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Old 01-21-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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Thumbs up K&N Typhoon installed

Shiny new Typhoon arrived today, took me about 30 minutes to install. Looks very much like the same one Steeda has just released, except the MAF is rotated 90 degrees. Very solid... if you tug on the pipe it doesn't wiggle around, it will shake the throttle body and the whole intake along with it. Good sound too under WOT, compliments the exhaust.

Initial "butt-dyno" says it improved throttle response a bit, less hesitation... just "feels" better. Noticeable acceleration increase in 1st and 2nd gear... above that just not enough to notice. Overall...

Here's a pic of the finished install


The clamps and crankcase vent


Intake tube is retained. While driving, cool air flows into the "pocket" created by the battery on one side, car's sheetmetal on bottom and another side, K&N heat-shield on the other two sides. At least that was my take on it...


This is interesting... note the oil that is beginning to coat the bottom of the OEM box... car has 6000 miles and the only track it has ever seen is the Interstate. After seeing this, I don't think any particular intake causes this, looks more like a characteristic of the engine to me.


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Old 01-21-2004, 06:33 PM   #2
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spinning a engine at 7000 rpm up to decent speeds will do that
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Old 01-21-2004, 09:42 PM   #3
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looks pretty good. Thanks for the pics, too. I was trying to figure out which intake to get and I wanted something that would leave me with the option to swap out the MAF later for a larger one, just in case. I have my answer
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Old 01-22-2004, 03:09 AM   #4
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Just a little curious where did ya get it and how much it cost. I cannot find a price on that intake anyware.
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Old 01-22-2004, 07:19 AM   #5
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I got it here. http://www.martelbrothers.com About $180 or so.
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Looks Good! May have to get one too
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Well now that I've driven with it a day, I've noticed a few things worth mentioning.

The engine flare is more pronounced now, drops revs even more slowly, and it won't settle down to idle unless I come to a complete stop. I would assume this would happen with any free-flowing intake. Had the battery loose, so it may take a few more days for it to "learn" the new intake. Whether this will change its rpm habits... I can't say. Anyone else have thoughts on this?

The plus side to that is that the car hasn't cut off on me from a too-low rpm dip like it tends to do when coming to a stop...

One other thing... it seems their method of cooler air intake via the heat shield and the use of the SVT snorkel as some sort of vent works rather well. Went home for lunch, I popped the hood to make sure nothing was working loose, and the tube itself was cold to the touch... all the way down to the sleeve clamping it to the TB. The plastic, hoses, and sheet metal around it were all fairly warm, but the tube was cold like it hadn't been ran all day. Sure it's January, but where I live... the winters are rather mild. I was riding with my window down this afternoon.
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Sure it's January, but where I live... the winters are rather mild. I was riding with my window down this afternoon.
Rub it in why don't you? I think the high here on Saturday is like 0F or something...ugh.

Thanks for the review, keep us posted.
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Nice post, and very nice intake, what does engine flare mean?? and is he correct when he sugests that other intakes do this too? the part about the idle not comming down as fast? thanks.
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This is a little OT, but Rsdnt-Evle I just noticed something looking at that picture. The cables leading to your throttle are WAY shorter than the ones on my car. They come under the intake tube, make a quick loop and come around. Mine come under the intake, go all the way up to the radiator core support and then loop back over the top of the engine. Did I miss something? Was there some kind of TSB on this or did they change something for the newer SVT's?

Anyway, nice intake install. I'm putting that on my short list of things to do when I get some money.

P.S. in the second pic you can see that your wiring harness fastener popped out of it's mounting hole.
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