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Old 04-05-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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When i build this up should it just be made to block radiant heat from teh engine or should it compleatly seal off the filter from the engine bay? I'd be willing to bet that sealed off is best (as long as it gets outside air into it...) but what does everyone else do with theirs?
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Ideally, you want it to only get cooler air from outside the engine bay, so sealed off completely works pretty well as long as you're getting lots of outside air. Note that some have used gasket material to seal against the hood instead of using a top cover.

Use a quick SEARCH on CAI and you'll find posts from plenty of folks who have done different styles.
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i was always wondering that -- is there somewhere where someone has like "plans" on how to build one or is it mostly an on your own kinda thing, because i know i need one for mine but i just have no idea what im doing... like is there somthing in techinfo about that?
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i was always wondering that -- is there somewhere where someone has like "plans" on how to build one or is it mostly an on your own kinda thing, because i know i need one for mine but i just have no idea what im doing... like is there somthing in techinfo about that?
well if someone doesn't have plans on here i'll post mine when i'm done with it...

I know what would take care of a lot of peoples questions all in one place.
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Hey guys, there are very many detailed write-ups on types of CAI set-ups here. Everything from rice pipe adaptations (popular and straightforward) and built heat shields, to FWI (Fender Well Intakes) which work best on 2000+, to various versions of partial airbox/K&N/Flex Tubing/Rice Pipe combos.

I would guess that the reason there isn't an article in TECHINFO might be that there is more than one way to get good results and opinions and preferences are like a$$holes, everybody has one.

I did a quick search just now on "CAI" and then one on "FWI" and found tons of good write ups and info. I would suggest that anyone interested in doing this take a little time to read what things have been done already. Lots of good info available.

Here'* just a few to read. I suggest you do your own searches for more...

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...&highlight=cai

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...asc&highlight=

There are actually tons more...
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thanks for the tip Lash, also, i snooped into the tech info and i don't know how long its been since the last time I was there but it was totally redone! They do have a section for performance mods now, and intake mods has its own little thing in there as well... never saw that before...
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Intake mods is an old article. But the new format is more user-friendly. Alot of work went into that.
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thanks for the tip Lash, also, i snooped into the tech info and i don't know how long its been since the last time I was there but it was totally redone! They do have a section for performance mods now, and intake mods has its own little thing in there as well... never saw that before...
Good catch! Yeah, they keep updating and adding to things. I have to remember to go back there now and then and see what is new.
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Intake mods is an old article. But the new format is more user-friendly. Alot of work went into that.
never saw the intake mods before, i like the new format, makes it easier for me to find things. Good Work everyone!!!
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