Sunday, December 18, 2016

installed the Mountune Intake today...

As part of the Mountune MP275 kit, I'm taking my time - the intercooler will take the most time and effort and hopefully my buddy with a lift will be able to lend a hand ;)

So - as we move forward... the Mountune 2363-CAIS-BA Low Restriction Intake Kit is a sub-install of the overall MP275 kit. I also grabbed the 2363-IH-BLK Mountune Induction Hose to complement the looks and remove that silly accordian tube...

The intake itself is a high-grade aluminum - very nice compared to the FoMoCo plastic part...

it also includes a high-flow re-washable filter that has an inverted cone that is open to the engine bay - it's supposedly noisier, but honestly we can't hear much over the Cobb Exhaust.

The induction hose, it simply that - it connects the filter box with the new filter to the new intake tube

Installation is pretty simple...

First, remove the engine cover (duh) - notice the accordian tube in the 'before' picture below...

Using an 8mm socket, there's only one bolt holding the stock intake - remove that and loosen the worm bolts on both ends and it comes off pretty simply.


Simply assemble the new intake - swap the rubber grommet from the OEM intake and put it back together - very simple setup, the hoses are a snug fit - so they may take some coaxing.  4 8mm bolts to open the filter lid, pull out the paper OEM one and fit the washable filter, can't screw it up :)


The finished product looks pretty slick, almost hidden...  but 50% more airflow will be awesome!
Plus it's CARB compliant!