2006 Commander Limited 4.7 127,000 miles
Yesterday I installed the cold air intake on my 4.7 and I like it. I am thinking that I can easily make a prefilter by removing the paper from the stock filter and mounting 1mm stainless steel mesh to the remaining mesh of the filter. Also I would like to close off the remaining portion of the AFE box so the vast majority of the air will be coming through the existing grill air deflector and not warm air of the engine compartment. I think this will kill 2 birds with one stone by filtering out the large particles ( leaves, grass, bugs, feathers ) before they reach the oil-soaked filter and also get more cold air through the intake. I do not think that an airtight seal of the box is necessary as long as the vast majority of the air comes from outside. Has anyone done this or any suggestions?