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Old 12-31-1969, 08:00 PM   #11
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I got some pictures for you folks out there. This is the short ram intake form. Next week I will have a heat shield on the car that is ceramic coated and should seal shut with the hood to isolate the filter from the engine compartment and make it a true CAI. Bear with me this intake has been on my car for well over 6 months and it'* a little dirty. I have never had a problem with any Check Engine lights or anything.

I will track dyno test it soon so I have some numbers in the improvement in makes in our cars between the stock intake and this one.

Some other notes is that when your car turns on for the first time everyday, this intake is loud. I mean it'* louder than my exhaust while the car is warming up.

In the pictures you will also see I extended my intake air temperature sensor closer to the filter so that the computer would read colder air meaning more power. Plus the aluminum never gets hot enough that you can't touch it even if I have been driving for hours on end.

Some of the specs of my intake are:

3" Mandrel bent Aircraft Aluminum
Weapon R V2 Hyper Filter w/ Velocity Stack
Red Silicon Reducer (can withstand 700 degrees F)
IAT closer to the filter





The final production version will most likely be steel that is powdercoated with a few color choices, like black, red, blue, green. It depends on the feedback you guys give me. The more people who are willing to buy, the cheaper it is.

Also another two options will be available most likely, either a short ram intake as you see in the pictures and the short ram with a heat shield that will also be powdercoated to match with the intake.
Other options which depending on user feedback will be to have the IAT close to the filter in which you have to extend or buy the extension from the Grand Prix Store for this sensor. Or I will have the hole clost enough to just use the stock wiring length.
This intake is the best mod I have done on my car so far and at WOT it sounds wicked. And on really cold nights you feel the power. Some other notes is that I choose 3" pipe instead of 4" is that it'* slightly cheaper and also it develops velocity in the air which leads to more torque.

So please leave you feedback and let me know what you guys want. And depending on people'* interest, we could set up a group buy which would make it cheaper for everyone. During the meantime and once I get some feedback, I can give prices and the official options if you are interested in an intake. If you have any further questions, email them to [email protected].

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Just measure your Throttle Body opening size, it should be 4" if it is, you are golden.
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That'* odd, the pics load up for me, give me a email at [email protected] and I will send you the pictures personally so you can view it on your computer. And it would be in US. And you can install it yourself, all you would have to do is
1) Take off your stock airbox and remove your Intake Air Temperature sensor out of your stock Airbox.
2) Put the Intake Air Temperature Sensor in the new filter.
3) Slip on the your new intake onto the Throttle Body of your car and tighten it down with a screwdriver and that'* it. I would include instructions with the filter to make sure and so that you know how to dissesemble it if the need arises.

HP wise it has added quite a bit. I am going to go to the track by next week and see much quicker my car is compared to the stock airbox. But this intake helps alot since our engines are high RPM motors which requires alot of air to operate.

Approx price should be I think $75 for the short ram as you will see in the picture when you shoot me a email. That includes everything including color choice, I still need some feedback from people to see what colors can be offered. And for a true Cold Air Intake which would be the short ram with a heat shield would probably be $100 total since the heat shield will be powdercoated in the same color choice as your intake pipe was. Hope that answers your questions.
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My aluminum intake costs alot, it would be like $175 w/ filter. It costs alot since it'* Aircraft quality Aluminum and it took about 30 mintues to drill the hole or the sensor which shows how tuff this stuff is.

And I am not sure about the pricing, if we can get a group buy and I am working with Angry Duck Racing to see if we can buy the metal in bulk and such to cut down the cost. And the price of $75 would most likely be with shipping included.

You could add dryer ducting but if you notice, the filter is behind the headlight and it picks up lots of cool air from right there, that'* why I put it as low as possible.

Let me know what colors you guys want? I would assume Red would be one? What other colors are you guys interested in having?
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Are you selling aluminum or steel? Does the aluminum stay cold? At the moment I have a sort of "warm-air" intake and would be interested in purchasing one that stays cooler.
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By what colour we want, do you mean the little red strip on the top of that thing?
I would like either green or blue
$75 with shipping included isn't too bad.
Is that a K&N cone filter you have on it?
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Good to see you are going to produce this. I want one just like yours, with the aluminum duct. I also want the heat shield in red. I think it would be easier for you to offer the package with the IAT sensor closer to the filter, since no one in their mind would want it in the stock location. I believe gpstore.com sells an IAT extension cable that plugs into the current one. What payment methods are you going to accept. I would think paypal would be easiest, but they are ****** about taking some of our money.

BTW, nice tint. Hope to get mine done soon. What is that, 15%?

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I think I'd be in too, for all black
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i know ill be picking one up from you this summer, id like it in all black
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count me in! i have 1 made out of pvc.. this would be a ton better. i'd want an aluminum pipe with a red heat shield, if possible... let me know if not then everything red. that is awesome. just let me know when they will be ready.

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