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March 15th, 2002, 08:23 AM   #26
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theres a link in my signature follow that, enter the page find cold air intake, click for pictures. The cone like thing is called a VAF, it regulates air flow without it your car will run like crap! I used used a 90 degree rubber elbow from the Throttle body to the VAF, a rubber sleeve off the VAF to a 5 inch piece of ABS to a 90 degree elbow, to another 6 inch strait piece you could attach a filter at this point if you want but I wanted it to be a little lower so I added a 45 degree elbow and a threaded piece of ABS to attach the filter to. Hope this makes sence.
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March 15th, 2002, 08:32 AM   #27
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OK, got it.....

Now where I took the original air scoop off by the rad. the dual fans are exposed......should I get a guard to cover this area up?

Also the mounting around the VAF are still on, should I get a long bolt and help support the VAF in place?
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March 15th, 2002, 10:36 AM   #28
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if you look real close at the picture on my page you will se I have used a zip tie to hold it in place I have since made a metal bracket but it doesnt work any better just looks nicer. The zip tie held it fine. As for the fan cover I made my own out of sheet metal but you can get one from PRD for like 40 bucks I think. I dont think they are really nessiccary but they make it look a lot cleaner. My we page also has pics of what the fan shroud looks like.
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March 15th, 2002, 11:44 AM   #29
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Well I just went to home depot on my lunch break.......I got all the material you had mentioned on your web page.

Question.....once you connected the pipes together, did you just use just clamps or an adhesive glue?
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March 15th, 2002, 11:54 AM   #30
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I used pipe glue on the hard parts and clamps for the rubber to hard pipe parts
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March 15th, 2002, 12:17 PM   #31
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Good info. I was gonna try to make my own. I wasn't exactly sure how to, but with that I think I'll actually be able to. Thanks a lot.
 
March 15th, 2002, 12:17 PM   #32
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sweet!!!!!!!

Well I had Home Depot cut the lengths for me, I got the 5 inch and the 6 inch, a 45 angle and a 90 angle with 6 clamps.

I then when to a locate performance shop and bought a Weapon R air filer.

I need to go back to the Home Depot though.......I got a 3 inch 90 angle with only one end being a female connector. Same for the 45 angle needs to be smaller on one end to go into the filter.

I also forgot to get the rubber sleeve.


So......

I can leave the original plastic angle from the throttle body to the VAF. Then connect the 5 inch striaght pipe with a rubber sleeve to the VAF. At the end of the 5 inch, I`m using the 90 angle to the 6 inch straight pipe, to the 45 angle into the filter.

Is this right?
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March 15th, 2002, 12:24 PM   #33
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If I did want to cut the guard, should I just cut the place needed to fit the piping, or take of the whole guard.
 
March 15th, 2002, 12:38 PM   #34
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If I remeber right I got a small reducer (with a threaded end) for the end of the 45 degree angle so the filter would fit. It was a very very tight fit but if you have some patience it will fit. As long as your doing all this you might as well do the throttle body elbow as well (it looks very restrictive to me) Use a 3" 90 degree rubber elbow cut one end off to fit on the TB and the other end slides right onto the VAF. You will also need a 1/2 " 90 degree elbow and a hose clamp cut a small hole in the side put in the 1/2" 90 degree elbo and connect the hose for your breater valve on the back of the elbow. Viaola an extra 5 bucks and you have a 3" custom CAI all the way to the TB
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March 15th, 2002, 01:13 PM   #35
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Nice, so as you said on your site, you don`t have the AEM bypass valve........I worried about water from puddles etc. splashing into the filter.

What if I left the filter on the inside of the guard rather than outside?
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March 15th, 2002, 01:21 PM   #36
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its all personal preferance I think. I have heard of many people driving through rain storms with no effect. But in truth It is something I wory about as well just havnt got around to getting one. Couple things you can do in the meantime if it rains remove the pipes and pit a filter directly on the VAF untill it drys out again. I have also heard of waterproof breathable bags by K&N that goes over the filter when its wet outside. Me... for now I just dont drive in puddles

As for not putting it under the splash gaurd IMO I think its better to put it closer to the ground for more cold air but probably factually it doesnt matter. I may be wrong though
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March 15th, 2002, 01:35 PM   #37
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Is there much of a difference performance wise if I kept the filter up close to the battery vs. on the ground?

