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Old 03-24-2004, 09:06 PM
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how hard will it be to put cold air intake on my FC?

ive heard it was pretty easy but i'd like to hear from someone who has done it or knows something about it

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Old 03-24-2004, 09:08 PM
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check out the FAQ section, there's a few different ways
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Old 03-25-2004, 12:19 PM
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Rotaryman and myself constructed a nice cold air box that was insulated and everything for my T2 a while ago. It took a little while to do because we did it te right way by making up templates. It turned out great and since I had temp sensors in the before and after the intercooler, I could read the results. I saw about a 10 degree drop usually before the intercooler with my head light down and about a 20 degree drop with the head light up (I had the area behind the light cut out and my passenger side FTP out). It definently worked. I also put the AFM inside this box because I was thinking since it was a huge chunk of metal that it would heat up and the cold air box would be pointless. After some hard driving, you reach in there and anything inside the box would be nice and cold. We also insulated the custom turbo inlet duct with fiberglass and a heat deflector.



Heres a pic so you can kinda see how it turned out. I may still have it around somewhere....







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Old 03-25-2004, 03:45 PM
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hmm ive never seen one of those shield/box things around one

and is that nitrous on your intercooler?
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Old 03-25-2004, 04:10 PM
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Looks like a water-sprayer to me. Nice set up, BTW
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Old 03-25-2004, 04:30 PM
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most ghetto rigged setup but still nice. hey if it does its job...!
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Old 03-25-2004, 07:25 PM
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Mariah motorsports makes an insulated box like that.
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Old 03-25-2004, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Dorifc3s' date='Mar 25 2004, 04:30 PM
most ghetto rigged setup but still nice. hey if it does its job...!
ghetto? you have not seen ghetto then! looks good to me. definetly a water sprayer.
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Old 03-25-2004, 10:13 PM
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It was nitrous. It was just a test though, didnt do to well. It doesnt do anything for the TMIC if its heated up. When its nice and cold, it will keep it cold, but sitting in the staging lanes then try to spray, not a damn bit of difference.



How can you say that it was ghetto? Its layered AL with fibergalss. It insulates wonderfully. The outside was hot, the inside was cold. Cant ask for anymore than that. I would understand if you called it crued, but ghetto, come on man.



Now that sprayer was ghetto
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Old 03-25-2004, 10:15 PM
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Hook co2 up to it instead, that'll cool it off.
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