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Old 02-23-2008, 11:09 PM   #11
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Whoever told you that a new MAF was required is an idiot. Don't let them breed.

Whatever mechanic told you you'd get an SES light is a liar or a fool. Don't go back there.
I have some car experience, I worked as a Parts Mgr for Dodge between 89-95. But I don't spin alot of wrenches. I too was frustrated with these kind of remarks and was not sure what to think. My personal opinion is they did not want to modify existing parts and be responsible for problems afterwards.

There are not alot of shops in the area that are not "chain stores". The speed shops are geared for rear drive racers for Gateway Internationals dragstrips.

Turbo Connection is the top notch speed shop for turbos and superchargers, but he thinks hopping up the Bonnie isn't smart because of age and vehicle type. He prefers 2-dr cars, Grand Nationals, and Mustangs. He has a twin turbo GTO 6.0 that dyno-ed at 1050 hp! He is cool but did not want to get too involved. He is particular about what is under the hood. He did say, whatever parts I brought him he would install though.

I can do the work, I just want to make sure I don't screw anything up. Mainly because I am married and do NOt want to answer to the Warden!

Mounting the tube looks easy enough, a rubber coupling from the throttle body inlet to the pipe. Then run the pipe like yours is to the original filter box location. Attach the K&N to the tube.

Building the heat shield may take some more work. I will look into the threads on that.
Looking for pics to help visualize it.
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I also looked thru Willwren pics and saw that you did a FWI.
This looks like it would be the best option.
It looks like you took the Intense duct hose and went from TB to Fender.
Did you have to fabricate the fenderwall brackets?

Is there any cons to a FWI?

Is there anything protecting the filter in the fenderwell from water from the tires? Or am I confused here also?(I know, Lots of questions!)
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Wish you were here to compare my setups. The CAI is cheaper, don't use a rubber coupling. The motor flexes, and should allow for the pipe to flex if it impacts the underside of the hood. Use silicone turbo couplings.

This should help in selecting the right silicone adapter to the TB:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=55971

If you get the same filter I have, the heatshield is very easy to attach to the back of it. There are pics posted of mine, but while it was on the Zilla, not the SLEeper.

The FWI requires you to lose your double washer tank if you have it, and relocate the charcoal canister. Brackets to hold the filter are purely custom only. The filter is pretty well protected. Look up under your right front fender and find where the charcoal canister sits. The filter is longer, but that'* where it sits. The provision on the INTENSE FWI for the IAT is not suited for the S1. Look at my install pics to see how I dealt with that.

My CAI supported me for a long time before I began out-flowing it. A CAI would do you fine for now, and you could sell it later. It all depends on where the car is headed mod-wise.
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