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Nismo CAI - freak69uscg19 - 07-06-2012

So my new Nismo CAI showed up about a week ago. I couldn't wait to put it on.

This is the final product.
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You first have to remove the old factory intake and the forward and rear engine cover.

lower half of the airbox

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aft engine cover and upper half of airbox

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forward engine cover and air filter

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What you are left with
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and you must remove the oil breather/Exhaust gas re-circulation hose.
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Now to start putting parts back in

The first thing I did was install the gasket around the top of the heat shield. I had to use a pair of cable cutters to get this to fit because the 2 pieces were about an inch too long and hung over the end of the heat shield.


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I then installed the new breather/EGR hose using the factory clamps

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I then installed the factory MAF sensor using the factory hardware into the new intake tube

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I had a little trouble mounting the heat-shield. Not a big deal, it seemed to be because the box was made from such heavy guage steel. I just inserted the 2 bolts loosely.

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Followed by these 2 bolts also inserted loosely

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You can see here the hole not lining up the way it was supposed too. like I said I just inserted the first 2 loosely and it allowed me to persuade the box into alignment. Basically it gave me the necessary leverage

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This other hole didn't want to line up as well but as before it was soon massaged into agreement.

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Once the heatshield was mounted in place this little spacer/vibration dampner was bolted to the heat shield. it is basically 2 bolts with their heads mounted in a piece of rubber 180 degrees apart.

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The air intake tube mounts to this same dampner on one end and the other end fits to the throttle body via the factory isolation mount and pipe clamps.

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I then installed the included air filter

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Applied the C.A.R.B. sticker. I didn't have to being that I live in Florida, but why not.

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And i was left with this

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So far I have noticed a little loss of low end torque, but I hope the soon to be installed exhaust will fix that. And I have noticed a little better fuel economy when I can keep my foot out of it, about 1.5 mpg. But I love the sound it makes, it is very loud and throaty.


RE: Nismo CAI - mdawg4x4 - 07-06-2012

You'll love it. I do mine. Get a K&N filter cover to help keep it clean.


RE: Nismo CAI - Shift_Avenger - 07-07-2012

Looks great!


RE: Nismo CAI - mdawg4x4 - 07-08-2012

These pictures are so much bigger on my laptop than they were on my phone! Smile


RE: Nismo CAI - boniel - 03-22-2018

Looks great. I bet you like the new sound under your hood.


RE: Nismo CAI - wavedancer84 - 01-04-2019

How is it? Does the CAI improve your truck's horsepower and fuel efficiency?