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Old 04-18-2007, 11:33 PM   #1
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i've been reading around, looking into the intense FWI intake..

it looks like there is just a flimsy rubber pipe and thats all. Are my eyes playing games, or is the 3.5 inch pipe more strong than it appears. I dont want to sound clueless, but it was my impression that the metal pipes were better. just a guess, no one ever told me that

im sure a few of you could clear me up on that. Ive seen everyone say good thigns about it and the only other question is... Did you feel anymore power out of it after the install? Better gas?
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It'* so strong and rigid, you can't bend it in a circle to make both ends meet.

I hope you have it planned for the newer of the two cars in your sig. It won't fit the throttle body on the older one.

Please specify which car in your future posts.
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Sorry, its for the 2001.

Would this be considered an easy install? I know my 92 inside and out but still i am finding out new things on the 2001.
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I'm not sure how technically inclined you are but it'* not very hard. If you get the kit from Intense, I believe it comes with instructions too.
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If you do plan on getting a fwi for a n/a car, even with basic mods, be sure to get 3" tubing. 3.5" really isn't optimal in most n/a setups.
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Why would 3.5 with freeer flow than 3.0 not be optimal?

For the install, here is an install by a not so mechanically inclined member. He thought it was a breeze.
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Why would 3.5 with freeer flow than 3.0 not be optimal?
3.5 will not create as much velocity.
How much an engine is flowing (not how much it can on a bench) is directly related to hp. There is no reason a 150-200 whp car needs a 3.5" intake.
Look at max effort setups with similar power levels and see what size intake they make the most power with. 3".
The more you can charge the plenum with adequate flow, the better. Too big a cross-sectional area, keeping the same flow, will slow velocity due to turbulance. The flow cannot become developed.
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The hardest and longest part will likely be standing around scratching your head deciding where exactly you want to attach the PCM.
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Why would 3.5 with freeer flow than 3.0 not be optimal?
3.5 will not create as much velocity.
How much an engine is flowing (not how much it can on a bench) is directly related to hp. There is no reason a 150-200 whp car needs a 3.5" intake.
Look at max effort setups with similar power levels and see what size intake they make the most power with. 3".
The more you can charge the plenum with adequate flow, the better. Too big a cross-sectional area, keeping the same flow, will slow velocity due to turbulance. The flow cannot become developed.
This is true. 3.5" will not be optimal on a stock or nearly-stock L36. It may still gain, but it won't be optimal.
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