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Old 10-02-2009, 06:42 AM
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Here's a simple air intake mod for you all
whilst at this stage it doesn't run into the bottom of the air box, it does draw alot of fresh cold air into the engine bay to help with cooling...

Plain and simple, it uses expandable blower hose from a boating store, and I've cut a small hole in each end of the hose to run a cable tie through...

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Old 10-02-2009, 07:17 AM
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The R Kelly intake mod strikes again.

I want you to do a test if you can...

1. Run the car without the white tube installed. Take a temperature reading before you head out and when you return.

I would say drive for a good 15-30 minutes.

Then let your car rest for a few hours...

2. Take your car out again but this time have the white tube installed. Again take a temperature reading before and after.

What I want to see is if there is a significant temperature drop or none or not much of any at all.

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Another good test would be when you do get it hooked up to your intake box, take a temp reading before and then a temp reading after inside the box that is. Actually a good way to do this would be to use the outside temperature gauge that your car uses if it has one. You would know because your dash would say the temperature outside... Find the wire and place it inside the airbox.

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Simple (CHEAP) mods are hard to come by for us... Unless you are some magic mechanical guru. But if you wanted you could go ahead and purchase a $30-$50 MBC (Manual Boost Controller), this will let you raise your boost pressure of the turbo. Now with that said you'll want a real boost gauge. Not the one that might be on your dash. Why? Because the dash one is crap and you can't get a real reading of your actual boost. You don't want to boost over 15 PSI and 10-13 is the safer route. A real boost gauge will let you see this and you can get a gauge and a pod for it and be under $100. Gaugepods.com and Egauges.com Personally I think the MBC isn't the best route when you want to up your boost pressure. It isn't as safe as an ECU upgrade, but it sure is a lot cheaper.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:56 PM
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It's a good start, but I say figure out a way to hook it up to the air box, otherwise it really isn't going to accomplish much.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:11 PM
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IPD USA already sells this intake mod. For a RIPOFF price.
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:19 PM
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You could probably cut out an opening in the already existing air intake pipe and fit that white one into it. You might be trying to force more air then there is room for though. I don't think it's too bad of a price. EST has one for ten bucks less. You could always just replace the box with a cone filter. I know all this discussion about sucking in hot air but a lot of cars run cone filters without the heat shield.
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Old 10-05-2009, 01:05 AM
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So it seems that this setup, in the wet, is disastrous!

It draws water from the road into the engine bay and shorts the relays out.

All is well now and everything is dry and functional. But i certainly don't recommend drawing air from this low to the ground
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:48 AM
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They make kits, more so for the R's, that sucks in air from right there, and there are true cold air intakes that suck air in from that location, you don't have a filter to stop water and a large tube that's basically a straight shot to the engine, that's why you gots waters.
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