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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 08:01 PM
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I got my air intake installed, I really cant notice any difference, but of course even if I dont notice there is always a difference. lol, I beat a new Dodge Caravan today on the interstate in 3rd, I was on the on ramp i get on the interstate in the right lane, he is in the left lane and nails it because he doesnt want me to get infront of him, well if you have a Fleetwood with 2.93s, if your going above 72 MPH and floor it, it will kick down to 3rd, if your going 71 or below and floor it it will kick down to 2nd, so I was trying to pass in 3rd while I didnt rip past as fast as I could have in 2nd it still pulled hard.

I have noticed so far that getting up to higher speeds lets say 70-100 is lot easier with the exhaust/intake it seems, or else this car just runs really good. I cant wait to see what I get on the highway with this combo, miles per gallon that is.

The air intake total including shipping came to $42.00 bucks, clamps, filter, chrome 3.5 pipe with adapter for air pump hose, real good deal.

I dont hear the intake 'ram' air noise that people describe, the exhaust just drowns it out.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-23-2006, 08:12 PM
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I have the K&N and I feel the difference. I`m getting about the same gas milage but the power is better. I`m going to geta Jegs polished elbow so I can get rid of that nasty home plate.
post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-24-2006, 11:11 AM
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Did that come with some sort of heat shield? If not your just gonna suck up hot air from the engine cmpartment which void any effect of the unrestricted intake...
 
post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-25-2006, 10:30 AM
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Eddie, it did not come with a heat shield.
post #5 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-25-2006, 08:45 PM
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I would fab something up to keep the hot air out. Or as much as you can at least... Take a look see to see how k&n makes it. Shouldn't too hard to make...
post #6 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-25-2006, 09:13 PM
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I left 1st base, that huge thing over the engine compartment. That shouldnt hamper performance to much should it?
post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-26-2006, 06:02 PM
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The huge thing is home plate. First base would be the little rectangular thing between the elbow and the airbox.
post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 10:46 AM
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In reality, if you are moving, there is no significant difference, when stopped it MIGHT creep up a little in this weather. When hot it does creep up more, like 20-30C over ambient, but once moving I have rarely ever seen it be more than 8C over ambient. Even in 90+F weather. I wouldn't sweat it, at least not in this cold weather.

I noticed my intake roar got quieter with a more refined PCM tune (I do my own). So if you are tuned, it might be quieter due to that.

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Originally posted by FASSTWOOD:
I would fab something up to keep the hot air out. Or as much as you can at least... Take a look see to see how k&n makes it. Shouldn't too hard to make...
post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 11:43 AM
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Quote:
I beat a new Dodge Caravan today
LOL !!!!

I noticed a little more throttle response after removing home plate.

My triple-black is sleeping quietly under a blanket in the driveway. thank goodness i took the old9C1, I'm up here in montreal and it snowed a beautiful blanket of white. Requisite salt and gravel spreaders followed through.

My 4yr old wants to see a monkey smiley, here it goes [img]graemlins/.gif[/img]

Edit: And Merry Xmas, Happy New Year, Happy Holidays to all you folk. Be safe.
post #10 of 14 (permalink) Old 12-27-2006, 02:23 PM
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some of those Caravans get up and GO. No match for an LT1 powered Sherman tank.

If no heat sheild came with it, you can always make one of cardboard and see how long it lasts. mine lasted for 6 months, until the hood got crushed and stayed open, then it got all soggy. But the cardboard shield helped alot. It was over 95*, and near 100% humity. Which doesn't happen all to often here. I could feel a lil difference after driving for awhile and the engine would be at about 210*.
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