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DIY CAI update pics

heres the final product!
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How is the MAF housing held on to the "tube." I see a clamp but its around the "tube."

That will never pass emissions either.
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True I suppose. Calif. has visual inspection and anything non-stock has to be CARB certified? He could always put the stock back on for inspection.
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How is the MAF housing held on to the "tube." I see a clamp but its around the "tube."

That will never pass emissions either.
it might i dunno,and the MAF housing tube goes inside the pipe so the clamp keeps it together.
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it might i dunno,and the MAF housing tube goes inside the pipe so the clamp keeps it together.
It wont pass. Not without a carb sticker like John said.

So your smashing the tube to hold on to the MAF? That's why your having problems. Just buy a real intake. It's certified and it looks a lot better.
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no with this setup im not having problems it works great! and no im not smashing anything the MAF tube slides snugly into the pipe and its clamped so it doesnt come off.
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oh and theres no way i can get a CARB sticker can i? not even throught the company that makes the filter?
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did u copy me? lol i made mine a while ago
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no with this setup im not having problems it works great! and no im not smashing anything the MAF tube slides snugly into the pipe and its clamped so it doesnt come off.
Oh I thought the MAF was just chilli'n in there.

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oh and theres no way i can get a CARB sticker can i? not even throught the company that makes the filter?
No they wont give you a carb sticker because the intake hasn't been tested to make sure it doesn't cause your truck to polute more.
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did u copy me? lol i made mine a while ago
you made your own too? got any pics?
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Oh I thought the MAF was just chilli'n in there.



No they wont give you a carb sticker because the intake hasn't been tested to make sure it doesn't cause your truck to polute more.
so the only way to find out would to get it smoged huh?
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u should market that and sell it, im sure u can sell quite a few of those...along with a 20hp computer chip, tornado, magnetic fuel saver and other assorted goods.

that is a bad design. it is drawing hot air in from the engine bay, then routing it through a metal tube right over the radiator...only thing u are allowing is removal of the "restrictive" factory intake tubing and adding a poor'r filtering filter element.
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so the only way to find out would to get it smoged huh?
It wont pass. Trust me. If you want, you can throw the stock one one for smog and leave it off the rest of the time. I would just buy one that is smog legal.
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u should market that and sell it, im sure u can sell quite a few of those...along with a 20hp computer chip, tornado, magnetic fuel saver and other assorted goods.

that is a bad design. it is drawing hot air in from the engine bay, then routing it through a metal tube right over the radiator...only thing u are allowing is removal of the "restrictive" factory intake tubing and adding a poor'r filtering filter element.
I'm going to agree with him, even though it looks good it will gives you less performance than stock.
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and hows that? the only time that pipe is hot is when it sets for a while but other than that its pretty cold. i should prolly make some and sell them but i dont want to be liable for anything.
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plus i like it and thats all that matters to me!
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Exactly, the intake is sucking all the hot air in from the engine, you notice how the stock air box is sealed? If you put in the stock box and make it so you can run the conical filter then make a sort of ram air into the box you'll get the most performance and can still have the bling! The main thing is just finding a way to seal the box away from the engine heat.
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hmm what if i get some aluminum and seal off the filter and do the ram air that should be cool.
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