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Old 03-11-2013, 11:09 AM   #1
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Whats a good cold intake setup for my 03 bonne SSEI?
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Make your own out of 3" PVC and color matched to tour car. It'* what I have
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is it sitting in the hot air of the eng?
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Nope, the filter is in the fenderwell.

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Yeah its not really a "cold" air intake if its sitting in the engine bay. You could build a box around it, theres a write up for it in the how to...
I went with a fender well intake, straight from intense racing dot com. The sound and throttle response are well worth it IMO.
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The general rule of thumb for cold air intakes is, location location location. lol. Basically, suck in as much OUTSIDE ambient cold air you can. Not warm engine air.

Now, you don't need to spend hundreds of dollars on a CAI setup. You can build a decent one for as little as $15 using a dryer duct. Ghetto I know. But it works.
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JMB performance has a very well made product as well. It'* spendy, but looks and works great. Pontiac Bonneville Cold Air Intake, JMB Performance

I had mine painted to match my car.
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JMB performance has a very well made product as well. It'* spendy, but looks and works great. Pontiac Bonneville Cold Air Intake, JMB Performance

I had mine painted to match my car.
Yeah, that'* what I had built for way less money.
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I have seen the stock flex connected to a simple piece of 3" PVC or aluminum tubing that is painted look real nice.

Preliminary fit of mine, which uses the basic Lowes style hardware. Working on the intercooled outer sleeve design similar to others, which will be red. The only difference from the GP setups is that it makes the 4" overpipe fit difficult because I am not using the 22.5 elbow like the Grand Prix fitment, bonnevilles need 45 to hit the fender hole.




I went from stock box with KN panel to gutted airbox with 7" KN cone, then HAI 9" KN cone in the engine bay for the winter, to this with 9" KN cone in the fenderwell, and it finally made a night and day change.
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