Custom Ram Air
I started to work on my custom ram air intake on 07/28/03 here are the pictures from the initial work. Some of the things I went overboard on but once I got started there was no turning back.
This is where I cut the metal behind the head light to make room for the 3" PVC. I will be finishing this off by smothing out the edges and primering and painting the cuts so they do not rust.
This is the modified stock air box with the PVC installed in the opening I cut. I cut out a notch out of the entire side trying to center with the filter instead of using just one side of it.
Notice the PVC is lower then the original intake hole. I had to do this because there isn't much room behing the headlight. At the position I have it I still can add a 90 degree elbow and have it directed toward the lower air dam. First Picture is from instide the air box, second is from outside the air box.
I had to cut some off of the headlight mount and grind some off of the frame where the bumber mounts up. I didn't grid very much, so I don't have to worry about loosing any support.
I used some thick plastic I found laying around the shop to cover the old intake hole. I also painted the entire thing black. FYI this actually looks pretty good, the flash from the camera made the paint look weird when it hit the gloss black.
Here is what the intake looks like install into the hole I cut behind the light. Next I will be working on making it functioning ram air. From this point I will run a 90 degree elbow and have it running to the lower air dam to catch the air.