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Old 07-20-2006, 10:49 AM   #21
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I had the same problem with the silver being so obvious. So I painted it black, now it'* much harder to see. It made a big difference adding the intake. The temp would drop as soon as I started getting up to speed. In the picture you can see each time I stopped for a light.
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I never measured my temps but I swear I noticed my boost gauge maxing at 7psi instead of 6 or 6.5 with the stock system. So it says something about the flow as well.
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normally if you open up flow you will see a drop in boost at WOT. I tried a nockoff autozone filter bolted straight to the TB and I was getting 10 lbs in Alamogordo, NM. at 4000 ft. and the car felt like the N/A version too, no pickup at all. it was showing i had alot of boost, but no power
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normally if you open up flow you will see a drop in boost at WOT. I tried a nockoff autozone filter bolted straight to the TB and I was getting 10 lbs in Alamogordo, NM. at 4000 ft. and the car felt like the N/A version too, no pickup at all. it was showing i had alot of boost, but no power
There'* no way whatsoever you'll lose boost by 'opening' flow at the filter. You need to open the flow in the LIM and EM'* to affect indicated boost.

If your intake affects boost levels it MIGHT make a 1/2 psi change at WOT, but only in comparison to the stock airbox with an old paper filter.
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i don't have pics yet but i'm having a plexi shield made for me. if i get it done and installed soon enought to be relevent to this topic i'll post pics. but to answer a little bit of your question about fiberglass... the glass itself woudld be fine, and the resin you'd use probilby would be as well. the plastic that we use has fiberglass in it and the resin won't burn off untill temps reach about 600* F and the glass doesn't change at all (we go up to 1200* F) so i'd have to assume that if you where able to construct a fiberglass shield that it would withstand the engine temps just fine.
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So has anyone tried the thrasher Performance Cold Air Induction Kit i know its for the 2000-2005 models but i would thinck with minor mod. you could fit it in a older body its i thinck that would be the best bet they have it at 3800performance.com
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There are a few here that run the thrasher on the 92-99'* with modification. They work well.

There are others here that probably spent 10% of that cost and made their own that flow better and run cooler.
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now.. will this work for intaken air cooling... or am i just fooling myself here.?.? i don't believe i am stopping the amount of air coming in from being at its max (pretty much the same as before all the insulation) since i did not cover the bottom through where i imagine air comes into nor did i cover the front of the filter obviously..
not the best looking.. but functionallity over looks right?

this is temp till my dad constructs one made of aluminum.. just after installing neons
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here is mine


plexiglass box...i have since replaced it with a K&N filter.


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This may have been asked before, but I was wondering what kind of gas mileage increase people are seeing? I know there would be a definate power increase, but I would think with a nice cold air system like the ones pictures here would show a reasonable increase in MPG.
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