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Old 11-11-2004, 04:28 PM   #1
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Just finished installing a custom intake for my 94 SE. I bought an aluminum intake tube for a 96-00 Civic EX, ceramic coated it and painted it to match my upper manifold. I had to shorten it about 3". I fitted a 6" K&N cone filter to it and fabricated a heat shield using 8" furnace ducting. You can check out the pict at http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/steven...&.dnm=78b7.jpg
Took me about an hour and a half.
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good job on the intake its tight
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Hey I was told not to paint the intake manifold but that sh*t looks bloody awesome! Does it get hot at all or is she runnin just fine? My upper manifold never gets hot anyways so I dont see why you couldnt paint it. BTW where do you get ceramic paint, Im thinkin of goin all blue on mine or maybe black?
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Theoretically, the paint on the manifold might cause it to release less heat. I don't think it'* made a difference at all. I used ceramic header paint on the intake tube (for insulation purposes) and then painted over it with the same paint I used on my manifold. I should have sanded or prepped the tube better as the paint doesn't seem to be adhering to it very well.
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Do you get any problems with water spots on your intake? I see everyone with nice shiny intakes and mine is like that when I install it but the next time I look under the hood its all dirty and spotted. Maybe its just my coolant spraying with my leak and all.
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Nice intake! I think I like the idea of using furnace ducting. Very innovative. How do you like the new sound?
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I don't have a problem with water spotting but I don't have any leaks (now). As far as the sound goes, it is louder but the heat shield works a little like a muffler. It does have a deep, full sound to it when it'* wide open.
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I figure once I fix my leaks tomorrow I'll get less spottage but I guess you cant really prevent it.
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if you want to make it less loud, give me a pic of the inside of that tube, I bet you could make a pretty good non-restricting muffler for it.
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Has anyone come up with the idea of an intercooled intake tube? Like those borla exhaust tips but on an intake. Ya know a tub inside a tube with little rib things holding it together, that could be a great idea and I know it would help on my car because my intake gets hot to the touch after a while of driving.
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