So while waiting for the paint to dry on the swing I made my wife, I decided to do my airbox mod for the aFe OEM replacement filter. I figured this would be a good addition for fresh air to flow into the box. Heres the swing first if anybody was interested....
So I will start off with the tools needed to complete the easy mod.
1)Mesh cheap trashcan from Lowes.
2)Cardboard used to wrap over airbox lid to draw a straight line for lining up holes.
3)Razor blade for smoothing out the hole after cutting
4)Jig Saw for cutting up the mesh trash can
5) 1 3/8" forstner bit for punching the holes
Picture of the mesh can after cutting a square out.
I then used the cardboard to draw straight lines across the airbox lid. After that I started punching holes in the lid. After the holes were cut out, I smoothed the edges with the razor blade. I then lined up the mesh square over the holes and marked the airbox lid for where I needed to drill holes. Yes I know the bolts dont line up in a straight line.....
I then bolted the mesh to the lid with small bolts. This cinched the mesh up tight to the lid.
After it was bolted up, I put it back the truck and made sure the bolts didnt poke into the filter. No bolts touched the filter and it fit great.