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Old 10-17-2005, 06:56 PM   #31
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OK, after a tank'* worth of driving there has been no great change in MPG, which is what I expected based on other factors related to vehicle tune and recent driving conditions. Not to mention all those sprited test drives to see where my boost peaked at. Speaking of which, boost is peaking where it should and as far as I know, when it should so thats seemed to sort itself out. I have some more research to do on that later.

So testing out the $35 intake setup has gone pretty well, next I think Ill test stock airbox with a K&N drop-in maybe? Maybe Ill "gut" it and try running a paper replacement. The idea of a FWI with some ridid piping, unlike the INTENSE design (not that theres anything wrong with their'*) has been floating around too, as well as building a heat shield box for my short ram with some ductwork...
Haha..yes, spirited boost runs are not the time to check mileage improvement.

The drop in panel filter will probably run you about $50...good luck if you are trying to stay low budget.

A rigid pipe will need some area of give to it. The motor moves reasonably. Without the give you will break your rigid plastic intake.
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The drop in panel filter will probably run you about $50...good luck if you are trying to stay low budget.

A rigid pipe will need some area of give to it. The motor moves reasonably. Without the give you will break your rigid plastic intake.
I accidentally won a new-in-box K&N drop in off eBay for a little less than $40 shipped, so thats where thats coming from.

I understand there has to be a good amount of flex, period, in whatever intake design that is used, but the plastic intake concern is really for the N/A cars isnt it? Or am I mistaken?
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One thing about that FWI pipe that is used, is that no matter if the outside does not look smooth, the inside is smooth. I have seen it on Rogues car ( that is if it is the same kind of pipe used) back a couple years ago. So you get the flexibility and the smoothness.
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FYI, if anyone wants the intake i built, make me an offer cause it is officially for sale. I swapped back to stock airbox w/K&N drop in. Its quiter than my creation (I dont know if i actually liked the whine or not), but I dont have time to build the heatshield apparatus like i want right now anyway and I got a deal on the K&N panel filter.
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