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Old 04-30-2005, 10:42 AM   #1
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AEM CAI to FC TB question

Hey everyone I bought a FC TB the other day and went to install it fri. Well I have a AEM CAI and when I went to connect the two I learned that the CAI would not fit on to the TB with the hose coupler or whatever you call it that came with the CAI. So I went to a local parts store and got a hose that will "work" but it took some rigging. My question to all of you out there with this same setup is; is there anywhere I can get a "custom" coupler that will fit my intake and my TB??? What did all of you have to do to get it to work?? One other question is when installing the TB should I have put a thin layer of silicone between the TB and the intake manifold for a good seal??? Thanks as always for everyones time and input.


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come on now anyone?
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autozone should have some different couplers. I would think if you got one like where the 3 inch tube hooks into the smaller tube, that may work. Just a thought, Let me know what happens cause I have the aem, and the throttle body is on the way.
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You couldn't stretch it over the new TB? Maybe install the coupler off the car, put on TB, then hook CAI to the coupler.
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nah i couldnt the coupler that came with the aem cai was WAY to small I tried to stretch it for lile 20 mins or so but couldnt do it.......
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Steeda sells the bigger hose for the 65mm Throttle Body. Give them a call (954) 960-0774

409-0001 Adaptor Hose: $7.95
250-6352-51 Hose Clamp: $1.12
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I thought the FC TB wasn't that much bigger then the stock.

You might also try heating up the rubber to make it more plyable. Hot water would be a good way to do that...
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I have another question I forgot to mention earlier.......ever since I have installed my tb I have noticed a little bit of stuttering at low rpm (1800-2200 give or take) off the line and when I am cruising around town in a higher gear what could this be cuased from??? What can I do to fix it
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Even with the Steeda adapter it is a tight fit. This is how I did mine. Put the rubber adapter around an empty soup can half filled w/water. Heat it up in a pan of water on stove until you can barely touch it. Adapter gets soft and pliable and slips on the oversize throttle body. Hold in place and clamp. I did mine off the car and was a lot easier. You can also turn the end inside out before slipping it on. Was surprised how easy it was with a little heat.
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