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Old 04-08-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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yesturday i took the vaccuum canister out of its hole. i then made a air screen out of some mesh grill. i then put my intake in the hole and routed my intake to it. it gets alot more colder air and i can fell a difference. here it is.
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Not ideal. Several issues. Sharp bends, corrugated (accordian) tube, too many transistions. You want the smoothest radius bends and turns as possible, and the smoothest possible uninterrupted inside wall for maximum airflow.

Take another crack at it, and you'll get it. 45 smooth transition from the TB would be best, as well as when you dive down through the hole.

INTENSE now sells the FWI tubing in 3", which is what you want.
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the tubing is only temp. i have to bend the pipe today in one piece. but its easier than an air box
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ummm...i had a 45 degree on there before and this is better. u get alot colder air being theres no restrictions.
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Every 90 bend is a restriction, more than a 45 would be. Each 90 bend reduces velocity and volume.
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ok by a lil. but the colder air makes up for it. with ur set up ur sucking engine air. im getting outside air. and thats it.
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It is about temperature, but you also are dealing with disrupted flow. You want laminar flow, aka the straightest moving air possible. If the air is just tumbling around in the intake it'* not making it to the engine as efficiently as possible.
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Quite a bit off. It'* easier for me to make up for inefficiencies in air delivery BECAUSE I'm pulling it in with a SC.

You don't have that advantage. And the 90'* are hurting you more than they would me. Your manifold vacuum is the only source you have to pull with.

You're thinking backwards.


You are far more dependent on an efficient intake than I am in some respects. And colder air doesn't make up for less velocity, especially on an L27 engine.
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