twice...
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Hey Grubrunner I posted it twice but one can be deleted if its wanted; I just posted as a heads up in the 2013 section then got to thinking it should have been here instead so I apologize for double posting it.

I just wanted to make sure it was seen so no one makes the mess I did lol
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No harm, no foul.

Thanks for the heads-up.

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So anyone speak with S&B about this? I'm about to order one of these intakes and I am not about to go hunting for a bolt halfway through my installation. These things are supposed to be ready to install.
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I just ordered one, I hope I don't run into this issue. thanks for the heads up, ill be sure to see if the bolts fit before I go tearing it all out
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