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Old 05-17-2003, 11:35 PM
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Finished intake mods

Finished a few quick intake mods today. Saw these elsewhere on the board in the past and thought I'd try them out. Three easy ways to get more, colder air to the engine.
1. K&N filters

2. Thermo-tec heat shield on the bottom side of the airbox

3. Cut out the two inlet coverings just behind the front grille


I had the Powerchip ECU upgrade installed a few weeks ago, and Joel there said he has an upgrade to take advantage of the K&N's and my exhaust. I'll be taking it in next week to take advantage of that. For now, the car really screams. Will be taking to the Dyno once the upgraded Powerchip is done.
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Nice

Where did u get the kit and how much? Do you think the engine would still rumble even without the chip.
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Old 05-18-2003, 05:22 AM
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Old 05-18-2003, 01:07 PM
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Re: Finished intake mods

Originally posted by EPower
Finished a few quick intake mods today. Saw these elsewhere on the board in the past and thought I'd try them out. Three easy ways to get more, colder air to the engine.
1. K&N filters

2. Thermo-tec heat shield on the bottom side of the airbox

3. Cut out the two inlet coverings just behind the front grille


I had the Powerchip ECU upgrade installed a few weeks ago, and Joel there said he has an upgrade to take advantage of the K&N's and my exhaust. I'll be taking it in next week to take advantage of that. For now, the car really screams. Will be taking to the Dyno once the upgraded Powerchip is done.
If you can, take your car to the dyno now to see the HP gain you've got from the intake mods, then again after the chip is in, this way you can compare where the HP gains came from and by how much.

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Old 05-18-2003, 01:16 PM
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i wish i can do that, but htat loooks complicating
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Old 05-18-2003, 04:22 PM
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by ADOLFO
[B]Where did u get the kit and how much?

Wasn't a set kit. I got the K&N filters from a local shop (most any auto parts store that carrys K&N's can order them if not in stock), then ordered the Thermo-tec heat shield material from www.speedzone24-7.com . The filters are about $50 ea. (you need two) and the heat shield material was about $40 with shipping (two 12" x 24" pieces). It actually was very easy to do. All the intake pieces simply "pop" off. Then a few torx screws need to be unscrewed to remove/install the new filters. The toughest part is adhereing the heat shield material to the bottom of the air box. Everything takes only about an hour, and all you need is a pair of scissors to cut the heat shield material and a torx screwdriver to install the filters. If you do it, I recommend getting the heat shield material that has the self-adhesive backing.
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What was the HP increase for the Chip? Intake Mod? Thanks
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That's tight. Please make sure to give us your dyno readings.
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3M makes a tape expressly for heat insulation. it is a foil/glass cloth w/ adhesive backing.. problem is it is about $95 a roll..

A roll is 1" x 108 feet.. according to my calculations.. that is about 9 square feet...

If the previously mentioned product is 2 square feet for $18.. it seems as if the prices are pretty similar.

Regardless, here is the spec from 3m


3Mô High Temperature Aluminum Foil/Glass Cloth Tape 363,

1 in x 36 yd, 24 per case


Shiny Silver, 7.3 mil (.185 mm) aluminum foil/glass cloth tape that can be used as a high temperature, heat reflective, protective wrap for certain cables and other components in aerospace and industrial applications.
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do you think you could put your hp gains? Im really curious to know the gains. What kind of exhaust do you have? Thanks.
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I just did this mod to my CLk500! I wrapped the two intake pipes with the heat shield, too, though. Looks super keen!
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Do you actually notice any difference? Given that, is it worth the effort, since I am considering doing it myself.

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I havent driven the car yet - I installed about an hour ago, and I dont have anywhere to go yet

It was easy and it makes sense to keep the air cold going in. I like the way the wrapped intake pipes look with the shielding... More race-car looking.
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