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umm....i dont know what u would call this...

fab up a thin, yet strong, sheet of sheet metal and place it under the airbox and a little bit out from it as to help seal out mud/water/snow....i dunno...better...i guess this would be an good idea for u folks with the airbox mod....kinda keep stuff from gettin in the air box as easily...

the yellow is where the metal would be...this could be secureed down without drilling or anything...i guess...if you can extend it under the airbox itself, and when u push down on the box like u are installing it, have i kind of clamped between the metal bracket and the airbox.....

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maybe you could even extendit to the side of the airbox to further more keep out bad stuff and maybe block some engine heat...


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just an idea i came up with while bored as crap at work yesterday...
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There airbox is not open to the outside in there. You wouldn't be protecting it from anything.
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yeah, theres (at least on mine) a gap between the airbox and the headlight that goes straight down to the ground, also to the side of the box (near radiator) theres a huge opening for crap to get in there

eh..just an idea
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i think a good name is a that thingy bob
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That's what the air filter's for, lol.
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well...i'm paranoid about gettin water in the engine...and when i go rootin or thru a carwash...stuff always gets onthe airbox...and in logic...if it gets ON the box, i could get IN the box...so i switched back to my stock box with snorkel.....

which made my exhaust louder and especially noticeable on hard downshifts....??
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Are sealing mud/water/snow from getting inside the airbox from getting up aroud the engine bay?
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ummm.....i dont understand the question

but no, it wont prevent the crap from gettin in the engine bay, and it is very exposed, but at least u can try to protect the airbox from the stuff.....no good suckin in water and etc...

and i know its not waterproof and air tight...unless u so decided to make it that way, but if u go thru a huge puddle for ex, the water could splach into the engine bay and some get in the air box, at least this would make it a little harder for that to happen...

of course with my snorkel in the chances are ven slimmer of this happening, but still....just a precaution...
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I wouldnt be so worried about it unless you didn't have an air filter in it. It has to go through that before it reaches your engine. Besides, It would take more than a splash to fill that air box up with water.

Try throwing buckets of water at your passenger side head light and tell us the outcome
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Ok, but the air intake is through that pipe which runs over towards the headlight/grill area, not through the bottom of the airbox.
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i guess it's better to leave the air filter in a box of some sort. I seen this pretty trick custom hand made carbon fiber air box before with a K&N round filter in it and it made more hp than a FIPK
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i guess it's better to leave the air filter in a box of some sort. I seen this pretty trick custom hand made carbon fiber air box before with a K&N round filter in it and it made more hp than a FIPK and had a chrome air intake pipe
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i guess it's better to leave the air filter in a box of some sort. I seen this pretty trick custom hand made carbon fiber air box before with a K&N round filter in it and it made more hp than a FIPK and had a chrome air intake pipe
You're probably talking about the SSD intake. I have that, but I didn't get the carbon fiber. I hear alone it adds 30 horsepower and takes 50 pounds off your truck. But to be serious, www.ssd4u.com is the website(i think) and they're really great price! Only charged me 10 dollar shipping to Alaska from New York when they should have charged me more!

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I'll snap a pic tomorrow for yall, I did this exact thing you are talking about using Plexiglass, works very well actually at keeping mud and water off my intake, doesnt stop all of it, but most.
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What's with the "Dent" in the b-series airbox? We don't have a dent!

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Yes we do.
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Yes we do.
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I have a 99.

Well what's it for?!
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ford being gay

i guess maybe to even the air out a bit b4 it hits the MAF sensor....who knows...

phil...did u hijack someone's zoom-zoom to take a pic of the engine...haha

i was lookin at it and was like "damn...his engine is pretty darn clean....wait...i've got those same spark plug wires...wait...his intake is like mine....wait...so is the intake manifold..THIS ISNT PHIL'S TRUCK!!!"
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vs.

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what the hell's going on?
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You're probably talking about the SSD intake. I have that, but I didn't get the carbon fiber. I hear alone it adds 30 horsepower and takes 50 pounds off your truck. But to be serious, www.ssd4u.com is the website(i think) and they're really great price! Only charged me 10 dollar shipping to Alaska from New York when they should have charged me more!

Aaron
Yeah that's the one i seen, I think that will be the air intake on my truck the 1337ness of the carbon fiber + mixed with chrome + and a K&N filter = Power, Style, Function
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ford being gay

i guess maybe to even the air out a bit b4 it hits the MAF sensor....who knows...

You guys have very active minds. It's for hood clearance.
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haha...

"smoothing the air out before it hits the MAF sensor" vs. "for hood clearance"

the first one just sounds better :),
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ford being gay

i guess maybe to even the air out a bit b4 it hits the MAF sensor....who knows...

phil...did u hijack someone's zoom-zoom to take a pic of the engine...haha

i was lookin at it and was like "damn...his engine is pretty darn clean....wait...i've got those same spark plug wires...wait...his intake is like mine....wait...so is the intake manifold..THIS ISNT PHIL'S TRUCK!!!"
lmao


My engine is dirty. :(
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engine degreaser, slight elbow grese with a brush....WAM! blingin engine...

make sure u do it while the blocks cold though....as i'm sure it is right now inu'r snow heaven....
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