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09-18-2012 04:45 AM
Andrews-bad-SE
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Originally Posted by PRSman25 View Post
I made one for my 93 Pathfinder because the stock intake had cracked.

ITS AWFUL.
I'm sure you could do it quite nice and quite easily, but mine end up costing quite too much (~$60), took too much time to construct (2 hours to get it "right" and make sure all the PCV hoses were set up and routed properly), and it still doesn't really work all that well.

Save up for a full drop in system like the K&N or Volant.


Just put in a Factory Tuned, and Im loving it so far. Anybody want some old Spectre pieces? ;)
09-17-2012 09:08 PM
PRSman25 I made one for my 93 Pathfinder because the stock intake had cracked.

ITS AWFUL.
I'm sure you could do it quite nice and quite easily, but mine end up costing quite too much (~$60), took too much time to construct (2 hours to get it "right" and make sure all the PCV hoses were set up and routed properly), and it still doesn't really work all that well.

Save up for a full drop in system like the K&N or Volant.
09-01-2012 08:28 PM
Covmister i made a spectre modular intake a few weeks back and i have to say im pretty impressed with it, its a short ram and i ran a shop vac hose from behind the headlight into the end of the cone filter and the other end of the hose is attached to the stock snorkel mounter under the front bumper to draw cold air into the intake..... i think it works great. as for heat soaking....plastic conducts less heat than metal and cools faster so its not really true that the plastic isnt any good it may not be as strong as metal but for a total of 30 bucks can you really complain?
08-21-2012 12:43 AM
Andrews-bad-SE That's what I made, a short ram. It's doing good, not as good as a seamless metal one, but it's pretty nifty for what it is. I also have full header/exhaust, so it does alright for what it is. I left the snorkel on it, so some cold air can still come in (at least that's the idea) so I can get some performance out of it. I also cut/shaped the bottom part of the airbox to use as a heat shield of sorts, as the snorkel clicks right into it, I figured it'd help a little.
08-20-2012 07:39 PM
Blue5ive Didn't do a spectre but had a short ram. For me it really improved the performance/exceleration over 3000k rpm.
08-20-2012 06:47 PM
Andrews-bad-SE True, live and learn I guess. Couldn't hurt it to try though. And like I said, it's only temporary. When my Volant comes in I'll sell my Spectre stuff to my Honda buddy, he loves throwing money at slow cars ROFL
08-20-2012 01:39 PM
Paladin if it was broken then yes. in truth the only real restriction in the stock setup is the maf housing. but since its tapered it does just fine.

time at a scrap yard could have scored an unbroken stock box. probably cheaper than the spectre job.
08-20-2012 01:34 PM
Andrews-bad-SE I only did it because my stock airbox was broken (God only knows what this poor car's been thru before I got it) and chrome adds hp haha. I figured it's gotta flow better than the dusty old conveluted air tube that it had (which was broken) I think my Focus was abused before I got it, it's in great shape now that I fixed it up, but the previous owners beat it up. I figured 30 bucks wasnt a lot to spend on a temporary intake.
08-20-2012 12:59 PM
SvviftSVT I still wouldn't have spent thirty on it. if I were to piece one together, the only Spectre piece I woulda maybe use is a filter, but don't use that plastic crap.
08-20-2012 12:14 PM
Andrews-bad-SE I work at a parts store, so I got it all pretty darn cheap. And my friend already had a new filter and everything, it only cost me around 30 bucks to make one, so it's not like I even wasted that much. Hell I probably saved that much in gas just because of the filter. If I didnt get a deal on it, I would've just waited, but since it didn't cost anything I figured what the hell, why not. And I have a Volant coming soon. :)
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