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Old 10-23-2006, 08:50 PM   #21
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Something else I noticed, I thought was great. My wife and I went out to eat the other night and I checked the intake box when we pulled into the resturaunt, it was very cool. Then checked it after we ate and before I started the car. The box was actually heat soaked from where the car had just been sitting off for about an hour. Drove it back home and it was cool again. Proof the system does its job well. Thanks again for checking it out fellas
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MAN-O-MAN! Some people. HA!
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nice work!
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:32 AM   #24
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Quick question. Does the flex tube get really hot????

I ask because I made a very similar setup (but to feed a SRI) and at first I used an aluminum flex tube like the one pictured above. I immediately noticed that the tube would get hot enough to burn my hand so I changed to a flexible plastic tube (which hasn't melted yet).
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should u have to worry about rain water, especially since its facing foward and getting rain from other cars in front of u.?
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Old 10-24-2006, 11:05 PM   #26
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You know I thought the same thing about the flex tube. It does warm up but as long as the box and manifold temps stay low, I dont worry much about the tube. It gets warm (probably because of its close proximity to the radiator hose) but no where near enough to burn your hand, scoop is pretty good size. I thought about rain water also and if it does wind up being a problem I have a plan for that. I'm gonna take the scoop cut a 5 in. long line in the bottom of it and slightly pop it up like a louver(or if I have to a couple of louvers). Then I'm going to retest everything to make sure temps are not affected and I'm not losing the usefulness of the scoop. I need to reset the ECU because I have noticed a slight decrease in gas mileage. This could be because of general driving habits. Also I would love to see how it would work with a tune adapted to it because I think they would benefit each other well. Just have to wait before I can dump money on that, funds are going into my other car right now. Thanks again
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I did the same thing but with a plastic flex tube. I notice a huge difference in throttle repsonce, especially on cool nights. it was about 50 degrees tonight when I was driving home and I popped the hood when I got home after work to see if the intake was cool not. The tubing was cold all the way to the trottle body and the actual filter was really cold(I have the tube fed to my cone filter). But I have driven in the rain many times and never had issue yet, the only thing I knotice was I have to clean the dirt out of the box I made for the cone filter to sit in, but thats no biggie.

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All in all I would recommend for any one to do this, its a great mod.
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Old 10-25-2006, 02:17 PM   #28
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Originally posted by b16sir1991
I did a VERY similar test with a short ram, and real cai, and my ram air with the svt airbox and a K&N. My results were very similar, here is a couple pics:


It uses a 3" tube that goes up to the rear part of the svt snorkle which just happens to about 3" and used 3" aluminum ducting (rigid type)
Where did you get that inlet piece? The Snorkel?
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I would like to see the scoop after you had bent the metal.
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Only way to tell if it is doing its job is datalog the intake air temps with stock and your made parts with in 30 of each other tested back to back

My guess is most doing this dont have a 180 deg thermostat and tune and that with a drop in filter is going to do more then a ram air set up , am i wrong ?

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