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Yeah, I'm too cheap to pay $250 for an intake. So here is version one of my intake for my car. I'm going to be painting the chromed stuff black or green, depending on where it is in the intake. The red coupler will be changed to a black one later. I'll also make a custom air box for it. I just slapped it together earlier to get it done while I had some free time. Manuals have one additional air hose, it's a PCV line. I hid an elbow in the throttle body coupler on the bottom and just ran a hose to the PCV valve. If I could find a fitting that would let me use the factory quick connect fittings, I'd do that. Might try it later. Without further adieu, the $55 intake system...
 

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3 of the parts. The filter (I had a K&N that I've lost somewhere, brand new), the MAF adaptor, and the 4"-3" coupler. The ABS pipe (heat resistant) and black coupler came from Lowe's. :) I'll paint the ABS pipe green soon enough.

It's a selection of parts that look decent and get the job done. I think once I get the box done, it'll make it look more professional since it won't be just hanging out there. Thought hard about how to rig the PCV so it would look decent. Even there, there is room for improving imo.
 

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We'll see! Thanks for all the compliments. It's a work in progress, as are most things.

I've already got plans to make my own hood lift shock mounts and not buy a kit. If I can make them myself I'll cost me less than half the price of Redlines. Any chance you guys with Redlines can measure the OAL of the shock and the length of the protruding piston? Don't worry, I'll show you guys how to make your own set with part numbers if I do it. ;)
 

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The stock MAF is to the right of where the intake tube attaches to the intake box. All you can see is a little rectangle where it was, I removed it prior to this pic.

No codes so far and yes the adapter works. It's a 4" adapter but comes with 3.5" and 3" inserts to reduce the flow around the sensor. I went with 3" because it looks the closest to the factory size.
 

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I have two Grand Prix's with supercharged engines. ;)

Nick: Nowhere. It came from the depths of a pit in my skull called my imagination. Then I formulated it into an idea of what was feasible. I'm very mechanically inclined, this isn't my first rodeo.
 

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I'll do a write up later when I have to take it out, so you guys can see everything and I can actually catalog it and take a measurement on the length of the pipe.

---------- Post added at 10:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 10:04 PM ----------

Yes, the intake now makes a suck/whistle sound when you first get on the throttle or let off. It's almost like a small BOV sounds. Really neat, never heard one do that. At WOT above 3k the engine roars through it. Way louder in the cabin. I think I hear it over the stock exhaust now.
 

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Short Vid of 1-2 Shift

Hope that works. It's a video I made right after I installed it, but later that night. Wedged my camera into the passenger headrest and took off down some backroads near the house. You can't here the whistle sound there though, windows were down as well.
 

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Yes, the adapter is a 9705 Spectre. However, they make another one that fits a bunch of vehicles and is 3" tubing. If you just want an intake and don't have plans to make it bigger, you can grab that for a nicer finished look (no necking down of the tubing) for $10 more. This adapter was $30 instead of $40, so I grabbed it... yeah, penny pinching.

I've always thought outside the box. Unfortunately most my ideas don't get created because I lack the tools needed or other means to create it.
 

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You should not have told me that... I was actually trying to find a plastic battery box someone was getting rid of. Now I have Rubbermaid containers dancing in my head!
 

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Great job with the intake! I love that Gotta have it Green too. As soon as I get a picture of the Green GTS GT Convertible with the new "wide body kit" now being built at Shelby I'll forward it to you.
That would be awesome. The Shelby widebody is nice in that it just swells the wheel areas... some guys extend the rockers too and it just doesn't look right.
 

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Yes, the adapter is a 9705 Spectre. However, they make another one that fits a bunch of vehicles and is 3" tubing. If you just want an intake and don't have plans to make it bigger, you can grab that for a nicer finished look (no necking down of the tubing) for $10 more. This adapter was $30 instead of $40, so I grabbed it... yeah, penny pinching.
^ From an above post...
 

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Get a breather filter for the vacuum line on the engine so u dont have to have that larger black hose sir
There's a version 2 thread. I already fixed it and I utilize the factory hardline, including the quick disconnects.
 

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I think any of the filters will work. Most Spectres come with adapters to fit different tubing sizes. Just preference on color, length, etc.
 

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