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Cheap CAI Possible? #442235 Apr 14, 12:01am Apr 14, 12:01am
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Cheap CAI Possible?
Ok I was just chillin watching StarWars when i thought of this. I know a lot of ppl here in Las Vegas with cool cars and nice stuff under the Hood, but nothing in the trunk. And as well lots of people with a really nice trunk but nothing under the Hood. Now if your anything like me, as I spent 3K on my amp alone and put very lil into the engine bay so far then this might help.

Also assuming that you have removed the plate in your stock Intake that blocks maximum air consumption.

The hypothesis consist of...

Your stock Intake (Air Filter box)

A Home Laundry Dryer hose 5 inches in diameter

A huge drill bit (about 5 inches in diameter

and a few screws and fasteners


My idea is to...


#1 Remove your entire stock Intake.

#2 Drill a 5 inch in diameter hole on the bottom half.

#3 Insert hose into whole and snip into hose about 1 inch to creat a bend where you can then screw hose into place. make this snip 4 - 5 times to secure hose into place.

#4 Re-install entire stock Intake, with the other end of the hose hanging near the bottom of the engine bay.

#5 Now install that free open end of the hose to your front bumper grill. with the hole facing out.


The point of this is to give you a a lot more cold air comming into your Intake. Now if my idea is correct this should give you a lil added power until you can get your hands on a real CAI. I included a drawing but its a lil blurry no scanner and celly cam sucks LOL.

Now my main reason for posting this here is to get some input from the more advanced guys. Main question...

Will this work, and if so can it ruin anything,? since you will be getting a mixture of both warm and cold air mainly just a lot more of it, this may even cause for the warmer air from the engine bay to become coller and denser. anyway any input is welcome i need as much of it as possible before tryen this on my own car since my CIA wont be here for another 2 weeks.


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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: exchange] #442236 Apr 14, 12:04am Apr 14, 12:04am
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heres the pic by the way...

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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: exchange] #442237 Apr 14, 12:10am Apr 14, 12:10am
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woah you came up with that while watching star wars.


i wonder what ill come up with when i watch it woot


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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: EuRoBoYGT] #442238 Apr 14, 2:46pm Apr 14, 2:46pm
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LOL... rofl rofl


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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: kmlgts] #442239 Apr 14, 2:53pm Apr 14, 2:53pm
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rofl

Its a good idea. go for it smile

Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #442240 Apr 14, 4:02pm Apr 14, 4:02pm
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haha are you kiddin me...just get an Intake off ebay for like 25 bucks and save yourself the hassle and embarassment


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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: VBSURFER] #442241 Apr 14, 4:36pm Apr 14, 4:36pm
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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: Zero] #442242 Apr 14, 4:40pm Apr 14, 4:40pm
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i'm gonna steal your idea and mass produce it in india... GB will be up soon. rofl rofl

Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: Pnoy] #442243 Apr 14, 7:04pm Apr 14, 7:04pm
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LOL yeah its kinda funny. Its rediculus the shit I come up with but hey the only issue now is the space maybe underneath the bumper isnt the best place. Anayway thanx for the input people.


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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: exchange] #442244 Apr 14, 10:29pm Apr 14, 10:29pm
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you never know..you might accidently revolutionise the CAI..


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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: Clyde] #442245 Apr 14, 10:31pm Apr 14, 10:31pm
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maybe if i watch star wars, i'll be inspired to make an R2..it could do all my work for me..he..he.


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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: exchange] #442246 Apr 15, 6:32am Apr 15, 6:32am
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it is quite possible actually. My dad who is an enginner devised a cold air system for his camaro, it used dryer or a/c ducting (not sure) and he mounted it under his front bumper. It drew in a lot of COLD air and he used it with about 664 rwhp till he had a nitrous explosion and bye bye Intake. lol. Needless to say it should be good for our 180-200 hp and might be a good investment.

Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: RedBlur2000GTS] #442247 Apr 15, 10:40am Apr 15, 10:40am
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Home Depot CAI? Stranger things have happened! And worked! rofl thumbsup


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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: zugzug12] #442248 Apr 15, 11:22am Apr 15, 11:22am
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it's easier to make a CAI for most american cars because the maf sensor has it's own little housing you can attach tubing to. on our car the maf housing is built into the air box.. also the stock airbox already gets air from outside the engine bay in the front. it's a smaller opening though. so I guess if you cut a huge hole in the bottom and used heat transfer resistant ducting to move air to the bottom of the stock box and bought a k&N high flow filter you could get some results. In addition to switching out the tube from the throttle body to the air box for something smoother and more free flowing like a few peices of PVC piping you could get something that would work, but would cost more than the 46 dollars shipped for an ebay CAI.

Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: zugzug12] #442249 Apr 15, 5:38pm Apr 15, 5:38pm
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Originally Posted by zugzug12
Home Depot CAI? Stranger things have happened! And worked! rofl thumbsup

u mean like that home depot lambo doors rofl rofl

Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: g96818] #442250 Apr 15, 6:39pm Apr 15, 6:39pm
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you spent $3,000 on an amp? eek

Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: GTQuentin] #442251 Apr 16, 12:26am Apr 16, 12:26am
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Yeah i did some major shopping around town, back then i was making like 8g's a month so it wasnt shit. I was selling cars at a dealership wackin morons left and right making some phat commission's. So i wanted to find a good amp with removable pieces such as the name on the heat sink


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Originally Posted by g96818
Originally Posted by zugzug12
Home Depot CAI? Stranger things have happened! And worked! rofl thumbsup

u mean like that home depot lambo doors rofl rofl



Exactly... rofl thumbsup


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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: zugzug12] #442253 Apr 16, 4:35am Apr 16, 4:35am
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Re: Cheap CAI Possible? [Re: Clyde] #442254 Apr 16, 10:28am Apr 16, 10:28am
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JUST DONT FORGET TO "USE THE FORCE" rofl

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