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Old 02-18-2005, 07:56 PM   #1
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I was thinking about doing the rice pipe mod (to compliment my exhaust equipment coming in the mail) so I decided to take a look at the airbox to see how it comes off. I take a look at there is this large thingy right between the upper rad hose and the pipe for the airbox that looks like it would make it impossible to have a rice pipe and filter there?

What is this large obstruction? After looking at jr'* rice pipe, that thing is not there.





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That'* the load leveling compressor.
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Hmmmmm... Yupper that ELC compressor sure would be in the way
Bah! Where is yours at? I guess it looks like I'm out of luck with this one huh?
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In 92 it was moved to below the intake pipe, above the tranny housing. It'* possible that the bracket from 92+ would bolt to a pre 92. Something to think about.
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Yea, I was thinking with the right pipe I may be able to sneak it between those relays (I think thats what they are) and the compressor. Is the compressor a warm running component or is it pretty cool? Would I still need the heat shield? Because the filter would be considerably further away from the rad...

Or I could see if I can mount the stupid thing somewhere else as jwikoff99 suggested...but this looks like a project thats going to have to wait till summer time and a good chunk of free time.

For now I can always just buy a nice K&N filter for my Airbox to make myself feel better...
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What about Merlin? I know he did has the CAI.

And does the rice pipe go to the hole in that front frame thing, where the original airbox snorkle was at?


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That'* the load leveling compressor.
Hmm! On mine -89 SSE it'* the inflator compressor
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**** yeah.. he'* got that badass FWI setup.. okay, nevermind then. Um.. I don't know then. If I feel like freezing my *** off, i'll go out to my car and see what I've got going on. I don't remember mine looking quite like that pic.. but we'll see. Even though I don't have my Compressor, Air box, or Charcoal Canister installed.


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As far as i know there was no load leveler in 89, I think that came 91.
But i could be wrong (again)
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That'* the load leveling compressor.
Hmm! On mine -89 SSE it'* the inflator compressor
They use the same compresor. There is a valve that directs air to the rear struts or the outlet in the trunk.
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