FOREWARD: I think the term "rice pipe" is silly, so I am calling it what it is, a short ram intake. Some prefer "hot air intake", call it whatever you want. I probably wouldnt have done this except for the fact that I was given the used intake pipe and coupler for free. If you have the cash to drop on something slick like an INTENSE fenderwell intake, then go for it.
OK- although there dosent seem to be any overwhelming interest about this in my other old thread, I can provide pretty concise details to exactly how I built this intake- basically posting the awnsers to the questions I myself had before starting this project. Between that and the other bits of info you can find with the search feature, anyone should be able to make a short-ram style intake for their bonneville. Or at least I think so... what worked for me may not work exactly for other year/trim level bonnevilles, but the basic theory is the same.
PART 1: what I started with (requred trips to Home Depot and Pep Boys)
- used intake pipe and silicone coupler
My brother had this laying around and gave it to me, the full intake kit is being sold on eBay under the heading "02 03 04 05 ACURA RSX NON * AIR INTAKE KIT +HEAT SHIELD". Note that I only used the pipe and the coupler. It is a 3" pipe, polished aluminum, with a IAT hole and grommet already in it, although it is too small to be considered "plug and play" it is pretty easy to enlarge (I will cover that later on). There are also a couple different pipes/tubes and a bracket welded to the pipe, none of which were needed on my car, more on what was done to it later.
- Spectre Cone filter, part number 9132
Here is another area where there are many different options, I went with this because it was the best fit for my project. Also, because it was available locally for under $20 ($16.99 at Pep Boys), it is designed for 3" systems and used no adapters, it was not chrome, bright blue, or yellow (no bling is a big plus to me), and it can always be swapped out later on for a brand name cone filter. If you are only interested in looks, it visually looks almost identical to your basic K&N, also this filter is washable like K&N. Only real drawback was it didnt come with a clamp.
- big hose clamps
Pretty self explanatory, right? Used to hold the air filter on. Sold in a 2-pack at Pep Boys, $2.79. Size 48, package said something about RV sewer hose. You should only need one.
- Fernco 3" - 3" rubber coupling, part number P1056-33
Found at my local Home Depot store, this isnt designed for automotive applications but it fits nice and tight on the big throttle body. This is because its inside diameter is actually more than 3". More info on the manufacturer'* website: http://www.fernco.com/LineArt/1056_33.jpg
Rings in at a very frugal $5.97, comes only in basic black (again, no bling was a big plus for me), comes with two clamps, just what was needed on my budget. Looks exactly like the one in the picture.
- Spectre "optional air intake install kit" part number SPT8711
In the end, I only used one of the rubber grommets included in this kit, but it also comes with a hole saw to make your own hole wherever you want if the pipe you are using indeed did not come with one. It was worth the $6.99 price at Pep Boys for me to have a perfect fit for my intake air temp sensor.
- Motormite "HELP" vacuum cap assortment, part number 41050
Again, I only used one of the caps from this $1.99 assortment to cap off the small tube from the side of the intake piping. Another Pep Boys find, but these are sold at any old auto parts store.
Part 2 will include pics and descriptions of what exactly I had to do to complete this. Maybe even a picture of the end result as well, so stay tuned.