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Old 02-10-2005, 09:43 AM   #161
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Agreed!... the 3.5" - 3" coupler is much too small to fit easily. I had to soak mine in hot water to get it to stretch enough to fit. And once I got it on, the hose clamp that came with it was too small!

And with the IAT sensor, do you need to buy the aftermarket extension, or can you splice some new wire inline to make it reach the filter?
used one of those cool-heat soldering irons (or whatever they're called) that theJMFC'* brother had. with good batteries (the ones it ships with were CRAP) it was amazing. that, some nice 60/40 solder, and some shrink tubing, and it'* an almost seemless extension. We re-worked it into the loom, so unless you were looking around for it, you would never know it was done...

and as for the coupler, this is what i bought. again, it was an absolute mother to get on, but it did in fact 'get on', so I guess it works, right?

this here is what I bought, but again, because of the stretching required, you'll need a second clamp, from who cares what store, that'll do 4 inches...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...953148969&rd=1
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...tem=7112151753

would this work, i know it would around the TB but would it be too big to go around the intake tube or will you be able to clamp it down pretty good.
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no, it won't. i bought a coupler from them, and it was the most beautiful thing in the world.

but it'* so darn well built that there'* no flex in the sidewalls, hardly at all - they're like tripple reinforced. very very nice coupler (and you need a reducer, btw) but not what you're looking for here, sadly.
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ok i dont think this has been descussed before, would a cone filter be better or a round filter, they would both produce laminar airflow, and the round filter has more surface area, so i would think a round filter would be better...

im probly wrong here, but i want to make sure, somebody tell me if im wrong
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My opinion is that a cone is better. The air, as it enters the filter, doesn't have to turn a full 90° to become laminar in the tube. And you'll be hard pressed to find a round (cylindrical) filter with more surface area than the RX-5750.
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yes, just get clamps to fit
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My opinion is that a cone is better. The air, as it enters the filter, doesn't have to turn a full 90° to become laminar in the tube. And you'll be hard pressed to find a round (cylindrical) filter with more surface area than the RX-5750.
And the RX-4750 has the X-Stream top, and as http://www.knfilters.com/universal/X-stream.htm says...

"the XStreamŽ add filter area, it actually redirects airflow inside the filter to pull in more air through the side pleats for even greater performance efficiency."

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Agreed!... the 3.5" - 3" coupler is much too small to fit easily. I had to soak mine in hot water to get it to stretch enough to fit. And once I got it on, the hose clamp that came with it was too small!

And with the IAT sensor, do you need to buy the aftermarket extension, or can you splice some new wire inline to make it reach the filter?
used one of those cool-heat soldering irons (or whatever they're called) that theJMFC'* brother had. with good batteries (the ones it ships with were CRAP) it was amazing. that, some nice 60/40 solder, and some shrink tubing, and it'* an almost seemless extension. We re-worked it into the loom, so unless you were looking around for it, you
would never know it was done...
Do you mean to use the shrink tubing and solder when adding an extension to the IAT sensor wire? Just solder some wire in there and seal it up good and tight?
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You'll outflow either filter. The X-stream gives us the best combo of surface area, fitmet, and it'* not nearly as long as a 9" K&N (gets close to the engine)
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Just a word of warning to people with 87-91 SSE'* considering this mod. There is a load leveling compressor right in the way of doing the rice pipe mod, so you may have to get alot more creative.

Refer here for the problem.
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