Originally Posted by Archery Ham
What about this for better MPG:
What if I could direct air more directly into the breather box instead of air coming from the fender well?
I had thought about making the fake, triangular grill next to the turn signals into a working grill (with holes) and using that to direct air into a tube and into the airbox.
A friend and I did this to his Tacoma. We took out his passenger side marker light. We used it as a mold for a fiberglass intake scoop. Ran the air right into the airbox. On the dyno, we saw no gains until we held a leaf blower up and aimed it and the new scoop. We stood about 5ft. away and saw an increase of 6 h.p.. We figured you wouldnt see any real gain until 60 m.p.h. or so. The afn at the shop couldnt blow air that fast. Bottom line is, it worked. Was it worth it? I wouldnt do it to mine, but he liked it, so its one of those things that you may have to try.
Oh, the small fake grill next to the turn signal is too small. You would want to use a larger intake scoop.