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    Default Air Filter Indicator

    Some folks wonder when to change their air filter, some just follow a time schedule. For those that want the max out of their air filters (stock or aftermarket), this is a device I installed recently. I have them on everything I own. Have used them for years. It is called Filter Minder. I know that K&N sells them, but they are really pricey there. Ballpark $35. I bought mine thru Ryder Fleet Products for $21. Great product. It is common knowledge that air filters do their best job at keeping dirt out after time. They are less efficient at trapping dirt when new. The balance is knowing when the filter is at it's limit. This guage lets you know. When the filter is starting to restrict air flow, the gauge will show it and you can then change the filter. Will pay for itself very quickly.

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    2013 Silverado 1500 LT Z-71 Crew. 5.3L Auto. Range AFM Delete, PCV Catch Can, RC Leveling kit, Dynomax Ultra Flo cat back, Airaid M.I.T.

    2013 Freightliner Columbia. pre-EGR Detroit 12.7L 500 hp 1850 lb torque, 18 speed.

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    Wish they made something like that for a CAI
    Objects in mirror are losing

    2003 Chevy Silverado Z71, 5.3L, K&N 57 series, 2.5'' Flowmaster Super 10 series dual exhaust , Corvette Servo, McNew Automotive Dyno tune, SS gauge cluster, Extang Trifecta Tonneau, Pacesetter shorty headers, Goodmark cowl hood, Sony Xplod speakers, Kenwood DDX-470 exhaust tips, 16" Ultra Badlands polished wheels, Pirelli Scorpion ATR .

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    Quote Originally Posted by KyleZ71 View Post
    Wish they made something like that for a CAI
    They have screw in type, push in grommet type, and other types. K&N sells them for their CAI units. These are not made just for stock air boxes. The measure the suction between the filter and engine. They can be mounted anywhere in between. They can easily be mounted on the air intake tubing between a CAI and the throttle body.

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    2013 Silverado 1500 LT Z-71 Crew. 5.3L Auto. Range AFM Delete, PCV Catch Can, RC Leveling kit, Dynomax Ultra Flo cat back, Airaid M.I.T.

    2013 Freightliner Columbia. pre-EGR Detroit 12.7L 500 hp 1850 lb torque, 18 speed.

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    Eh wouldn't want to screw up a perfectly good intake tube.
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    Seems strange then you stated you wish they made them for CAI. I mentioned the tubing as one option, not the only one. There are many options for using one of these. If none of them fit your pistol, then you are out nothing. But if you are serious about one of these, check with K&N or any other shop that sells these and see what they have that would work.
    2013 Silverado 1500 LT Z-71 Crew. 5.3L Auto. Range AFM Delete, PCV Catch Can, RC Leveling kit, Dynomax Ultra Flo cat back, Airaid M.I.T.

    2013 Freightliner Columbia. pre-EGR Detroit 12.7L 500 hp 1850 lb torque, 18 speed.

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    I think that those came standard on my 02, 03, and 05, 5.3 L. I know for a fact that my 2002 had it and my 2005 currently has one. The problem is that I have never seen them move. Maybe I don't wait long enough to change my filters

    1995 Silverado 4x4
    6" BDS Suspension Lift-3" Body Lift-Add A Leaf in rear -Trailmaster SSV Shocks-Duel Steering Stabilizer Kit -AirAid Cold air intake-
    4.56 Gears with Detroit Auburn Locker-Pro-Comp Traction Bars with duel shocks-Aluminum Skid Plate Kit-38.5" x 16.5" Mickey Thompson Baja Claws-Constant Dropping fuel gauge

    2005 Yukon XL Jet Power Programmer, Bilstein Shocks, Bilstein rear springs, Helwig Anti-sway bars, EGR Window Visors, EGR Hood Shield, Denali Headlights, Headlight harness upgrade, GE NightHawk Bulbs, White Night Rear lighting system, Russell Braided SS brake lines, PowerStop Brake pads, PowerStop cross drilled and Slotted Rotors, http://www.gmtruckclub.com/forum/sho...5-GMC-Yukon-XL
    2002 Silverado ext cab 2wd (Sold)
    2003 Yukon XL (Totaled)

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