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Old 03-16-2007, 12:06 AM   #11
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We've been running CAI'* for 5 years on Series 1'*.

You will hurt your performance over 3". Your throttle plate is only 2.25". Go with the rice pipe. The only reason I run a FWI (3.5") now is because of all the porting, including the TB and SC.
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We've been running CAI'* for 5 years on Series 1'*.

You will hurt your performance over 3". Your throttle plate is only 2.25". Go with the rice pipe. The only reason I run a FWI (3.5") now is because of all the porting, including the TB and SC.
what if the tubing is under 3"? It would be seriously cheaper than a rice pipe. I also like the look of a FWI. A rice pipe looks too ricey to me (i guess its in the name lol) But, I will probably never get around to this because I am close to starting the engine swap on my camaro (LT1 baby) and I am getting a used truck in less than a year.
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Hey that name came from my roomate! He was trying to mock me as it sat in my dorm room as the original was waiting to be mocked up/cut/installed!



IMO, the Rice Pipe works well for 92-99'* because to run a FWI you have to move your charcoal canister, and add some shielding to your lower bumper. Both require a new filter, and some sort of coupling device.

Tubing less than 3" will be smaller then the TB inlet, and be a severe restriction.
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Is the tubing for the FWI anything special, or is just plain tubing? I can mock up mounting plates and the bumper sheild at work.
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It'* special tubing, smoother inside for less turbulence. I would say go with the FWI, even though it may not give you any gains above a FWI. Frankly, the whine alone is worth it!
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oh ya I love the wine that I got just from putting a CAI on, but I want more
I can get my hands on aluminum tube stock, and a mandrel to bend it where needed. Either that or I'm sure I could find something else to use that has a smooth inside.
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Aluminum pipe isn't what you want. The engine flexes under load. JMB made a FWI for a Bonneville out of Aluminum and it caused problems.

You want flexible tubing. But smooth on the inside.
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I found one for 100 bucks that says it doesn't take any modding to you'r fender http://www.enspiar.com/naioaShop/vie...product=FWISYS
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That'* not an H body. Your underhood configuration is totally different. You don't have an Impala.
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I was see more of the part that says 3800 series engines
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