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Old 03-13-2002, 12:59   #1 (permalink)
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Question AU1 Grill Blocking Air Intake

Has anyone checked to see if the top bar of the AU1 grill impedes the air intake. I've noticed that the space between the bonnet and the top bar of the grill is very narrow........so narrow that I'm thinking of modifying the grill to accomodate greater airflow........any thoughts
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Old 03-13-2002, 21:54   #2 (permalink)
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i have a xr6 au 1 i changed the snokel from the t-series v8 and built a custom pick up plate to force air into the snokel big improvement straight away the plate idea came from ssinduction web site,i used a peice of stainless steel metal a cut it to shape ,make sure you disconnect battery and wait 1/2 hour to reset computer after doing work on intake,helps reset computer maps.
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The air intake for your car is fine, you don't have to worry about it.

If you do have doubts, I agree with LongJohn1. Do what we did and buy a T series snorkle, they are $27 at your Ford dealer. They are larger than the 6 or 8 intake and have the Tickford wings on them. It will fit on exactly the same as your present intake.
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I have the larger snorkle on it....................thats not the issue............the issue is the gap between the bonnet and the top fin of the grill...there is about half a centimeter between them........i would imagne the total area of space between the grill and the bonnet is less the the size of the snorkle opening
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Bump - I'm interested in this question too.
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Intake

Guys, if you have a look at the www.ssinductions.com they have a product which seems to address this problem. I'm currently making up a couple to show everyone on here. If people are interested I'll make up a pile and charge $12.50 (this includes postage). Stay tuned.
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Goes to show how overpriced ssinductions are. As I said earlier $27 gets you the larger T-Series intake, and a piece of bent sheet metal from XR8Sam saves you $350.
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I'm currently making up a couple to show everyone on here. If people are interested I'll make up a pile and charge $12.50 (this includes postage). Stay tuned.
Sounds good, and I hope you've got pics!
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Re: Intake

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Guys, if you have a look at the www.ssinductions.com
Would not load. Works ok if you add ".au"
It states "EF - AU", though i would have thought they would be totally different even if they use the same "after" picture on both models.

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Sorry guys, forgot the .au. I've put the intake plate on the Ute, pics will be up about 10am (gotta get to work first).
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