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Is there call for yet another cold air intake for the 2.5? I do have a design for one on the table, and I honestly believe it should outperform almost anything else out there, and it should be at least equal to the best ones around. But so many owners already have an intake. I am just curious if there is enough interest to go ahead and start the fabrication of a prototype. Let me know if there is interest our there.
 

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We need to talk...I've got a preliminary design scratched out that makes the hood scoop active! The air box will use a float type drain to expell any liquid water that would pool during heavy rain and it could use the same size (if no the same factory) filter...I've been looking for a stainless xxx filter that fits...so far no luck may have to turn my own. I think I sent you my [email protected]me send me a reminder and I will try to get back asap:sunny:
 

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The one thing you might want to get is the obd-2 software on sale on i-club (GB). In testing we found the Ganzflow on my car w/ a K&N gets more flow than a WeaponR, JC Sports, and a Rallispec. I have three spare air boxes that I plan to experiment with this winter. But the obd-2 can give you air flow in lbs/min and intake air temp (00 and 01 only).
 

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i was thinking about designing intakes but there are just soo many companies already out there that i just got lazy and said hell with it. But if you want to make one go for the '02 RS's.
 

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What about an active hood scoop design? -- http://8complex.mwsoc.org/intake.html

I used that intake for a good 9 months through rain, snow, everything. Just had to put a towel in the scoop when the rain was REAL hard and it was fine. The only time I ever had trouble with it was during a real hard rainstorm when I stupidly parked facing the wind and water saturated my filter (though somehow only my filter) and it turned into a mush that didn't like to breathe. Other then that it performed great and sounded absolutely nuts. :)
 

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wow! that think looks awesome! i don't know what the interest in a new intake would be being that there are soooo many out there. if the price was right and the gains could be proven, then i'm sure people would buy.
 

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I have the retarded Akimoto intake. It is the loudest intake I have ever heard on any car. It loses power normally, but the nitrous loves it. It really helped it out. I'll eventualy just hack it up for the turbo's intake side.
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didn't injen just come out with an intake for out cars as well? it looks similar to an AEM style CAI that goes down by the bumper. would probably need one of those air-bypass filters with that.
 

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I've saw the first prototype Ingen intake on a car at a meet I went to. He said that they were gonna start production soon, and yes it goes down into the fender and the filter is in the fender

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I'm still working on my ram air intake myself for the use of the hood scoop for those that used to be or still are on the I-club. But I'm about to have another one made out of aluminum instead of fiberglass as it is now and figure out a few more things in the process, but it seems to be a good design so far.
 

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I have done some preliminary design work on an intake. It replaces the stock TB air box, with a box that holds an airfilter right under the hood scoop, on top of the box obviously. BUT, since I have a 99 I have to accomodate that POS MAF sensor.
My point being, what do you think of mounting the MAF right to the TB via silicone coupling?
This way the air goes in the scoop, through the filter, then the MAF and into the TB?
Basically its an 8 Complex intake for a 98/99 RS.:nuetron:
 

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That should work fine. It sounds like your design is similar to mine, but don't forget internal ribbing to laminarize the flow in the direction of POS MAF sensor. It is sensitive to turbulance and every effort 'streamline' the airflow before it gets to it will help. Are you going to use a paper, open cell foam or stainless steel filter? It will make a difference when it comes to water spray. Your TB should have some kind of relief valve at the low point to eject water as it accumalates (even a 0.125 in hole will do for testing).
 
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