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    Cold air intake

    Looking for a cold air intake, I've seen few pictures on Google and found couple videos that show the intake. But I cannot find one to purchase online.. Anyone have any links or websites they know that sells a cold air intake? Thanks!



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    Welcome to the site NotoriousJT.

    There is no off the shelf cold air intake. You have to build it yourself. We do have one listed in our DIY & modifications list:

    DIY Intake


    And, if you don't want to hack up your OEM airbox, get yourself a MAF sensor housing here: For Sale: MAF sensor housings for custom intakes
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    As Daox said, there are a few different DIY ways to go about it. I did mine ala Cani Lupine: http://mirageforum.com/forum/showthr...-custom-intake

    Shortly after, I installed a SuperCircuit 3-1 header. I was getting heat soak from the "un-wrapped" headers due to the lack of a heat shield. So having the hot air rolling up from the exhaust right up to where the intake exchange is, was stifling performance. I decided to re-locate the filter down the front of the block, to the lower air dam (beside the radiator core). I placed my mine behind the condenser coil, on the top of the skid plate (absolute bottom). This position provides the air filter the most "cool" air it can get. It is a very tight fit btw.

    Heres the initial setup I had:
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    Heres the "cold-air" setup now:
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    Heres the location "above" the coil, I later re-positioned it behind the coil.
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    Here are the parts I used:
    K & N Filter/RU-4870
    Daox Custom MAF Sensor Housing/MAF01
    Upgr8 Silicone Reducers/U8902-6376-04/U8902-5176-04
    Spectre 3" adjustable air intake hose/SPE-8741

    A word of caution though. If you happen to run through flooded areas, you run risk of hydro-lock. To bypass this issue, i used some zip ties and some velcro straps. That way I can pull the filter up and strap it down during heavy rain periods. You could just as easily use bungee straps or some other method to secure the filter.

    This did wonders freeing up throttle response and added some smoothness to the rpm range. If you are looking for performance gains, this mod will make a noticeable difference on our platform.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qrush View Post
    This did wonders freeing up throttle response and added some smoothness to the rpm range. If you are looking for performance gains, this mod will make a noticeable difference on our platform.
    Any numbers before & after the modification? Some hard data would be helpful.


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