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View Poll Results: Air Intake Mods
Stock box with K&N drop in filter 8 21.62%
K&N FIPK 5 13.51%
Snorkel w/ K&N filter 11 29.73%
Regular tube filter w/o heat/splash shield 13 35.14%
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Old May 3rd, 2003, 23:37
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Question Air Intake Mods??

Looking for direction/suggestions on what air intake mod route to take. I have submitted a poll so submit your experience. I want to remain smog legal thus the options chosen and plan to do exhaust mods as well, probably Dyno Max or Flow master cat back.
Poll is for Intake only at this time but will read exhaust recomendations as well.

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Old May 4th, 2003, 00:27
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to stay smog leagal, you need to buy a kit that is approved. i think that the cold air type that seals off part of the engine bay for the cone filter is the best. i made one custom . get a tube and cone filter . if you see deep water frequently, get a snorkle.

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Old May 4th, 2003, 07:46
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If it does not have the CARB registation number, forget it.
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Old May 4th, 2003, 08:25
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ive got a rustys air tube w. a big S&B (like K&N but better) cone filter....dont know if its legal or whatever in NY.....but the performance increase was definately noteworthy
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Old May 4th, 2003, 09:13
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Deep Water

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to stay smog leagal, you need to buy a kit that is approved. i think that the cold air type that seals off part of the engine bay for the cone filter is the best. i made one custom . get a tube and cone filter . if you see deep water frequently, get a snorkle.

cheers
I do not see much deep water here in So Cal but play quite a bit in the water when I can. The thing about water that most concerns me with a cone filter is splashing onto the filter, thus the K&N choice with heat shield and smog number I think.
On the snorkel do not know if that would affect smogging or not here? All equipment is in place just changing intake location.

Thanks for your advice!!
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Old May 4th, 2003, 13:29
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The best i came up with was boring the throttle body and a Turbo City Rockit Tube.....
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Old May 4th, 2003, 14:11
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worst case scenario... get whatever intake kit you want (i have a stock intake, so i can't recommend one over another), but keep your stock pieces on hand to swap back in for your smog inspections, then put the aftermarket pieces back on. it's not a big deal, especially since you only have to do it once every 2 years
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Old May 4th, 2003, 18:49
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I have the snorkel and K&N setup. I passed the Emissions station twice with the snorkel on, now this is Maryland but the real kicker was getting worried if it would draw enough air in the station to pass the smog test. Power is okay, seems just like stock, K&N is what it is. So there isn't any clear ideas on what works and doesn't.
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Old May 4th, 2003, 23:39
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stock box flows better with mods

Homebrew Spacer and big bore T/B!
I did make a T/B spacer, had to try somethin wasn't ready for gears and have 3.07's! When I started, I purchased 1" alluminum bar stock for $2.00 and cut the hole 60mm around. Then polished it. Bolts purchased at ACE for $1.60. Gaskets for nothin from dealer, ( I work There!) Went to put it back on and noticed that the spacer was way bigger than the T/B. Decided to machine out the throttle body to 60mm. Put it all back on and ran it in driveway. Noticed that the airbox was actually flexing under rpm! Took the airbox apart and took out the restrictor, put in K&N filter extra from my 96 Ram truck (same filter). Big difference in low end torque a little top end power and a lot of air noise! Was worth the 2 hours and $3.60 to me!

P.s. Just got a digital camera can take pics if you wish!
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Old May 5th, 2003, 19:37
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Running Custom tube from Rusty w/ Intense Performance 6" Big Mouth Filter (S&B) RE 62mm Throttle Body & Hesco 62mm Spacer. Love it all!!!
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I'm using a home built air tube. Keep in mind all of you deep water forgers, the wiring in our lovely xj's. Anuthing above the dash is just asking for trouble. I think an air tube with a splash guard is just fine.
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Re: stock box flows better with mods

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P.s. Just got a digital camera can take pics if you wish!
Please provide pics if able to now.

Any exhaust recomendations out there?

Thanks!
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Old May 12th, 2003, 22:33
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pics of air induction!

T/B spacer
The restrictor in air box! Birrds eye view of throtle throat!
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Old May 13th, 2003, 07:53
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I have the Turbo City Rocket air tube with K&N cone filter. Its smog legal in CT. The only problem I see with the design is that the tube runs across the top of the valve cover and thus gets hot acting like a heat exchanger to the air being pulled thru. The cooler the air intake temp the more power can be made. A positive of the setup is that the filter element is at the highest possible location under the hood and is less likely to come in contact with water. If I was to do it over again I would go with a setup like Rusty's with a cone shaped element located where the stock air box resides, then shield it from water and heat

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