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Old 07-03-2006, 10:26 AM
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the best advice that I can give u is to make sure its made of plastic.......metal kind of hold heat right? Kind of defeats the purpose of a COLD air intake right?
no the purpose is it draws air through the fender well so it intakes cold air. how long is that air in the tube rushing into the engine not enough to matter. plus the metal intakes look way better than some plastic piles. besides like stated below if ur that conserned about losing .0000007 hp to the wheels because of the heat u can wrap it to insulate it so it doesnt heat up as much.
Is this for real.. Ok go home and get you a peice of plastic and a peice of aluminum. Get two candels and light them. Hold them over top of it and see witch one you can hold onto. Yes the aluminum one will heat up faster but not as hot as the plastic, and the plastic one will stay hot once it gets hot. Aluminum not only gets hot faster but it disperses the heat faster witch doesnt let it get as hot as the plastic. Now as for getting a cia just buy one off ebay for 35 bucks that what i did and it just as good material and weilds as all the others. Fits perfectly and has all the vacum lines you need, and the spot for the ial. Dont waste your money on expencive ones. they are the same size shape and everything.
My experience was quite different. I still have parts of it in the basement. You get what you pay for.
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Old 07-04-2006, 12:34 AM
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Thanks for the info! For right now, I am going to try and do a catted mid pipe and cat back at the same time as the cold air intake. $$$ is a lil bit of an issues since I have the car payment and student loan among other things. I had 3.73s in my 95 v6 5spd and first gear was almost unusable, but I guess it will be different in an auto since the trans gear ratios are further apart. I do drive the car about 60 miles a day to and from work so gas milage is very important right now. I plan on getting a diablo tuner after i do the exahust and CAI so I can get the most out of both and then firm up the tranny. Again any input would be very helpful since I am new to the MOD motor scene!
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Old 07-11-2006, 04:22 AM
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With my 90MM maf it ran like #$%^ until I got it tuned. But no that is tuned my engine is doing great just got it Dynod at friends shop last week only one run but around 282 RWHP.
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Old 07-11-2006, 09:35 PM
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what are the stock gears for a 1997 GT AUTO?
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Old 07-26-2006, 01:59 AM
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long tubes are the best way to go in my opinion, i have a 2004 gt with bbk ceramic long tubes and it wasnt easy to install! took 6 hours, that included rest of the 3 inch exhaust! headers, chambered x-pipe, 3in flows. the tricky part was rebending the oil dipstick tube over the header and still read correct, not to mention having to re-torque the bolts!good choice in selection, but difficult to install. joe at gbodyparts.com
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:07 AM
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I bought my mach 1 grill delete from blue oval industries on ebay, 7 day shipping.. took awhile to get to me but it was within the time constraints and the parts were great fit,
just need to warn you tho.. taking the honeycomb out is the hardest thing ever....
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Old 09-26-2006, 03:58 PM
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I think this would make a good sticky.
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:13 PM
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I agree, this was a good read for me since I just bought my car. Gave me an idea of what most people's opinions are on each part and when to do them.
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Old 09-26-2006, 04:57 PM
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Guys...it's better than a sticky, it's linked in the mods sticky so it doesn't clog up the forum...
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Old 09-26-2006, 05:04 PM
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sorry... didn't notice that ... but for anyone thats lookin, its under Basic Bolt-ons
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