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Old 11-07-2005, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default Yep. another CAI completed.

Well, the cold air intake is now complete! (like everyone else who also did one right about now. ) I spent right around 4 hours fabricating a plexiglass box to put around the airbox and PCM. The plexiglass was kind of a pain to work with. It kept cracking on me. :( I finally ended up melting/cutting it with a soldering iron then snapping it to make my 'cuts.' The airbox was then wrapped in reflectix which is a heat insulator. The airbox is totally sealed from the engine bay and it draws in air from directly behind the headlight just like stock, plus the small 2x1 inch hole on the side of the fender which also goes directly behind the fender. Total cost was somewhere around $140 or so..

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The airbox goes down so far to totally protect the PCM from engine bay heat/water and to not let you see the wire harness coming from the PCM

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It looks really great in person and overall I'm pleased with how it turned out, and the nice difference in performance!

And finally, a video of what the engine now sounds like:
http://media.putfile.com/Auroraintake
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Looks great.
I want to do plexi too but,it'* so freakin expensive. Would wood look "ghetto"????
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Looks great.
I want to do plexi too but,it'* so freakin expensive. Would wood look "ghetto"????
the 3x4 foot sheet I got from LOWE'* was only $12 or so.
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Looks great.
I want to do plexi too but,it'* so freakin expensive. Would wood look "ghetto"????
the 3x4 foot sheet I got from LOWE'* was only $12 or so.
I'll have to check there. The local hardware wanted 35.00 for a 4x4
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I watched the video. That'* a really good sound.

dbeast420: Wood might look Ghetto. I thought of doing that myself. I have some sheet polycarbonate, but I still thought of wood, because it'* so easy to work with.

You could build like a mini-casket out of mahogany, complete with a hinge on the side for access. Have the head end open for headlight air, and the foot end drilled for the intake tube, and you're good to go.
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I watched the video. That'* a really good sound.

dbeast420: Wood might look Ghetto. I thought of doing that myself. I have some sheet polycarbonate, but I still thought of wood, because it'* so easy to work with.

You could build like a mini-casket out of mahogany, complete with a hinge on the side for access. Have the head end open for headlight air, and the foot end drilled for the intake tube, and you're good to go.
Wood is an excellent insulator also. I would cover it with reflectex to kake it look better.
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Thats what I think i going to end up doing is making it out of some wood and sand it round the sides. I was thinking that I could make a slit on the inside edege so it cound be completely closed but easely slid open and even removed completely if needed.

For the finishing touch I will probibly paint it the color of the car or some thing to complement it.
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looks damn good... thrasher good...

please push the metal tape down better around the top.... no wrinkles!
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thanks The wrinkles you see are from the screws holding the top securely into place. (I made it so if you remove two screws the top cover can slide forward and out for access to the filter.) The two wrinkles slightly further back are brackets holding the "lid/top" down tightly in the back. )
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thanks The wrinkles you see are from the screws holding the top securely into place. (I made it so if you remove two screws the top cover can slide forward and out for access to the filter.) The two wrinkles slightly further back are brackets holding the "lid/top" down tightly in the back. )
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