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My new home made intake

I bought 3" aluminum tubing and connectors, grommets and vacuum line connectors. The crank case vent and the power brake "vent" are all factory. I hooked up to the factory air box because it's a true cold air intake. I was going to do a write up on how to do this but if you have any mechanical abilities it's easy to do. It took me a little under 2 hours and that's because I'm **** about fit and making the cuts correct. I do a lot of off roading so the connections are air tight. The vacuum line connectors that fit into the 3" aluminum tube are just big enough to fit the vacuum line adaptor so no leaks there.
If I need to go back to the factory set up it's a case of 2 hose clamps and pulling the vacuum line adaptors out. Simple!
Total price $109.36
Together with my air box mod it should flow all the air it could
ever need.
http://www.freewebs.com/arizonarider...madeintake.htm

1 18"X3" aluminum tube
1 45*X3" angled aluminum tube
2 3" into 3" adaptors
1 3" into 2 1/2 adaptor
5 3" stainless hose clamps
1 21/2" hose clamp

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look good, nice job
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it looks nice!
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nice job, doesnt look like its home made at all
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Thanks, not home made looking is what we all want. It should work AT LEAST as good as the factory unit.
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I had a question about the intake rubbing the fan blade or the alternator pulley.
Here are some photos to show you.


The fan is an easy 1 1/2 away.
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Miles of clearance.
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Looks awesome man!
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nice job
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Thanks, I didn't think it would turn out as good as it did.
I put it on my web page.
http://www.freewebs.com/arizonarider...ldairintak.htm
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wow that looks really good... nice job
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Thanks, I wish the pictures looked like it does in person.
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Looks good! ...GREAT JOB. Any increase in performance, sound?
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In his write up he said he attained a notceable increase in power at and above 3000 rpms.
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nice write up man... i bought my cone filter on ebay for like 10 bux shipped... i like ur enclosed box much better tho!
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Problem is MOST power out of a basic "K&N CAI" is from the cone filter and the overall area in which air is sucked in. Im sorry I dont know the correct term for this. The tube from the air housing to the TB really isnt where the increase comes from. So if anyone out there thinks just adding a tube will give notticeable power, I doubt most people will be satisfied.
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I always thought that the least amount of resistance meant the more power?
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I always thought that the least amount of resistance meant the more power?
correct, doing the tube DOES help some but not a ton
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well I am sure for the small added performance and killer look it is well worth it. I love it I want one.
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correct, doing the tube DOES help some but not a ton
All on it's own probably some help like you said but I have done other mods that seem to be working together quite well. There is a noticeable change at and over 3000 rpm. Opening up the air box by removing the snorkel by itself isn't much but adding the tube replacement now they both are working together to have an effect. At 3000 it's more like a two stroke hitting it's power band. Not extreme like a two stroke but it gives you an idea of what I'm talking about and it pulls strong up to 5000 rpm, something it didn't do before. I need that for passing while I'm driving through the mountains.
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At 3000 it's more like a two stroke hitting it's power band. Not extreme like a two stroke but it gives you an idea of what I'm talking about and it pulls strong up to 5000 rpm, something it didn't do before. I need that for passing while I'm driving through the mountains.

be serious, its so u can smoke all the civics out there!
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be serious, its so u can smoke all the civics out there!
Well.................
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Outstanding work! Looks like a pre-fabbed or store bought entity.

This write-up needs a sticky and to be added to the how-to's section
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Thanks for the compliments.
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Outstanding work! Looks like a pre-fabbed or store bought entity.

This write-up needs a sticky and to be added to the how-to's section

x2. Good work.
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