Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
March 16, 2018
Fitment issues but true performance gains
I made this my 2nd mod on my new '18 GT. I put a JLT oil separator in as first priority, then a few days later I grabbed this cold air intake and a tuner from Torrie at Unleashed Tuning (E85 tune). I knew to run this air intake I'd need a tune, and I've dealt with Unleashed and Torrie in the past so I was excited when the parts arrived for me to do this next mod. I went to a friends shop to make sure if I had any issues that I'd have an extra set of eyes, I borrowed a ratcheting 10mm wrench from him and proceeded to do the install out in the parking lot. After about 20 minutes the swap was complete (really glad I borrow the ratcheting 10mm wrench for that nut that holds down the rear of the sound symposer. The install was straight forward, instructions aren't that great, but I had watched the install video so I wasn't worried about that. I went to lower my hood and leave and found that my hood didn't want to shut. I had to readjust the clamp and push the overly large intake tube to the maf down and reclamp in a different position. Hood still didn't wanna shut. So I checked for what was up and realized that the oversize air inlet tube is really waaaaay too big for the kit and the underhood fire mat was touching the air inlet tube even on pre-latch. I took a big gulp of air, lifted the hood about 18" and let gravity do its thing, and the hood shut and latched properly. Now you may think this isn't a big issue, but I do, especially since AM's install video doesn't mention this at all. If you look at the air inlet tube, its waaaay oversized and is necked down to actually fit the maf, if JLT woulda made this tube a little smaller it wouldn't have caused the fitment issue, and they coulda done that without sacrificing air flow at all. The kit is overkill for an otherwise stock engine, but it does look good under the hood (especially that huge filter). I wanted to write an honest review, you will have issues with shutting your hood, and if you don't wanna have to gravity drop your hood from 18" to slam it shut, then look for another cai for your '18. Overall I've been fair, I rate it as average on fit, but with a tune the performance gain rates a 5 star easily.