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Old 04-20-2005, 09:26 PM   #11
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No, see that'* just it, I don't wanna buy the cone filter, I already paid $60 for a filter for my box, I haven't even had to clean it yet. So I just wanna gut the box and put a tube or two out of the box down to the fenderwell.
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No, see that'* just it, I don't wanna buy the cone filter, I already paid $60 for a filter for my box, I haven't even had to clean it yet. So I just wanna gut the box and put a tube or two out of the box down to the fenderwell.
Dump the box, use tubing from the throttlebody to the filter in the fenderwell.
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Read above, this will waste money if I do a fenederwell intake. I have a nearly new K&N filter in my box, I will lose out on that $60. Then on top of having a useless filter I gotta buy another. I know a fenderwell intake is better, I'd love to do it...in fact I'd rather do a CAI inside my stock box like I had read about in some other posts.
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Ah, you have a K&N drop in filter, not a cone. I was under the impression you put a cone intake in your stock box. I see now. Gutting your airbox will only allow you to suck hot engine bay air in and your panel filter is a restriction.
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Yeah, I would do it if it could be justified but it can't really. I can put holes and the box and run ducting to my fenderwell to get cooler air though right? that'* what I read other people did. Like 1 or 2 3" ducts. BTW how long should I get the ducting to do 1 or 2 to a good spot?
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Well I am thinking 1 duct, should I make it 3 in. or 4 in. ya think? And 2 foot long? I dunno I haven't looked yet to see how long it should be.
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Here'* mine to give you an idea:


I used a 7" cone K&N filter on the end with 2 1/2 feet of the Intense tubing. I relocated the IAT sensor down near the filter and put a piece of plastic down in the bumper to keep most of the grit and grime out. Intake temps reported from the Autotap are the same temp as outside, so its doing its job. The evap canister can be relocated, but I just bypassed it (havn't thrown a code yet with it in for countless months).

Here is a look from below:
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I can't do a fenderwell intake though, I already bought a drop in filter for my box and I do not want to spend the cash to get a cone filter and waste the drop in one.
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Speaking of which...EVAP Canister, I relocated mine for my FWI....what does it do?
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Probably from the looks of it 2 ft. of 3" ducting should work right?
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