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fivespeed6 01-21-2011 12:57 PM

Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
This whole week I was in the hospital. My sister decided she wanted to do something to cheer me up. She asked if she could send my Jeep "home" with her b/f. As he is an ASE Master Mechanic, I knew only something good would come.

The new Magnaflow full catback exhaust & aFe cold air intake sitting in the garage went with him as well.

I had already wasted the better part of 3/4's of a day trying to install the aFe intake. Due to a change in the reservoir bottle used by Jeep, it is NOT "plug n play" work. And as of yet, aFe has no fix for it.

And the Magnaflow is supposed to be "bolt off-bolt on", but that too changed at some point. On the 2010, it is a full welded system, requiring cutting of the factory one.

I got home from the hospital yesterday evening, and several hours later, I felt the house rumble. I knew my Jeep was back, breathing and, umm exhausting :lol: better than ever!

Here's a rear view pic (similar Jeep) of "before" for comparison:

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/2094/jeeprear.jpg


And here's the "after":

http://img842.imageshack.us/img842/1...low2edited.jpg

Definitely was missing something!! Have to research what tune to go with now.

I can't wait until I'm well enough to go out and "play".

Asativa 01-21-2011 01:00 PM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
What a great surprise! Looks great and glad to hear ur feeling better bro
andy

Tyrant_246 01-22-2011 01:26 AM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
Looks good :D

could you elaborate more on whats needed to fit the afe? i bought the afe for my '10 as well and waiting for it to arrive!

fivespeed6 01-22-2011 05:00 PM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Asativa (Post 339021)
What a great surprise! Looks great and glad to hear ur feeling better bro
andy

Thanks, and thanks. :)

fivespeed6 01-22-2011 05:08 PM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyrant_246 (Post 339464)
Looks good :D

could you elaborate more on whats needed to fit the afe? i bought the afe for my '10 as well and waiting for it to arrive!

The problem is with the reservoir. It is wider on the '10 than the previous years. This interferes with the way the aFe metal housing sits on top of the (bottom half of) factory airbox. The reservoir mounting point on the inner fender stops the aFe box from lining up properly.

Several ways to go around this:

-Use a dremel and thin out the plastic mounting bracket of the reservoir, and then wedge the aFe housing in there.

-Remove the bottom of the factory airbox, make a bracket from metal and secure the aFe housing. (This option is what was done for my install.)

Also, you will need to buy a longer reservoir overflow hose. The factory hose will not be long enough to reach around the aFe housing.

I just took two pics of the aFe intake installed. I'll upload them now.

fivespeed6 01-22-2011 05:17 PM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
Without the cover installed. Notice how it sits lower than the reservoir bracket in the upper left corner of the pic.

http://picture.vzw.com/mi/610634096_...border=1,0,0,0


And with the cover installed:

http://picture.vzw.com/mi/610633967_...border=1,0,0,0

HemiDawg 01-23-2011 12:27 PM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
Glad you finally got it all installed - I told you you would like it!!

Keep us updated on what you decide for a tuner - that is one thing I have held off on because I have been working on another project (2005 Yamaha Rhino).

Tyrant_246 01-23-2011 02:56 PM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
Thanks for the clarification.. guess i'll go the same way u did and fab a bracket for the install.

Megatron 01-23-2011 03:07 PM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
That looks good! Hope to hear your ride around nyc lol

fivespeed6 01-24-2011 09:07 AM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by HemiDawg (Post 340185)
Glad you finally got it all installed

Thanks :)

Quote:

Originally Posted by HemiDawg
Keep us updated on what you decide for a tuner

Will do!

fivespeed6 01-24-2011 09:08 AM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Tyrant_246 (Post 340270)
Thanks for the clarification.. guess i'll go the same way u did and fab a bracket for the install.

You're welcome.

If you need any further info, please feel free to IM me.

fivespeed6 01-24-2011 09:10 AM

Re: Magnaflow catback & aFe intake installed on 2010 Hemi
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Father Paul (Post 340276)
That looks good!

Thank you :)


Quote:

Originally Posted by Father Paul (Post 340276)
Hope to hear your ride around nyc lol

You will...closer than you realize ;)


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