First off this thing is tight. It adds a deeper sound to you car at higher rpm and adds a tad bit off acceleration. The installation took about three hours. The instructions are okay but yo have to do them exactlly and in the right order or things will screw up and you will have to go back and do it again. The housing that surronds the filter has a really tight fit and is important that you dont hit the radiator to much with it because we managed to create a leak when me and my dad put it in.
Also the cover needs to be fitted BEFORE you drill your hole into the fender. This is important so that it will fit right. The cover was a bit difficult to install and the holes that held it to the frame ddn't not line up right so it was easier just to make new holes.
Help me out here. I was checking out your pictures (which look great by the way) and I am confused. On the third picture which showed the zoom out of the car, it looks like the OEM air intake is still feeding the engine along WITH the new intake.
Is that the way this one works? Is there a Y connector or something? If so, that is a very interesting approach because you are increasing your total area in which the engine can pull air through, which should make it overall freer flowing.
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Hey Dough, did you ever get your situation with your alarm and the dealership taken care of?
Jaavaajoe, Let's not jack buuhh99's thread, but quickly... no... way to BUSY.
Wouldn't it be better to get the intake heat shield that uses the intake piping. I forget the maker but I believe that the original tubing would run into the new heat shield adding a source for a semi-forced induction unit. I'll do a quick search.....
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My concern here is that it appears as if you are still drawing heated, engine compartment air through the filter and into the throttle body Albeit a better air flow but still hot air, I made a system for my daily driver, a 1998 Neon with DOHC engine and I piped the air using plastic pipe from just behind the grill, thus utililzing cooler more dense air. Does it work, well I want to believe so, but I cannot really tell, the underdrive pulley now gives me some feel and I know that works along with the reflashed ECU.
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