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Old 05-10-2004, 04:17 PM   #1
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Alright so im going to the autozone right now to buy the last ricer pipe they have. After that im heading to the hardware store to buy some plastic to form my heat shield. Anyone have any words of wisdom for me? What are some common mistakes i should avoid? Thans Blake
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Get a loose coupler/hose to fit over the TB. Do not get a stiff one, I think someone did and the engine ripped it off. Keep your filter away from the coolant hose, and around half an inch away from the front of the car. Make sure to drill a new hole for the IAT sensor and get rubber grommets that fit in between the sensor so no unwanted air can escape or get in. Ask willwren for tips on the heat shield.
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On the heat sheilds there are two schools of thought, To attach it to the car, or to the pipe. Mine is to the car, willwren'* is the the pipe. I like it attached to the car so that the air from my two rams is directly to the filter better. I also have my pipe hard connected to my TB, I left alot of room for it to move around so I don't think I'll have a problem anytime soon, But if you position it too high, It will hit the hood and cause alot of stress on your plastic upper intake. I like the pipe hard to the TB so that it stays centered on the TB, which I feel will make more power and keep the velocity up better than adding an offset (which is what will happen when you get on it and the engine rotates) right at the end of the pipe you went to lengths to get the curves out of...
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I'd definetly put that filter as low as possible, then you avoid snapping anything. I have a silicone reducer, but it'* still pretty strong and stiff.
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I'm a little biased , but here'* what I did;



More photos here;

http://whiteswebs.com/ssei/cai/index.htm

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Man that looks good when it lips under the body like that....
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Ooo that'* what i'll be doing! Almost bought the bubble insulation this weekend...

EDIT: How the hell did you bend the plexi like that? I'd love to curve it so....
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so the general school of thought is a stiff connection?
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Ooo that'* what i'll be doing! Almost bought the bubble insulation this weekend...

EDIT: How the hell did you bend the plexi like that? I'd love to curve it so....
I made mine out of 6mm Lexan (polycarbonate), you can use a heat gun to bend it. I would not suggest plexiglass (acrylic) it'* far more brittle and is not high temperature resistant.

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Ah Lexan. Very heat resistant too.
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