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sousa 06-12-2009 01:49 PM

How to add a AFE CAI to an 08+ 4.7 liter.
 
The 08+ 4.7 liter engine is a different animal when it comes to bolt on parts. One such part is a CAI. Whn I got my Jeep, the first thing I wanted to do was a CAI. After some research, I settled on the AFE stage 2. The price was right, and it seemed of good quality. It also said that it fits the 08+ engines. WRONG!!!!!!

Here's the 08+ engine. Notice the shroud covering the the intake.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/DSC00381.jpg

Shroud removed. The factory planum/resonator/whatever is different for the 08+
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/DSC00384.jpg

Also, the radiator overflow is bigger on the 08+
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/DSC00383.jpg

So how do you make the AFE CAI fit?

I started by fitting the AFE airbox into position. It almost fits.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/DSC00385.jpg

You have to trim the factory radiotor ovrflow a bit so the box can fit. Here is the amount needed to trim.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/DSC00386.jpg
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/DSC00387.jpg

So now that the airbox fits, we need to see if the tube that AFE supples works. It does not. Note how much overlap there is from the tube to the stock plenum thingy.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/DSC00390.jpg

I fixed that problem by cutting the AFE tube just before the bend and using a 90 degree elbow.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/DSC00397.jpg

Now the CAI fits and is relatively stock looking. You lose the intake shroud, but so what.
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c7...3/DSC00398.jpg

Of course K&N now make a 63 that fits the 08+ motors.

mjl2610 06-12-2009 02:05 PM

Re: How to add a AFE CAI to an 08+ 4.7 liter.
 
Nice riggin of the AFE, I love it on mine. Its a nice addition. How do you like it so far?

Scottina06 06-12-2009 02:06 PM

Re: How to add a AFE CAI to an 08+ 4.7 liter.
 
Looks great man! Nice mod too!

sousa 06-12-2009 02:11 PM

Re: How to add a AFE CAI to an 08+ 4.7 liter.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by mjl2610 (Post 10735)
Nice riggin of the AFE, I love it on mine. Its a nice addition. How do you like it so far?

I like it. I may just do the K&N 63 though. It replaces everything right up to the throttle body.

TeamCherokee06 06-12-2009 03:41 PM

Re: How to add a AFE CAI to an 08+ 4.7 liter.
 
Nice Job,If it don't fit...make it fit lol!

Scottina06 06-12-2009 03:46 PM

Re: How to add a AFE CAI to an 08+ 4.7 liter.
 
this WAS my AFE....

http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a74...gineafe002.jpg

mon_21 06-12-2009 08:55 PM

Re: How to add a AFE CAI to an 08+ 4.7 liter.
 
I love it when someone ghetto fabs something and ends up looking legit! Nice Job!

NHWK05 06-14-2009 06:54 PM

Re: How to add a AFE CAI to an 08+ 4.7 liter.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 10770)


Do you still have it scott? Wanna sell it if you do? :D

Scottina06 06-14-2009 08:12 PM

Re: How to add a AFE CAI to an 08+ 4.7 liter.
 
sorry Kyle....Jrekasie purchased it a couple months ago

NHWK05 06-15-2009 01:18 PM

Re: How to add a AFE CAI to an 08+ 4.7 liter.
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Scottina06 (Post 12008)
sorry Kyle....Jrekasie purchased it a couple months ago


Damn i keep missing out on all your cool stuff. Well if you ever have any of your mods that youa re selling for an upgrade let me know. I am always up for a cool mod.


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