Headers/Intake/Exhaust Custom Exhaust? New Headers? Need Opinions on Intakes? Discuss making your ride breathe better here.

Air intake project

  #1  
Old 05-12-2012, 04:10 PM
Tom.M's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 277
Default Air intake project

I wanted to see what you all thought about this little project be for i finished it with hole drilling and paint. I will remove that tin piece also
I'm not 100% on the angle
 
  #2  
Old 05-12-2012, 04:59 PM
03SSLE's Avatar
Monte Of The Month -- August 2012
5 Year Member3 Year Member1 Year Member
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Seattle
Posts: 6,074
Default

I think the 90 bend is too close to the throat of the throttle body and will create turbulence, the air filter doesn't have enough surface area and where it is located it will be sucking in all the hot air from the exhaust. I also think that if you don't secure the PCM you will soon be replacing it due to excessive vibration. Not trying to sound like an ****, just offering some constructive criticism.
 
  #3  
Old 05-12-2012, 05:00 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 356
Default

Not bad, if you like hot-air intakes
 
  #4  
Old 05-12-2012, 05:15 PM
Tom.M's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 277
Default

And that's what i was thinking after i got it on there. after i got it on i was thinking Damn that's close the the engine. 90 was all i could find in the right size. I hate this town. The PCM will be bolted down and inclosed so Im not worried about that. Thanks for the input.
 
  #5  
Old 05-12-2012, 10:26 PM
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: DeSoto
Posts: 1,388
Default

See if you can get a local shop to bend a piece of pipe for you. Metal pipe the is.
 
  #6  
Old 05-12-2012, 10:34 PM
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Iowa
Posts: 3,868
Default

Off topic but nice looking engine bay!
 
  #7  
Old 05-12-2012, 10:36 PM
The_Maniac's Avatar

Monte Of The Month -- December 2011
Monte Of The Month -- September 2014
5 Year Member
3 Year Member1 Year Member
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mentor, Ohio
Posts: 10,955
Default

It might be the pic, but the 90 degree bend looks like you are loosing diameter. Since this is not a turbo or supercharge setup where you have large volume of air coming in, I would think you would want the diameter of the pipe equal to the inlet of the throttle body from start to finish. The throat of the stock TB is 64-65mm, I would NOT have anything smaller then that.
Also, as said earlier, you' sucking in hot air from the engine, you need to shield and insulate that sucker. Suck as a Wizaird makes a for air box to help shield from hot air coming in and allow the cone to get air forces in from the inlet (complete open side) of the air box.
And lastly, definitely secure and cushion that PCM. Other wise it's going to bounce and smack stuff in there.
 
  #8  
Old 05-13-2012, 01:51 AM
Tom.M's Avatar
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 277
Default

Originally Posted by BlackRainSS View Post
Off topic but nice looking engine bay!
Thanks, this is the clean side. the other side is starting to get crud all over the bottom.

Its a 4 to 3 inch 90 degree bend. It should be something like a 40 degree bend right? I honestly didn't think about having a metal pipe made for it. The machine shop in town is owned by a family friend so i think ill make a stop at his shop Monday. At some point i want to open up the hood scoop and channel air from there, but that's a ways off. all of that stuff was just sitting there and the stock cleaner is back on til Monday
 
  #9  
Old 05-13-2012, 11:08 AM
The_Maniac's Avatar

Monte Of The Month -- December 2011
Monte Of The Month -- September 2014
5 Year Member
3 Year Member1 Year Member
iTrader: (2)
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Mentor, Ohio
Posts: 10,955
Default

Something to keep in mind, you choice in materials has an affect on temperature.
- Metals conduct heat more then plastic. If you use metal ducting, you will definitely want to insulate it.
Just keep that in mind.
 
  #10  
Old 05-13-2012, 11:21 AM
lougreen03's Avatar

Monte Of The Month -- March 2013
5 Year Member3 Year Member1 Year Member
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: michigan
Posts: 8,442
Default

There are a lot of threads on building there own intakes. I think this insulation would work pretty good for wrapping an intake pipe or even building a box. seal it up with some aluminum tape and youd be good to go. 16 in. x 25 ft. Staple Tab Insulation-ST16025 at The Home Depot
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Air intake project


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.