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Old 12-30-2012, 10:55 PM   #1
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DIY Cold air intake

So, I have been looking around for a cold air intake, and well, they are so expensive for me, a high school kid on the tightest budget ever. I was thinking about just making my own, just but a nice k&n filter and have a tube made. I have a 1987 gt, so it doesn't need any sensors or anything does it? What do you think of my idea? I'd probably have it made of aluminum if I could. Just let me know what you think about this. I want to make as much stuff my self as possible so that way I know it is right and it might be cheaper.
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make it out of PVC from home depot or lowes...i've made a handful of them that way for a few different model stangs...you can pick up MAF adapters at any autoparts in the CAI section to us on the PVC...and also clamps and grommets for any other sensors if you have them. finish the tube off with a coat or two of high heat paint...mainly for looks because your intake can be any color you want...also to help with any heat soak...much better then a metal tube
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make it out of PVC from home depot or lowes...i've made a handful of them that way for a few different model stangs...you can pick up MAF adapters at any autoparts in the CAI section to us on the PVC...and also clamps and grommets for any other sensors if you have them. finish the tube off with a coat or two of high heat paint...mainly for looks because your intake can be any color you want...also to help with any heat soak...much better then a metal tube
That's a good idea. I didn't think of PVC.
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yep...you can find it in big sizes and any bends you need too



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yep...you can find it in big sizes and any bends you need too
Nice intake Mario! Lmao!
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yep...you can find it in big sizes and any bends you need too
Never would've thought that would look good till now.
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Yeah since i have a K&N drop in filter im planning on just swapping the oem tube for a larger pvc tube..then paint it to match my car.
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If your 87 is still speed density any change in air flow can cause your car to run very poorly. I would not make any changes to it until it has been mass air swapped.
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Idk how much they are but my autozone sells the chrome tubes for cai you might be able just to buy those
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Those are junk plastic and run $50
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Okay, so I'll go with the PVC option, but what is the MAF? What does it take to switch over? Is there a kit? If so how much?
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Those are junk plastic and run $50
My current one came from autozone and its metal.
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Okay, so I'll go with the PVC option, but what is the MAF? What does it take to switch over? Is there a kit? If so how much?
Here's an article out of the stickies to help you. http://ad.doubleclick.net/adi/mmff.p...e=6;ord=47604;
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My current one came from autozone and its metal.
Is it from a bit ago...every autozone here has a plastic chrome one on shelf. Could be a location thing
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Here one I made from autozone

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Here one I made from autozone
That's spectra right?
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That's spectra right?
Yep just piece the parts together the filter is the second biggest one
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