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AFE air intake alert!!!!!!

Ok,forgive me for a long rant in advance,but all diesel modders need to know about this experience ive had with AFE advanced flow engineering....
In 2009 i had a stage 2 cold air box professionally installed by a tech at altitude adjustments in red deer alberta...cost of $900....now to fast forward to january of this year,the small rubber grommet under the tube going from the box to the turbo had broken off from the rubber detiorating...the grommet was ingested by my turbo,shattering all the fins,thereby going into my intercooler.After further investigation i found all the rubber involved in this AFE product had detiorated to the point of cracking and breaking.Cost of repairs,$2600!!!I took a bunch of photos,letters from mechanic along with bill,my receipt from install and sent it all to warranty department of AFE after calling them thats what they told me to do.I just received a letter today stating they will not cover any repairs or even replace my broken crappy intake that i have now.THIS PRODUCT HAS A LIFETIME WARRANTY......I called for 5 months,just to be ignored and pushed aside.Basically AFE doesnt back their product or have any customer service whats so ever.Anyone with this product in their truck,be weary,and anyone looking at purchasing mods,stay clear of this product as well.........

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I know this is a bit of an old thread, but thanks, I was looking into buying a CAI from them for my kids truck. Think I'll look at the S&B like I have on my truck for him instead. I haven't had an issue with S&B so far.

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I have a stock system works great never heard of a problem with it, I tow heavy up mountains and it works for me. I ran all kinds of vehicles on the dyno and never saw a unit that gained anything from an air intake. This is running it at full power for 2 minutes not some BS run where they go to max RPM then dump the load on and say it pulled all this HP. that is measuring centrifical force not power.
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Thanks for the thought, John. I'm with you on the stock one until proven wrong.--Bob
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Not sure of the Fords and GM's, but with my Dodge there was something I noticed. (1st, I never hooked it to a machine for testing before and after, but after the second year, I changed to a CAI with the under the bumper snout.)

While I had the stock filter unit, while cleaning the truck, I noticed the amount of soot on the back passenger 1/4 panel at the exhaust. Especially after the yearly trip visiting the grandkids, (a 5K round trip).

With the CAI I have way less than 1/2 the amount of soot at the end of the trip. Like I said, nothing documented except visually. I had an average mpg increase for each trip of 1 mpg to 1 1/2 mpg. Hand calculated each fill up. No major increase. And the IAT runs cooler at a constant 10 deg about ambient.

The trips are with approx. the same load, the same freeways, and the same time of the year so the weather was sort of close, the same speeds and so on.

I feel the truck is running better with the CAI instead of stock. Not sure if this would be the same with the Fords or GM's, let alone from year to year vehicle equipment designs. I understand that can be a factor to.

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