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Old 07-29-2012, 05:55 PM   #261
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I actually haven't looked at this thread since its creation. I have watched your video on youtube though when browsing MK3 videos. Anyways, I like the whole idea. Very good craftsmanship and info.
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Old 07-30-2012, 12:06 PM   #262
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This is an awesome mod! Ordered my hose today!

How long does this install take? I'm leaving for a 5.4k mile road trip from Ohio to California and back, and I'd LOVE the MPG increase for that road trip.

So is this like a few hours kinda thing? Looks to me like it might take about ~1hr
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If you have all the parts needed it should take about an hour or two at most.
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If you have all the parts needed it should take about an hour or two at most.
Cool sounds good. And correct me if I'm wrong (I read the whole thread - just want to be sure.) I need the tube, hole drill bit, bracket, and then the aluminum piece to attach it and the funnel for a short term used until I can fabricate a better fit to the front bumper.

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Cool sounds good. And correct me if I'm wrong (I read the whole thread - just want to be sure.) I need the tube, hole drill bit, bracket, and then the aluminum piece to attach it and the funnel for a short term used until I can fabricate a better fit to the front bumper.

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And a 3" hose clamp. K&N filter to allow all that air in will be your biggest ticket.

....and the aluminum bar stock is just to bend up to make your own bracket. Everyone's will be slightly different depending on how and where you cut your 3" hold in the bottom of the box. Good luck! Report back.
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THIS..........is awesome!!!!

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And a 3" hose clamp. K&N filter to allow all that air in will be your biggest ticket.

....and the aluminum bar stock is just to bend up to make your own bracket. Everyone's will be slightly different depending on how and where you cut your 3" hold in the bottom of the box. Good luck! Report back.
Sweet - thanks for verifying. Will do.

On a preliminary note, I was measuring my stock intake (delta)T between intake air and ambient air.
75MPH = Intake ~4deg F > Ambient
50MPH = Intake ~8deg F > Ambient
City = Anywhere between 10deg F and 25 deg F > Ambient

I expect most of the gains from this mod are actually found on the city (though a few degrees will make a big difference over a long time on the highway)

I would love to dyno this mod versus intakes that cost over 10 times as much
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I am saving up for exhaust right now. Will get on the rollers after that. I can tell a difference in many areas of the cars behavior. Better response, MPG, sound and the pride factor of doing it myself. Thinking of modding the top intake/straw for a more flowing direct air to the box too.
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Sweet - thanks for verifying. Will do.

On a preliminary note, I was measuring my stock intake (delta)T between intake air and ambient air.
75MPH = Intake ~4deg F > Ambient
50MPH = Intake ~8deg F > Ambient
City = Anywhere between 10deg F and 25 deg F > Ambient

I expect most of the gains from this mod are actually found on the city (though a few degrees will make a big difference over a long time on the highway)

I would love to dyno this mod versus intakes that cost over 10 times as much
Those are the only numbers I haven't recorded yet. I did post a graph from my CReaderV a few pages back the showed IAT reaching ambient right after second gear. Hope to see some like results after your mod.

If you can add MAF to your scanner at the same time, it's cool to know where the engine stops sucking and starts getting fresh air blown at it.
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Those are the only numbers I haven't recorded yet. I did post a graph from my CReaderV a few pages back the showed IAT reaching ambient right after second gear. Hope to see some like results after your mod.

If you can add MAF to your scanner at the same time, it's cool to know where the engine stops sucking and starts getting fresh air blown at it.
I saw that graph. But just after 2nd gear? Sweet! That will be HUGE city MPG gains, because in the city it rarely drops below a (delta)T between ambient and intake of 20deg F. This will also be some great power gains if you're getting 20deg F cooler air in there that quickly.

And I do view my MAF, I use the Torque OBDII app on my phone and view the MAF in (g/s), the instantaneous fuel consumption, ambient temp and intake air temp.

I'm looking to do most of the mod on Wednesday night, I'll have plenty of data from my 5,400 mile road trip starting on Thursday to share (assuming that I get this done on time)
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