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Old 03-20-2016, 06:03 PM
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01' SS 160,XXX miles on it. Looked under the hood today and my Spectre CAI is cracked in half? What would have caused this? Do I have a blockage or an obstruction some where? Maybe just from old age? The CAI was on it when I bought the car. I ordered a K & N replacement but I'm hoping something isn't going on serious that would have caused this to happen?

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Sorry that it cracked, but it looks like age and maybe a constant vibration started to crack the metal on the unit under it & it just came apart. (*Thanks for posting a picture) Make sure your new K&N isn't touching any other parts on the engine. Good Luck. Time wears out certain parts for sure.

Hopefully one of our expert member's can add their thoughts on this (?) I'm not an expert Oh, I don't think there should be any future problems if you install the new one correctly.
 
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Old 03-20-2016, 06:32 PM
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Thanks.....so I just cancelled my K & N order 'cause now I'm not sure it will fit? The intake pipe measures 3" and I don't wanna have to buy a bunch of other parts like pipes and spacers and what not. The K & N says its a "4" inlet cone" which I think means its gotta have a 4" pipe....right?

So I'm thinking this Spectre that was on there is a model: Spectre HPR9881 but I'm not sure? The K & N I ordered was model: RE-0870 but I'm thinking it won't fit that 3" intake pipe? So I cancelled the order on it. Any thoughts on what will fit? I'm trying to stay around the $50 mark if I can. Thanks agian.
 
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Thanks.....so I just cancelled my K & N order 'cause now I'm not sure it will fit? The intake pipe measures 3" and I don't wanna have to buy a bunch of other parts like pipes and spacers and what not. The K & N says its a "4" inlet cone" which I think means its gotta have a 4" pipe....right?

So I'm thinking this Spectre that was on there is a model: Spectre HPR9881 but I'm not sure? The K & N I ordered was model: RE-0870 but I'm thinking it won't fit that 3" intake pipe? So I cancelled the order on it. Any thoughts on what will fit? I'm trying to stay around the $50 mark if I can. Thanks agian.
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Did you have a bad vibration like a wheel out of balance or something like that.
 
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Old 03-21-2016, 06:37 AM
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Thanks for the links BeachBumMike, I called Autozone and they said they think they have some K & N filters that will fit.

Montedd I had some tires installed at Belle Tire a couple years ago that are almost reaching their end of life and I've had to return twice because of a wheel weight falling off on one tire. So I was plagued with that "side to side" vibration. That might have led to this do you think?
 
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:30 AM
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them spectre intakes are not good quality at all and this is the result of buying cheap parts. i am 99.9% sure your car is completely fine and the intake is just poor quality and broke.

k&n makes a 3" filter just gotta google it

K&N Releases a New 3 Inch Flange Cone Shaped Universal Air Filter

these guys also make a great filter, i feel better than k&n

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Old 03-21-2016, 06:39 PM
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Well wish I had read Turbo Monte's comments before going to Autozone. I noticed they had a K & N there with a 3" flange and a Spectre with a 3" for only about a $10 difference. I opted for the Spectre since it was what was on the car when I bought it. I didn't know there was a big difference in quality, oh well if this one craps out its K & N on the next one. Thanks guys.
 
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yes, we live & hopefully we learn as we travel this journey called life. I hope your present one last and it's good you got it replaced. You don't what unfiltered air + getting in2 your throttle Body and causing problems.

Thanks for your update & a reminder to all that read that it pays to do your homework & searches before buying any parts for your vehicle(s). Good Luck to you > `All
 
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:11 AM
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Those whole kits are pretty bad, while you have the new filter, you should save up for a proper cold air intake for the car

Get a proper box around it, something like the Cold Air Inductions version
 

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