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Old 03-22-2007, 11:12 PM   #21
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Good news! I don't think you would have had a mess on your hands, you just wouldn't have an ideal intake. I suppose from what the manufacturer says that the plastic/polymer they use is not as bad as we may think, but you'll be much happier with an aluminum pipe.
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A big thanks to you guys for pointing out their error to me. I wouldn't have known better if it wasn't for you, and could have wound up in a potential mess!

Thanks again, and I'll be sure to post some photos of the finished product.

Cheers,
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This is what BC'* all about, i know it looke dlike you were getting your balls busted there at first, but without that you wouldnt have gotten what you wanted!
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just buy my old rice pipe from sully...

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=74227

I did .... :P
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lets revive this post...i really am intrested in knowing what happened with that pipe....have you been able to get any updates on that?

It just that i'm in the market for a CAI, and yes, making a custom heat sheild is the ideal solution, but it doesn't always look very good..don't get me wrong, some are extremely nice and efficient, but the people who made them aren't regular Joe'*...
I was looking into that pipe at spectre performance because it looked good, seemed like a nice custom pipe, aluminum chromed also seemed good, smooth inside...
but i'm just not sure because other people are saying its not good enough...that it'* going to absorb heat alot, and that heit sheild is useless..so i'm confused....

Also, i had hear that chrome, with temperature changes cold/hot, will crack...is that true?
and also how did that spectre heatsheild work out for you? you said you would buy another one so it surrounds the whole filter...did that work out?

Thansk bud!!!!!
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I'm going to go against the norm and say there is nothing wrong with the Spectre DIY Intake kit.
I ran it on my SSEi from day one of owning it, never had a problem once, and yes, it made a pretty noticeable difference.
I have installed it on MANY different types of cars, (2.2 Cavalier which ran high 15'*, Saturn Ion, 300m, 2gNeon, GTP'* and more.) It isn't perfectly smooth, but neither is the Intense Fenderwell kit from the one I've seen which is praised here.
If you're worried about heat soaking a plastic intake, which if I'm not mistaken, plastic dissipates heat much more quickly than aluminum or most any metals for that matter, wrap it with something. Insulate it with something like DEI exhaust wrap (which is what I've done.)
Not only that, how is the air temp going to heat soak the intake when you have cool air running through it constantly? (pending location of course) I believe that heat soaking has been brought up with the tb, and it was knocked down for that simple reason, that there is air constantly passing through the tb and over the plate.
IIRC, didn't you (willwren) make a comment about my intake and were interested in what I was running when you saw my fly-by vid? It was either you or BillBoost, but one of you sure had an interest in it before you knew what I was running.
Quit putting it down and labeling it as a "ricer" mod, because it'* been very effective in every car I've put it in.
OlBlueEyesBonne can vouch for me that I've ran that set-up successfully, and have installed on many other cars, and he'* seen my car first hand.


Rolley, I say go ahead and try it if you're interested.

Here'* how I ran mine btw. (The "box" was just thrown on for the picture, it was actually sealed after.)

And a link to what it sounded like with a 3.5" pulley.
'96 SSEi flyby (30-55ish) Loud supercharger..

(My apologies for poor editing of the video)
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96, the point is that there are BETTER options out there. Much better. Our goal is to help our members get the most bang for their buck.

Read this on intake heat soaking and insulation:

http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ntake+heatsoak
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It is a bang for the buck deal.
My set-up as shown in the picture with a $45 filter, was a grand total of just over $100 (102ish), that'* also including a 50'x2'' roll of Exhaust wrap, take away the wrap, about $80.
Intense Fenderwell-Around $160 last I checked.
Neither of which are actually smooth on the inside, weigh about the same, only difference is the Intense intake has a 1/2'' larger Diameter.
If bang for the buck is the issue, have the person get one bent at an exhaust shop. I have one locally that would do it for maybe $60 in pretty much any size.
All I'm saying is it works, it'* cheap, and you can experiment with it pretty easily. For relatively stock is plenty, obviously well modded it won't suffice.
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But then it still doesn't give me an answer... :(
This is my situation, i'd basically like to have opinions on what people think of this exact setup;

I was looking into getting a CAI for my 92 SSEi. I want good looks as much as performance...so i was looking into this:

http://www.spectreperformance.com/#CATALOG.8808 ** I suggest you lower your volume on the speakers, as the site has some crazy sound effects + music.
You Have to go in the ''Catalog'' section top left.

First off, should i go for a 3.5'' direct or should i reduce it to 3''?
With whatever answer you have to this question, go to either the 3'' polished aluminum or the 3.5'' polished aluminum.
P.* - There is the 3'' Chromed pipes, but those are made of Chromed ABS, plastic, so i'm guessing that'* no good?

Then, its pretty straight forward, i'd take the 60 deg bend, with 2 or 3 4'' tubes( i haven't made any calculations yet). Then if you go in the accessory section, or look up part# 9406, i would use that to clamp.
I looked into it closer, and polished aluminum is nice, good with heat(or at least better than other matirials, light, smooth inside, and witht that clamp is doesn't look like there is going to be any obstacles for the air flow inside...

Basically this is what i would like to do, as it sounds like a good/nice looking CAI.
I would match it with the RX-4750...
I MIGHT just buy that non-insulating reflective wrap-around that willwren nicely tested, but that would probably be a little later.

I would just like to know if you think this is good enough or if it'* complete garbage....just keep in mind that i will most probably not be doing any serious drag racing, that this is stricltly for personnal use, and for myself to enjoy it better .

I had pm'ed willwren directly about this, but he'* right, i should let everybody know about this issue as i'm positive i'm not the only one inquiring and having issues with this.


I really, really appriciate your help and time!

Thank you so much!!!
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Hi Everyone,
Seeing as there is some discussion, I will jump in on this older post.

When I contacted Spectre to return the sectioned one in favour of an aluminum one, they advised me not to. The sectioned one is made of a composite that actually reflects heat. It'* not really plastic, it'* kind of a funky material.

So, the end of my original post appeared I was going to return it.

I decided to keep it and see what happens.
The sections you see can be unbolted so you can select the length desired. The inside of the tube, however is smooth.
The RX-4750 fits right on the end, and lined up like it had eyes. No cutting!

My heat shield is a bit crude, but I extended the Spectre shield with a piece of aluminum I cut, to ensure the filter was enclosed better. Lots of fresh air comes in behind the headlight, and at ONBF I had the car scanned for KR. There was none.

Also, on the hottest day this past summer, I could grab the pipe with my bare hands, and it was always cool to the touch.
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I am not here to argue, I am merely stating facts of my personal experience.
I am sure better systems are available, but this happened to work for me.

I will, however make a better looking heat shield this spring.

If we are going to continue a discussion, great. But we should choose a thread. This one, or http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=89643

Cheers!
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Wow. This was dug up from March of last year?

I agree with keeping with one thread. I would choose the newer one, where it appears there is more recent discussion.

Rolley,
According to previous posts by the admins/mods, it is customary here that instead of digging up old posts, you create a new post and reference the old post in it. This helps to maintain the information here, and to make sure that someone doesn't start posting in an old thread thinking it is current, and getting information that may have changed or been rebutted later on.

This would probably be best locked.
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