Installed the blitz SRI
last night. Removed the old air box. Capped off the vacuum hose. Disconnected the blue whatever sitting underneath the airbox, and got REALLY uncertain of myself if that was the right thing to do. Seemed like a very wrong thing to do, to just disconnect a part, and to not connect it again.
Anyways..With the stock airbox gone, we test fitted the blitz Intake
loosely. And our first problem was that the hose from the blitz Intake
, that you're supposed to connect on the throttle body (I donno if "throttle body" is the correct word/part, but I'm using it! If you don't like it, I'll use the norwegian word "spjell huset" and that'll be even worse! :-)) was too big.
So I took a peek at the box the SRI
came in, and sure enough, on the side, it says 2ZZ. So that'll be for a GTS then. And I have a GT. Dammit!
So faced with the prospect of either having to ship back the Intake
to the US to get the correct one, or to try and make the hose fit even tho it's too big - trying to make it fit tempted the most.
So we found a piece of samco hose, cut off a piece the width of the short pipe sticking out from the throttle body. Forced that onto the throttle body, making it bigger in diameter. Then forced on the rubber hose from the blitz Intake
Job done, it fits.
And then we spent some time swearing at the metal piece thats supposed to support the Intake
, 'cause it wouldn't fit anywhere. When swearing failed, we got the tools out. And that actually worked better than swearing (who knew?!).
So what I *think* I learned from this:
- the throttle body (the piece on the engine that you connect the hose from the Intake
onto) is slightly bigger on the GTS than the GT.
- BLITZ installation instructions sucks ass. 'Cause they were in japaneese.
- The BLITZ SRI
makes your car sound cool, and it feels more responsive and willing.
- swearing might make you feel better, but tools does the job.
And I took like 15 pictures, but only 2 came out good (my hands shake all the f'ing time) and those 2 were pretty identical, so I'm only posting one of them: