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Old 01-21-2005, 05:12 PM   #1
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whats a good deal for one of these? what type of filter should i use? ive seen tthem on ebay but there are so many to choose from.. what types do you guys have and how much did they cost? also how do you mount it so it doesnt flap around inside the engine? do i need a "heat shield"? my stock air box is cracked and i need a new intake solution asap! thanks guys.
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Well, you can run down to your nearest Autozone. They have the Spectre Intake Tube, they advetise it for a Civic, it'* in a plastic, orange, packaging. About $40. Then you can order a K&N X-Stream (part number RX-4750) I believe, and buy one of the cheapies there for now. Get a 3" coupler with a couple of hose clamps. They will hold it nice and firm, shouldn't jiggle much (mine doesn't) You will have to cut a little bit off of the end of the pipe that the filter goes on, I used a hack saw(hi-tech, yes, I know). As for the heat shield, you can run down to Home Depot or Lowes and grab some clear acrylic sheet. I got a couple of sheets for like $5-$10. Fab up a box, and use some aluminum brackets to make the box. All, in all I spent like $100 tops.
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The 'rice pipe' is a great cheap way to do it. If you want something that'* already made, the Thrasher CAI can be adapted to fit in Bonnevilles. You can also resort to a custom Fender Well Intake (FWI), that a few members have done.
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Yea, on your series 2, you will have to cut a little bit off the end, otherwise the pipe hits the PCM.
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Straitor did a test, wood is the best material for the heat shield.. 1/8" of whatever kind you want. Paint it a nice light colour for best results. If you have a light coloured car, you can just paint it that colour [that'* what I'd do]. Arcylic, metal, tin foil.. all those can hold heat. Wood... doesn't.


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I dunno if it'll fit with Series II but for the Series I my personal preference is to the little known E-1009 filter. I think its a whole lot larger. Plus the Autozone around here stocks it. Submitted for your approval:

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(Don't mind the shotty wiring, I'm still playing with a few ideas that I don't want permanent yet)

E-1009 Product Specifications
Length: 7.25 in
Diameter: 5.813 in
So this one is 5.813" wide for a full 7.25"...



RX-4750 Product Specifications
Base Outside Length: 8 in
Top Outside Length: 5 in
Height: 6.5 in
This one starts at 8" but within the shorter 6.5" its down to only 5" wide.

I know bigger isn't always better (heh) but I guess its just another choice. None of us will probably ever outflow either one of them anyway...meh.
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went to walmart and picked up the pipe, took it to home depot, used their hacksaw (i dont own one) and cut it in half in the store. got a 3" to 3" rubber sleeve made for pvc pipes, and i got one of those super generic $25 air filters that come in 3 different colors, the ones you get in the "performance" aisle at pep boys. i also got the heat shield for it, but i dont know how well that will work. bolted it all up and it looks very nice. the only question i have is, should i leave the foam/tinfoil insulator around the pcm, or can i take it off? the air filter is touching it and it would have more space if that foam stuff was gone, but i dont want to fry the pcm or anything. also where can i get a k&n that will bolt up to the 3" pipe? i looked through all the ones in the store and they dont have any way to mount it to a pipe. and i cant stand having that generic blue thing on there. do those heat shields even work? it seems like it blocks half the air from getting into the filter.
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eee...Well go to http://knfilters.com/universal/universal.htm and browse through it. Look for something with a 3"+ flange, there'* your ticket. Or like I said one post up, the e-1009 is generally stocked at Autozone and will fit. I dunno bout the PCM. And yes heat shields work, you're not pulling half the capacity of the air filter to begin with so blocking some of it is no biggie. Plus having 'less' cold air is generally better than having 'more' hot air.
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Straitor did a test, wood is the best material for the heat shield.. 1/8" of whatever kind you want. Paint it a nice light colour for best results. If you have a light coloured car, you can just paint it that colour [that'* what I'd do]. Arcylic, metal, tin foil.. all those can hold heat. Wood... doesn't.


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Straitor did like 30 tests. I get within ambient all the time now. 1/4" luan plywood covered in silver refective aluminum. The e-1009 is a damned nice filter. Great sound when you play with wot...
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Straitor did a test, wood is the best material for the heat shield.. 1/8" of whatever kind you want. Paint it a nice light colour for best results. If you have a light coloured car, you can just paint it that colour [that'* what I'd do]. Arcylic, metal, tin foil.. all those can hold heat. Wood... doesn't.


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Straitor did like 30 tests. I get within ambient all the time now. 1/4" luan plywood covered in silver refective aluminum. The e-1009 is a damned nice filter. Great sound when you play with wot...
GOT WOOD ???
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