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Old 05-15-2006, 07:00 PM   #1
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Ok, I made a low cost CAI here and took a few pictures to show how it was done. Not including the filter, the cost was about $5

http://www.thurs.net/dan/personal/car/car 002.jpg
Before I removed the box

http://www.thurs.net/dan/personal/car/car 001.jpg
All the parts. 3" PVC pipe, two cut 4" long, and one 45 deg. elbo

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The big open spot.

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Filter installed. Just need to make a bracket to hold it up.

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The whole engine.

Any questions, please feel free to ask. It was very easy.

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pictures arn't working bud
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I've tried both ways, give me a sec.
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PVC is the WORST thing you could have used.....you would have been better off gutting and using the stock airbox
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Please let me know why, there are several people around here that do use it. If there is a problem I would like to know.
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Please let me know why, there are several people around here that do use it. If there is a problem I would like to know.
When heated up PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride) gives off hydrogen chloride gas and when mixed with moisture makes some sort of acid(hydrochloric I think) as well as several other types of gas that can be hazardous to your health. I dont know what it does to a combustion engine or your exhaust system, but it cant be good.
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the accordian tube from the stock setup is quite restrictive if i recall correctly
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Is there any proof , as some people think it is better.Just curious cause the performance shop I bought my filter from said people are using PVC OR (or the other plastic pipe at hardware stores) and I told him its no good and he said it was not true , it doesnt heat up as much as steal blah blah.Like I said I dont know but would like more proof.I dont use it on my 2000 but I do on my 90 beater
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