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Clay bar is awesome!! I do it every time before I wax the car. It is really cool how slick the paint feels afterwords.

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After MANY failed attempts I finally got the front windows tinted yesterday (ended up taking them out of the car completely). Now I just need to do the hatch, definitely NOT doing that one myself. On that note I was quoted $80 for the hatch is this reasonable or should I look elsewhere?

Front 35% visible light 65% blocked

Rear 20% visible light 80% blocked, going to have the hatch done the same as the rears.
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Mods-tinted windows, trans cooler, triple gauge dash pod with Trans Temp-Oil Pressure-Voltmeter, EGR tube delete, TB coolant bypass, rear muffler delete, gutted cats/MF muffler

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Ordered a cheap CAI from eBay today. As long as the tubing works I figure for the price I can buy a better filter.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cold-Air-In...kAAOSw7p5ac6w9
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Ordered a cheap CAI from eBay today. As long as the tubing works I figure for the price I can buy a better filter.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Cold-Air-In...kAAOSw7p5ac6w9
That was kind of my plan as well. I think I've read the AEM filter goes well with the eBay piping. I'm eager to see how you're turns out!

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@MazdaMetalhead thanks for the tip I've never looked at the AEM filters before now. Reading the specs they sound as good as the K&Ns but the price of the AEM 3 inch filter is WAY better. Plus that will be an excuse to drive up to Summit Racing lol. Will definitely post an update when it gets here and I install it.

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@MazdaMetalhead thanks for the tip I've never looked at the AEM filters before now. Reading the specs they sound as good as the K&Ns but the price of the AEM 3 inch filter is WAY better. Plus that will be an excuse to drive up to Summit Racing lol. Will definitely post an update when it gets here and I install it.
No problem. I have no first hand experience but the AEM filter seems like the definite way to go.

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Changed my water pump belt this evening because it was starting to squeak and I'm pretty sure this was the original one so it's probably a little overdue after 160k. I know, I know I should have done this when I changed the pump but I had already spent $100 between the pump and seals and I let my cheap side get the best of me On a different note CAI should be here possibly tomorrow Wednesday at the latest
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Mods-tinted windows, trans cooler, triple gauge dash pod with Trans Temp-Oil Pressure-Voltmeter, EGR tube delete, TB coolant bypass, rear muffler delete, gutted cats/MF muffler

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- lowering springs,

Audio- OE NON-Bose HU with 4 Boss Audio door speakers powered by 1000 watt Crunch amp with OE Bose sub

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My eBay CAI Experience

Lets start with the bad:
they sent me the wrong color tubing (vacuum line and vent line)
there isn't quite enough tubing (vacuum line and vent line)
the angle isn't entirely right as it goes towards the TB, it was possible to get into place with some brute force if you use something to lube the rubber elbow where it connects to the CAI so you can slide it in farther
they didn't even send a filter so I ended up using a 3" filter I had from something in the past (not sure what lol)
it is made to bolt into the same spot as a cluster of ground wires (managed to f**k these up in the process screwed with my turn signals and a bunch of other s**t)
the elbow is bigger than the TB so it required an extra sleeve to go around it (shown in pic) which would be fine but its a different color than EVERYTHING

The good:
I did get a partial refund for it after contacting the seller
it is surprisingly well manufactured, welds are clean and it seems to be one piece of tubing that has been bent rather than chunks welded together, got one from eBay for the charger and it was like that it looked like they had taken a bunch of different size pieces from a scrap yard and welded them together to make a CAI
it does fit pretty well it was just somewhat difficult to get it to that point
it did only cost $35.99 say somewhere around $60-$70 after buying a better filter vs. well over $200 for a "name brand"
the MAF fit perfectly the intake even came with its own screws
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- lowering springs,

Audio- OE NON-Bose HU with 4 Boss Audio door speakers powered by 1000 watt Crunch amp with OE Bose sub

Other Cars 07 charger 5.7(factory patrol car) 14 Jeep patriot 04 Ram 2500 5.7

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Anybody know of a good tuner for the 3.0L? Haven’t been able to find one.

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- lowering springs,

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Cool! Sounds like the CAI was a pretty big hassle but it looks to have worked out. Any chance you could post a video so we can hear what it sounds like??

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