2012 Ford Expedition Intake

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  1. AzteCypher

    AzteCypher Active Member

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    This is one of the worst OEM intakes I have seen in a while. Those "appendages" that I have highlighted in a red square are supposed to act as resonators to silence the air going in through the intake which I feel is totally useless. It's not like the air is going to be going at 200mph through the intake!!

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    I want to keep the stock air box but I haven't seen any intakes that will allow me to do that. That being said, I was thinking of running aluminum piping with silicone couplers all the way back to the throttle body. Any thoughts on that?
     
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    I agree, I have a 2011 with the gotta mod and would like to do just the tube but no one sells just that part. I have heard that the aftermarket intakes are noticeably louder though which I really don't care for.
     
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    GAIN-MOB Super Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    thats a mess for an intake...to make it quiet...dont think you'd notice that much if the silence was gone
     
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    Appendages, resonators, silencers...who needs quiet. It's a V8, it needs a little growl...
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    All there to silence the "growl" which most adult males like anyways. :)

    Need a silencer for my intake because its noisy as hell when I get on it. :eek:
    Don't think they make one that would work though...
     
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    i had an afe intake on my 2011 for a few days, car was acting a bit weird with the afe intake installed, so i took it off, that was on a 5star tune, back to using my superchips again, so i might give it a shot.
     
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    RayT - please report back. I am running the superchips right now and my next step is an intake. I had the Volant on my 03 and was happy with it - but if there is something better-I would try it. The superchips has been okay - shifting is straightened out some - but I definitely wanted more. I am currently running the eco tune because premium bumped back over $4.00 here, but honestly can not tell much of a difference between performance with 93 and eco with 87. also mileage is still sitting right at 13 by lie-o-meter. I will say that with the perf tune, it sometimes felt like second wanted to chirp.I am heavy tow, 2wd standard length with 3.37 (i believe, whatever the highest ratio is offered)
     
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    I have the K&N intake and the Superchips Cortex tuner. I also have the CAI tunes. The intake is noticeably louder. I have had it for a little over a year. My wife still asks me if I have made it louder. Its got a nice grown when accelerating and is quiet when cruising. I logged the intake temp and it runs withing a few degrees of ambient when moving and it will climb a little when stopped at a light. I was hearing that the 3 valve motors might not run right and through codes with a CAI. After I got the K&N I bought the updated tunes from Superchips and the truck runs great. I know the tuner made a huge difference in how the truck ran. With the intake it runs a little better.

    Here is what they post on their site for improvements.

    Power Level Max HP Gain Max Torque Gain
    87 39.0 HP @ 4500 RPM 45.4 TQ @ 4500 RPM
    TOW 34.7 HP @ 4500 RPM 42.0 TQ @ 3550 RPM
    91 PERFORMANCE 37.1 HP @ 3500 RPM 57.2 TQ @ 3500 RPM
     
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  9. GAIN-MOB

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    how did you get that??? i h ave the same programmer and when i asked for the CAI tune they said they dont have it and wont because of no interest...then again i have an 04...
     
  10. AzteCypher

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    It wouldn't mind the noise from the intake (hell my little Mazda is pretty loud) but the wife drives this around the most so I need to keep her happy so I can keep on modding.
     

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