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Old 01-13-2006, 01:08 PM   #31
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gotcha do you know how much that is

and is it at auto zone

cause i need to go there anyway cause i am going to apply for a job there with all the ******* parts i buy from there i probably should then that way i could get some kind of discount
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Autozone should have the recharge kit. it'* not overly expensive and you'll use it plenty.

Don't over oil the filter.
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Don't ever used compressed air on a K&N filter, either. Not even to dry it.
Don't over-oil it either. You can kill your MAF sensor (spendy) if you do. Follow the recharge kit instructions to the letter.
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Mine is made of ABS piping 3 inch, and it hold up pretty well, no melting , form change,

i cover it with something to diffuse heat.


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It passed threw the hot summer well.

It was smelling platic the first hour and after that nothing.
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ABS is NOT recommemnded for any intake
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It'* affordable and worth it to just do it RIGHT. Check this out: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=46625

I'm all for saving money, but I don't understand how people can be so cheap sometimes. Spend money where it will make a difference, like on an intake. I mean it'* providing the most important thing to your engine (airflow) so why would you cheap out?
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ABS is NOT recommemnded for any intake
correct, any plastic material traps heat too much, and creates KR
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Every joint and coupling disrupts and reduces flow efficiency.
So does every bend and over all lenght.

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ABS is NOT recommemnded for any intake
correct, any plastic material traps heat too much, and creates KR
Many W-body'* have used PVC, ABS, sewer pipe, etc. to make a homemade intake or a 'Home Depot' intake. Many have used them for years with no ill effect. I still wouldn't recommend the stuff for an intake just because it looks getto as hell but their is also thinks you can do to make them look better.

For those who adore Intense - even one of Intense'* crew uses a 'Home Depot' intake and runs 11'* so it will work.

Plastic material traps heat... Metal traps heat too...

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It'* affordable and worth it to just do it RIGHT. Check this out: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=46625

I'm all for saving money, but I don't understand how people can be so cheap sometimes. Spend money where it will make a difference, like on an intake. I mean it'* providing the most important thing to your engine (airflow) so why would you cheap out?
I wouldn't consider the 'rice pipe' doing it 'right'. I do think that it would be better then most PVC intakes but not the best.
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well untill someone makes a Intake designed for the 92-99 the rice pipe is the correct way to do things, and the gradual bend in the pipe doesnt disrupt airflow as much as a PVC joint
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I'd say ZZPerformance or Intense tubing is the way to go or the 'right' way to do things.

ZZPerformance/Intense (flexable) tubing > 'rice' pipe > not a well planned out PVC intake.
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