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I had been looking around for this intake and I had seen earlier models that were very crude and I thought I could do something similar with some stuffs at the Home Depot. I am not sure how people would actually be interested in this, but just around if anyones wants to try it!

I picked up a 2" x 2' piece of black ABS plastic tube and 2" 90 degree rubber hose with hose clamps, in the plumbing section at the Depot!


Tools:

Ratchet
10mm socket
12mm Socket
hacksaw
flathead screwdriver

1. Remove the 10mm bolt, the 10mm nut, and the 12mm bolt holding on the
intake. Then Remove factory intake, but not the stock torque box.

2. Cut Approximately 2" off of the tube, it is just a bit too long.

3. Not needed, but I had a small peice of 5/16" hose and I cut a slit in it to line
the edge of the hole.

4. Put the 90 on the freshly cut tube, stick into the hole and put the other
side of the 90 on the stock intake.

5. Enjoy!


I didn't notice any crazy substantial power but the car definitely felt like it breathed better. I like the way it feels. Hell, for 10 bucks you can try it and not worry about breaking the bank.
 

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i have this done as well,

only difference is I used a straight rubber connector and a plastic elbow that i cut at a specific angle since the angle between the fender hole and the torque box is not a direct 90*, this ensures that the diameter of the intake tract does not change.

also, the pipe may rattle in the fender hole even with the padding when you start from a standstill, for the time being i stuffed a piece foam in there to ensure a tight fit, no rattles.
 

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i have this done as well,

only difference is I used a straight rubber connector and a plastic elbow that i cut at a specific angle since the angle between the fender hole and the torque box is not a direct 90*, this ensures that the diameter of the intake tract does not change.

also, the pipe may rattle in the fender hole even with the padding when you start from a standstill, for the time being i stuffed a piece foam in there to ensure a tight fit, no rattles.
I was thinking of that myself, but I did this late last night and this is the beta version, if you will. This was about as cheap as I could make this and still look a little decent. I figured the stock was pretty restrictive so a little bendable elbow couldn't hurt! Not to mention if there is cheap asses like myself out there that had 10 bucks to burn and about 15 minutes, this was for them:rolleyes4
 

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nice work! I'm assuming your running a cone filter on the end?
Gooshin is correct, the filter is in the box, utilizes stock filter. Just need a little something better than stock to help her out.

this is a MAP car, the filter is in that box at the top

the pipe is independant (i was also thinking of putting a velocity stack at the end of it..)
Velocity stack sounds like a good idea! Just an idea, you could heat up the end of the tube and try and try and flair it out to save a little $$$. Just sayin, lol.
 

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I was thinking of that myself, but I did this late last night and this is the beta version, if you will. This was about as cheap as I could make this and still look a little decent. I figured the stock was pretty restrictive so a little bendable elbow couldn't hurt! Not to mention if there is cheap asses like myself out there that had 10 bucks to burn and about 15 minutes, this was for them:rolleyes4
ya, even my cai rattled so i just went and got some AC line insulation for like 2 bucks a pack at the local hardware store and did the same thing. it workes great
 

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Damn me for having a MAF car! Nice write-up for sure though, mad props on ingenuity!
 

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Damn me for having a MAF car! Nice write-up for sure though, mad props on ingenuity!
Thanks, man. I couldn't justify $130 for a brand new Ganzflow when I can do something similar for a heck of a lot cheaper. Version 2.0 is complete:clap:, need to get some pics though!
 

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I have to do this. The ganip ganop that had my car before me (not MilesToEmpty) has the torque box open (half missing) sitting directly under an open STI hoodscoop (no backing plate) with an exposed air fliter :unamused: Can we say "hydrolock"????
 

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OK, was experimenting and came up with something simple yet a little more effective than the last 90 degree rubber elbow. I was able to come up on a small Ford 6.0L diesel 45 degree intercooler hose and I bought a second 2' tube.

Uncut tube and just the elbow. Removed the fender plug and put the 5/16" hose in it's place. Ran the tube to the second hole and put on the elbow.


Can't get anymore direct than that just shy of a straight tube out the headlight!
 

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This is just what I've been looking for.

I plan on using this set-up for rallycross. Is there a high risk of too much dirt/dust/sand getting in there?
 

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^^^^It's drawing all the air from the fender, I can't imagine too much as long as you have all of the liners in place. I don't do any rally stuff so I don't know for sure. Been perfect on the streets for me, its been there since I first posted this. Hope it works for you!
 

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Ok, I thought it would be fine with the liners in place. I don't have my fender liners on, they fall off during rallyx anyway. Still think it'll be ok?
 

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If you are going to run the car like that with this...and this is merely a suggestion... you might want to see if there is a way to run a pre-filter or clean/replace your filter each time you race. I would find it very hard to believe that you wouldn't pick up dirt with this set up.

The other suggestion is to use this same setup, remove the stock filter and use a cone filter, but run it to just behind the headlight, so as not to pick up all of that dirt.

Hope that helps a little. Just to re-emphasize, I have never used this on dirt, so use caution. I am a Master Auto Tech, but still, I don't know everything!
 

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Thanks for the advice bro. I'm going to see what I can do about having a pre-filter set-up since I really want to keep the stock box.
 

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I'm going to try and knock this out tomorrow, see if I can fab up some sort of pre-filter for rallycross purposes. Thanks again Dime!
 
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