Fordmods Logo

EL Intake Mod... cheap! 

 

Page 1 of 2 [ 26 posts ] Go to page 1, 2  Next

 
 Post subject: EL Intake Mod... cheap!
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:48 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 67

Joined: 13th Apr 2005

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Well, had a bit of a crack at an intake mod last week.... Cost me only $37 for the flex tube! (I scored the pod free, but they're cheap anyway!)

Image
Image
Image

 

_________________

1998 EL Fairmont 4.0L Auto
~Tinted~ ~Dumped~ ~Zorsted~

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:55 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 2215

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: Oettinger Golf GTI

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

how do we put this.

You realise that a K&N/Redline/Unifilter PANEL Filter will give more flow then a pod filter. The pod makes more noise to your exhaust but overall performance is less then a panel filter.

Most ESPECIALLY if you dont have it cut off from the engine bay where it will still directly suck up heat EVEN tho you have a pipe goin to the front of the bar..

Also flex tube isnt really a good thing to use as much as people say it is, the air isnt really 'flowing' through straight as suck but rippling along like what water would! IMO stil the the panel or get mandrel bent pipe and box it all off around and you might get some differences.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:04 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 4946

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Gallery: 2 images

Ride: Trik'd up EFII XR6

Location: Perth
WA, Australia

as fuzion said dude id at the bare least box your pod off ... something different tho i spose .... not a fan of the noise pods make cheap ones anywhoo :wink:

 

_________________

For Sale: 25 Farad Rockford Fosgate Competition Series Carbon Cap, more to come - pm me if interested

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:15 am 
Parts Gopher
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 67

Joined: 13th Apr 2005

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

Funny you should say that, I've got a box to put on, I just cbf yet. $300 for a mandrel pipe, I dont think so. For the money - I'm very happy with it - its never going to be a show car! Wgaf!

 

_________________

1998 EL Fairmont 4.0L Auto
~Tinted~ ~Dumped~ ~Zorsted~

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 10:52 am 
Stock as a Rock
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 132

Joined: 29th Jul 2005

Location: not telling
NSW, Australia

yeh with the flexy pipe your could imagine the air that is rippled off the side would cause the air that is in the middle to slow down to, its like polishing your ports the smoother the sides the easyer it woull flow like ice.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:50 am 
Fordmods Addict
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 7958

Joined: 1st Jun 2005

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: Falcon

Power: 237 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Yeah, flexpipe ain't exactly the 'flowiest' of piping choices.

fuzion wrote:
You realise that a K&N/Redline/Unifilter PANEL Filter will give more flow then a pod filter


True again...
ESPECIALLY unboxed like you have it.
I'm sure if you back-to-backed it with your old setup, especially with the engine bay hot, the old setup would be quite a noticable improvement...

 

_________________

ED XR8 Sprint - S-Trim, V500, 249rwkw
BF MKII F6 Tornado - 237rwkw

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:58 am 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 36

Posts: 2215

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 17 images

Ride: Oettinger Golf GTI

Location: Sydney
NSW, Australia

from melb?

maybe i should sell the syd ones again for $150! lol
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 12:05 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 11103

Joined: 15th Nov 2004

Ride: AU III XR8 Pursuit 250 ute

Location: Hobart
TAS, Australia

if you didn't want to pay the $180 for mandrell bent air intake, you could of made something like this for $30 bucks aswell.

 

 

Attachments:
version4.JPG
version4.JPG [ 599.81 KiB | Viewed 59 times ]

 

_________________

Heaps of performance EF/L parts for sale, including supercharged VCT motor!

2002 Ford AU Series III Falcon XR8 Pursuit 250 ute - 5.6L of V8 Windsor!

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 1:10 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 40

Posts: 1780

Joined: 31st Jan 2005

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: 07 BF mk2 E-gas wagon + eb 5.0

Power: 174 rwkw

Location: Adelaide
SA, Australia

jmm have tested intakes as well and have come to the conclusion that the ef stock intake is the best so why stuff around with it at all. just leave it stock as there prolly aint a great deal of diff between ef and el apart from visual. if you ask me i think there are minor gains to be had from front of car to airbox, but from airbox to throttle body i don't think there are many gains to be had.

