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Old 04-21-2006, 11:42 PM   #1
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I see these on Ebay cheap. Does anyone know about these little items?



BONNEVILLE MONTE CARLO 3.1 3.4 3.8 AIR INTAKE 92-95

US $2.95

Brand New Polish Chrome Air Intake

1) BONNEVILLE SE SSE SSEI = 3.8L (1992-2005)

2) MONTE CARLO SS LS Z34 = 3.1L 3.4L 3.8L (1995-2005)

(FOR 3.8L MOTOR, ONLY FIT SERIES 1 TPI & SERIES 2 SUPERCHARGED/NON-SUPERCHARGED)



All our product is 100 % Brand New !!!
1 piece setup.
High quality of T-306 Light weight Polish Chrome Aluminum material.
Will replace your restricted stock air box.
Chrome Cone gauge reusable & rewash able filter with 50% more filter surface area than stock!
Cone Filter is easier to wash.
Filter is less restrictive than stock filter.
Will give a deep throaty sound with out being too loud under the hood.
Polished Chrome aluminum tubing.
Polish chrome tube will reduces radiant heat by up to 80% over the stock tubing!
Adds up to 10 to 15 additional horsepower and up to 16 foot pounds of torque ! ( result will be vary )
Allows for a cooler intake charge, thus will not loose Hp during those Hot Summer days!
No cutting or modifying of stick system.
Smooth bent tubing reduces turbulence and increases Hp.
Allow massive airflow.
Improve throttle response throughout Low / Mid-range RPM.
Allow smoother, and faster air flow into your throttle body.
Better gas mileage and more intense sound under hood.
Will get better gas mileage.
Some air intake design will be a bit differ from the sample picture shown, but overall it will be very fit & nice.
Easy installation
Any Question ? Please email us at [email protected]
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Those intakes are too small, air filter will be to far back, and will take in alot of hot air UNLESS you can fab up a really nice heat sheild..
I bought one for like a civic/accord and trimmed it from there..
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Yes, you better make one from an existant one.
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Yes, you better make one from an existant one.
Is it better to gut the air box and drop in a performance filter? I was going to go that route but happen to see these items on Ebay...looked too good to be true (read cheap).
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There really isn't that much to them. They are cheap. A high mark up item from some vendors.
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eBay intake: (1) The pipe is too short. (2) The filter isn't K&N, and often breathes so badly they're said to hold water if you were to test it by filling it like a mug. (3) The seller gouges you on shipping and handling charges to make up for the "too good to be true" price. (...if it sounds to good to be true...)

Follow our advice, get the Autozone intake pipe, cut it to fit, use a K&N filter with a sillicone coupler. Enjoy.

My intake info:
http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=43035
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Gutting the airbox and dropping in a K&N on a 95 NA won't really do that much for power. And there'* not much to 'gut' on a 95 airbox, unless you're talking about cutting it open and running additional tubes into it. If you had an L67 a K&N drop-in would help a little more.

However, on the 96-2000+ gutting it can help a lot.
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Gutting the airbox and dropping in a K&N on a 95 NA won't really do that much for power. And there'* not much to 'gut' on a 95 airbox, unless you're talking about cutting it open and running additional tubes into it. If you had an L67 a K&N drop-in would help a little more.

However, on the 96-2000+ gutting it can help a lot.
actually Pete the Airbox on the 95 is similar to the 96+...so gutting may give you some gain


if you do a Rice Pipe then you need a good heatshiled
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Gutting the airbox and dropping in a K&N on a 95 NA won't really do that much for power. And there'* not much to 'gut' on a 95 airbox, unless you're talking about cutting it open and running additional tubes into it. If you had an L67 a K&N drop-in would help a little more.

However, on the 96-2000+ gutting it can help a lot.
actually Pete the Airbox on the 95 is similar to the 96+...so gutting may give you some gain


if you do a Rice Pipe then you need a good heatshiled
Ahhh, right. I'm thinking about my Series 1 airbox and how retarded it is.
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What ever the intake system you will get, this is not going to give you a lot of HP.
But a good one will prevent that your engine suck hot air and lose power.

You can do the rice pipe, CAI , i dont know if you have space to do a fender well intake, but if you do a Cold air intake, just make sure the filter is away from heat, by making a heatshield.
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