Overall Rating
4.2 out of 5
4.2 out of 5
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Rating breakdown 46 reviews
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
3
1 Star
1
Ease of Use/Installation
4 out of 5
Quality/Construction
4.5 out of 5
38 of 46(83%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
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Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Great price
July 10, 2014
turboc58
Location: Lynchburg, VA, USA
How often do you shop at JC Whitney.com? First Time
Ease of Use/Installation
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quality/Construction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
" After looking at other cold air intakes the Spectre was a great choice. I installed on a 04 Tahoe it took longer to remove the factory air intake than installing the new one. It took less than a hour for complete installation. I have yet to check my mileage but hoping for 2 extra mpg. "
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4 out of 5
4 out of 5
not so easily installed, but worth the work
June 29, 2014
Kraftyest
Location: Big Bear, CA
How often do you shop at JC Whitney.com? Multiple Times a Year
Ease of Use/Installation
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Quality/Construction
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
" This cold air intake system required cutting and alterations, but once it was installed WOW what a power boost. I installed this with a 62mm bore throttle body and 62mm bore throttle body spacer and the increase in power was fantastic. It was worth the cost and work! "
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Pretty much as advertised
June 15, 2014
Dave
Location: Brunswick, GA
How often do you shop at JC Whitney.com? Multiple Times a Year
Ease of Use/Installation
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Quality/Construction
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
" It was harder to install than advertised. The fit was very close, but still a bit difficult to make fit - the tube was just a hair too long and not bent to quite the exact angles needed. The rubber grommet supplied for the sensor kept sliding inside the tube during installation. It took me about 5 tries to get it in. I finally had to put the sensor into the grommet, and then force it in to the opening one bit at a time using a flathead screwdriver. Oh yes, I coated the bottom of the grommet with Vaseline too.
Even given these issues, I am very happy with the resulting improvements in sound, performance AND gas mileage.
The truck sounds great (I had already added a cat-back dual exhaust system on the truck). Installing this gave the truck a deeper, throatier sound - more like a performance vehicle.
The greatest improvement in performance seems to be in accelerator response. The low end torque seems much improved. It is now far too easy to chirp the tires if accelerating hard from a stop. I live near a Highway Patrol post. I have to be careful. :O)
I am most pleased, however, with the improvement in gas mileage. I estimate 2-3 more mpg. I haven't measured it exactly yet, but this is my daily driver and I am using far less gas than before.
Oh yes, the pictures in the installation guide were very poor quality.
Over all, I am happy with the product, but the fitment and instructions could be improved. I would recommend this product to others. "
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5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Great Cold Air kit
April 8, 2014
Gregasaurus
Location: Mount Vernon, MO 65712, USA
How often do you shop at JC Whitney.com? First Time
Ease of Use/Installation
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Quality/Construction
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
" I bought this for my 1998 Dodge Ram 1500. It was very easy to install and is very good quality. I'd highly recommend this to anyone looking for a solid cold air intake. "
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