 

_________________

eb v8: low loud and fast. just how a v8 should be. i guess the big question is, is it fast enough...

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:49 pm 
Fordmods Addict
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 7958

Joined: 1st Jun 2005

Gallery: 13 images

Ride: Falcon

Power: 237 rwkw

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

prydey wrote:
from airbox to throttle body i don't think there are many gains to be had.

The only thing you can do that would actually be an improvement, and not just a cosmetic mod, is to enlarge the hole into the airbox for the inlet pipe, and bellmouth it into the box.
Won't get you an 50kw, but at least it is a step in the right direction, i.e. forward...

 

_________________

ED XR8 Sprint - S-Trim, V500, 249rwkw
BF MKII F6 Tornado - 237rwkw

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 2:52 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 35

Posts: 516

Joined: 20th Dec 2004

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: EL Manual

Location: S.E. Melbourne
VIC, Australia

My testing showed that the main restriction was on the mount (with the 50mm dia) on the rear of the airbox. Replace that with 80mm pipe and your ahead. Overall airbox restriciton is still less than 1inch Hg which is not much, I wouldn't spend more than $100 trying to improve it.

 

_________________

Manual EL Gli.
Mods: Crow Stg3, Chiptorque Dynotune. Lukey Exhaust. DBA slotted rotors, EBC Pads. Whiteline Low Susp. EL GT Swaybars, ROH Envy 17 x235 wheels. Vehicle Datalogger Display V2.0,

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 4:57 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 31

Posts: 597

Joined: 19th Jun 2005

Gallery: 4 images

Ride: 98 XH XR6

Location: Diamond creek
VIC, Australia

ha ha ha love the piping looks like aggie pipe with a pvc double bolted clip.

 

_________________

ONE FOR RUM AND RUM FOR ALL

4.0ltr 1998 XH XR6 - 2 JVC 4way 6X9's - 2 JVC 4way 4" in doors - JVC head unit - AU XR8 intake snorkel


Paceys, hi flow cat and many more still to come

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:15 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 36

Posts: 8655

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 37 images

Ride: V8 EF Futura

Location: Adelaide CBD
SA, Australia

fuzion wrote:
You realise that a K&N/Redline/Unifilter PANEL Filter will give more flow then a pod filter. The pod makes more noise to your exhaust but overall performance is less then a panel filter.



Little more complicated than this....

Compare a pod filter with a stock panel filter. Hack the pod open and you'll have more surface area than the panel. More potential to move air through it = more flow.

Now look at a K&N panel - better flow than pod mentioned above, because it sacrifices some of its ability to filter. a*** filter element - more flow (but also more crap gets through).

What im getting at - is that a pod, with larger surface area, is able to flow as much as a K&N panel, without sacrificing on the quality of air being drawn in. So you get the protection of a standard filter and the flow of a performance job....

But then consider brand, size, shape, filter, level of oil etc. etc. etc. It's impossible to compare apples with apples so go with whatever you're comfortable with.....

 

_________________

I promise..... I will never die.

Fordmods Administration Group MINOR PUNKED

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:23 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 3885

Joined: 6th Nov 2004

Gallery: 24 images

Ride: BF MKII XR6 Turbo

Location: Victor Harbor
SA, Australia

Yeah if your going to have the flex tube atleast make sure thier are some metal pipes thru thier so it does create a better flow thats what i have done with mine :P Works perfectly and also adds better durability too :)

 

_________________

Image -BF MKII XR6 Turbo in EGO-

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Sep 13, 2005 5:40 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 31

Posts: 662

Joined: 4th Sep 2005

Gallery: 6 images

Ride: EL XR6

Location: Riddells Creek
VIC, Australia

hey mate

its a nice idea - but it looks a bit trashy!! even thou you aint going to show it - i still reckon the box set up looks better!!

But hey every man to his own!!
Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 2  [ 26 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 21 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Tue Dec 12, 2017 3:55 am All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names