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Old 10-12-2005, 10:18 PM   #11
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ok, six days on and I havent come close to 7.5lb of boost since installing the intake. I think I will experiment on moving the IAT to a more shallow depth into the intake pipe.

I never looked at the many many cheap intakes that always pop up when I am searching for something else, but there is a guy selling them displaying a picture that is almost identical to mine. only difference is I havent had the short ram and the engine cover on, ever, until about 30 minutes ago.
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Its the Filter.....Its a total restrictive piece of crap.... sorry to break it to ya....get a K&N
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maybe when my money tree grows, but not right now.
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I have a short ram intake on my '96 SSEi, even without a heatshield I still make 7.5psi on a 90 degree Florida day. How do all of your vacuum lines look? I know when I installed the intake, I cracked the T-shaped vacuum fitting that goes to the throttle body. I couldn't get more than 5psi until I fixed it.
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Did you do the water test with the filter yet? That could be your answer.
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I have a short ram intake on my '96 SSEi, even without a heatshield I still make 7.5psi on a 90 degree Florida day. How do all of your vacuum lines look? I know when I installed the intake, I cracked the T-shaped vacuum fitting that goes to the throttle body. I couldn't get more than 5psi until I fixed it.
I actually cracked some things (that tee, and BCA neck) a couple months ago, but managed to repair them well enough to get by- I even installed a new BCA, new vac lines, and a new GM tee connector tonight and re-tested, still only really get close up on 7.5psi when I get up to around 85-90mph. I havent water tested the filter yet for fear Ill be left with a saturated sieve, and I dont want to reinstall my stock airbox until I get a replacement rubber bellows (found a sizeable split in my stock one)...
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Outside temps have no direct effect on indicated boost. If you don't have equal boost from before the intake change, it'* something you did.

I agree on the filter. Don't say we didn't warn you.
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I remember using one of those filters for a week on my car, I took a knife and stabed it to let some air get through.
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If indeed it is the filter, then there is an easy way to tell. Ill check it out today after work.
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That easy way might include sucking a bug through the engine

When I changed from stock to the rice pipe w/K&N boost increased.
On the 97 I gutted the baffles out of the original air box..dropped in a K&N knowing it wasn't an optimal setup, but kept the stock look. OMFG it increased..lemme tell ya
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