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Old 07-19-2006, 06:29 PM   #11
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I was just going by what dbeast420 said, the 96-99 FW is not as protected. I have not looked to see this nor have I looked to see where exactly the filter would lay in a FWI set up. Nor have I heard of any specific Bonneville cases, but that doesen't mean it cant happen. My point is water should be considered when the result can be needing a new motor.

I have hydrolocked a motor (not my bonneville) in WAY shallower water then I thought would be needed to do so. The intake was not submerged, or even near it, but enough splashed up and was sucked in to cause major problems. I could actually look down through the TB and see inches of water sitting in my intake manifold. I was not ripping hard through the water either - going <20mph. So based on that maybe I am just paranoid now; but I think I have a good reason to be. It sucks having to replace a motor just because you thought you would be fine. It only take one "right situation" for it to happen. Take a look at your install, decide for yourself. To me it is not worth the risk. If the filter is somewhere it could get a wash from a puddle I would install one of those bypass valves from AEM (I think that is who makes them).
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I think the original post was intended to produce pictures and tips on how to construct a heatshield, not a debate of FWI vs CAI, at least that'* what I expected when I openned up this thread.
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I think the original post was intended to produce pictures and tips on how to construct a heatshield, not a debate of FWI vs CAI, at least that'* what I expected when I openned up this thread.
Come to a meet....we'll show you tons of them.
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I think the original post was intended to produce pictures and tips on how to construct a heatshield, not a debate of FWI vs CAI, at least that'* what I expected when I openned up this thread.
Come to a meet....we'll show you tons of them.
Jeez can't a guy have a life outside BC I know I know, get my *** to a meet. I WILL make it to one, even if I don't have a Bonne by the time I do
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Jeez can't a guy have a life outside BC I know I know, get my A$$ to a meet. I WILL make it to one, even if I don't have a Bonne by the time I do
I'm merely saying.. you are local...we'd all help you and there'd be tons of ideas.

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I just got a PM from a very frustrated topic author this morning. How about we go back to the original post and make an effort to answer his question and stay on topic?
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Mine was very simple. First a made a cardboard template from a guinness box, then used that to make the box from a heavy gauge plastic. It'* a high performance plastic, and I can no longer remember the name, not that it matters as I'm sure no one here has heard of it. I then covered it with insolation that is used on duct work. Total cost, about $15, half that was a roll of tape. I also got a dryer vent pipe and connected it to the area under the grill so air is forced in to the box. I will try to attach pictures here.








This image shows the tempture as I'm driving. Bottom is intake temp and is about 75*
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Thanks Danthurs, this is what I was expecting when I came across this topic, I know it was helpfull to me and I think it will be to the original poster
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No problem at all.
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That is what I had. The box is made out of safety window lexan type stuff from Lowe'*. I wished I had used slightly thicker that what I did. The black tube you can see in the second picture goes down behind the headlight to the hole in the air dam. Got it from JCWhitney - is "air duct". I think it was $10-15 for a 10' length. Its fairly smooth inside and rubberized material. I had been using dryer duct at first but it ripped easy and you could see the silver through the hole in the air dam. Everyone was asking me if I had an extra fog light on one side. The black tube is better and more discrete. Definitely helped direct air into the box.
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