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Old 08-11-2010, 06:06 PM
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I have the original AFE stage 2 cai that puts the filter behind the headlight. I have a jetstream scoop to help air get to it but the tube still gets hot. Is an intake wrap worth it? who makes 1? and my other ? is I saw a power wire to move the AIT sensor closer to the filter making it think the airs cooler, is that worth it? do you have one?
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I can't speak for the intake wrap from experience but I can't see it making a huge difference. As for moving the IAT location, I've known it make little to no difference.
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So in your opinion both are a waste? Do you know of any other small upgrades worth the $ I bounced the idea of a thermostat back and forth but didnt get it. I also thought maybe a lighter fan blade instead of a full e fan upgrade
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Judging by what you already have done, I think I'd consider a set of under drive pulleys. Doing the thermostat might help a bit but I'd wait and do it when my cooling system was due to be serviced.
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dam, I already did the coolant. Ive only seen a crank pully, is that what Id want?
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Synthetic fluids i find help a lot? Increases the life of all moving parts too! You could get a fuel economy programmer? Throttle body spacer? A new coil? like Accel? My buddies father invented a fuel heater for his truck and that doubled his fuel economy. Apparently he bought 1/4 copper tubing and bent it or wrapped 3 coils over the hot coolant line before going to the fuel rails and with a bypass with 5 coils for the winter (up here it gets to -45 degrees celsius) I couldn't believe it but it seems like it works!

The injectors atomize the fuel better as the gasoline gives off more vapours right? Because the gasoline vapours is what burns not the liquid so i mean think about all the wasted gasoline that flows right out your exhaust?
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Although i wouldn't do that to my truck just because i don't feel confident enough to do it safely.
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Im not worried so much about MPG since I only get 14. Im lookin to just benefit from a little more power and a smoother working engine
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hahaha yea....BOOM! forgot to tighten the line I guess!lol
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I find a claim of double the fuel economy unbelievable unless he was only getting 4-5 mpg to begin with.
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