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Jeremy
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8/31/2003
13:39:51

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Ok, I want to get a new air intake. I was going to go with a K&N FIPK, but it's like $267 I believe. Not too bad, but I saw an Airaid intake for $157. From what I could see, the Airaid used the existing tubing on the intake. The K&N replaced everything from the "homeplate" to the air box. Now, I'm just trying to figure out whats gonna give me more power. The dynos on K&N's site show only like an increase of 10 horsepower. Airaid guarantees an 11 horsepower increase. "Give us 11 minutes and we'll give you 11 horsepower." And I know you can buy the tubing from them to replace the entire intake. Just trying to figure out what would be the better buy, b/c if I can get the same thing that I would for $267 for only $157, well then duh, obviously I'll save that $100. But I dunno. Be great to hear from someone, let me know, thanks!
-Jeremy



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8/31/2003
22:52:03

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I don't like the location of the airraid intake. It doesn't seem to be pulling in cold air from were it is located. The Z tube from intense performance looks like the best for pulling in cold air. I tried the 360 degree intake setup for my 2003 4.7L and I thought it sucked. Not much on performance and didn't fit in the truck.



01Motorsport
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9/01/2003
00:49:40

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Pull up search, and build yourself a killer homebrew intake for around $120 or less.



Joab
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9/01/2003
06:08:46

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I recently put a K&N on my 4.7. I had a volante intake before that. The K&N pulls strong once you hit 3500.The volante was good at lower rpm. The difference between the 2 was the tube length.The K&N has a shorter intake tube and that makes the difference.And if fits with no problems. No I don't work for K&N.With the Airraid you won't get the benefit of having the intake tube tuned to work in the upper rpm band.You'll get 10 HP but where at? Off idle? One word of warning...the K&N is loud when you get on it!



Jeremy
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9/01/2003
20:38:33

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Ok thanks everyone. I guess I'm prolly gonna go with the K&N. But I know Airaid makes a pipe that you can buy to replace the homeplate. I dunno, what I do know is that at least with K&N I know it will perform well. Thanks



KevinH
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9/01/2003
22:58:21

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anyone heard of the dual inlet intake from turbocity it looks alittle strange but people say it works wonders I was considering it myself



Jeremy
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9/05/2003
20:21:42

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How well does the homebrew work though? Is it gonna give me a good hp increase??



Jeremy
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9/05/2003
20:35:44

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Ok, I wanna try building the homebrew but I can't find any plans for it. Does anyone know where I can go to find em?



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9/05/2003
21:34:08

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Jeremy: I pulled up my homebrew setup for you on "What is the best intake?" thread. Enjoy.



Jeremy
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9/11/2003
22:36:14

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Thank you thank you thank you.



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9/11/2003
23:20:55

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just bought a fipk from auto zone. what a rip off ! they charged me $430.90 for it. but i love the way it sounds.



GraphiteDak
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9/11/2003
23:54:08

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$430.00 for a air intake tube?

Are you frigging kidding me????????

I can't stress this more. Build it yourself and you will probably get better results and save lots of money.

If you still want to spend that kind of money, build it your self and send me the other $350!!!!


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Home Brewed Cold AIr Intake, Flowmaster 40 series, Modified TPS to .72VDC, Modified IAT to compensate for home brew intake


2003black4x4
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9/12/2003
00:41:01

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i tried a few different air intake sets ups. What worked best for me so far was to use the stock air box with a K&N filter. I then coupled a 3.5 inch mendrel bent tube from the air box to the throttle body.



daktone
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9/12/2003
00:51:37

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i just install i airraid intake tube on the 5.2, im not happy with the hot air from engine and fan, so i put some cheap piece of aluminum sheet metal sitting like a box around the intake im not happy at all. Has any one used anything like dryer exaust tubing to run to the gap by the radaitor on the passenger side, does anyone thank that this is possible or have any other ideas so that i dont have to trash the airriad intake

thanks for the help



sully
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9/12/2003
14:41:18

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Black 4x4, where did you pick up the mandrel bent tube? I was thinking of the same thing, replacing the air hat with a bigger tube. Airaid has a M.I.T. tube to replace the stock air hat but it cost $100.



01Motorsport
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9/12/2003
21:03:39

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The 3" Vibrant alloy tubes I used cost $80 from a tuner shop. I tried the air cleaner hose idea between the headlight and radiator gap (behind the former rubber flap), but found that simply a Fernco inlet over the air box inlet worked best. Some cool air could still come in sideways from the fender, plus the air coming from the gap. Works great, I believe (even in the rain!).



BEN
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9/13/2003
01:35:28

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Help= I installed a airaid intake and a two chamber catback exaust. Ok, yeah she sound kind of mean but the bang for the buck realy isn't there. Also i noticed that my engine is running
hotter. Can someone tell me what my best opps. would be for an intake and exaust oh also i've
ran into the problem with my catalitic convrter
making a rattling sound. can someone give me any insight on what i should do and what my better opps are.. thanx .. BEN



GraphiteDak
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9/13/2003
02:13:22

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Better chack your catalytic converter. It may have broken the honeycomb crap that's inside it.



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Home Brewed Cold AIr Intake, Flowmaster 40 series, Modified TPS to .72VDC, Modified IAT to compensate for home brew intake


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