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Old 07-20-2004, 07:43 PM   #1
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Does anyone here have a CAI for their 87-91?

If so, what did you use... and even better... got pix?
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Don has posted a few pics around.
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Don has posted a few pics around.
By Don you mean jr's3800?
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Oh yeah... I wasn't thinkin', jr's3800...
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Oh yeah... I wasn't thinkin', jr's3800...
I was 99% sure that'* who you mean't.... hehe
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And the staff doesn't even know each other...

He'* running the Infamous Rice PipeŠ

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Not really a true "Cold Air" setup... no box to keep the engine heat out.

Here'* some questions.... what'* the better setup?

Cold Air Box w/ pipe intake mounted up behind the headlight?
Or system/pipe that takes air from under the fender?

My thoughts are that the fender intake would provide cooler air, BUT the airflow might be too turbulant by the time it makes it to the MAF and/or engine as opposed to the CAI w/ the box, which might provide thicker more direct air, but not as cold.

Any thoughts?
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Well after looking at my car and looking at how the box is setup, I was thinking that the only thing needed on our year is a bigger air intake and a smooth pipe to the TB. So basically what I was gonna do is make the intake into the box bigger and fill in the hole behind the light ( where it is getting the air from) with a bigger pipe so all the air goes into the box, then from the box to the TB I was thinking of getting the same type of coupler that Rogue uses. It is smooth on the inside but still has the stock accordion look on the outside. I also run a K&N filter in that air box as it is.


Just my thoughts though.
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just make sure that no moisture can get through the air intake, because water doesn't fire well in an engine
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