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Old 01-28-2007
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Intake

After some research with other company's. And seeing who makes intakes and who doesn't. I decided to make my own intake. Removing the stock air box and utilizing all the open space I fabricated a intake adapter out of plate steel and 3" .095 wall tubing. And bolted that to my MAF and slid a nice little "GREEN" air filter on that bad boy. What do you think?

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nice now make sure that intake tube isnt flopped down onto the alterator pulley
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Not to shabby, but it look like it is hanging a little low.
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Make a bracket for it...not bad
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You now have a hot air intake, instead of the OEM cold air intake!!!! Not a good thing to do!!!!

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yeah you need a splash/heat shield now
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ummmmmm, just go buy one......
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they sell silver covers for the intakes that cover the top half at autozone for like 10 bucks, that should help a little. mine looks like yours and im gettin a cover soon, i just have my CAI resting in my old air box. how do you get the old air box out?
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Old 02-08-2007
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There are grommits on the bottom of it. Take a flat head screwdriver and pry it up.
It took me about 3 minutes to get mine all the way out.
There is how to on it somewhere.
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Old 02-08-2007
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why dont you just hack up the stock box to make a shield out of it.....all you would need is the back wall closest to the coolant and the one closest to the MAF. im guessing just hack the front and left sides off and just cut a U shaped groove to hold the intake tubing up higher on the MAF side and you should be good....temporary solution. can always go to the junkyard and yank another stock box.
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That is actually a really great idea. But I don't understand the reason that I need some sort of s shield. I just don't get it. All CAI on little "rice burner" f4gs cars they don't have any sort of shield. So why would it matter? This may seem like a stupid idea. But I would like to know.
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did the same thing as you cept i left the bottom half of the air box in there in the hopes that it might still provide some cool air and also so i had a place to tie down the intake tube, i plan on making a splash/heat guard for it and running some ducting to the outside some how so that i can get some cold air blowing on the filter, if i can make this work its about as close to ram air as i can get on this truck and the filter will also be protected from all the mud, water, dirt and nastiness that gets thrown around the engine bay when i take it offroad

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im just saying the rear wall and the right wall will somewhat keep any excess heat from coming forward while sitting at a light or idling......i had a buddy do it to his F150 and it seemed to work ok without having to spend a fortune on heat shield
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plus the colder you keep the air into the intake the better off you will be performance wise
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Alright, Thanks for all your help and support guys.
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nice, thats how i did it in my ranger and my vic. works great
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