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Old 05-15-2006, 09:28 PM   #11
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either way it is going to get hot. it wont stay as hot as long but it will still get hot and give off gases that cant be good for the motor/maf sensor
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Old 05-15-2006, 10:44 PM   #12
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the accordian tube from the stock setup is quite restrictive if i recall correctly
I belive you are correct on this. This is why I placed the pipe in to the flex hose, the end of the pipe is near the intake. So this should not restrict the air flow.
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No bashing intended, but positive criticism:

Lose the accordian tube. It'* disturbing laminar flow and velocity.

Lose the PVC. The joints are killing laminar flow and velocity, as well as outgassing.

Make a heatshield or go back to a gutted OEM airbox. The heat is killing you.
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You guys have made some great points. I will be talking to my friend later this week, this was his idea. He also talked about us making a alum. CAI but said the PVC was a quick easy fix. I think I will have to make one out of alum. and see how that works out. Thanks for all the advice, and keeping me going in the correct dirrection.
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At this point, I feel you'd be better off with an OEM gutted airbox than that setup. Get that sucker sheilded, and make the air flow in an unrestricted pipe with no flow disturbances until it reaches the TB.

Then insulate the pipe to reflect radiant heat from the OUTSIDE.
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That'* what I will do.
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One more thing. Can you tell us the brand name of that filter?

I'd like to see the 'water test' done on it. If it holds water, throw it in the garbage. It looks like one of those to me. There are MANY of them on the market that LOOK performance for the high market demand, but perform worse than a dirty OEM paper filter. We've seen a few of them here.
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I got ya covered

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ll the parts. 3" PVC pipe, two cut 4" long, and one 45 deg. elbo

Before I removed the box

The big open spot.

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

The whole engine.
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Can you tell us the brand name of that filter?
It'* an intimidator
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Ok, be very cautious with the filters that come from the import tuner market. Most of them are for show and actually kill your performance and ability to breathe. Don't tell the ricers. We think it'* funny that they don't know this.

Regardless of the outcome of the water test, I'd strongly encourage you to ditch the filter and buy a known-brand proven performer that actually shows the performance specifications, has a good reputation in the performance market, and posts more information on their website than just the multitude of different colors available.
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