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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-08-2005, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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Whats a good intake I should get?

I want one thats not too expensive, but will give me extra horse, and of course, not hurt the engine
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 01:29 AM
 
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Are we talking manifolds or CAI?
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post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 10:43 AM
 
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edit: don't know about v6 sorry
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post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-09-2005, 02:49 PM
 
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As far as I know, there isnt a premade CAI you can buy for the Tbird. However, its not hard to make your own for under 50 bux. Get some PVC, a few rubber elbows, some clamps and a cheap cone from Autozone, and you can make one easy.
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post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-10-2005, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
 
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could I use one from a base 1994 mustang? They have the 3.8 in it
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post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 01:46 AM
 
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they make cold air intakes for 3.8v6 thunder bird hang on i will find site
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I use a 97 4.6 Tbird intake. More than enough airflow for the 3.8.

You could use an aftermarket Honda intake but thats automotive blasphemy.

Some supercharged cars blow.......Others just pick up and move.
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post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 01:50 AM
 
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crap i cant find the site but i am sure mac makes them i just pulled my air box and air filter with the silncer off and put a k&n filter on the stock pipe
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post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 11:28 AM
 
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Here is a pic of my setup...




Just cut out the elbow from some random intake I found and pieced it together. Works great.
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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 02-09-2005, 04:56 PM
 
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wow thats looks better then mine lol what kinda pipe is that and where can i get one lol
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It's actually a kinda funny story. Originally I had a solid aluminum piece on there instead of the stock tubing with an extension. See pic below...

I found it on the wall of a local shop and asked him what car it was for, and guy didn't know! Whatever car it went to was almost identical to a civic tube but with a little sharper bend to it. So I asked him if I could run it out to my car to see if it would fit, and sure enough it did (minus a few alterations). After having it on a couple months, I noticed that when I stepped on the gas, the engine was torturing to the passenger side which was forcing the tube to rub up against a sharp edge. When I took it off to adjust it, I saw that where it was rubbing had almost eaten through the tubing. So I hacked it up a little more and made a CAI out of it. It works great except that it was a PITA to connect the filter because neither one would fit through the hole in the fender and I was working on it alone.
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Here is alittle better pic I just found...

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hell yea does water get in the filter when your drive it in the rain and i have my filter just sitting there like in your first pic does it make a different if its down there in the fender
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What about this one?

Cold Air

Or this one?

Cold Air 2


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i juz got mine made up at a muffler shop out of 3" tubing cost me $45 for 2 pieces and it hangs low to the ground and it doesnt get wet at all. but u gotta recharge them the lower u get
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well i don't got the black plastic in my fender my car is to low and it was rubbing long story but i think it might get water in mine but i am goin to try it this weekend
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you can buy 3" mandrel L bends on eBay for 30 dollars and make one out of them with a hack saw and some silicone connectors.

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