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My experience installing the AEM “Brute Force” CAI…

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Old 07-12-2006, 08:03 PM   #1
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Default My experience installing the AEM “Brute Force” CAI…

I decided to go with an AEM Brute Force Cold Air Induction...

When my AEM CAI arrived I was surprised to see it packaged so well. It came in a very large box, Everything was very well packed in plastic and foam peanuts. There was no mistaking what was in the box!

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The only tools you will need are a screwdriver and a socket set or wrench set. (NOTE: AEM included a Torx Wrench to swap your MAF.) This is truly a “Do it yourself” level project!

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One great feature is that AEM includes a throttle bore spacer tuned specifically to match with the CAI. And installing it was a total breeze. You just unbolt the four bolts holding the TB on, put the plate behind it, and put every thing back. Took about 7 minutes.

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The package included a GREAT set of very detailed instructions what were “1-2-3 Step” including photos of each step. If you can’t read, the photos were clear enough to keep you on track!

The installation process was very easy; it took me about 2 hours – and that included stopping to take breaks when neighbors came by to see what I was doing to my car THIS time! <smile>. If you can change your own light bulbs, you can install this unit.

Actually, it was more work removing the factory items then it was installing the new AEM items.

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The quality of the AEM Product is impressive, and my factory MAF fit into the new unit as if it were engineered to be there.

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Once you have all the factory stuff out of the way you simply start dropping in the AEM product. Everything fit like a glove and I had no difficulties what so ever with any parts. The Filter is awesome, as it is their new DryFlow - “No-Oil”, High Capacity, Filter.. THAT should make life much easier, with not having to have that filter oil everywhere. It is also washable, so you will never have to replace it.

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Now… Did it make any difference? Without a doubt! The VERY first thing you will notice is the sound. This thing creates a sound that you will quickly become addicted to. The only way to describe it is “Freaking AWESOME”. Every time you hit the throttle you will get this loud/low Tiger Growl coming out that screams “I HAVE HORSEPOWER!) It will make you want to hit the gas peddle every chance you get - JUST so you can hear it.

Did it improve performance? In a word – YES. You will notice an improvement in throttle response and Rev response immediately. There is a slight “seat of the pants” improvement in the G’s at launch.

Driving to work this morning I reset the computer, and even with me playing with it more, (to hear that growl) I still got 1 MPG more then normal. All this without changing the tune! (I am currently running on a shop tune developed for my shaker.) My Predator scan shows all parameters well inside limits of not throwing any codes.

The car definitely is breathing easier and able to gulp air faster.

And last of all… does it look good? - -- I think it looks great!

BEFORE…
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Some outside shots!
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THANKS AEM, for making an awesome product that is truly modular and easy to install!
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Old 07-12-2006, 08:06 PM   #2
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Nice job Mods should Sticky this in the Tech section....wait are we in the tech section??

Either way, looks good!
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I want to get a CAI for my stang one of these days!!! can't decide what one i want, but this AEM is look good!
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:33 PM   #4
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Great wite up. I totally agree with you. I love my AEM Brute Force and was a snap to install. Works great with my canned 91 OCT Pedator tune as well. No codes thrown either!!
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Old 07-12-2006, 10:39 PM   #5
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Looks very good man. Hmm...... how would that do with my Nitrous?

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Old 07-12-2006, 10:40 PM   #6
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Awesome job on the install! I've always wondered if the shaker hood would allow the use of a CAI. Now you have just answered my question.... Nice job once again.
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:02 PM   #7
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How much for the shaker hood + paint?
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Old 07-13-2006, 06:33 AM   #8
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Default RE: My experience installing the AEM “Brute Force” CAI…

Thanks Prof! It looks much better now. I just had a pet peeve with that old intake pipe's red not matching the car's red! ;-)
I noticed it looks like you had a silver OEM air filter cover. Was that a slip-on cover or what?
The other question is what exactly does the Shaker intake do? It looks like the old style where it would draw air down into the carbs but that is clearly not the case anymore. Is it just allowing more air into the engine compartment? You might have answered this elsewhere but since I'm sure many folks will be viewing this thread...
Great job with the photos too!
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Old 07-13-2006, 09:45 AM   #9
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awesome! I have an AEM on my V6. very nice product. As for the N20 like someone asked, you just drill awhole in the intake about 6" from the throttle body and use the supplyed tap in the ZEX kit to tap the hole for the nozzle...simple as that. I did it to mine
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Thank Gawd you finally got rid of that fugly red spray painted stock intake tube.
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Looks very good man. Hmm...... how would that do with my Nitrous?

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I would think it would work better then the factory intake!

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How much for the shaker hood + paint?
My Shaker was around $850, and cost another $100 to prep and paint!

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Thanks Prof! It looks much better now. I just had a pet peeve with that old intake pipe's red not matching the car's red! ;-)
I noticed it looks like you had a silver OEM air filter cover. Was that a slip-on cover or what?
The other question is what exactly does the Shaker intake do?
I painted the OEM Air Box Cover Silver and then clearcoat...

The Shaker - as designed, acts as a pressurized "Ram Air" air system when you’re moving faster then 20mph. The kit encloses the factory air box so pressure can build up giving your engine more direct cool air.

Installing the AEM, I re-engineered the ductwork from the Shaker to force cool air into the heat shield area of the intake.

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Thank Gawd you finally got rid of that fugly red spray painted stock intake tube.
You lucky Haw - - - I was considering painting it Purple with pink metal flake just for you man!


In case you are wondering...

WHAT MODIFICATIONS did I have to make to the Shaker for my AEM CAI?

First - - had to reshape the front mounting bracket which attaches to the front of the Throttle Bore Housing to allocate for the additional distance created by adding the AEM Spacer.

Second -- Had to cut a hole for the MAF Wiring Access. The original access hole location would not allow me to reach the MAF in its new location on the AEM.

Third -- Had to take my dremel and cut a notch out of the side of the heat shield to allow access of the Cold Air Duct coming from my Shaker and entering the space of the AEM Intake.

Forth -- Trimmed the original Shaker Cold Air Duct so it would dump into the AEM Shield.

Here are some of pics of the finished Shaker / AEM Incorporation.
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You can see the original hole for the MAF jack, and the new one I created.
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Here you can see where I trimmed out the Heat Shield to create access for the Air Duct...
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Old 07-13-2006, 04:02 PM   #12
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you have one of the prettiest engines ever! lol
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Nice job.. nice pics.. good job all around..




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Old 07-17-2006, 05:25 PM   #14
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Thanks guys...

Anyone want to do a writeup on installing their CAI?

Especially those who modified the units to be better.
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Old 07-17-2006, 05:34 PM   #15
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Thanks Professor for the excellent write up. I want to do pretty
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Installed mine with NOS.It was easier then the factory plastic.Had Breenspeed tune my SCT tuner for it and runs like a champ that it is.
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Cool chrome radiator cover.The steel braided lines are even nicer.
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Professer Your engine is simply beautiful. There is no doubt in my mind that you are definately in the show car thing. Thanks for the illustration.
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Prof. Who did you buy your AEM from?
Did it come with a tuner?
If not, did you need to get a new tune after the install?
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Mike...

I got the AEM from AEM...

You do NOT need a tune.. and it will NOT throw any codes... However, you can always get more benefit if you have a tune with a CAI.

I drove it a while with the tune I had already installed with my shaker, then ran by the shop that does my tunes and had it retuned.
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