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Old 12-02-2003, 01:28   #1 (permalink)
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Intake questions

Just wondering how to tidy up my engine bay a bit, and got to thinking could the ugly plastic pipe between the MAF and the TB be replaced with a nice carbon or alloy version . But what to do about that ugly resonance sausage, eeww, not pretty at all!
I did some searching and found this article http://autospeed.com/cms/A_1969/article.html
but was wanting some experts to give the good oil on if it ok to do away with the ugly looking sausage or not??????????.
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Old 12-02-2003, 01:50   #2 (permalink)
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A large majority of V8 owners have removed the resonance pipe. It has two main functions, firstly it is suppose to slightly improves throttle response due to less restriction in the inlet pipe, and secondly quietens the induction noise. You will probably not be able to notice any difference with or without it, except a slightly louder induction noise so if you don't like the look of it remove it.
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Old 12-02-2003, 01:56   #3 (permalink)
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I assumed the gains or losses would be minor. I will try a new setup and if I do notice anything significant ie, as slower throttle response, I will put it back to stock.
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I doubt it has any real noticable affect on throttle response, but it will be a bit louder which most people like anyway.
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Old 12-02-2003, 03:55   #5 (permalink)
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I was thinking along a similar line as that. so I will post it here. As it would clean up the look of the engine bay as well...

The I-6 pipe that people were making to go from the throtle body to the air box. Has anyone done this to a N/a AU V8 is there any gain to be had like there is in the I-6 motors???
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Old 12-02-2003, 04:23   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah several places do them, I think herrods do them for around $250 and are suppose to give you a couple of kw's.
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There is a thread on stainless intake pipes floating around. The v8 pipe would most likely be cheaper as it is much shorter and less "involved". I'd imagine that the chamber would cause perturbations in the induction flow and that gains would be had by its removal
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Sweet I'll give herrod's a ring today and organise my BMC filter and see if they have anything in the way of polished intake pipes for the xr8.
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??? hehe I know what ya mean ignition. Interesting word though!
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Ok those of you with AU XR8's Herrod have the HPC coated intake pipes in stock for $150 They go from the throtle body to the maf.
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