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Old 10-07-2007, 05:47 PM
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cold air intake for 2003 lightning

I was wondering which cold air intake people thought was the best. I know a lot of people go with K&N but there are quite a few others out there as well. I just want the one that will let the engine breathe the best and offer the most horsepower.
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Any "forced air" (bumper scoop) cold air induction system will be good. The bumper scoop pulls air in when the truck is moving (anything over 15 - 20mph) and defeats the underhood hot air the filter is exposed to.

JLP's CAI system and Chickenears cool-aid system are two examples I can think of off the top of my head.

I have the JLP CAI setup.

A fellow Lightning owner in SoCal (southern California) data logged IAT 1 and 2 temps on the same day, same outside temp conditions, both with the JLP system and without, and his data showed once the truck is moving, it's very easy to counter the hot underhood temps the open air filter would be pulling in without the scoop.

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Don't you have enough power?
Look for any true cool air intake other than K&N (not true cool air).
Volant and outlaw may have an intake for you.
People here have found out that the stock paper filter has enough flow and maybe better engine protection.
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If you intend on keeping the truck stock, then yes, the stock setup is adequate. But once you start modding, the stock air box and filter become one of those small, weak links that should be addressed so it doesn't affect other power mods being bolted on.

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Volant, K&N, Injen, AEM, all make solid products. You can check out our customer reviews for all of them here: http://motorhaven.autoanything.com/air-intakes/20A50096A1.aspx
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I have the JLp forced air unit on mine and love it. On my last L with only a few bolt ons, I cut out the bottom of the stock air box and installed a K&N panel filter. Worked great, cheap too!
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made my own stock airbox cut a 4 inch hole in the bottom routed a 4 in dryer host thru the front corner of the fenderwell out to the lower grille painted the hose black and you cant tell unless your looking for it total cost about 6 bucks for the hose and 40 for the filter. judgeing by the bugs it picks up works pretty well
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