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Old 07-03-2010, 07:19 PM   #1
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DIY warm air intake?

hey a quick question cause the search function doesn't seem to like me much on these forums..

autozone has the pipes and hardware, and of course the filters to make a warm or cold air induction setup..

how bad is this stuff? i've been leary of eBaying anything due to getting something thats junk, and I want to try something with it anyways.

i wanna leave the front end of the "ram air" box, to where it connects into the factory airbox left in tact. and then have the warm air induction filter sitting right there, so that the nostrils in the front end are actually blowing air across that filter. yes i realize it'll get scurved up real quick, but how bad are the parts at the zone to try this with??
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:21 PM   #2
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Old 07-03-2010, 07:45 PM   #3
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ya its worthless to do anything with you intake unless you do a cold air intake and put the filter into the fender well. the piping at autozone works fine, they sell spectre intake parts. it would probably be cheaper to order parts from http://www.spectreperformance.com/ but you would have to guess on what bends to get.
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my autozone guy was looking at this and said this is what the chevy trucks are doing. i figure for the spectre filter for 25 bucks, i'll try this for a couple tanks and see if it improves anything, it def made a different sound.

how far down the fend do we need to go? and what's the difference if i let the nose push air to it vs having it suck air in the fender void?


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my autozone guy was looking at this and said this is what the chevy trucks are doing. i figure for the spectre filter for 25 bucks, i'll try this for a couple tanks and see if it improves anything, it def made a different sound.

how far down the fend do we need to go? and what's the difference if i let the nose push air to it vs having it suck air in the fender void?


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Okay first off a lot of people the work at part stores don't know as much as people think, but there are also a few pretty smart guys there that really know there stuff. just gotta go there enough to figure out who's who

The Chevy trucks can get away with that because they have a much larger engine bay and don't have to worry about heat building up under the hood as much as we do. and they also don't have a transmission right below the engine
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Old 07-03-2010, 09:36 PM   #6
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go down into that fender about a foot and a half, just get the damn thing in the fender and out of sight
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LOL i'm in favor of hiding it i think it's hideous!! the rest of the box will leave, just the tube that comes off the duct work inside of the nosecone is what i want to leave, and try to line that filter up. the nose ducts seem to pass air pretty good and my train of thought is if there is air blowing across it, it's bound to be better than it sucking it in from the fender
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Thats honestly probably one of the worst ways you could have your intake setup even over stock. Just buy a CAI and throw away the garbage spectre filter.
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Old 07-04-2010, 01:43 AM   #9
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Look on MPRacing. Mark has instructions on there to do a CAI.
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I'll do some looking into that, and this spectre thing is simply on it because whilst moving it around to various places (i'm going to do a little experimenting with this) if i were to damage it, i don't want it to be a k&n that i'm tearing up. once I find where it suits my needs the best then i'll go get a good filter for it but i've got a few tanks of gas to run through first.

but thanks guys, i know you're just tryin to help outta dweeb
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Please, do yourself a favor and get a cai from eBay. The 3 pc set for 99.00 is a great setup, warm air intakes are worse than stock air boxes. There is nothing positive coming from what you've done there. It's only making it worse.
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Please, do yourself a favor and get a cai from eBay. The 3 pc set for 99.00 is a great setup, warm air intakes are worse than stock air boxes. There is nothing positive coming from what you've done there. It's only making it worse.
The ebay intakes work but don't compare to anything else in quality.
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