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Old 04-21-2003, 10:58 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by rwe62382
ok so this new pipe is going to replace the acordean oem and give you a solid place to put the k&n filter. I allso was wondering the same thing.

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CAI stands for Cold air intake means it has to have a box to keep the incoming air cool.

FWI (this is what Scott used with flexible pipe) Fender well Intake. This gives you direct contact with outside air without the need for a box to reduce the air temp. Some say it exposes the K&N to too much road debris and dirt, but really it is a great solution if set up properly.

what did you mean by fender well intake by using the stock tube or am i missing something

and I would realy like to do this mod to my car. so i would like to know how much would i be spening on this to get a gain on the system
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#1 no I would suggest using a flexible pipe. It is cheaper. The cheapest way is to use your stock pipe with a K&N filter on the end. The only need for a bigger (longer) flexible pipe is the need for a filter located closer to cooler air from the back of the headlight.

For a FWI you use a longer tube and depending on the Bonneville it will be set up differently. In most cases you put the tube outside the engine bay and on the other side you connect the K&N.

So to match the power gain from a ADTR intake or a Domestic performance aluminum intake you will need to get whatever system you use insulated.

Remember this information is based on a cheaper option. It is true a smooth pipe aluminum is much better than a ribbed pipe...But there are some tricks to overcome the problem therefore reducing cost and maintaining performance. Next comes looks..Well I have been playing with a few look systems that will look very nice and Therefore be much much cheaper and better than some of the best around.

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