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11-13-2012 03:28 PM
sam fisher some take out the foglight housing completely for this , i left in the tubing beyond the stock filter for a lil more cold flow to the new one

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11-13-2012 03:00 PM
Cupooterluvr
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this should work fine , be wary of puddles with it that low tho , i did it this way for a few days , then one day it rained and after driving i looked under there at the filter and the thing was dripping wet , its much more susceptible to things like rain and road mist kicked up by cars ahead of you. after i noticed that is when i went the route of the u-bend
Yeah I was thinking of getting a bit of dryer tubing or something (I'm sure they sell that kind of thing at autozone) and making a bend for it. I decided to also cut out the three "slats" in the cover where the fog lights would be so it should get a nice lot of cold air when I'm driving at speed now.

Right now it's dry season in Florida so we can go three weeks between raindrops.
11-13-2012 02:55 PM
sam fisher
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I took out the stock filter (That thing is goddamn gigantic...) and put the filter at the bottom of the MAF tube! :) I'm waiting for the Check Engine light to clear right now and then I'm going to give it a drive.
this should work fine , be wary of puddles with it that low tho , i did it this way for a few days , then one day it rained and after driving i looked under there at the filter and the thing was dripping wet , its much more susceptible to things like rain and road mist kicked up by cars ahead of you. after i noticed that is when i went the route of the u-bend
11-13-2012 02:44 PM
Cupooterluvr I took out the stock filter (That thing is goddamn gigantic...) and put the filter at the bottom of the MAF tube! :) I'm waiting for the Check Engine light to clear right now and then I'm going to give it a drive.
11-13-2012 02:23 PM
sam fisher id definatly reccomend the stealth , especially if you want to save some cash , this mod will cost you less than 100 bucks depending on the filter you use , i started off with a cheap 20 dollar spectre filter from autozone , one 90 degree tube , one 60 degree tube , and one coupler. all this cost me about 45-50 bucks . oh and i used a coat hanger to secure the whole new assembly . its on there real tight , aint comin off unless i want and then all i gotta do is snip the hanger and unscrew the coupler from the maf tube. it should only take about an hour - and hour n 30 mins to complete .

heres a pic from when i first did it , its from underneath the car facing up

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i had a problem getting the coupler onto the maf tube so i ended up cutting the u-bend off of the stock filter box , so the u-bend became my 90 degree turn and it worked out great since it was made to mount to the maf tube!! i dont know if you can tell from the angle in that pic but that coathangers got the assembly pulled up as far as it can go. it may look ugly as shit , but it worked for me
11-13-2012 02:03 PM
sam fisher
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The stealth in its most basic form sits just as high up as where your stock intake sucks in air; you're essentially running a filter right from the end of your maf tube (about three feet from the ground.) So unless you are going into some really deep water, you will be fine. As with any CAI, the risk is sucking up water, not just getting wet. That will happen if you submerge your CAI and then it will act like a straw.

To reduce the risk of water problems, they make hydrophobic socks that cover the filter element and bypass valves that open up if the primary filter is submerged. Be smart and you greatly decrease your chances of killing your motor. I have driven in heavy rain with my FSWerks CAI (which sits about a foot off the ground inside the front bumper) and have had no issues.
all of this , i have a stealth installed , and with a u bend so the filter is actually further up in the fender than the stock filter was . this coupled with a prefilter and youl be good to go. my filters wayy high up , like as high as the resonator box is inside the engine compartment. notta chance of hydrlock :D
i mean as long as the icecaps stay frozen lol
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11-13-2012 01:56 PM
rambleon84
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I think I might try the "stealth" intake mod but I need to know if that runs a risk of getting wet since it rains so much here.
The stealth in its most basic form sits just as high up as where your stock intake sucks in air; you're essentially running a filter right from the end of your maf tube (about three feet from the ground.) So unless you are going into some really deep water, you will be fine. As with any CAI, the risk is sucking up water, not just getting wet. That will happen if you submerge your CAI and then it will act like a straw.

To reduce the risk of water problems, they make hydrophobic socks that cover the filter element and bypass valves that open up if the primary filter is submerged. Be smart and you greatly decrease your chances of killing your motor. I have driven in heavy rain with my FSWerks CAI (which sits about a foot off the ground inside the front bumper) and have had no issues.
11-13-2012 01:55 PM
sam fisher i think it goes from 3 to about 2.5 at the maf

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11-13-2012 12:51 PM
mikebontoft is the inner diameter the same though? someone mentioned it might be 2.5" ID. those rubber intake tubes are probably a 1/4" wall so that would make sense.

its reading lean because the inner diameter is bigger than stock so its letting more air in than it thinks.

try to find a smaller or thicker tube... match up the I.D. and give it another try.
11-13-2012 12:44 PM
sam fisher doesnt the diameter of where the maf goes in need to be the same ? or am i trippin?

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