Originally Posted by betorok
I installed an AFE CAI on my 2014 GC Altitude 3.6L. The sound is amazing. Subtle low purring at idle, a press on the gas brings a deep growl. Throttle feels stronger, I had to slow down as I hit 65MPH. Definitely, recommend AFE Pro Dry. Planning on ordering a ported TB from Fastman soon. Magnaflow 16929 maybe next Spring. Gotta save up.
I installed mine 2 months ago in my 2011 V6 as the first step in my engine mods before I ventured on my 2k+ roundtrip. One the key factors that I chose aFe, was the heat shield pipe running to the throttle body. From all the reviews that I looked into, the pipe does a better job keeping the heat out especially since on the V6 the run is 2/3 over the engine.
After 2 months now, I have the same results that you have reported. I did have some improvement with the summer blend gas with an increase roughly 1.5 mpg. I also found that I had a small increase in performance when climbing hills and mountains.
So next is the exhaust, followed by the Diabiosport and possibly the throttle body. For the exhaust, I am debating between a cat-back or an axle-back such as the Gibson. The sound is not important to me (but quieter the better), it is the performance and how they relieve the back pressure.
I wonder how much does a new TB help on the V6 when everything finally gets tuned?
Best for now.
Laredo X, Trail Rated, QTii, Sele-Terrian, Quadra Lift, Off-Road Adventure Package ii, Nokian Rotiva AT, Tow, AFE CAI, DiabloSport inTune 1000-DCX, Custom Sound System ( HAT speakers, JLAudio , Pioneer , JBL MS-8 & RF 3.sixty.3 -- see the writeup link below for more details)