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Old 09-30-2007, 09:04 AM   #1
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My intake plans..

I was planning to route the intake between the passenger side foglight and the IC.
Any objections, advice, or whatever?

Has anyone done this before?
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Which part of the intake?

Pipe to filter?
Filter to turbo?
Turbo to IC?
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:31 AM   #3
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* cue generic baseless "you are going to suck in water" comment *


As far as I know, nobody has put one down there. I would think it would work, but space may be a bit tight.
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If you're talking of sticking a cone filter behind the fogs.... you might need to worry about sucking up water. That risk is the big tradeoff for cooler air, so it's up to you to determine if it's worth it.


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* cue generic baseless "you are going to suck in water" comment *

I'll search for the guy who waterlogged his T7 engine on SC for ya.

Consider it a gift.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:41 AM   #6
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Im trying to figure out a way to get more air to it.
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:53 AM   #7
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Doubt it is worth the time or trouble...
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Im trying to figure out a way to get more air to it.
3" airbox mod will work, as will an open filter....

there are lots of options.

You can drop a pipe down to that area of high-pressure cool air and call it a day....
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Old 09-30-2007, 10:57 AM   #9
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I already have the intake.

Hood scoop???
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Doubt it is worth the time or trouble...
Yah. Your car will only use as much air as it needs to. Getting cooler air will never be a bad thing, as cooler air is denser air and has more oxygen content for better combustion.... but keep in mind that no matter how cool you can get the air, it still passes through the hot turbo before going into the manifold.

That being said, I made an air scoop out of an old corner light. Go for it if you can keep water out of your engine.
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I'll search for the guy who waterlogged his T7 engine on SC for ya.

Consider it a gift.

Hey, right on.

I'm sure the water was over 8" deep, and should not have been driven in anyway...

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Hey, right on.

I'm sure the water was over 8" deep, and should not have been driven in anyway...


True....the guy wasn't a Mensa member, IIRC.

He drove into a puddle that was pretty high, then tried to gun the engine to power out of it, not quite understanding the concept of turbochargers sucking in air...and, in his case, water.

He had the filter element down beneath the fog light, so it was like a straw in a Coke can...
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I water logged mine when I had routed mine that low. It flooded in El Paso TX. last year and I was stuck in a parking lot. I had to drive through a low drainage point in the lot to get out and it slurped the water. One sip and the car cut off. I got out in shin high water, pouring ass rain and checked my oil. MILK! I had it trailered home and then changed the oil twice before driving it. No problems but one hell of a scare. Not worth the headache to do again. I changed back to a stock air box with a drop in K&N. Dynoed the same as with the lower intake pipe.
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Old 09-30-2007, 02:30 PM   #14
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Legit, here is a question you need to ask...

Are you running into high intake temp problems? Are you running software where you need a ton of cold air? If the answer is yes then maybe consider revising you intake, however in our temp range, and with your hardware and software I don't think the intake you have is the weak link.
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Old 09-30-2007, 06:25 PM   #15
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I have a duct where my pass. fog light used to be. It was broken when I got the car so I fabricated a duct with a hose that routes air to an open air filter that is boxed/insulated. I've driven in damn hard rain with no issues.
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i made a duct to my custom intake that i wanted to leave up in the bay for the security of knowing im not suckin in any water but i wanted cooler air so i made ducting out of a 4 inch diameter flex pipe i got from lowes for only couple bucks. expands to 18 inches. heres a few shots i took...





oh and also my heat sheild now looks like this
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Old 09-30-2007, 11:34 PM   #18
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That's great way to do it. The suction will come from the closest opening of the least resistance. So your actually pulling most of your air from the sides of your cone filter, not the tube you have attached to it. Looks good though.
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Liking the heat shield there. I haven't done anything with mine other than leaving it on my table since the td04 swap. Don't know quite what I'll do with it yet.



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