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Old 03-17-2015, 03:04 PM   #1
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2 Questions: Modular Intake Tube and Gear Oil

Hi everyone,

I have two questions and would highly appreciate any input!

1. Is that Airaid Modular Intake Tube worth the $105? I have an automatic with a tune and am mainly looking for a little better throttle response. Any low end torque and/or hp gain would be also great.

2. When I got my 3.31 gears, friend did it, he put in 2 quarts of Royal Purple.
I've heard of some that say it needs 3 quarts. What is true?

Thank you!
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Hi everyone,

I have two questions and would highly appreciate any input!

1. Is that Airaid Modular Intake Tube worth the $105? I have an automatic with a tune and am mainly looking for a little better throttle response. Any low end torque and/or hp gain would be also great.

2. When I got my 3.31 gears, friend did it, he put in 2 quarts of Royal Purple.
I've heard of some that say it needs 3 quarts. What is true?

Thank you!
1. Ask your tuner for a little better throttle response. And while you're at it see what they have for an answer to your intake tube question.

2. Look here for your answer...
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Edit: They say 3 quarts
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Old 03-17-2015, 03:49 PM   #3
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Thank you for your input, Diehard! I have a Bama tune and I don't know if they can/will tweak out a little more but I can sure ask them. As to the gear oil, I am quite confused cause AM sells their gear kits with only 2 quarts ( I ordered the parts from them individually, since they don't sell a 3.31 gears kit).
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And I have been running my 3.31's now for about 4 months without any problems.
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Old 03-17-2015, 04:25 PM   #4
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Thank you for your input, Diehard! I have a Bama tune and I don't know if they can/will tweak out a little more but I can sure ask them. As to the gear oil, I am quite confused cause AM sells their gear kits with only 2 quarts ( I ordered the parts from them individually, since they don't sell a 3.31 gears kit).
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And I have been running my 3.31's now for about 4 months without any problems.
This sounds familiar. I think that question came up on this forum and the one of the AM reps commented on it.
I want to say it was a screw-up of some sort but not sure. Try a search.
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Thank you!
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Still kind of confused
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I did some research, just for the hell of it, and now I'm confused too.
I would have sworn the answer was 3 qts then I checked my owners manual.
It said 4 pints(2 qts).
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When I got my gears installed I was told I need 2.5 quarts. Which is 3 bottles of royal purple and you still have some left over.


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I needed about 2.5 qts, but I also have the FRPP aluminum girdle, which increases oil capacity somewhat.
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If the owners manual says 2 quarts why are you confused? I'm confused that your confused lol


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I've changed my rear end lube 3 or 4 times. With the factory cover it took 2 1/3rd quarts
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With the stock cover it will be 2 quarts plus the friction modifier.


Depending on which aftermarket cover it will be approx. 2.5 quarts.
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are they the same spec on the 8.8 over the years? I kinda remember putting in 2 bottles of mobil1 75w140 in my 02 gt. stock cover, stock gears, etc.
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With the stock cover it will be 2 quarts plus the friction modifier.


Depending on which aftermarket cover it will be approx. 2.5 quarts.
I like this answer the best.
When changing gears, would you typically use the stock cover?
What's the purpose of the aftermarket cover? Greater capacity better?
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I like this answer the best.
When changing gears, would you typically use the stock cover?
What's the purpose of the aftermarket cover? Greater capacity better?

I heard it came with a drain plug so you didn't have to remove the cover every time in order to swap the fluid.
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Got a diff cover off of a GT500 for cheap and it gives you a drain plug and a fill plug. It also has "cooling fins" which should help cooling if you were to track the car. It also holds half a quart more so.
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I have the FRPP aluminum girdle/cover that his drain and fill holes. Beware that for this cover, the fill hole is way above the level of the fill hole on the diff housing, so if you fill all the way up to this hole, you'll overfill the diff bigtime. Not sure about the GT500 cover, but it's worth paying attention to.
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