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How hard is it to make your own CAI?

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Toy Yoda, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:25 PM
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    Toy Yoda

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    Ive done a little research, but havent grasped the concept completely, how hard (expensive) would it be to make my own CAI with a quality air filter?
    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:26 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    never seen one.
    on here.
    or anywhere.
     
  3. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:27 PM
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    like if i just built my own box? i feel like ive seen one on TTORA before but i cant remember
     
  4. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:28 PM
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    crf69

    crf69 scraping my emblems off my plasti-dip

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    ummm yeah
    post pics when you are done.

    no seriously go for it.:cool:
     
  5. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:29 PM
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    You aready have a CAI. That was an easy mod.
     
  6. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    yeah i know theres a stock one, but if i like cut the pipe and re routed it in front of the grille, idk ill work on it :D
     
  7. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    whippersnapper02

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    Some have done it and found that it did nothing but good luck.
     
  8. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:43 PM
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    I say grab some dryer tubing and mod away
     
  9. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    ^good idea
     
  10. Jun 6, 2011 at 6:47 PM
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    drill a hole straight through the fender to the filter.
     
  11. Jun 6, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    Cut a GIANT hole in your hood then route the filter so it is vertical coming out of your hood
     
  12. Jun 6, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    Although you can do this mod, you most likely will fail smog next time you go through inspection.
     
  13. Jun 6, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    he from louisiana
     
  14. Jun 6, 2011 at 7:11 PM
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    I've actually seen that done before. I snapped a cell phone pic in a parking lot ages ago and no longer have a copy. :(

    OP, a lot of people have experimented by replacing the stock intake tubes with aluminum or plastic ones with less bends and such, the gains you get out of the money spent are just not worth the effort. Sorry man.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    thats disappointing to hear, but imma try it anyway hehe
     
  16. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:22 PM
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    So much HP to be had

    edit: don't forget the lint trap
     
  17. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Not from the dryer duct though. That aftermarket spark plug cover is the real power maker.
     
  18. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    VooDoo More Cowbell!

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  19. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:29 PM
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    Also seeing how mods are only cool because they come with stickers (also performance enhancing). You should get like a maytag or kenmore sticker so those fools on the street know what they're up against.
     
  20. Jun 6, 2011 at 9:59 PM
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    huh?
     
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