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Old 10-28-2005, 02:48 PM   #11
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I picked up a 8219 pipe from Auto Zone and I'll install as soon as my K&N and my silicone hose reducer gets here.

Should I be concerned about the black caps on the unused fittings in the rice pipe? Do you guys go to any great lengths to make sure these fittings are sealed? I thought about loading the caps with silicone, JB weld or some other sealer to insure they never come loose and allow the enginge to suck dirt. I also considered welding them shut with an aluminum mig.

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Old 10-28-2005, 02:50 PM   #12
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I'd be tempted to cut them off and weld a patch over them. Short of that, use some silicone adhesive on the caps. Peace of mind.
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Yeah, the Autozone Honda rice pipe is $40, I don't consider that to be a really "high price" compared to $40 for a kit on eBay, where the pipes appear to be much shorter, and the filters are not the K&N model RX-4750 that we use, but a knockoff of suspect quality. If I got one off eBay and bought an actual K&N 4750, I'd be at the same price anyway, and at least with the Autozone pipe I know exactly what it is, and that many of us use that exact same pipe on our Bonnevilles, rather than a pipe for a Ford truck.

Now if there'* a comparable pipe from Pep Boys for significantly less, I'm willing to check that out!

From reading the posts, it looks like the 4" to 3" silicone reducer is one of the hardest parts to locate, and kinda pricey.
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Bugsi,

If this helps you, I found my 4" to 3" silicone hose reducer at PWR Performance for $20.46 and $6.00 shipping to Indiana. Best price I could find. Several places wanted about $50.

Part # PWRR 40-300/400

http://pwr-performance.com/coupler.htm

I called 877-656-9256 and they took my credit card order. Frienly folks.

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Thanks, I haven't seen any lower price, so I'll probably give them a call. I just ordered the RX-4750 from AJUSA, used the "SUPERSAVER" code and with tax (we're both in California) it came to $53.58.

I'm more interested in doing the CAI thing right, and using proven parts like K&N, at a reasonable price, than getting the absolute cheapest price.

And those videos of the engine torquing in the engine bay were pretty darn convincing to get a silicone reducer!
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I agree on using good parts when it comes to filters and intakes. I spend most of my time working on farm equipment that runs in dirty conditions so I'm a fanatic about air leaks in the intake. I thought about trying a rubber connector of some type but engine torque would be a problem and I also think the softer silicone reducer will form a much better air seal than the hard slick rubber reducers.

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I ordered the 4" to 3" silicone coupler you mentioned. Thanks for the info on that! I'll pick up the rice pipe after the filter and coupler arrive. If we hear more about a possible pipe from Pep Boys I'll keep us posted.
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Watch out for the Ebay items specifically for "Our Cars" at a starting price of $4 to $6 Bucks....
and even if ya get the $4 dollar price.... shipping/handling is IMHO, 2 expensive!
I've gotten cast iron manifolds shipped for less..... Coast to coast.


Cut and pasted "terms" from their ad....

"By bidding on our auction, you are automatically agree with our policy and term"

"no refund will be issued, as the item is sold "as-is"."

"We will not honor any claims after 7 days "

"There is a cancellation fee charged of $8.00 if the winner choose to cancel "

"we will charge for 30% restocking fees."

"Buyer also responsible for the return shipping cost. "



Sounds like a good deal eh??
If ya want to throw away your money.... Throw it my way.... :P
I'll gladly pick it up
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