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    Default cold air intake: 2008 chev silverado, 5.3

    I'm thinking of a CAI for my silverado. In reading reviews regarding the Spectre CAI some have written that they had to re-set the Mass Air Sensor or such. I would appreciate input from those who have installed this in a relatively new vehicle(07-08.09) as to weather it was just a bold on/installation, or did you have to re-set items. this one review indicated that his truck ran "wierd" until computer was re-set. thanks Steve
    Last edited by sundancer2004; 07-11-2009 at 08:30 PM.

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    I never had to reset anything in my truck I just put it on and it ran fine from there.

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    should be plug and play

    2003 Z71 Silverado LS
    Access roll up cover
    Bed Rails
    Billet Grill insert
    Bed Rug
    CB with PA system
    Waiting to be installed
    Two 8in RF HX2 punch( would have 12s but they got stolen)

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    they do change your air/fuel ratio slighty but its not enough to need a retune. like everyone else stated, they are plug n play, he probably had issues from other modifications he made or something is my guess?
    1996 Silverado
    *Mostly stock for now
    *Soon to be airbag project..

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    Does a CAI change A/F ratio? No, the EPA gets to decide what your A/F should be. They decided 14.7:1 for gasoline was best and that's what your ECM "tries" to keep it at when you're in closed loop based on feedback from the sensors on your engine. A CAI is not a sensor so it does not alter A/F.

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