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Old 07-03-2004, 06:15 PM   #1
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Finally Installed. PCM is held down by molding tape (dual sided) until the pcm tray comes in on tuesday. Its held pretty firmly though so I may not even use the tray. 9" K&N Model RE-0920. IAT is held in place using Ultra-Black permetex silcon sealer. Haven't done any taps yet to see the temp difference but I will let you know when I do. BTW listed 2.5 feet of INTENSE tubing in the for sale section. (I only used 2.5 feet on the install).








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Looking good there Todd Question though, why is there 4in hose than 3.5 right after the TB? Why not just use the 3.5 all the way? PCM looks good there but think you should use the tray when you get it, want it somewhat protected, from splashes and stuff.

Lets get some Atap #'* already , you're problably doing them right now. I bet there VERY close w/ Ambiant. I noticed that my tubing was little warm to the touch after some heatsoak. Bet if the IAT was moved furter away it could stay cooler maybe. I bet the sensor will read a little warmer, but the actual air coming in from the FWI will be pulling ambiant air. Curious to hear the updates on how dirty it will get there too, I hear kinda fast, but so what right?

Oh don't drive through any standing water! You don't look to low though, not at any sersious risk there I don't think. Looking good there Todd, go kick some butt out there!



When can we know about the protype part(*)????
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Apparantly the ID of the TB is 3.5 as well so the 3.5 tubing wouldnt fit over it. I used some of the 4 tubing I was using with my SLP CAI and made a reducer of sorts. The 3.5 goes all the way to the TB just covered by the 4 to hold it in place.

Just started storming so going to wait a bit to tap it
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is this proven quicker than CAI?

Nice setup eh? Being all spoiled havin the right size hole sittin right there must be nice....
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So, you used the 3.5 tubing. when i was talking to Jeff at Intense today he seemed to think that the 4 inch tubing would fit. do you think it would fit on my bonne in the same configuration as yours?
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The 4 inch would probably be a better choice and yes it should fit in the hole. Jeff recommended the 4 inch and Scott the 3.5. The 3.5 did not fit over the TB hence the 4 inch patch. The 4 inch will be to big for the TB and you will need a reducer. (I used a reducer to get the 4 on the TB then slipped the 3.5 into the 4 inch patch all the way to the TB and clampedit down. The metal springs in the hose hold up enough to use the clamp.
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I got the 3.5 in to fit on the TB, It was TIGHT FIT but I got it to fit without to much of hassel just need to finesse the wire over with a flat head. So I guess either works, but just setting the record straight, 3.5 will fit. And Intense'* website says 3.5 too.
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Not bad man! Seems to work on par with the crazy cardboard intake I made Different means to the same end.

I don't think I'll be making it to nationals for racing but will be there to spectate. Take care Hope to see some good numbers in the coming weeks.
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would it help to extend the IAT sensor down the pipe?
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would it help to extend the IAT sensor down the pipe?
Maybe for idle situations where it tends to heat up quite a bit. I have an IAT extension on the way.
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