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Old 06-23-2005, 04:21 PM   #1
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mac straight-shot air intake

is this any good? like...compared to the stock airbox w/ k&n filter or a cold air system.

and what do aftermarket air intakes sound like? whistly? or deeper? ive heard both.
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Old 06-23-2005, 04:53 PM   #2
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never heard of it, post a link.

but it will sound whistley
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The MAC straight shot is very simular in design to the K&N FIPK II, only is made of chrome metal tubing, instead of ABS plastics.

I have clips of CAI's on my Article

http://www.asbclan.com/rellik/cai.html
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links didn't work for the clips.

question tho...is plastic or metal better for the tubing, and which is better, a CAI or a straight-shot, which is basically a ram-air?
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Old 06-24-2005, 01:20 AM   #5
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I Think mac straight is great

I have Mac straight and I love it. I believe is better then cold air intake.
And your question about plastic or metal is hard to tell because air doesn’t stay in the tube long enough to get hot.
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i'd say that metal is better than plastic, becuz plastic could concievably melt, or deform. develope a thin spot or hole... and a straight shot isn't the same as ram air. it simply removes one of the bends in the induction path. instead of air entering the filter and then bending 90*s as with a fenderwell CAI, the air instead flows up into the fender, through the whole, and into the engine bay, where it goes into the filter

cliff notes: less bends = better air velocity
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honestly, there will be NO difference with cold air intakes, the bends make no difference, because these engines dont suck enough air to where the bends become a restrictions

im assuming the straight shot is the one where the K&N is exposed in the engine bay, isnt it? if it is, get one where the filter is in the fenderwell, because you get hotter air in the engine bay, and in the fender, its cooler air, and generally less likely to pick up debris from what ive noticed
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no matter which brand you go with the gains are nearly nothing, expect very little I would say 5hp/4tq max
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i agree with the minimal hp gains. the only thing i noticed on mine is a really sweet whine when accelerating. it sounds pretty cool and its quite noticable. i don't have a sound clip though. the MAC straight shot is what i have and it also looks pretty nice in the engine bay.
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yea, i def. noticed whistle and throttle response (i have K&N FIPK btw)
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im with kyle i have the KN FIPK and i love it , million mile warrenty on all KN products and it looks sweet in the engine bay as well heres a photo
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I like my mac better, its shinny.... it gives the same power gains... and I like shinny stuff on the motor.
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links didn't work for the clips.
Links fixed. thanks for the feedback about them.
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yay. i ordered an ebay cold air instead of the straight shot.

red grommets and such instead of blue so it'll match the car better.
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yay. i ordered an ebay cold air instead of the straight shot.

red grommets and such instead of blue so it'll match the car better.
Again, thank you for pointint the video/audio link problem... It's been up for 3 months and no one pointed it out to me.

If you need help with teh CAI install, let me know. There are a few things you need to be made aware of for the install. The Article FAQ's cover the possible modifications needed.
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Again, thank you for pointint the video/audio link problem... It's been up for 3 months and no one pointed it out to me.

If you need help with teh CAI install, let me know. There are a few things you need to be made aware of for the install. The Article FAQ's cover the possible modifications needed.
np and thnx. i think i'll wait to clean the engine bay till after its installed next week.
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Thats cool! Well i got a mac CAI and im really happy wit it.
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clean it before hand, so youre not getting yourself too dirty when swapping out the intake
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Thats cool! Well i got a mac CAI and im really happy wit it.
dude i saw your garage. i wanna see pics of that. never seen a min grey vert w/ deep dishes O_o
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clean it before hand, so youre not getting yourself too dirty when swapping out the intake
pshhh i don't mind gettin dirty. beside that way i can clean it all at once and not have to go back and clean the new intake twice. (cuz i kno it'll get dirty from install no matter how clean engine is)

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