I have the afe stage 2 intake and love the sound of the turbo's. Only problem I had with it is the couplers that come with the kit didn't hold up. they are very soft and maybe because of our cold winter's up here in alberta they cracked and split. I had 1 issue. My right side turbo selenoid blew. I put the stock unit back on and took it in. they fixed it under warranty.whew! they said it was an over boost condition that caused the selenoid to go. I should mention I have a 4" heartthrob exhaust on it as well which I left on when I took it in. Since then I sourced out way stronger couplers from JB's automotive,they are the exact fit of the afe ones but I guarantee these ones will not fail. Just to bad afe kit doesn't come with better ones. Another thing is when I called Them and got there tech support line of course I had to leave a message, which I did 3 times and they never returned my calls! I still love the intake but not there service.
I had the exhaust put on way before the intake so thats maybe why I never noticed any difference in power once I put it on but I like the sound for sure. The exhaust on the other hand made a huge difference in power though. Going down to horsepower solutions soon to mate a tuner to my mods. they have a dyno and can custom tune as well. will let you know what kind of #'s I come up with.
Ya its a good thing to watch. The sound it puts out is wicked cool,It must make a difference in power too especially when towing. You can just hear it sucking all that fresh air! Hey AK-KingBoost how did you put that quote of mine into your reply? I suck at this computer stuff!lol I have to get some pics on here too. When I get off shift in a couple weeks I will get my daughter to sit down with me and straighten me out.
i am about to purchase this. Looks awesome!! I want more turbo whistle and already am running straight pipes do you think i would be happy with the noise? That's all I care about and the gains of course . Here's my truckI just installed a AFE Stage 2 and LOVE IT. Parts quality is top notch and install was a breeze, I think it took me maybe 30 minutes start to finish. I will warn that you will have MUCH MORE intake noise and turbo whistle once this is installed, if you’re not a fan of that then this intake is not for you.
As far as the concerns of oiled high-flow filters in turbo charged applications, I have been running them for years in gas and diesel (60+psi) turbo applications and have never had an issue with turbo longevity. They are not maintenance free so you do have to take care of them but as long as you clean and re-oil them (NOT TO MUCH OIL) you will have no issues.
Here's a few pictures installed.
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