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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:13 pm 
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So how has everyone done theres? In one pipe with sections welded together or 2 pieces with a flex pipe to allow for engine movement?
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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:20 pm 
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mmm well im gonna pick one up and when the falcon goes on the dyno ill see what happens with it.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:24 pm 
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and ill second that, same mod same dyno...

take a look at my set up, for $50 its worth doing.


why do you have a rubber boot going to the airbox? Also the the two pieces of pipe are off centre and would be disrupting any possible airflow gains.

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:25 pm 
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Bazzo wrote:
So how has everyone done theres? In one pipe with sections welded together or 2 pieces with a flex pipe to allow for engine movement?
Ive seen some people using the ribbed flexi pipe, wouldnt that slow the air flow?

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:34 pm 
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the second option! as fast xr said only cost $50 rather than $300 and does the same thing! using el intake system change the two plastic pipes for 3' stainless get at any auto shop,get a ef air box plate with the 3' opening for the box,leave the el rubber bend on the thottle body put together and your done.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:36 pm 
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Heres a bit of a nicer setup

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:52 pm 
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using corrugated plastic on a bend is a 'nicer setup' :?:

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:53 pm 
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the ribbed flexi pipe is fine, the air is going through that fast it dosn't matter! mine an fast xr's are similar just where it goes into the box is different but both made the same 4rwkw gain and fordfreak has the full 3' piping one piece and he also made 4rwkw gain all dynoed on the same one.the gain is only minor so wouldn't spend to much.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 9:59 pm 
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stockstandard wrote:
using corrugated plastic on a bend is a 'nicer setup' :?:


Its an EL XR6 pipe :idea:

Unlike the crap from Super cheap which collapes under heat...

why have a solid fitting between the airbox and throttle body. Have you seen how much an I6 moves under heavy throttle???

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bump!

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:20 pm 
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doofdoof23 wrote:
stockstandard wrote:
using corrugated plastic on a bend is a 'nicer setup' :?:


Its an EL XR6 pipe :idea:

Unlike the crap from Super cheap which collapes under heat...

why have a solid fitting between the airbox and throttle body. Have you seen how much an I6 moves under heavy throttle???


Of course you dont want a solid fitting (it would break quickly if you did), but putting your corrugation on a bend is not as good as a smooth bend, even if it is an 'xr6' part.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:32 pm 
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stockstandard wrote:

Of course you dont want a solid fitting (it would break quickly if you did), but putting your corrugation on a bend is not as good as a smooth bend, even if it is an 'xr6' part.


Well.... do you have a better idea?? Silicone joiners are too hard and wont flex much so the tubing seems to be the go'
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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:44 pm 
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I use 3" rubber joiners at the throttle body and off an adapter on the airbox. At first I was worried that if there was too much movement it would tear them but they have held up for 2 odd years and still look like new. The tabs on the intake were plan B - if the rubber joiners didnt work the pipe was getting cut in the middle on the straight section for some corrugated tube.

I dont think it makes a hell of a lot of difference, just seems odd that the corrugated section is something you wouldnt try to get rid of if your going to the trouble of the 3" tube.

 

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Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2007 10:49 pm 
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stockstandard wrote:
I use 3" rubber joiners at the throttle body and off an adapter on the airbox. At first I was worried that if there was too much movement it would tear them but they have held up for 2 odd years and still look like new. The tabs on the intake were plan B - if the rubber joiners didnt work the pipe was getting cut in the middle on the straight section for some corrugated tube.

I dont think it makes a hell of a lot of difference, just seems odd that the corrugated section is something you wouldnt try to get rid of if your going to the trouble of the 3" tube.


So i assume the intake is not screwed or bolted down with brackets? Pics?
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Posted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:32 am 
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which matterials are best to use on this intake? as you here people talking about heat soak alot.

 

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