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Old 11-11-2011, 12:42 PM
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whats the reason 05+ trucks have plastic CAC tube?

I tired a search but found nothing. I noticed 03-04 trucks have a metal CAC tube and 05+ trucks have a plastic one. Anyone know why? Thanks.
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So it blows off, cracks, and gets holes rubbed in it.
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Just get a custom aluminum one made, thats what i plan on doing.
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You can get the stock metal one from Ford for like $100. I bought the metal one and painted both pipes. Looks cool and I hear by painting them you make an extra 50hp...(ricer math!)
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I got mine upgraded to the metal cac tube from BulletProof Diesel.

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If I had to guess I would say Ford switched from the metal to plastic cold side pipe just as a cost cutting measure. Another one would be no more inner fender liners (mud guards) in the rear wheel wells.
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So it blows off, cracks, and gets holes rubbed in it.
No doubt! That is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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If I had to guess I would say Ford switched from the metal to plastic cold side pipe just as a cost cutting measure. Another one would be no more inner fender liners (mud guards) in the rear wheel wells.
^^^^ inner fender liners, when they didnt come on our 05 we were ticked. it looked so cheap so i made some on my own out of a heavy rubber i had in the shop. had to do it on our 2010 too. its bs, plus it keeps salty snow from flinging up there and sitting and rusting out the fenders.
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If I had to guess I would say Ford switched from the metal to plastic cold side pipe just as a cost cutting measure. Another one would be no more inner fender liners (mud guards) in the rear wheel wells.
I agree!

Also like no more glovebox light, no more lights in the door reflectors, and no more underhood insulating blanket!
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^^^^ inner fender liners, when they didnt come on our 05 we were ticked. it looked so cheap so i made some on my own out of a heavy rubber i had in the shop. had to do it on our 2010 too. its bs, plus it keeps salty snow from flinging up there and sitting and rusting out the fenders.
You can still buy the inner fender liners from Ford, but they no longer come for free.

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I agree!

Also like no more glovebox light, no more lights in the door reflectors, and no more underhood insulating blanket!
Yeah, more cost cutting. Not just Ford, every company is doing it in this day and age. I work for a paper company and we're doing it wherever possible. Every company is trying to make their product as cheaply as possible even at the expense of overall quality. The way of the world.
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