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Old 08-23-2006, 01:43 AM   #1
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fixing to fab a dry ice box

hey guys, its been a while since ive been here lol, well i got a couple things im fixing to do to the focus but the biggest i think is going to be a dry ice box, read my idea and tell me what you think.

first im going to relocate the battery to the trunk to get it completley out of my way.
then im going to mach up a custom cold air intake out of 3" aluminum tubing im ordering from trubendz

im going to cut the section out of my aem CAI were the MAF plugs in at, the intake tube is going to run over were the battery used to be, making alot more simple design compared to the aem.

all the tubing is going to be welded together for a nice clean look and no leaks.

now for the dry ice box, im going to biuld an aluminum box with an aluminum door on top thats going to have the intake tube running THROUGH it then welded to the box on both sides were the tubes come out so the box will be completely sealed around the tube.

then when you power your dry ice in the box it will freeze a great bit of the intake tube thus making the air intake temps more dense and alot cooler for more hp. can also use just a bag of regular ice but the effort wont be as great.

i will also be wrapping the header and putting an evo carbon fiber hood on so the under hood temps will greatly reduse, along with a radiator flush followed with some royal purple ice and a 180 degree thermostat.

tell me what you guys really think about this setup? ive only seen one dry ice box before and the guy said the difference was night and day.


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Old 08-23-2006, 01:52 AM   #2
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Please post pics of your progress. Maybe WD40 will make it a sticky.I'm very interested in knowing how well the car responds to this.
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Damn. Maybe i could use this on my turbo set-up later. Interested to see how this goes.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:16 AM   #4
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Wow that sounds interesting, I would like to see this as well.
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I have a picture of something like this on my home PC... I'll try to post it tonight.
 
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Make sure you use gloves when handling that dry ice.

(sorry, that's all I could contribute... hehe)
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there's actually a product from CryO2 I believe that places a bulb in your intake tract. you purge a CO2 can through the bulb, chilling the bulb, and thereby cooling your intake charge.
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there's actually a product from CryO2 I believe that places a bulb in your intake tract. you purge a CO2 can through the bulb, chilling the bulb, and thereby cooling your intake charge.

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I like the idea but there are just a few small problems.


One the size of the intake tube will cause a CEL b/c the MAF will read to much air you will have to recalibrate you MAF for that to work.

Second, the single flaw with ALL CAI, how will you protect yourself from water or will this be a race track only car?

If you can figure out those two issues I dont see why it will not work.

Oh and get the tubing ceramic or powder coated to reduce the air temps too.
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1. Put this box in between the MAF and the TB.

2. You will always have a certain amount of water vapor in the air, so... not sure how you think that you will pull more or less with this setup.
 
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