Besides looks?
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March 15th, 2002, 02:06 PM   #38
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well like i said in my last post IMO further down means better performance. the whole idea of using a CAI is to get it as far as possible away from the engine bay heat.
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March 15th, 2002, 04:09 PM   #39
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I just merged the 3 current HD CAI threads. PLEASE don't post anymore threads on this (it'd be pointless since I'll just merge them with this thread ).
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March 15th, 2002, 04:52 PM   #40
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man some of you make this harder than it really is. I just took a "Fernco" (aka rubber sleeve) and clamped it to the ABs pipe, and the VAF. Then I bought all the correct ABS cuplers and put in a 90 degree bend to get down, and then a length of pipe, then a 45 degree bend to point the filter clear of the splash guard. Then mount the filter on the end and you're DONE! Cold Fresh air. and its also RIGID, so its easy to secure. I'd stay away from all of those rubber connectors, its just more chances for problems and it flexes too much! anyway thats just my 2 cents
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March 18th, 2002, 01:39 AM   #41
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Hi Nos97pgt


Cant seem to see the pics, if possible can you please mail me pics of your setup

fazelmoosa@ananzi.co.za
 
March 18th, 2002, 10:14 AM   #42
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Instead of screwing the pipes together, I think you should use that purple glue shit for PVC (air tight seal) Just a thought
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March 20th, 2002, 05:33 PM   #43
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Originally posted by Stugotz006
Instead of screwing the pipes together, I think you should use that purple glue shit for PVC (air tight seal) Just a thought

The Purple stuff isn't glue, it's PVC Primer. Which softens up the PVC for better fit. You still need to use PVC glue(Normally clear, or blue) as the glue. I'm a plumber by trade and use the stuff everyday.


Also to the post on water getting into the engine with the C.A.I.
I had one on my 1993 Base ATX with no problems in the time I owned it from Sept. 2000 to Sept 2001 before selling it for a PGT. And have now had one in my 1993 PGT MTX for 6 months with no problems.
And also as mentioned in my above paragraph, it can be done for Base's and GT's. As long as you know what you're doing.

And Thanks NOS97PGT for your write-up.
It saves me from writing an essay everytime someone new comes on the board. Now I can give them the link.
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March 20th, 2002, 07:52 PM   #44
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Originally posted by jello_17602





And Thanks NOS97PGT for your write-up.
It saves me from writing an essay everytime someone new comes on the board. Now I can give them the link.
I do what I can.....
Just my petty contribution to the greater good.....
 
March 28th, 2002, 09:12 AM   #45
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I have a 93pgt and i was looking into doing this same thing but there is a lower radiator hose in the way what do i do about that?
 
March 28th, 2002, 06:44 PM   #46
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Originally posted by anl93prrobe
I have a 93pgt and i was looking into doing this same thing but there is a lower radiator hose in the way what do i do about that?
Just angle the bottom end of the downpipe towards the battery, and you should have no problem.
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March 28th, 2002, 08:23 PM   #47
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hey man thanx i put that up there this morning and didnt think much of it but after a nice sunny day i went and finished it. i found that an intake for a 97 prelude that comes in 2 pieces the real cold air intake works perfect for a V6 probe. all you need to do is attach the L shaped tube to the end of the MAFS and use one of the rubber conectors to attach the other pipe right down infront of the fans this puts it at the right height and does not get in the way of the hoses or the O2 sensor. if anyone else has any ideas pleas let me know. or better yet try it and let me know
 
April 1st, 2002, 03:12 PM   #48
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Since this thread is supposed to be “the definitive home depot CAI topic” Would anyone be kind enough to post what they did with the two vacuum hoses.
(1) The little one connected to the back of the stock air box.
(2) The big one connected to the stock TB to VAF elbow.
 
April 1st, 2002, 03:33 PM   #49
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Smile Finished CAI

Just finished my CAI this weekend. I used 3" mandrel bent aluminized pipe some silicone couplings and a Vibrant filter with screen in the center that I purchased from a local performance shop and some small fittings from advanced for the vacuum lines. I was going to paint the pipe but decided to just shine it with some steel wool. It needs a little refinement but for now I am very pleased with the performance and look.:grin: :grin:
 
April 1st, 2002, 07:39 PM   #50
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Vacuum hoses

The little one you can just leave as it is one the stock sensor, just unbolt th bracket from the box. As for the larger one, cover it up with pantyhose or a breather, or you can jsut leave the damn thing.
 
 

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