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ok heres the scoop,my mbrp exhaust should be here tomorrow,and since i dont have all the money right now to buy the k&n typhoon intake,i thought i would take it upon myself to make my own steeda short ram air intake,that would look almost as good just doesnt have all of that bling bling factor,instead looks sort of factory,best thing is this did not cost a dime,even the new filter i got for free.it sounds awesome,and works great,but heres the low down i had to modify the maf sensor a little so it would install in the intake properly,but guess what you would never know,some may call it cheap but i wanted it to compliment my exhaust untill i get my k&n,let me know what ya guys think![thumb]
 

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No check engine light? Must mean your MAF is happy. I don't see the heat sheild....like the Steeda. It certainly should be better than the factory setup.
 

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no check engine light,the maf flow sensor can only go in one direction,so to make this work i had to flip the sensor around inside the intake so it was facing the same direction as it did on the factory setup,only problem was is that the holes on the sensor for the bolts dont line up,so i had to file down some plastic on the sensor,and enlarge the holes to make it work took a little bit of time but works great now.i dont have the fancy steeda logo heat shield or the fancy aluminum maf housing,but it really looks good in person,just wish i could find a way to put my pics on here that are full size and not shruken.oh well,im going to be working on an aluminun heat shield,to cover the filter i will post some more pics later.
 

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More pics would be great... I think I get what you're saying about the MAF modification.

Oh and if you would like to post larger pictures, you can't attach them, you have to hotlink them from someplace like imageshack.us or photobucket.com. If you run into any snags check out ZX3_Chick's sticky in Showroom or experiment in the Test Center.
 

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ZXRR said:
i dont have all the money right now to buy the k&n typhoon intake,
I belive he doesn't have the $ so this is what he did instead.
 

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man, that looks great!! i have planned on doing this, so if you could post a "how to" or something that would be great. i would certainly apreciate it!
 

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thanks for the photo tip lil pzev,when i get home from work i will post some better angles and views of the intake,the intake didnt take all but 10 min to complete,i took the upper intake apart and maf housing,cut the maf housing down in size to make it shorter,had to file down the sensor around the mounting bolts so it would face towards the air filter in the correct direction,i used a mtetal strip to bolt the intake down to the inner fender.i will post some more pics that small pic doesnt do it any justice.
 

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if i was thinking about doing this, does anyone know what k&n cone filter i should purchase? i was wondering if a specific one or size? i will stress, i am new to this, good at this kind of thing, but am curious if there is an exact one i should purchase? thanks
 

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Well just buy a universal round tapered one from K&N
http://www.knfilters.com/search/univcone.aspx

First off though, you're gonna have to measure the stock MAF tube to figure out the inlet size of the filter you're gonna need to slide on it

Once you figure that out...then you'll probably want a 4"-6" length filter (anything else would be too big to fit behind the headlight) and then look on K&N's filter chart with those specifics and pick one and buy one.
 

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im working on that this weekend^^^^,yeh who really wants to lug that extra weight around!!
by the way guys i installed my mbrp today,its awesome!
 

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yeah Im gonna do this , looks awesome . More factory, I kinda dont like all that bling in my engine, until now I was lookin at K&n aircharger plastic intake for the dura. thanx.
 

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I like I like... that looks tight man you gotta have a how to on this. I mean even though it looks simple.
 

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I like I like... that looks tight man you gotta have a how to on this. I mean even though it looks simple.
 
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