January 30, 2009
WOW - Great Quality & Price!
I have looked at many other CAI kits for my 1999 GT at 3x the price, but when this one arrived I was really impressed! The polished tubes look great and the performance boost when combined with the intake spacer I bought at the same time suprised me. I would like to make a couple of installation suggestions though: (1) When installing the CAI kit its very hard to re-install the intake air temperature sensor into the rubber grommet on the new polished tubing - it will go a lot easier if you put a VERY small amount of lubricant on both the inside of the grommet and the outside of the sensor collar (BE CAREFUL TO KEEP THE SENSOR CLEAN). (2) Installation instructions say to put the air filter on through the bottom of the fender after you have put everything else together, because its too big to fit through the inner fender opening - NOT TRUE. You would have to remove the inner fender to do this - I found it was easier to assemble all the pieces of the lower tube (mass air sensor, polished tube, fender mount and air filter) and carefully snake them through the inner fender opening, and YES IT DOES FIT! Keep all your connections loose (including all the clamps) until you get everything lined up right, then tighten everything up STARTING with the fender mount bolts and you are done. ALSO - on the installation instructions for the intake spacer they say not to disconnect the EGR (exhaust gas recirculator) and to have a friend just lift up on the entire throttle body assembly and slide the spacer under it... ITS NOT GOING TO WORK! The rigid tubing attached to the EGR is much too stiff to get this procedure to work, even with help. You are better off if you just disconnect the EGR by first loosening the large compression fitting holding the rigid tubing to the EGR, then removing the two bolts holding the EGR to the plenum (careful with the gasket, save it to put back later). Personally, I removed the entire plenum and throttle body assembly and gave it a good cleaning with a spray carb & choke cleaner (you will be surprised on how much oil and dirt is in there) before I reinstalled the assembly with the new intake spacer. The intake spacer installation photos also show the entire IAC (Idle Air Control) being un-bolted and removed. YOU DONT NEED TO DO THIS - just carefully pull the rubber hose off it instead. Well, I hope my installation tips help you - you are really gonna love what these parts do for your GTs performance!