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Old 05-20-2004, 01:44 PM   #1
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Is a Cold Air intake or Fender well intake (bought or custom made) worth more power over gutting the stock box? Should I save my money and just gut the stock air box or are any of the other alternatives worth more power? If I did gut the air box, I would run a pipe into the fenderwell to grab colder air from there.

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FWI best.. CAI.. still better then gutting the airbox.. guttin the airbox is cheaper.. ( free mod ) that will increase some.. but the problem is the accordian tubing that goes from airbox to TB that causes a lot of turbulance and slows down airflow. ( you can also remove the MAF screen with a CAI or FWI for sure.. Most have success with removing it also with a gutted intake.. but some had bad idleing issue cause of the turbulant air reaching the MAF sensor.
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what if I replaced the acordian tube with a piece of pipe or pvc and cut a hole from the air box to run a pipe into the fenderwell to suck in cold air from there? basically the box would be used to hold the filter and pcm.
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Thunder.. that would work too if you replace the accordian tube, and put on a good air filter ( K&N ). On certain years.. the charcoal canister is basically right underneath it.. if you find a place to relocate that too.. seal up the front airbox hole and punch a whole straight down ( design a lil scoop to even further help draw more air in ) That would work also. I"ve been thinkin of similar designs like that and cuttin the accordian tube in half so I can wrap it around the tubing for 2 purposes ( acts as a half A$$ heat shield and 2ndly the cops won't bother me as it appears stock.. we have issues with cops giving tickets for modified cars including CAI up here )
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I have a regal and the air box sucks air from behind the headlight. What'* the different from air coming from behind the headlight to air from inside the fender? Each is sealed from the engine compartment...
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Well.. the theory is that behind the headlight.. it'* still gettin some minute heat from headlights and a wee bid of heat from the rad cause it'* open.. whereas in the fenderwell.. it'* pretty much isolated and the only air that gets there are coolest air from the ground up ( not counting how hot pavement gets )
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