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Volant Cold Air Intakes Part #3985462 Customer Reviews

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Reviewed by Matthew F (Marietta, OH) Reviewed for a 2004 Ford F-150 — Jul 06, 2012 7:12 AM

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I consider myself above average mechanically, the installation directions for this product is one of the worse I've ever ezperienced. Whomever is their technical writer should ne fired. What sipposely should have been a 30work minute job tirned into an hour and ahalf.Stiil seems to be a good product but installation directions are terrible. Volant, call me, I could do a better job.

Nice CAI. Beware the air scoop

Reviewed by Dean S (Chilton, WI) — Jun 19, 2012 4:54 PM

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The good: Nice looking high quality items. Recently went through a major down pour at moderate speeds (35-40mph) and flooded roads that were fairly deep along with driving in moderate rain at highway speeds with no hydro-lock happening. (I was a bit nervous of this when using the air scoop.) On the performance end it feels as though the engine is breathing better. Time will tell if the MPGs will prove out as I won't be dyno testing the upgrade. The bad: Install - main CAI Breather tube was too short and was kinked badly (I installed the main pipe from the air box to the throttle body as shown in the pictures so that the port was closest to the air box. I did check the clearances if I flipped it end for end to see if I had installed it backwards but it looked just as tight). So I went to the local auto parts store and bought a longer piece of hose and some additional clamps. Installing the air filter mounting bracket to the air box was a major PITA to get started and keep the gasket material in place. My suggestion would be to tart with the bottom 2 and use a c-clamp to compress the gasket to ease in installation. 2 out of the 3 bolts for securing the air box could be used (should be fine). Install - Air Scoop I have a 2005 F150 2WD XLT w/ FX4 rims. There is no tow hooks on the front so I had to cut out an opening in the black plastic part of the lower bumper to allow install and air to ram into the unit. I had to buy some bolts, washers, lock washers, etc. to fasten the air scoop to the frame. As this is a boxed frame and the open end is fairly tight against the metal part of the bumper was only able to attach the back bolt by fishing it through one of the frame holes. I did not install the front bolt as I did not want to remove the front bumper. Getting the bolt tight was accomplished by threading an open end wrench through the gap between the bumper and the end of the frame. By far this was the biggest PITA part of the job as I expected it would take a lot less time and finesse.

Volant Cold Air Intakes - 3985462

PowerCore® Enclosed Intake System with Scoop
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