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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-20-01, 03:34 PM
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thinking about doing some craaaazy things around here. ive been hearing some people talking about home made cold air intakes for their car. now what the hell? does that mean that someone is just gonna chill in their garage and make a cold air intake by hand in the comfort of their own home. hehe. sounds pretty cool to me if that's what's goin on out there to all of you probers. now how about any of you with HOMEMADE COLD AIR INTAKES drop me a few lines to tell me what it's all about. if it sounds worth the time and effort, i'll let it cross my mind, but i wanna get some more info on it before i do something stupid. hehe! DETAILED directions are always nice to get when you're doing something that you happen to know nothing about. so anyone with a home made air intake with directions... hook me up!

and always remember... drive it like you stole it! ha ha!
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oh... and what the hell is going on with probetalk??! does anyone know? because it's got alot more stuff on it, and it's pretty useful. just wondering, because i keep getting stupid error messages that i dont enjoy seeing... have a nice day
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Okay, here is what I did for my intake:

1. Purchase a Ractive Heat shield filter from Summit or another automotive store.
2. Remove your factory snorkel air intake system.
3. Drill holes in the front section of the ractive heat shield.
4. Purchase a fernco rubber plumbing 90 degree elbow from your local Menards or Home Depot store.
5. Cut off one hub off the rubber elbow and connect the hubbed end that is connected to elbow to the ractive heat shield buy inserting it in the front section and attaching through the previously drilled holes.
6. Attach the ractive heat shield filter and fernco elbow to the vaf plunger and clamp down.
7. Attach a piece of pvc or aluminum pipe to the open end of the rubber elbow with a hose clamp and aim toward the square hole in the splash guard.
8. Attach the end of the pipe to the splash guard for stability using L shaped brackets.
9. make some angle or Z shaped brackets to stabilize the ractive filter and the vaf so it does not move in the engine bay.

Total cost around $65.00. Not bad compared to $100-200 for brand name intakes. That is what i did this spring for my 1994 probe Gt and I have had no problems with the intake system. I have driven through strong storms without worry and the intake makes an increased growling sound compared to stock. I was able to notice an increase in pull from 3000 rpms and up. Good luck on your intake, many others have made intake setups similar to this and have been happy with them.
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Here's a pic of my homemade baby (don't look homemade do it?) I have ALOT of free time hehe. They don't make an aftermarket CAI for the 1st gen Probes so I figured why the hell not....

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-28-01, 12:00 PM
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Cool Home made intake. I'm gonna make mine in a couple of weaks. I was just wondering do you notice a diference in performance?? from a cold air intake?? how many HP gain do you figure?? 2-3?

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