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Old 05-28-2003, 01:57 AM   #11
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it is a black push button in frount of the air box
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couldnt you just route it down below the airbox and behind the rad, then point it out front and flatten it a little so it doesnt scrape the ground and look as tacky? It doesnt even have to be 90 degrees with the bottom of the radiator, just tilted so air gets caught and shoved up the pipe. I might be tempted to get a cheap square foam filter or something to take out all the crap so it doesnt get blown around your engine compartment. You could rig something up with cardboard and duct tape for a filter housing. That way you can go as big as you want for more filter area. What do you think?
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I can't wait to see some close up pics of these ideas. I'd like anything that didn't include duct tape and cardboard, just for looks. I think the best way to route air to the filter is an actual ram air hood, too bad they're friggin' expensive. I'd personally route air from the fog light hole, but I like having fog lights and wouldn't want to get rid of it.
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I made a custom intake for my car with air duct, i removed the foglamps and used the holes there to bolt the air duct to, then ran both pipes to the boxand had them connect just over the drivers side bumper mount. and remove the snorkle. thats it, the power gain was noticable, if you are running a sc then it is kinda usless, since the sc omly takes so much air at a time, but it still gives it colder air.
This is even more critical on a SC engine, as the SC is so air hungry.
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4" dryer duct??? that would be hella ugly but would force some major air into the tb. I might try it, I think I have some 4" in the garage. hmmmm
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I am pretty sure your supposed to use 3"... 4" will require a special coupler and you will need to leave your maf screen in to stop the turbulence
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I have this done with my MaF out. I have the 4" Dryer Duct clamped down to my snorkle of my airbox (I had to cut about 2 1/2 inches off the end). I got the pipe ran down thru the hole behind the head light. It comes ot right above the fog light on a 92 93 94 I think. Then I bent it down and around my fog and then up thru the rubber flap in front of the radiator on the side and it came out of the "mouth" below the bumper. I aimed it strait and then put a tip on the end that the HW store sold. And Oh my goodness I could definatly feel the extra power from 20-80. You can hear it suck the air in and you cruise alot better. This is a GREAT mod to do on your car. Even with out a K&N or one of the hish flow elements it works GREAT. Go for it!!!
I wish I had a cam so I could show you but your going to have to take my word on it.
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1 3" would work too.. but I opted for the 4" since Muffin has some left over. True that it doesn't look very pretty ( thank god my car is also white so it hides it a lil better ). But on my */C you don't notice much under 70 kmh.. but as soon as you get from 90 kmh and up.. you can definitely feel the added affects along with the boost guage readin a bit higher and easier to get boost then. A hood scoop would definitely work better, but haven't had the time to hack it open and do some old style Hood ram air from the old carb.'d engine style. That and I haven't found a way to ensure that no rain, snow, salt ( cause of winter ), and leaves get into the air intake system. True that from what I"ve read the water would have no ill affect on the engine.. but it'* the filter I'm concerned about.. gettin those things soaked and having some mud crap form cause of dust doesn't appeal to me.. not to mention if you're using re usable oil filter that may get some oil into the system.. Now I know a lil bit of oil doesn't hurt.. but none is better. Not to mention as above about the cost of hood scoops. I"m curious as how you route the duct from the center SSE/SSEI style foglights into the airbox as when I looked at mine.. there was a big piece of bar ( part of the actual bumper ) that blocks the path. Runnin too many corners to run around it would theoratically decress the speed of the air not to mention cause more turbulance.

So the good ol $3 dryer duct worked great for me. I was thinkin also of cuttin that frame in front of the airbox up more to allow more air and ductin.. but I don't know if that would compromise the rigidity from a front side impact in that area.. but I guess if you're going to get in an accident that will get that far.. it'll have to be replaced anyways.. so I may have just answered my own question.. humm...
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