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Old 06-15-2003, 02:25 AM   #1
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If i don't wanna spend the money on a true CAI setup, could i just get some ducting/tubing to route Cold Air from underneath the vehicle into the standard airbox? I would probably cut a hole or something in it, and then hook up the tubing or duct that way. Wouldn't it add cold air to the box before it'* filtered and hits the MAF? it'* a cheap thing, and not real, but why wouldn't it work? Or am i forgetting something cause its 12:08AM and work was hell today? Or would this be more of a Ram Air type setup?
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If i don't wanna spend the money on a true CAI setup, could i just get some ducting/tubing to route Cold Air from underneath the vehicle into the standard airbox? I would probably cut a hole or something in it, and then hook up the tubing or duct that way. Wouldn't it add cold air to the box before it'* filtered and hits the MAF? it'* a cheap thing, and not real, but why wouldn't it work? Or am i forgetting something cause its 12:08AM and work was hell today? Or would this be more of a Ram Air type setup?
Check out my modified CAI on my Stock box:
http://www.cardomain.com/member_page...=250343&page=2
About half way down the page.
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That is exactly what i want to do! do you stock the parts? I would love that, it looks pretty original too...
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I just used some 3" heavy duty black duct hose & time.
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DeathRat, any noticeable performance gain from your custom CAI? I'd like to do something like that (until I get my actual intake, hopefully before summer'* over )

BTW, I had to wait to order the pedals since I don't have a credit card yet, and my dad'* is near maxed. I'm getting them once that'* taken care of. Thanks
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No real gain except a thoatier response & sound.
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That'* good enough for me till I get the intake
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I got mine done and mine is mounted right out in the open so it catches alot of air. I get better throttle response from 30-120... Of course I only go that fast when at the track.
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You only go above 30 at the track? Hey, i was driving a green (aren't they all green, wait green=fast!) 92 bonnie SSE today that is my #1 for buying that sounds a lot like yours, loaded, but WITH leather. The HUD is pretty sweet, and the moonroof is nice, and the engine was sweeeeeet. I don't need to black out the lights cause the SSE already has the black stripes going over it, but it'* a nice car. I drove a blue 95 SE a little later but the A/C didnt work, and the paint isn't even close to the first one. Didn't think the exaust note would be as good as it was, specially with the higher RPMs... I've definetly decided on a Bonneville for my first car (well first one i bought). THESE THINGS KICK ***!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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If i don't wanna spend the money on a true CAI setup, could i just get some ducting/tubing to route Cold Air from underneath the vehicle into the standard airbox? I would probably cut a hole or something in it, and then hook up the tubing or duct that way. Wouldn't it add cold air to the box before it'* filtered and hits the MAF? it'* a cheap thing, and not real, but why wouldn't it work? Or am i forgetting something cause its 12:08AM and work was hell today? Or would this be more of a Ram Air type setup?
There have been many people that have made custom air intakes for their cars. I have seen some that looked like they would flow pretty good, and others that didn't. You could definately do something like that, but you would have to come up with a place to route it, and the tubing would have to be somewhere that is going to pick up a lot of air. I have been trying to find a way to route some sort of tubing into the airbox on our GTP to get more air to it, but I haven't yet found a sensible way to do it that works as I want it to. When you figure it out, show us the final result, I would like to see what it turns out like, and I am sure I am not the only one.
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