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Old 10-10-2004, 07:45 AM   #11
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How much do you trust your brakes? You can pop the hood. Have a friend in the car, press down on the e-brake, and push the brake as far as he/she can, rev the car in R [that way if it does take off, it won't be running over you], and you're set.


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I wish I could see how much my engine flexes, but I dont want to rev it in N, and unless I take the hood off for a run, I dont see any other way I could tell.

An easy way to do it, with the engine off, is to place it in park, open the hood and rock it back and forth. You will see the engine move almost as much as when in drive accelerating.
You will be surprised how much it moves.
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I wish I could see how much my engine flexes, but I dont want to rev it in N, and unless I take the hood off for a run, I dont see any other way I could tell.

An easy way to do it, with the engine off, is to place it in park, open the hood and rock it back and forth. You will see the engine move almost as much as when in drive accelerating.
You will be surprised how much it moves.
just rock the car from side to side???
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Rock it front to back. Give'er four or five good pushes backwards then get a good look at it.
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Looks good, might want to save some for later, I plan on redoing mine soon, glad I saved my left overs.

Paul means literaly rock the engine don't be affraid to push and pull hard on that sucker.
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Has anyone kept their old stock airbox, cut off the bottom, and put the cai in there? I am thinking about doing this, as it would save a lot of hassle with making a sealed box. And retain a semi-stock apearance.
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Has anyone kept their old stock airbox, cut off the bottom, and put the cai in there? I am thinking about doing this, as it would save a lot of hassle with making a sealed box. And retain a semi-stock apearance.
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I kept my stock airbox in case I ever need to sell the car.

On another note:
I went outside and pushed back and forth on the front of the frame, the intake moved maybe an inch, and my heatshield tolerated it nicely.
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Can anyone post some pixs of the CAI. I have a 00 SSEI and this CAI seems a cool thing to do to gain some more hps. Not sure what to modify.
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do you have to build a sealed box around it?
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do you have to build a sealed box around it?
Yes, Otherwise you have a Hot Air Intake like me, And it gets some pretty hot air in it... The entire idea of the intake is to get laminar cool air, With out the box around it you might as well stay stock.
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