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Old 06-02-2004, 02:33 PM   #1
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I'm sure as you all know at domestic performance the ram air intake is $200 and to me that is too expensive, so I would like to do an alternative method. This may not be the best way to accomplish what I want but in theory it should work. What I want to do is get a flexable rubber hose the diameter of the throttle body or MAF and flex it to move to right where the snorkle is on the factory air box. Then put on the biggest k&n air filter I can find at lane automotive up here in waterveliet (I think thats how it'* spelled). Before I go and take on this task, I wanted to bring it up here first, to see if you guys think it'll work. Also what about the MAF? what should I do with that after putting on a much less restrictive intake? should I leave it? or remove it completly, because I don't need the ses light on because I have a non factory intake.


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Do not use any flexible hose for your intake.

Do not remove your MAF sensor, the car needs that to run.
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I planned on using two accordian pipes and fabbing an elbow and topped off with a purple ricer cone filter. havent gotten around to doing it yet, though.
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Accordian pipe is not good for reducing turbulance or increasing flow, both of which are the motivation for replacing the intake....
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If you take a good look at the air box on the older cars like my 90 SSE it is not as restrictive as the newer ones. If anything you would really only need to get a smoother pipe between the TB and the airbox ( like what Rogue has on his, it comes from Intense, looks like the accordian pipe on the outside but completely smooth on the inside), and make the opening bigger for air intake, bigger pipe and fill in the hole behind the light with a bigger pipe so that it all gets directed into the airbox.

BUT if you want to put on a smooth pipe then you could always put the filter in between the rad support and the headlight, at least on mine there is room to get in there and it would fit, we ( Rogue and I ) were looking at that while at the T.O. meet in March.
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Accordian pipe is not good for reducing turbulance or increasing flow, both of which are the motivation for replacing the intake....
I could always line the inside of the pipe with somethingto take care of the turbulence...
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What if I where to use not the tubing like whats factory installed from the air box to the intake, but something perhaps like whats used for engine coolant or something along those lines, so its smooth on the inside so turbulence does not occur?

Or maybe i'm asking the wrong question here. What if I where to replace the flexable hose that connects from the intake to the air box, with something smooth lined, replace the stock air filter with a K&N model, and possibly increase the length of the snorkle that sucks the air in from the begining to something lower for colder air?


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If you did everything there, that'd be about the best you could get without building a new airbox.
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Would this procedure make a noticable difference from the ram air from d.p.? because really i'm just trying to get the best mpg not hp, because this sucker already scares me with her power.


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