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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:39 pm    Post subject:  Custom Intake questions (solved, CAI installed) Reply with quote

Can anyone tell me what kind of tubing they used (I assume ABS) and a pic if possible.

Also, this may sound stupid but it's just a question I must ask. Would removing the air box and just leaving the parts that hold the filter in place work (and making it stick there)? I'm just asking because it doesn't look like i'll be running into too much money for a while and still would like to work on my car.

(And because of a previous thread I must state that I am in highschool, not some person on medicaid wasting your money)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 8:41 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Why not gut the airbox? It's pretty much free if you can track down a Dremel.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Why not gut the airbox? It's pretty much free if you can track down a Dremel.


Ive done that, i was just seeing if it would be any better. Can you gut the bottom part too? I mean the part under what it shows in the tutorial.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Could always make a FWI if the gutted box isn't doing it for you.

Still a pretty cheap option if you're low on funds.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

I agree with Specter. The most expensive part will be the filter (around 40 bucks for an AEM dryflow filter, which I would recommend over a K&N filter).

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:28 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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Could always make a FWI if the gutted box isn't doing it for you.

Still a pretty cheap option if you're low on funds.


Mhm. what kind of piping? I couldn't find ABS in our Lowes and BigR closed at 8 (on a friday). Would PVC do good or too hot?

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I agree with Specter. The most expensive part will be the filter (around 40 bucks for an AEM dryflow filter, which I would recommend over a K&N filter).

Yea, if i'm not mistaken I read that the over oiling the K&Ns can cause problems w/ the MAF sensor. So I was planning to go AEM. I'd rather do CAI instead of FWI but I really haven't looked at the area to see how hard it would be.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:33 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

PVC can start emitting toxic gasses. I'd definately find some ABS piping.

I had bad luck with a K&N filter oiled from the factory gumming up my MAF, so I switched to an AEM dryflow filter.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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PVC can start emitting toxic gasses. I'd definately find some ABS piping.

I had bad luck with a K&N filter oiled from the factory gumming up my MAF, so I switched to an AEM dryflow filter.


I'll start lookin.. hopefully bigR will or maybe i can get it through an ag teacher. I don't want to order online.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:37 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

FWI > CAI when it comes to price.

I'm not sure what the supplies for the FWI would run...varies from what hardware store you go to. But a CAI, you're looking at $140+

I lack the skill and patience needed to make my own FWI, so I just waited until I had enough money and just bought the WizAired from ZZP.

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FWI > CAI when it comes to price.

I'm not sure what the supplies for the FWI would run...varies from what hardware store you go to. But a CAI, you're looking at $140+

I lack the skill and patience needed to make my own FWI, so I just waited until I had enough money and just bought the WizAired from ZZP.


I just don't know measurements and how to go about fitting it onto the engine. I can plumb!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 12:17 am    Post subject:   Reply with quote

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FWI > CAI when it comes to price. .


you can try using the stock airbox to save some money if you want a cai over a fwi. Not sure excactly how it would wor best but getting a cone filter in there and cutting off the front of the airbox (front being side near headlight) might be decent.
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FWI > CAI when it comes to price. .


you can try using the stock airbox to save some money if you want a cai over a fwi. Not sure excactly how it would wor best but getting a cone filter in there and cutting off the front of the airbox (front being side near headlight) might be decent.


In a few I'm gonna gut the rest of the front... I'll look at the possiblity of that but creating an acrylic case wouldn't be too hard or expensive.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 3:50 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Intense-Racing has black intake pipe and its not to expensive.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:13 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

Would replacing the accordion on the stock intake increase sound or air flow? I read elsewhere it dampens the sound quite a bit and I think i've seen on here that it makes the airflow rather turbulent.

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Intense-Racing has black intake pipe and its not to expensive.


Thanks, checked it out. Looks like some stuff I saw at lowes but a lot more expensive.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2010 6:24 pm    Post subject:   Reply with quote

BlackVenom wrote:
Would replacing the accordion on the stock intake increase sound or air flow? I read elsewhere it dampens the sound quite a bit and I think i've seen on here that it makes the airflow rather turbulent.

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Intense-Racing has black intake pipe and its not to expensive.


Thanks, checked it out. Looks like some stuff I saw at lowes but a lot more expensive.


dont waste money on doing all these small things, save up the cash and do it all at once. By the time you change this and that and finally replace it all with a FWI, you could have bought something online already complete for the same $$$ or less.

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