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Old 06-11-2003, 11:00 PM   #11
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i would be interested, but im a little strapped for $$ right now
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LOL, when can you start making them Salmanman.
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O ya can you feel a good difference in power, throttle response, and noise from stock intake.
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Yes, There is a big difference in the response.... Plus the added benefit of hearing the SC wind up!!! WEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

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When will they be ready for buying. I really want to get some HP up a little.
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I am interested in buying one too.
Finally one bigger than the usual 3".
What did you use for the rubber connector? Silicone? Where did you get it?

If you sell the tube, it has got to be with the connector or at least tell us where to source it.
We can all find filters but finding the right size and material for the connector is difficult and it'* useless without one.
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Got tired of looking for a good (low priced) CAI tube... so I had this one made for me. I am going to make another 10 if there is interest. Price would be $100. It'* made from 302 Stainless 3.5" x .062 wall tubing mandrel bent and I polish it.

Take a look at the links. Hole placement for the IAT is about half way to the filter. You supply thr Filter. It uses the K&N #RU-3130 and costs about $30
So its just open like in the picture, no box around the filter? If that is the case, you aren't helping your performance much, if at all over the stock airbox, because temps will be much higher. If you could come up with some sort of box, it looks like it would be an awesome system, but without it it is just an open cone filter. I think I would be plenty interested if it had a box. Open cones just ask for KR.

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"Cermachrome (*ūrm - a - krōme) Ceramic Exhaust Coating is the most popular kind of coating on the market today. This type of coating (metallic ceramic) is used by more companies and manufacturers than any other material. It is extremely popular on exhaust systems, where the high luster finish provides a very attractive, durable surface. The high temperature characteristics of ceramics have been combined with metallic frits to create a coating that can withstand metal temperatures in excess of 1300 F and provides 5000 hr. salt spray protection.
A truly unique coating that is based on a water/solvent system, it may be applied to a variety of surfaces and metals such as exhaust system components, brackets, valve covers, hinges, grills, suspension parts or any metal part that can withstand the 500 F cure temperatures. It polishes to a high luster, stainless/chrome appearance that will not rust, and is especially effective as a hard protective coating for aluminum parts."

That'* taken right from their site. They also have other coatings in which you can have a color coating.
Yup. The coating works very well. It is the coating we have on the headers on the GTP.
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but the open filter with the pipe lets in more sweeet Michigan air than the intake manifold = more hp than stock

right?
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So its just open like in the picture, no box around the filter? If that is the case, you aren't helping your performance much, if at all over the stock airbox, because temps will be much higher. If you could come up with some sort of box, it looks like it would be an awesome system, but without it it is just an open cone filter. I think I would be plenty interested if it had a box. Open cones just ask for KR.
Um even without a true cold air intake the straight pipe and cone work wonders on our bonnevilles. Our bonnevilles have trouble with the restrictive air box and turbulent air. Doing this removes nearly all the previously stated trouble. It helps performance a lot.

And you dont need one bigger than 3". The bigger size is only useful if you are using ram air, and then its only useful at higher speeds. Also with a size larger than 3" you also have to worry about how the ends are smaller and the turbulent air this causes.
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yeah!

Basically what I said, just in more coherent words.
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