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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:03 pm 
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Can you guys at least ask how much they will charge to do a few V8 ones, theres a heap of v8 owners on here and the v8 intakes have the stupid bloody resonator thing which we all try and loose as its doesnt help n it looks shocking - they would certainly sell, easy as piss to make!


that "stupid bloody resonator thing " is a air reserve not a muffler/resonator it is sposed to improve throttle response the same way as a larger inlet pipe would between the air cleaner and throttle body. the more reserve air the less that has to be drawn through the air cleaner when you boot it.
oh yeh back to the question,

the problem is that a prototype has to be made and then a jig made, this takes many hours/days of stuffing around . with 30 i6 one the cost is ofset against them . as far as a V8 goes i dont think there would be as much call.

Telling you now, throttle response is noticably better with it removed for every day driving.. Its ugly, big and if given oppotuinty im sure majority of the V8 owners would swap to a smooth, tidy looking pipe since the price wont be as high as the I6 ones, alot less to them.
Why dont u put up a thread gauging the interest, like you did with the I6 ones, took ages to get off the floor but you've gotten here eventually!
Goodluck with it all tho. :roll:

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 11, 2005 2:40 pm 
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once the 6 cylinder ones are done it is a possiblility that we may gauge the v8 intakes

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:03 am 
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Daniel wrote:
xr8 dismantler wrote:
Daniel wrote:
Can you guys at least ask how much they will charge to do a few V8 ones, theres a heap of v8 owners on here and the v8 intakes have the stupid bloody resonator thing which we all try and loose as its doesnt help n it looks shocking - they would certainly sell, easy as piss to make!


that "stupid bloody resonator thing " is a air reserve not a muffler/resonator it is sposed to improve throttle response the same way as a larger inlet pipe would between the air cleaner and throttle body. the more reserve air the less that has to be drawn through the air cleaner when you boot it.
oh yeh back to the question,

the problem is that a prototype has to be made and then a jig made, this takes many hours/days of stuffing around . with 30 i6 one the cost is ofset against them . as far as a V8 goes i dont think there would be as much call.

Telling you now, throttle response is noticably better with it removed for every day driving.. Its ugly, big and if given oppotuinty im sure majority of the V8 owners would swap to a smooth, tidy looking pipe since the price wont be as high as the I6 ones, alot less to them.
Why dont u put up a thread gauging the interest, like you did with the I6 ones, took ages to get off the floor but you've gotten here eventually!
Goodluck with it all tho. :roll:



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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 12:36 am 
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once the 6 cylinder ones are done it is a possiblility that we may gauge the v8 intakes

Thanks nick.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:21 am 
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once the 6 cylinder ones are done it is a possiblility that we may gauge the v8 intakes

Thanks nick.


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Posted: Tue Jul 12, 2005 3:35 pm 
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once the 6 cylinder ones are done it is a possiblility that we may gauge the v8 intakes

Thanks nick.


what your not talking to me?

apparently not!

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 13, 2005 2:27 pm 
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Its Wednesday....have you sighted them yet guys?

Im one of those with a red one!

Cheers in advance

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:12 am 
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i dont mean to sound pesimistic but seeing you are going for the benefits of mandrel bent, why dont you go for a non concetina(spelling?) style right angle. Seems like you're wasting the benefit of mandrel bent by sticking something to disrupt the airflow around that bend. I know its for ease of replacement but a smooth rubber joint is not that expensive to replace and lasts ages anyway.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 12:15 am 
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I'll be looking to replace the ribbed rubber with some smooth stuff. Maybe that silicon crap that the ricers use on there presure cookers :)

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 3:41 pm 
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dont mean to sound pesimistic but seeing you are going for the benefits of mandrel bent, why dont you go for a non concetina(spelling?) style right angle. Seems like you're wasting the benefit of mandrel bent by sticking something to disrupt the airflow around that bend. I know its for ease of replacement but a smooth rubber joint is not that expensive to replace and lasts ages anyway.


Isn't that rubber bit in there to allow for some flexing if things move ??

Edit: haha post "69"

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2005 7:49 pm 
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Yes you'll need some where for it to flex. Your engine will move as it torques, and one end of the pipe is connected solidly to the throttle body, and the other end is connected solidly to the air box that is mounted to the body. Something is needed to flex, otherwise your airbox would be ripped off when you gave it a boot full.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 7:56 am 
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straight rubber joint will still flex

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:53 pm 
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Darren/Nick,

Thanks for the delivery at work today guys. I can't wait to get home tonight and fit it.

Will post up pics for all to look at tomorrow morning when the light is a little better.

P.S. For all still waiting, they are worth the wait.

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 5:33 pm 
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Look forward to seeing pics of it all fitted.

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 15, 2005 6:01 pm 
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