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Old 12-10-2006, 02:48 PM   #11
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good website store for either one? i was looking for a good thermostat was gettin ready to call some stores check prices
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what brand/type of intake is the best?
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:59 PM   #13
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good website store for either one? i was looking for a good thermostat was gettin ready to call some stores check prices
www.intense-racing.com has a good 180 t-stat. Or any auto parts store. I got mine from www.pfyc.com.

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For intakes, many people get a 3" diameter pipe from auto stores (they call them the "rice pipe") and get a cone filter. You can go with the cheap cone filters at auto stores, or get a decent K&N from www.ajusa.com. The "K&N X-Stream RX-4750" is a very common filter used here.

You will need a silicone reducer for your intake ( www.stylinmotors.com for example), and some clamps ( http://www.siliconeintakes.com - cheapest place < $3 each). A 3.25" to 3" reducer size should work for you. My TB needed a 3.5" to 3" but yours is smaller.

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i found a 180 thermo for less than $10 at autozone
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i found a 180 thermo for less than $10 at autozone
Yeah, they are not expensive.
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That'* fine for a drop-in. They don't do much if anything for horsepower. You want a cone filter with an aftermarket pipe, like the picture I posted above, for the most power gain. Which means getting rid of your stock intake.

The best cone: http://www.ajusa.com/cgi-bin/knfilte...cdc23e60d1450e
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well pretty much upgradeing my car just came to a screeching halt
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well pretty much upgradeing my car just came to a screeching halt
Are you saying that because you don't see much available or because its not in the budget?
Cause you can wake that car up.
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well pretty much upgradeing my car just came to a screeching halt
Is your budget small? That'* understandable. So go small and do a little at a time. The thermostat will help keep the engine running cooler and help last longer. Other small tune-up things would be good to change. I would though, save your money for a better intake than that flat K&N. For $50+ you are not getting much performance gain (unless you are creative and modify your stock intake box). It would be better to scrap together an aftermarket intake and spend $54 on the big cone filter.
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