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well im finally done a lot of trial and error and grinding away to smooth any imperfections out. (the fit is a bit tight but it doesnt make contact with the alt or alt pulley or even the fan blades) it was a fun project! i was thinking of doing the escape tb swap, what year model escapes are ideal for the swap?

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Not a cold air intake...just a new intake tube.
Have spare parts after a plumbing job you decided to put to good use?...
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Is that PVC pipe?
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ok if you wanna be technical a Much larger intake tube. and no spare parts after a plumbing job spent like 20 bucks at the home depot. just a project didnt expect to get that sotp feel...
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And it's begun...
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well im finally done a lot of trial and error and grinding away to smooth any imperfections out. (the fit is a bit tight but it doesnt make contact with the alt or alt pulley or even the fan blades) it was a fun project! i was thinking of doing the escape tb swap, what year model escapes are ideal for the swap?

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thanks, at least someone likes it!
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and u guys called me rice?
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thats good ingenuity, cheap and way to go to sticking it to the over priced auto manufactures of the aftermarket, for you sir I give you kudos.


I bet that barely costed $30 compared to the $400 for a composite or aluminum tube
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You have the right idea... Wrong materials...

There's a reason intakes are metal... Not plastic.

And people sell used intakes all the time... Used intake is the same thing as a new one.
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You have the right idea... Wrong materials...

There's a reason intakes are metal... Not plastic.

And people sell used intakes all the time... Used intake is the same thing as a new one.
the stock intake is plastic
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My K&N FIPK intake tube is black plastic.

Get yourself a K&N filter or something similar and attach it to your tube. Then you will be all set.
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I was being sarcastic. I had a KN intake but took it off cause it was worthless. didnt add any power and my intake temps are cooler with the stock one.
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K&N intakes are plastic.....
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Stock intake is rubber actually.,
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K&N intakes are plastic.....
Th KN '77 is metal, so what? they suck
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Keith, some people just don't get it....
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Tre tons of CAI kits are composite materials, Airaid, K&N, S&B, Volant, etc, etc
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And which ones sees most gains? Heat wrapped metal ones, am I wrong?
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from your pic it looks like ur still using the stock air box?
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thats good ingenuity, cheap and way to go to sticking it to the over priced auto manufactures of the aftermarket, for you sir I give you kudos.


I bet that barely costed $30 compared to the $400 for a composite or aluminum tube
thanks man like i said it was just a fun project, never done anything like this before.
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from your pic it looks like ur still using the stock air box?
yes stock air box with the "mod" and a few 1/2" holes drilled into the bottom and side parts :)


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any info on the year model escapes 3.0L's that the tb swap is ideal for?
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