Power and Sound
September 14, 2009
Recently purchased this for my '98 V6 Coupe and installed with the BBK Throttle body as well. Looks and sounds absolutely beautiful. Not so much of a sound difference at idle or lower RPMs, but once you start going up, you can really hear it. Definitely makes my little V6 sound like a V8.
Some issues I had, however... The rubber grommet for the air flow indicator was loose. Not in the tube itself, but in holding the AFI in place. I had to cut apart a thick rubber band and tape it around the AFI, then force it into the grommet so it wouldn't spin. Works great now. Also, the tube connecting the TB and the tube connecting the filter and MAF were ALMOST too far apart. When I cinched the rubber hosing to connect the MAF to the tubing, it almost wasn't long enough. The metal cinch clamps are right at the edge of the tubes.
Also, if you were watching the movie to help you, realize that you can't slide the filter in like they did. Pay attention to what they say, you have to go through the bottom of the fender, or at least I had to.
And you will have to forgive my next description, I don't know much about cars, so I don't know what these parts are called.... There's a small rubber tube that connects the CAI to your engine. The gauge of this rubber tube was too small to fit over the metal small gauge tube on the BBK CAI. I found that the OTHER end of the rubber tube had been stretched out by the engine parts, so I reversed it and, with a little work, got it on. Works peachy now.
Despite all of these difficulties and my UTTER LACK of car knowledge, I was able to get the CAI installed on the car. As I said, it looks and sounds beautiful and I was even able to feel more HP churn out of my engine.
I did have a small issue with the TB when it was installed as well, but I'll direct you to the BBK Throttle body for '98 V6's to see what that was.