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Old 08-16-2007, 07:54 PM   #1
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AutoZone intake pipes FTW

Well I had been wanting to do this for awhile but I finally rolled with it. I got two 45 degree bends and a straight peice from autozones intake section. After cutting out a good chuck on metal I got it down to right behind where the foglight belongs (which I removed and sold awhile back cause I didnt like them). I usually dont notice much of an improvement in mods, but this one was very noticable.
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:06 PM   #2
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lets see some pics so I can do it lol
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:11 PM   #3
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I did the same thing on a VW I owned ran a nice piece of stainless expanded metal to fill the fog light gap and piped it back up to the stock intake box. Seemed like it helped but never dyno'd it. Post some pictures I would love to see your version. By the way 132417SAAB nice car I have the same thing in a two door.

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lets see some pics so I can do it lol

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holy hydrolock waiting to happen.



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Old 08-16-2007, 08:43 PM   #6
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holy hydrolock waiting to happen.
Well thats not going to be a problem. We got several inches of rain today and I drove an hour in it. Water doesnt get to it. and even if it did its not going to hydrolock the car. There is so much pipe between the intake and the engine not to mention the filter would soak it up and make the car run like crap before anything more happened
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youd be suprised what ive seen people drive through



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I did the same thing on a VW I owned ran a nice piece of stainless expanded metal to fill the fog light gap and piped it back up to the stock intake box. Seemed like it helped but never dyno'd it. Post some pictures I would love to see your version. By the way 132417SAAB nice car I have the same thing in a two door.
hey thanks Mr jenkins. Hopefully in the next few weeks it'll get a little better...and by better I mean a little TD04
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haha it actually looks pretty good.

about the hydrolock. EXACTLY what i was thinking... be careful where you drive.

now you gotta mesh everywhere and detract from that performance gain you noticed
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My turbo inlet pipe is made out of that same stuff.

Its decent looking and seems fairly robust, especially for the price.
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holy hydrolock waiting to happen.

meh.

look at a 9-5's intake. Then look at the DOZENS of people who run an open intake without a splash gaurd with no problems.

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very nice!!!!
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meh.

look at a 9-5's intake. Then look at the DOZENS of people who run an open intake without a splash gaurd with no problems.

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the 9-5 filter isnt directly exposed to anything its witin the fender lining.

just saying an idiot in my town did this and then drover through a huge puddle one day and his intake became a straw.



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everybody on the 9-5 forums on SC seem to think they need a splash guard. I am not sure why???? it's up in the fender, I can't imagine driving through water that deep. and if I did, with a stock airbox water would still be getting in there
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hydro lock wont be a problem especially with a turbo betweent the filter and the throttle body. Now if it were a NA that would be a problem, but i dont htink there should be any concern of hydro lock with that set up on this particular vehicle.
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Old 08-17-2007, 07:11 AM   #16
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the 9-5 filter isnt directly exposed to anything its witin the fender lining.

just saying an idiot in my town did this and then drover through a huge puddle one day and his intake became a straw.

Not stock, but I am saying there are alot of people who have put an open one on there with no splash gaurd and no problems.

Heres the thing though, you say the 9-5 is not directly exposed to anything but if you submerge the entire front end into water it will be the same as it being directly exposed!!! The fender is not sealed, you submerge it and it will fill up and fast. If it was in a sealed location it wouldn't be able to pull air in!!

Bottom line: Hydrolock is only going to occur when the intake is submerged! Any air that the engine pulls in from humidity or even splashes the engine can probably deal with. If you submerge your intake, splash gaurd, no splash gaurd or stock, you are asking for trouble, whether or not you have a cold air intake.


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