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Tech Tips :: Mike Schriber Reviews :: ProFlow+ Install

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The Pro Flow+ came
with
everything needed in one big box. The ABS shroud is OEM quality with

a textured finish and smooth rounded edges. The instructions are excellent

and even include a template for cutting your radiator shroud.
The kit
also includes a K&N filter, recharge kit and all the
clamps and screws
needed. The filter on the Pro Flow+ clamps
right to the MAF so no leakage
of unfiltered air into the
engine is possible.


The first step is
to
remove the stock air box and all it's mounting hardware. Then, remove

the intake tract from the throttle body forward. Remove the
MAF from the
stock airbox and fit the K&N filter over the end.
Put the clamp on but
leave it a little loose for final
adjustment. Reinstall the intake tract
to the throttle body
and lightly tighten the clamp to hold it in place.
Now adjust
the K&N filter so it's parallel with the radiator shroud. One

everything is aligned you can go ahead and tighten the clamp on the K&N

(make it tight). Next, take a pencil or Sharpie time marker
and draw a
line along the top of the filter on either side of
the MAF.


You're now ready for
the fun
part. Remove the intake tract and tape the supplied template to

the radiator shroud. Line up the inside top cutout of the template with

the pencil marks. Make sure the template is centered. Next,
use your pencil
or marker to trace the inside cutout of the
template. When this is done
you can remove the template and
put it aside.
size="2">Now
you'll need a razor blade knife to cut the
shroud. Don't worry, it's not
as bad as you think. You
can use a straight edge metal ruler to help or
do it free
hand. It's easiest to cut if you work from the front of the

car, between the bumper and hood. The shroud cuts pretty easily if you

have a sharp blade. Take your time and be careful not to force
the blade
past the shroud and into the air conditioning
condenser. Once you're done,
remove the cut section and put
it aside.


The Pro Flow+ kit
comes with metal
clips that are designed to be installed into the radiator

shroud. Their purpose is to give the mounting screws something solid to

bite into. Being the lazy bum that I am, I decided to forgo
the clips
and screw the self tapping screws directly into the
shroud. If this should
ever prove to be troublesome, the clips
are still easily installed. To
do it my way, reinstall your
intake tract (with the K&N attached to the
MAF) and reconnect
all your cables. Tighten the clamp on the throttle
body as
well. Next, place the Pro Flow+ shroud over the filter, against

the radiator shroud. The clamp between the filter and MAF should be on

the outside of the housing. Once everything is lined up and
straight,
start screwing in the screws, starting at the
outside corners. Be careful
not to over tighten! The screws
are only going into plastic. Once you've
got all the screws
in place, go over everything and make sure all the
clamps and
electrical connectors are installed and tight.



As you can
see, the
Pro Flow+ installation is easy and straightforward.
There was a noticeable
increase in seat of the pants
performance after installation. I've encountered
no
problems with the screws coming loose from the shroud. There seems

to be no excess debris or water on the filter and the engine runs great.

All in all, I wish I would have gotten a Pro Flow+ in the
first place
and saved myself a lot of trouble. An excellent
product all around!


Installation Photos:


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