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Old 06-07-2004, 02:26 AM   #1
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Finally installed my el-cheapy Auto-Zone intake. Had to go to Home Depot to get a coupler, and then used the reducer that came with it to make an adapter to get the coupler to fit perfect, but she'* ON! Mounted the IAT in a hole I drilled through the cap in the center of the inner filter cone( I will have pics tomorrow), which puts it where it doesn't disrupt air flow through the pipe. Had to ghetto-wire extensons on the IAT leads though.
Anyway, it'* on, took a quick run around the block(said block being 8 miles around!), and GOOD GOD, she whines like a ****!
Supercharger is now totally un-muffled(Good-bye, Helmholtz resonators!) and it belts out this EVIL whining noise! I love it! Look out rice!
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rockin gotta love that intake growl at midrange
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rockin gotta love that intake growl at midrange
instead of the growl that we get he probably gets a sound like a jet engine. I love the NA intake sound

Gonneville, get some pics up I want to see how you did it, as we used the same pipe and couplers.
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ya i just did the same thing as you, and damn do i love it. How did you increase the length of your IAT sensor tho, because i just enlarged the the bigger hole in the pipe and stuck it there. so its still pretty close to the TB. Also...have you built a heatshield yet, buecause thats the stage im currently at, and i was wondering if you had any good ideas. Thanks, Blake
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I think Macho and I both used some type of heat resistant insulation, which is working for the both of us. I got mine at HomeDepot for 8 bucks, and a lot comes with one roll.
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Get those heatshields on for sure. A pipe and cone is a HAI, not a CAI. Better than stock, nonetheless
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Willwren, is your CAI box touching the radiator hose? Is it safe for that type of material to touch it directly? I wouldnt mind a box but I cant get it to fit unless it touches the hose. Its really cramped with that black box on the right, then the hose on the left. Then angles are kinda goofy also
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Willwren, is your CAI box touching the radiator hose? Is it safe for that type of material to touch it directly? I wouldnt mind a box but I cant get it to fit unless it touches the hose. Its really cramped with that black box on the right, then the hose on the left. Then angles are kinda goofy also
the rad hose is rubber so it wont conduct that much heat, but if you want it to touch, you have to have the heatshield on top of the coolant hose. (We are talking about the one that goes from the top of the rad to the engine block and t-stat housing, correct?). Your engine wont torque down, so putting it on top would be the best thing to do. I was looking at my setup the other day, the best thing to do is probably to use some old cardboard pieces to get all the lengths and angles right, then fab up a permanent thing with some sort of plastic (lexan if I can find some). It probably wont be a perfect fit with that stupid PCM box and all the goofy angles. I was thinking about how to reinforce it, and I thought to attach it to the pipe I will use two sheets that have a hole the diameter of the pipe, which will hold it on, and then use little isosocles triangle cutouts to reinforce the sides. I found some Refletex insulation at Lowes for $15 so I will probably use that.

Due to the fact that its almost impossible to get a perfect fit, I think I will get some exhaust wrap and cover up the crossover exhaust pipe nice and good, and maybe get some dryer ducting for ram air (I have some ideas about how to do it to make it indescreet.)
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Hmm, if I have the box on top of the hose then that will defeat the purpose for blocking heat, wont it? Right now I got sort of like a tent setup with the insulation stuff. I think I am going to wrap my pipe in it also, see what good that does it.
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Hmm, if I have the box on top of the hose then that will defeat the purpose for blocking heat, wont it? Right now I got sort of like a tent setup with the insulation stuff. I think I am going to wrap my pipe in it also, see what good that does it.
I wrapped the pipe on mine and I think it make a difference. Before I was loosing power after the car had been warmed up for awhile. I doubt that the coolant pipe will give off much heat, its made out of rubber which is more of an insulator. When the car is hot you can ususally touch it with bare hands and that coolant inside is 200*F! Why dont you just put some insulation on the part of the pipe that will be inside the heatshield if you put the heatshield on top?
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