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Old 01-05-2012, 12:21 PM   #1
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I need help

How would one go about building a cold air intake... this isn't for a Focus but for a Buick, I think I understand the concept but it there is anybody out there who could put some input onto the steps that would ne awesome


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Need to use some tubing to snorkel down from the hot engine bay air to the the cold air. It sounds like you want to make your own rather than go after-market. Tubing. Research on the Buick forums. That's the best I've got for you....
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Yes I want to build it... I was thinking cone filter into a straight piece of stainless that would run up from the bottom of the engine bay into a stock hose the has the MAF in it. Nothing to advance just something other than the uber restricted airbox set up it has in it.
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O'Reilleys has a decent selection of tubing and couplings for DIY CAI. Just be aware of how the MAF fits in there if it's not a SD system. The oil breather you can just simply vent to the atmosphere with a filter or pipe it over. Beyond that it's just a matter of finding a good place to get air from. I highly recommend a loosely fitting polyester (make sure it's 100%) panty hose over the air filter element. This keeps water off, and doesn't affect air flow at all. It's an old dirt bike racing trick. At the speed shop in town they used to have this display for K&N filters that showed the air flow of the cotton/oil filter vs the paper element. We put panty hose over the K&N and the needle never dropped. It wasn't rigged either because we put socks and hats on it- and those did affect air flow.
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Well i can place the filter behind the front bumper and get all the air I need... now here is the face palm moment for everybody... what is a SD system?
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I want to build one too, that would save so much money instead of buying one.
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