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Old 06-14-2013, 08:45 PM   #1
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Airaid is crap

So I get my airaid in today woot! But as I'm aitting on the living room floor piecing it together I get to the silver valve line thing (I forgot the name) and I put the rubber grommet in first. Then the silver piece. It looked not flush so I fiddled with it to remove and start over. The crappy plastic of the intake tube cut the grommet. Now I have a $253 paper weight and more than likely AM won't return. Just like the set of pypes I ordered ( which was understandable) I haven't called yet but the shear fact I opened the box probably means I can't return. Needless to say, I was gonna have a great weekend but this crap of an Intake has my blood already boiling.

How do you properly install the grommet?
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This is why i keep recommending C&L!
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Why can't you just use silicone sealant or gasket maker and fix it
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If it fails... I have a grommet in my engine. Not good.

So I have a few options, do I go to a part house like advanced or autozone? Maybe they have it?

Do I go to Home Depot and such? 5/8 grommet is 1.17 a piece but idk the bore of the inside? Is it universal?

Or hope and pray to get a whole new kit, which bye is now $300 at AM and if that messes up....

I think going to Home Depot is but my flaw point is what if its not the right bore and it gets eventually sucked in the engine?
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hell yeah bro! amazing quality
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I had the same prob I returned mine I'm getting an afe intake

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Also do you still have the pypes I'm looking for axle backs
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what a bummer. Sorry dude. I'd probably go take a shower to cool down LOL
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I had the same prob I returned mine I'm getting an afe intake

---------- Post added at 09:06 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:05 PM ----------

Also do you still have the pypes I'm looking for axle backs
Sold those long ago to a member on here. Got roush and resonators now
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Sold those long ago to a member on here. Got roush and resonators now
How does it sound and where did you get the resonators
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what a bummer. Sorry dude. I'd probably go take a shower to cool down LOL
+1 to that my friend. I'm mainly bummed cause I can't do nothing till tomorrow after work.
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That does suck, Coty. However, I am sure if you called Airaid, and told them they would make it right. Airaid is one of the best products on the market.
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How does it sound and where did you get the resonators
Summit racing. 18"inch but total 22" it's nice and deep. It's a smoother tone to me anot like a raspy ricer
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Summit racing. 18"inch but total 22" it's nice and deep. It's a smoother tone to me anot like a raspy ricer
i had a challenger with magnaflow 40s and i hatted how it was after 3000 rpm do you have any videos

and how much were the resonators and do they have to be welded in?
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i had a challenger with magnaflow 40s and i hatted how it was after 3000 rpm do you have any videos

and how much were the resonators and do they have to be welded in?
I've heard you can clamp them in but a weld is better as it has no leaks. They were $67 at my door shipping and took a day shipping since I live one state over from there HQ.

http://youtu.be/qAJVi-T6Oxo

Hope that works as your link to my setup
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I've heard you can clamp them in but a weld is better as it has no leaks. They were $67 at my door shipping and took a day shipping since I live one state over from there HQ.

http://youtu.be/qAJVi-T6Oxo

Hope that works as your link to my setup
I like that guy in the video that's not you, with the red mustang... :p
Anyways, sorry for the late reply to your text, and as far as AM goes, you should try
Because for all you know, it could have been faulty, and it's not an exhaust, so they should take it back
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Any parts store should carry that grommet.

I guess I was really lucky when I installed my Airaid. All of the parts fit perfect. If you can't find one I'm sure AM will send you one. Just use a very little bit of dish washing soap on the new one and it will slip in very easy. Only dish washing soap because it drys up and will not harm anything. It will not destroy the rubber. Do not use WD40 or oil.

I'll give you a good tip I learned. They show on the video to put the coupler on the air tube and slip the air tube onto the throttle body. Don't If you put the coupler onto the throttle body first and then install the air tube it goes on much easier.

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When I had my problem with my airaid I called am and they said I couldn't return it because it was on my car then I called airaid and they told me I can then am have me a store credit but did you have them welded
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When I had my problem with my airaid I called am and they said I couldn't return it because it was on my car then I called airaid and they told me I can then am have me a store credit but did you have them welded
Airaid has a worry free warranty. AM will return something BUT it can't even touch the car per say. I think I'm going to just go to autozone and get a grommet. Also is anyone's crank case valve ( the black screw in) off by a hair. It looks like its supposed to be but my skepticism is on a high right now.
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I guess I was really lucky when I installed my Airaid. All of the parts fit perfect. If you can't find one I'm sure AM will send you one. Just use a very little bit of dish washing soap on the new one and it will slip in very easy. Only dish washing soap because it drys up and will not harm anything. It will not destroy the rubber. Do not use WD40 or oil.

I'll give you a good tip I learned. They show on the video to put the coupler on the air tube and slip the air tube onto the throttle body. Don't If you put the coupler onto the throttle body first and then install the air tube it goes on much easier.

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That's a shame, my airaid for my 08 was great quality!
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same

happened to me, AM had me call Airaid and they sent me a new one in 2 days no questions asked!
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Hey White,

Did you get that Airaid installed yet?

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Did you get that Airaid installed yet?

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Nope. Waiting on Monday to come so I can call airaid to send me a few grommets hopefully
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