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Old 03-02-2010, 11:34 PM   #141
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glad we got the go ahead to bump old threads :)

I want to do this (I hate the lifetime filter idea)... I plan on doing the mod that allows me to leave the MAF alone... could we get a more detailed step by step writeup for us challenged folk who don't want to buy a backup (mainly where to cut the tube...), and don't want to screw up????

Thanks guys, this looks like a great forum.
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:48 PM   #142
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to bad the op hasn't posted since 6/06...
good luck with a step by step
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Old 03-02-2010, 11:55 PM   #143
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^^Right?

I have a similar setup, but the MAF tube was already cut down when I got it, so I'm no help...
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:41 AM   #144
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I don't want it from the OP, but rather chhenscheid or Zyghot, who both were able to leave the MAF alone... :)

All I really need to know is where to cut the tube.
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:43 AM   #145
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Im confused... Do You want to cut it, or leave it alone? If the latter, You shouldnt need to cut anything...assuming You use a filter with the proper I.D.
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Old 03-03-2010, 09:31 AM   #146
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I was under the impression I would have to cut the tube so that it would not be too long...

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There is still some cutting of the MAF tube involved to make it fit. After all the cutting it's gonna look like it's too short to you but rest assured it's just the right length...
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If anyone wants detailed info on my mod without modding the MAF tube, PM me i`ll hook you up.
this is exactly why I need a step by step, lol... how can I rest assured it's the right length if I don't know where to cut!!?? :P

I don't want to cut the tube unless I need to... and I want to leave the MAF alone...

I would also like to know what size filter those leaving the MAF alone used... 3", 3.25"? Just so I can buy it before I take it apart...
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Ok, first of all... that's a short ram and not a cold air intake. Second, its not taking any better air into the engine because its not in the wheel well and it take the hot air from the engine and not the cool air like its supposed to.

Some things to consider; cold air is compressed and provides a better response for exhaust systems. Hot air my even decrease your performance. But it definately sounds way cooler ;)
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Ok, first of all... that's a short ram and not a cold air intake. Second, its not taking any better air into the engine because its not in the wheel well and it take the hot air from the engine and not the cool air like its supposed to.

Some things to consider; cold air is compressed and provides a better response for exhaust systems. Hot air my even decrease your performance. But it definately sounds way cooler ;)
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It's not just air temp to take into account. Technically, we all had CAI's on our car from the factory. That little scoop down in front with the lowered filter, yup, CAI.

The big difference is the filter. As in, it actually lets air flow.

Short rams are typically proven to not be as efficient as CAI's, but they're still far superior to stock because of the higher quality filter.
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^ I agree with you that the SRI is a better option than stock in this case... I don't know that SRIs always help much... it varies by vehicle. I know in the preludes the stock box with resonator removed and a K&N filter is a little better than untuned SRIs... tuning may give SRIs the edge... my lude is dyno tuned. :)

I agree with you that with 45,000 miles on the car the SRI and a fresh filter should give a little life to the car, esp if the stock system is overly restrictive... It seems the Steeda is proven and this accomplishes something similar.

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Ok, first of all... that's a short ram and not a cold air intake. Second, its not taking any better air into the engine because its not in the wheel well and it take the hot air from the engine and not the cool air like its supposed to.

Some things to consider; cold air is compressed and provides a better response for exhaust systems. Hot air my even decrease your performance. But it definately sounds way cooler ;)
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I despise the idea of a "life time" filter... or whatever they call it...

I know this is a short ram (that is what I was planning to get all along due to concerns other than max power... the lude is for fun), and it's my cheap chosen solution to the permanent filter.
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Question:

What diameter filter should I get if I want to mod this like Zyghot and chhenscheid (keeping the tapered part of the tube toward the filter as to avoid tampering with the MAF)? 2.3 ST in case that matters...



I read through the entire thread a few times, and know what some people have used, but most people didn't install this way... Shouldn't make much difference, I just wanted to buy the right thing before I start tearing into it.
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