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      01-30-2013, 10:51 PM   #23
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yeppp should have that by friday
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      02-05-2013, 02:10 AM   #24
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Confusing thread..

Just realised the problem is only with the N55, not the N54 AFE kit, which you failed to mention..
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      02-05-2013, 05:40 PM   #25
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haha, yeah sorry...not the DCI, the stage 2 for N55'ers
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haha, yeah sorry...not the DCI, the stage 2 for N55'ers

Any updates on your end? I haven't had the time to install mine. Plus, it's been brutally cold here lately.
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      02-06-2013, 12:00 AM   #27
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haha, yeah sorry...not the DCI, the stage 2 for N55'ers

Any updates on your end? I haven't had the time to install mine. Plus, it's been brutally cold here lately.
Yeah I put mine in Friday night in my garage, took maybe 15 mins to take everything out, clean with rubbing alcohol, and put it all back together, very very happy with the fit compared to the old design, no SES lights, no leaks, no slipping. I'm happy they got it figured out!
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      02-06-2013, 12:01 AM   #28
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I have some pictures but idk how to upload them from my phone...if you want them PM me your email
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I have some pictures but idk how to upload them from my phone...if you want them PM me your email

Good to hear the new parts worked out for you. Did they happen to send you a new MAS gasket? I didn't get one, and I think I might need a new one once I attempt the install.


As for the pics, if you have a Photobucket account, you can email them to photobucket and they will upload them to your account automatically. Just go to your User Settings and then click on Mobile. It'll give you your own email address to send them to. Its designed for those people without smartphones to be able to upload photos directly from their phones.
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nah its just the 1addicts app doesnt allow the upload directly through the app. and no, dont have a photobucket either.

here they are had to upload via computer. i didnt need a new gasket, the one on the car now is essentially brand new, 10k miles
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That looks so much better. I have no idea how someone could have thought the previous design was actually a good idea. Thanks for the pics!
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That looks so much better. I have no idea how someone could have thought the previous design was actually a good idea. Thanks for the pics!
Haha amen! Yeah it was a shoddy design, bah! Easy install, just make sure everything is cleaned well before you put it in, but that should be a given, good luck Sylon
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Finally put mine on, and I'm so glad I took it to my parents' house to do it because my dad has everything you could ever need short of a lift to work on your car. Because we ran into a few problems installing the new intake.

Turns out, my stock intake was replaced recently, and right off the bat we discovered that the screws holding in my MAS were different than the threads in the aFe tubing. So we had to find some screws that worked and modified them to fit. We also couldn't use the rubber gasket from the new MAS in the aFe tubing because it didn't match up right. Had to use some silicone to seal it. Huge flaw in the design if you're rocking a newer stock intake tubing.

The metal tubing band clamp thing, one of them was too small. I ended up dropping one of them into the bottom of the engine, which delayed us an hour or so trying to dig that out.

Everything is on though, so I'll have to keep an eye on that MAS to make sure it doesn't throw any codes.
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can anybody take the Interior Diameter of both ends of the new coupler ? That would be great for all of us stuck with the shitty first gen coupler.

I have a aFe intake laying in the garage for 2 months now which I tried to installed, but the damn coupler just doesn't want to hold.

From the pictures it looks like a very soft silicon coupler (non reinforced).
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      04-15-2013, 07:31 AM   #35
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hey man just call AFE and they will replace with new coupler.. they actually sent me a new tube too!

05-01203 is the new part number of teh new coupler .. not sure the sizes are on each end

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can anybody take the Interior Diameter of both ends of the new coupler ? That would be great for all of us stuck with the shitty first gen coupler.

I have a aFe intake laying in the garage for 2 months now which I tried to installed, but the damn coupler just doesn't want to hold.

From the pictures it looks like a very soft silicon coupler (non reinforced).
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      04-15-2013, 09:57 AM   #36
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they should send you a new one for free...they were pretty helpful when i spoke with them, they actually sent me a whole new intake tube, couplers, and the metal clamps too
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bought it use.....plus it's something I can get locally in an afternoon instead of waiting for weeks.

I'll try giving them a call and will post the info.
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Answer from aFe :

3 x 3 3/4 ID and 3 Length


I have found a couple place where to order couplers, thing is, it has to be soft enough to become oval. From experience, good couplers are made to be stiff and not deform.

I face the same issue couple years ago fitting a 65mm TB to a 2.5in coldpipe on my SRT-4. The solution was actually to buy a cheaper (read lower quality) non-reinforced reducer.
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