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Relocating stock air box

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by SilverSeven, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    SilverSeven

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    Is it possible? I am talking the box itself, I understand different tubing would need to be used to connect the box to the manifold, but is that even possible?

    Thanks, pics appreciated
     
  2. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:15 AM
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    What the hell are you trying to do this time?
     
  3. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:17 AM
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    Why would it not be possible? With enough tubing, you could mount the airbox in your living room.
     
  4. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:18 AM
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    Are you talking about the intake box on the fender, or the air filter box before the TB? Would also help to understand what you're trying to get done since theoretically it's definitely possible.
     
  5. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:26 AM
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    This is my problem:
    [​IMG]

    I want to relocate the air box the the passenger side fender area where there is room, and connect my soon to be snorkel to it. Right now my strut tower brace blocks the possibility of connecting tube to my factory intake.
     
  6. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:33 AM
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    That'd do it. :p

    Have you considered using one of the cold air intake setups? The TRD one replaces a lot of the stuff under your brace and could address the clearance issues without having to really mess with stuff.

    [​IMG]
    (found that pic through GIS)

    Pricey option but it's a possibility.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:35 AM
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    Unless the box is in a different location than the AFE, it wont fit because of my CO tower. So my options are, built a custom watertight box for the filter and run custom tubing with a CAI, or relocate factory box.

    I am fine with both, whichever works best is what I will go with. If I could find a box that fit there I would bite in a heartbeat

     
  8. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:37 AM
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    this is the new TRD box
    [​IMG]


    But no pix of it installed on a taco, not positive it will fit
     
  9. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    If your worried about water, you may want to take a URD set up, enclose it, run it to the fender, and attach a norkle. Easy peasy!
     
  10. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:39 AM
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    pics or I dont believe you. The URD I know of sits like in the grill, wide open.
     
  11. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:42 AM
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    Your not gonna be able to fit an airbox in that locartion with your current set up. Your gonna need to fab something up. Its not gonna be hard, as the shit is plastic. Take a day off of crack, and sit down with some tubing, a small hack saw, and a knife, and get it done! :cool:
     
  12. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    heres what I am working with for space

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    I am ok with fabbing a box for a CAI filter setup, but I would be just as happy putting the stock air box in that space and running new tubing to it...
     
  13. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:47 AM
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    Send a PM to the engineers at NASA that got the air filter from one craft, to fit in the other one. THey may know somthin....
     
  14. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:50 AM
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    ok, do you have their number? I tried google, but nothing
     
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    Or

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    hahahahahah I hate you!!!!!!!
     
  17. Feb 7, 2011 at 11:58 AM
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    Is boxing out that strut brace an option? You could use welded plate to make a box around the tubing and retain the stock set-up. Maybe an option if you're more comfortable working with metal than plastic but you'd have to cut up that brace.
     
  19. Feb 7, 2011 at 12:34 PM
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    id say take out that top brace and make one outa tubing and then u should have more than enough room for it to be in the stock location
     
  20. Feb 7, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    That's an awesome looking brace. Why didn't you route it angled forward some? Technical issue? Strength? It seems most have it angled forward.
     
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