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So I did an Oil change on my Car @ work today and finally looked into how our intakes work....
When I did my Fog light install last year I noticed a huge baffle/box behind the left fog light. The purpose of this is to reduce throttle noise and keep engine form getting water in it. Well bottom line it's way too restrictive.
So I cut the puppy out and removed the pipe that goes up to the fender so the air comes in right behind the fog light! :eek:hsnap:

Here are the pix of what I took out.....



here is the baffle split in 2....


here is where I cut the pipe I did it so I could glue it back together if I needed


here is complete picture list of parts I took out...



when you pop the hood you can't even see what I did lol looks stock up untill where it goes behind the fog light.....where the big box/ baffle is........cost zero $ and great sound too!

Tools needed
10mm on a 1/4 ratchet (to remove 2 bolts)
Hacksaw or razorblade
2 long zip ties to resecure what is left in car. (soon to be a metal tab that bolts to body of car)

oh yeah and I am also running a K&N in box air filter...
here is one of my last mods I have yet to do lol and its part of the stock setup yet again costing me 0 dollars!


here is a pix of it removed....



here is a pix of the first part that you will have to buy if you don't have one lying around....a hose clamp....I will be using this to keep the end from coming off the intake tube...
When you guys see the end result you will think it was ment to be there....






I am basicly connecting it on backwards this will help bring the intake tube inlet a little closer to the front of the vehicle....

ok here is the pix of inside the car as you can see this is the piece that I separated from the baffle...



Now I added the last part the end piece and when I did this after i put everything back together it sounded even more loud :thumb: if you are wontering what the small part is above that snakes with the intake tube its an air chamber for throttle responce I left this on and wiht the addition of the last piece I bellieve it helped my throttle even better....







ok now here are some pix of the final setup with everything in the car

from the bottom looking up...


side view note the foglight location...


bottom of car after wheel well is installed...





Metal bracket:




Here are 2 vids:
Cold start up:

CustomIntake022.flv - Video - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Driving with window open:

CustomIntake023.flv - Video - Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

I have to admit it sounds better after it's warmed up and RPM's are down....I do notice a difference for the better in throttle and accel just around when VTEC kicks in....
 
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your sig is soo funny!

I was depressed last night so I called Lifeline.
I got a call center in Pakistan.
I told them I was suicidal.
They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck.


ROFL!
 

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your sig is soo funny!

I was depressed last night so I called Lifeline.
I got a call center in Pakistan.
I told them I was suicidal.
They got all excited and asked if I could drive a truck.


ROFL!

thanx LOL!


anyone else want to elaborate on my sig.....? LOL....
 

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so... im guessing its like a home made comptech ice box ;) kinda.
Exactly ;) next step is to smooth out inside of box where filter is...
gotta say it does hve better mid range climbs a little better esecially with the 30 degree weather.... :biggrin:
 

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had the title changed thanx Cookstar :wavey:
 

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i would worry about hydrolocking... it acts similar to a cai, but with the filter located much further into the bay... but if the entire opening gets splashed with water, the engine can't breathe at all..
 

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i would worry about hydrolocking... it acts similar to a cai, but with the filter located much further into the bay... but if the entire opening gets splashed with water, the engine can't breathe at all..
wrong the bottom of the air filter box has an inlet to let air in...incase of such a thing were to happen...
 

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looks like the poor-mans mugen intake setup.
more like a comptech setup .......
best part is it didn't cost me a dime....
 

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yeah I did mine the car pulls alot better
and no anitial bog down/ heatsoak from a CAI....its just as snappy as it was before the mod and yes when cruising the throttle does respond nicely...
 

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new picture....
 

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more pix....
 

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I took some pix today of what is in the car and put the last piece on. Will have them up soon damn camera keeps Dieing.
 

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More pix vids coming soon!!!! :thumb:
 
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