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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:07 am 
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yeah well the guy at auto barn said size duznt mater and dispite the hot air, i dont feel any power loss :S

in a month, im getting it boxed up and direct cold air feed.
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:16 am 
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Guy at autobarn, wants to sell you something. <generalisation> he knows nothing </generalisation>

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:22 am 
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i had to drill holes in the adapter so i cant give it back...

i dunno ill test it out, see how it goes. if not, ill sell it and get the knN pannel with tickford snorkle..

i know the TSA is small, but its proven that the blitz has the highest air flow so i very much dought after i box it/feed air i will loose any power at all....

i am goin to extend the pipe so it fits closer to the snorkle.. any ideas where i can get the extender?

ps data mine, im selling the alarm.. dont wanna do a shift n void my insurance.
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 3:45 am 
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dj`emz wrote:
yeah well the guy at auto barn said size duznt mater


Well that just shows how much the guys at autobarn know. Even with excellent filter material flow, the actual surface area is the major factor in total flow. Without the dimensions it is hard to say but I think it is safe to say that the surface area of that pod is considerably less than that of the standard panel size. As for blitz having the best flow, the tests I have seen show that the finer filter foam element has the best flow, and that is particularly why the V8 supercars run them (but there would be dozens of tests out there all with different results).

As I said in a pervious post, it's just a lot of work for no real gains, but if you are happy giving it a go then thats good.
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:32 am 
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a mate with a pulsar was goin to get one, i bought mine with the sale and saveed $20, so i told him he can have it for 20 off RRP, he seems keen, i better ask u guys before buying another pod...

Should i get a massive love K&n pod?? and do a nice custom box??

OR

Factory box, k&n pannel filter with xr8 III snorkle?
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:28 pm 
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dj`emz wrote:
Should i get a massive love K&n pod?? and do a nice custom box??

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Factory box, k&n pannel filter with xr8 III snorkle?


Personally I would use the factory box, a decent panel filter and the XR8 snorkle. Thats all you need until you are pushing some big power figures.
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 12:29 pm 
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Option B

will be easier,less problems with the law if it comes to that, and will be fine until you go twin turbo, or monster supercharger.

edit: EDXR8 just beat me, but great minds think alike.

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:34 pm 
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i was thinking option b all along.. but the guy at autobarn convinced me otherwise.... i guess he dont know anything but sr20 and skylines..
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 4:57 pm 
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Correction. He probably don't know anything :P

I always make sure that when I go to my local Autobarn I speak to the two older guys that work in there. One is the store owner.
One young guy in there, who owns a fairly nice, fairly stock ED XR6, was trying to convince me he goes through engine mounts nonstop in it.
I was sceptical to say the least...

 

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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:22 pm 
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lol yeah i guess ill think twice b4 buying sumfin from there

i got some info from my regular forum here: http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/inde ... pic=118238

another guy said this:
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I have just completed making a custom air intake/heat shield. My material of choice is Lexan. It is a polycarbonate sheeting. This product was featured in "Mythbusters". I believe it is bullet proof if its more than say 8mm thick. I used the thinnest I could find which was around 2mm.

The benifits of using Lexan are,

1 Its easy to work.
2 You can cut it with scissors.
3 It's flexible but it can be perminantly bent easily.
4 Its easy on drills, files, saws etc.
5 It's natually clear though you can rough it up and paint it any colour you like.
6 I belive it would be thermally neutral. I doubt it would store/transfer heat like sheet metal.
7 It wont crack, rust or corrode.

I'm not sure where you would by it. ( I've never bought it in my life). I think I saw a sheet in Bunnings one day though, try there.


that u think?? could work well with the pod + custom box... infact, with proper cold air direction, i guess it would be better than the factory + k&n..

what u guys think?
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Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 9:30 pm 
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dj`emz wrote:
that u think?? could work well with the pod + custom box... infact, with proper cold air direction, i guess it would be better than the factory + k&n..

what u guys think?


Yes a decent sized pod in a custom box with proper cold air will flow better however it comes down to the fact that the engine just doesn't require it. The stock AU XR8 setup has been proven to flow more than enough air without restriction for around 180rwkw. As I said, its just a lot of effort for no real increase in performance.
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Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:11 am 
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well put it this way...

if i can sell the pod to my mate i will..

if not, im nearly finished yr12, and would be more than happy to spend days/weeks/months on making a custom intake after the exams :D
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Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 12:34 am 
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I've got a large K&N Conical filter w/adapter that I am looking to sell, but to be honest, you'll probably be making better power by going back to the stock airbox...

Anyway, I'll post in the For Sale section shortly (just need to get my post count up first ;) )
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Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2005 3:34 pm 
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looks like stock airbox... if i can sell it.
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Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:45 pm 
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hey boys i got the Tickford snorkle and i got rubber piping from autobarn today....

ill post pics soon to give u an idea..

can sum1 post pics of a pod filter with custom piping

eg. i am planing to lead a pip from snorkle to pod and another from underneath the car..

will a ef xr6 bonnet scope be effective in removing hot air from around the pod or will it look gay?
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