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Old 11-22-2006, 03:21 PM   #1
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Default My fenderwell intake, with pics!

I finally got everything I need to build my own.

Parts used were as folows:

AEM DryFlow filter 3.5" OD neck

Intense Racing 3.5" tubing and TB adapter with IAT hole, meant for the 3800, but modified to work with my IAT sensor.

3.75" Silicone coupler after finding out that two pieces that both have a 3.5' OD will not fit together

A small piece of rubbery/plastic flooring type material...I used it to patch up a hole on the splashguard material that would allow water and grit to splash up into the filter.

Total cost was slightly less than 150 bucks, not sure on the exact figure, and some of the cost couldve been elimnated had I ordered the right stuff the first time around.

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The PCM sits in the stock location, using whats left of the stock airbox, I cut away a large portion of it, keeping only enough to securely hold the PCM in the stock locale.
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The hole in the fenderwell had to be modified slightly to allow the filter to slip through, it still barely fit through, but fits fine once it gets in there.

Ive been running a Short Ram setup for quite a while, and I seemed to notice even still more throttle response from the brief test drive I took. Sound is different from that setup but I think I like it better.

Im starting to feel that the PCM is holding it back quite a bit, because when you step on the gas from a roll the engine revs almost instantly, but theres still a noticeable lag before it downshifts and takes off.

Just thought Id share!
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NICE

I need to geta'round to doing mine

Have Fun /w That
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I am assuming a aftermarket PCM is out of the question with that Shortstar. It would have been nice to see that car uncorked PCM wise. Looks great though. Did you get that ported TB from Willwren yet?
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I really do think a PCM would do it a lot of good, same thing with any of the Northstar based engines if you ask me, I think theyre all really held back.

I have not received the TB from WillWren, he said it should be done in about 2 weeks, but that was about 3-4 weeks ago

Its hard to be upset at someone whos doing it free of charge though.
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