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Old 04-05-2003, 11:32 PM   #1
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I'd like to look in to making some kind of a cold air intake on my own. What have some of you done, where did you get parts, etc.?
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I used a piece of 3" vacuum tank hose, a 3" steel muffler coupler and a 7" K+N cone filter to make my setup, I used to work at a place that made vacuum tanker trucks so that'* where I got the hose, it'* heavy-built and reinforced with steel wire inside the rubber, similar to the way a tire is constructed, and perfectly smooth inside, worked great for me.
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See my signature. I prob have the most ghetto CAI. But it works fine.
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see the link in my signature. 3/16" lexan, 3" exhaust pipe, Heat Reflective Tape, Blue Spray paint, and a 7" K&N Filter
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I used a piece of 3" vacuum tank hose, a 3" steel muffler coupler and a 7" K+N cone filter to make my setup, I used to work at a place that made vacuum tanker trucks so that'* where I got the hose, it'* heavy-built and reinforced with steel wire inside the rubber, similar to the way a tire is constructed, and perfectly smooth inside, worked great for me.
widerman.. how much would those piece cost ? ( since you can acess them easier then most people ).
How hard is it to cut the tubings and how do you keep the tube/ air filter from crimpin together? Thanx.. specially when you live in Ontario too.. hee hee..
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I cut the hose with a hacksaw, it'* cuts fairly clean and then you just clean it up a bit when your done, the trick is getting the wire reinforcement in the hose to cut clean, the hose is very rigid, not so much you can't get a seal with it, but you won't be able to pinch or crimp it. I got the muffler coupler at crappy tire and then all you need are Tridon clamps ( the regular type of screw down hose clamps )

Where in ontario are you from, I've got some of the hose left over.

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I cut the hose with a hacksaw, it'* cuts fairly clean and then you just clean it up a bit when your done, the trick is getting the wire reinforcement in the hose to cut clean, the hose is very rigid, not so much you can't get a seal with it, but you won't be able to pinch or crimp it. I got the muffler coupler at crappy tire and then all you need are Tridon clamps ( the regular type of screw down hose clamps )

Where in ontario are you from, I've got some of the hose left over.

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I"m in Oakville.. right in the middle of nowhere of Hamilton and Toronto.. hahahaha
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I dig your trunk, if you want some of the hose let me know.

I got a chrome intake coming so mine is going to a buddy of mine or I'd sell you it.

But if you wanna make your own go nuts, I'll give you the hose.
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I dig your trunk, if you want some of the hose let me know.

I got a chrome intake coming so mine is going to a buddy of mine or I'd sell you it.

But if you wanna make your own go nuts, I'll give you the hose.
Yea.. I think I"ll take some tubings.. thanx big guy.. we'll make arrangements later on for it...
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