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Sealing up my K&N Intake and a little polishing

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Old 05-19-2012, 04:10 PM
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Smile Sealing up my K&N Intake and a little polishing

You can totally tell that it's summer for me and work isn't keeping me busy enough

Anyways, I picked up some clear acrylic to mess around with in an attempt to make a lid for my K&N intake. Wasn't sure how it would turn out but after cutting a template and actually making one I really liked the look. Then I got extremely bored and had some left over so I started making a lower plate and side plate to seal everything up


^^^^Here's a look at just the lid, probably cost $5 to make and sit on the intake. Actually held in place while driving (not that there's much room for it to go anywhere) If anyone wants one for their K&N I could probably make one for ya lol

Looked around at Lowe's but couldn't find any rubber seal that I liked so I went ahead and purchased some K&N seal from Summit Racing. I'll probably be posting more pics once I get all of the connections cleaned up and the seal all around.


^^A work in progress lol

^^In the car with headlight removed

I'm assuming even with some insulation that this intake won't be any better if at all. Mostly just something to do and be unique

And I polished my t-stat housing haha! You know your bored when you start polishing random stuff! Plan on doing the alternator sometime too... Doesn't have a mirror finish but it was my first time sanding/polishing so I didn't expect it lol

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Thanks for looking
 
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:13 PM
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That is so totally cool!!!!! I might be interested in getting that done to mine - beats buying a whole other CAI!
 
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:16 PM
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That is so totally cool!!!!! I might be interested in getting that done to mine - beats buying a whole other CAI!
Thanks! And yes that was totally the intention lol! I can't afford a whole new CAI so I thought why not try and work with what I have

Hoping Summit ships my rubber seal fast so I can get it cleaned up and looking professional haha.
 
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:33 PM
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I would think If you insulated it with this.16 in. x 25 ft. Staple Tab Insulation-ST16025 at The Home Depot


Its fairly cheap and I think it would work good.
 
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Old 05-19-2012, 04:47 PM
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Hmminteresting.... Caint completely seal minr though as my hood scoop vents air in to the K&N box. Yours looks sweet!
 
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:03 PM
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Originally Posted by lougreen03 View Post
I would think If you insulated it with this.16 in. x 25 ft. Staple Tab Insulation-ST16025 at The Home Depot


Its fairly cheap and I think it would work good.
Thanks for the link, may have to give it a try

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Hmminteresting.... Caint completely seal minr though as my hood scoop vents air in to the K&N box. Yours looks sweet!
Thanks!
 
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:16 PM
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Home crafted is the best! I like it! Nice work on the polishing too

Hope to see lots of cool stuff from you this summer!
 
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by zzapultimate View Post
Home crafted is the best! I like it! Nice work on the polishing too

Hope to see lots of cool stuff from you this summer!
Thanks! And yes home crafted is the best!

May have a few more polished things coming soon
 
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Old 05-20-2012, 12:56 AM
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The box looks great and I agree with Lougreen! With that stuff you can also prevent heat soak from where the tube comes into the box.

Great work!!
 
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:19 AM
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looks great!

where did you get your STB bolts? Mine rusted over already... got them 2 weeks ago, kinda pissed.
 

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