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I installed my Stealth Black WCC Intake on March 30, 2009. For the past month I have been running the Wild Card Custom Intake Horn (WCC)
Not having access to a dyno for measuring power and torque I decided to present my finding which are more down to earth.
My purpose for installing and running a more efficient Intake Manifold is to increase the Fuel Efficiency.
As others have already stated the Installation is very straight forward, remove the OEM intake and replace with the WCC intake manifold.
The Intercooler to Intake Tube on the other hand is a little more complicated due to the lack of room to work with, but with patience everything fits and works the first time.
The changes I have observed after running the WCC intake Assembly vs the OEM for the past month are as follows:

1. 25-50 degrees EGT reduction in normal use as measured using the PMT (nominal 650 degrees)
2. 0.5-1.0 lb of Boost reduction in normal use as measured using the PMT (nominal 3 PSI)
3. 1-2 MPG improvement in fuel economy (hand calculated, over pervious month to month averages)
4. Seems a bit quieter in normal use, this is very subjective
5. Pulls a lot harder on acceleration (On Demand) as one would expect
One point of warning, do not attempt to run any intake tubes without beaded ends. On my first version without beaded ends I blew the hose connections off several times. I found regardless of how tight the gear clamps are done up the hose coupler would come off at the drop of a hat. Once the beaded ends tube was installed I had no more problems and I will say jaxon had the new tube c/w beaded ends to me in three business days in spite of the best efforts of USPS and Canada Post to prevent this happening.
Over the past month I must say there is no question of the improvement in fuel economy.
However, from all reports on this and other forums I have found that the RED WCC intake horns GO MUCH FASTER. So my only recourse in talking to Jaxon is to ship my Stealth Black Intake Horn back and have him spend many hours to remove all the Stealth Black paint, grind down the welds and polish everything to a high luster with the hope it will now go 0.5 MPH faster than the FAST HOTROD RED WCC Intake and return 0.0005 Km per litre fuel efficiency improvement. LOL
Is it worth it. In one month I saved 112.28 Litres this is a monthly saving of $80.84 this then equates to $970 over a period of one year. This is my justification for buying a more efficient Intake Horn.
Most people are looking for a power and torque increase.
see the following link for DYNO Results
http://www.cumminsforum.com/forum/6...ld-cardcustom-intake-horn-n-zilla-fooler.html
While this product will in fact produce power, it will also give very good fuel efficiency gain as well. In less than one year the total cost will be replaced by the improvement in fuel economy alone.
To all those on the forum who have helped and encouraged me along in this learning experience a big thanks. At this point I only seem to be able to link the thumbnail pictures
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Nice writeup,

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Couriourdog's new Wildcard Customs Boost tube and Intake Horn pics.



Lots of extra ports.


Dipstick bracket, bolts and gaskets.

 

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Installed pics. Very nice in Black also!





 

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Very nice.:thumbsup:

Can WCC provide a transmission dipstick bracket for those of us that have done the EGR cooler delete?
 

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Is Jaxon going to start bead rolling the intake horns?
 

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Looks good, i can't wait to get a new horn

I haven't had a problem with my boost tube, and it doesn't have beaded ends. But you're probably building more boost than me which might play a big factor in this
 

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I will see if I can find out for you. I believe that he is bead rolling his boost tubes now though.
No, I have his phone number and email. I just assumed the horn was bead rolled.
 

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As of my experience blowing my hose connections off Jaxon puts a bead on all his tubes.
 

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Jaxon,

Can WCC provide a transmission dipstick bracket for those of us that have done the EGR cooler delete?
 

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Discussion Starter · #16 · (Edited)
I am still having difficulty posting the pictures and to date I can only link the thumbnails
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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
The next set of five 11-15 of 27
 

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Wild Card Custom Intake Pictures 16-20 of 27
 
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