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Old 12-05-2012, 04:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Poor mans 3.5 intake



Whatcha guys think? The cost for the intake was $52 and the IAT sensor from Honda was $16. Little rubber donut rings for the IAT (I wanted a good seal) were 20 cents at Ace Hardware. That brings me to roughly $69 dollars and maybe 1 hour of labor, and 30 minutes of confusion due to a couple beer breaks.

I know it seems like I'm biting the Rick Spec'd or the GoPower. They do excellent work but then I realized their piping is just 45 degree piping that's widely available anywhere... So I made mine lol. Battery is using stock tray bolted to the frame below original position. I'm not baller status enough to buy brand name aluminum. Also pretend that breather filter is not there. That's temporary until I DIY a catch can when I get bored and have time. I'm 22 and poor. What's a guy to do? haha.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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need moar length.
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I was thinking the same too. Maybe in the summer if the intake temps are yucky I'll make it longer but right now I'm satisfied. Intake temps have been lowww. I'll just attach another 45 degree elbow in the summer mayybbeeee lol
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Nice job sir.


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Old 12-05-2012, 06:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks man! =] =] =]
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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nice job! i agree for cai
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Nice, way to keep from spending hundreds on an over priced part, yea another 45 works well, I have the same thing

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Old 12-06-2012, 09:25 AM   #8 (permalink)
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whre did you buy intake?
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:12 AM   #9 (permalink)
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pm'd you sir!
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:17 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So where is the battery?
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:46 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Battery is using stock tray bolted to the frame below original position.
I think it's called the sub frame or the cradle. One of those. It's on the black frame lol
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I think it's called the sub frame or the cradle. One of those. It's on the black frame lol
You have a photo of that?

Did you have to modify the oem battery tray?
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:51 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You can just place the battery on the sub frame. It wouldn't go anywhere. You'll need to hold it on with something, of course.
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You can just place the battery on the sub frame. It wouldn't go anywhere. You'll need to hold it on with something, of course.
I'm glad you said that. I have seen people that don't. That's why I was asking.

It's a scary thought that the battery is just flopping around down there.
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Old 12-06-2012, 01:59 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Yeah. The battery will jump around and the connections will definitely come loose if the car hits bumps. Lol.
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You have a photo of that?

Did you have to modify the oem battery tray?
I'll take pics sometime this week when the weather permits. I don't have a garage lol. Its wet and freezing outside... Both these DIYs helped me out a bunch with the battery situation.

http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/engin...w-tiedown.html

http://www.8thcivic.com/forums/engin...g-sri-cai.html
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looks good to me
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Old 12-17-2012, 01:41 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Im thinking about doing this using a multi ply silicone hose to make a bootleg hybrid racing intake. The only problem i can think of is finding a 3.5' MAF housing to use with the tubing. I start to work the kinks out of the idea when its warm enough to do something about it.
What iat sensor did u convert your maf to?

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I'm running like a damn 89 accord iat in my car
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:27 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I'm running like a damn 89 accord iat in my car
Sounds cheap and effective. Do you need to calibrate that one?
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