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Hotter In Engine Bay Than Before

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I noticed that alot of this post was focused on underhood heat. With that header making the underhood very hot, that short ram is probably making less power than the stock airbox. I would suggest making an intake like I did. its a full cold air style that didnt cost too much and works great. It sits on the plastic undergaurd of the car to keep 90 percent of water off, never had a problem with it sucking in water and hydrolocking the engine. It only cost about 50 bucks including the filter.

 

It goes right over the trans and fits below the battery tray and is alot farther away from the exhaust. The car doesnt run hot at all anymore. It almost runs too cold in the winter and fall, but i just pop in a new thermostat for the winter and im set.

 

Since this photo, i wrapped it in black tape all the way around since every pipe was a different color plus it couldnt hurt anything since it may be lying on a sensor or something like that.

 

http://www.toyotanation.com/photos/data/694/PIC_0349.jpg

 

 

Hmmmmm - another good idea. I was planning on repiping my intake eventually anyway since right now it's pointed towards the fender. ...That would also give me a good excuse to attempt moving my battery to the trunk. :)

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do you have a bigger intake?

 

The pipe itself is bigger than the intake by 1/2inch:

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i38/corr...ICstrutbar2.jpg

 

It's a Weapon R - Secret intake. I'm not too big a fan of the figure-S pipe for it. Would have been happier if the curve at the filter was straight instead (pointing towards the battery). I learned my lesson and paid waaaaay too much - when the filter needs a cleaning again I'll just go autozone, get a misc pipe or two make my own.

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I see a lot of intake filters and pipes for sale on e-Bay and have wondered if they would be any benefit for my cars performance.

 

I did a lot of research on pre-made namebrand intakes and this article is what settled me on WeaponR:

http://www.tprmag.com/issue/1/sr-results.shtml

 

I originally had their "Dragon" sri but it whistled in idle which was pretty annoying. I then upgraded to their "Secret" intake. Interesting inner pipe design if nothing else (scroll halfway down the page to start reading about the pipe/filter design):

http://www.prostreetonline.com/buy/weapon_...weapon_intakes/

 

Besides it not whistling any more, I like the idea of the larger diameter pipe and large filter. In n/a applications it makes more sense to me.

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i did something similar, but i removed the stock airbox and ran it through the stock hole in the chassie, had to cut it bigger but its kinda like how all the hondas have it, behind the bumper, i also cut a hole in the bumper to get more air flow, works pretty well

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I see a lot of intake filters and pipes for sale on e-Bay and have wondered if they would be any benefit for my cars performance.

 

I did a lot of research on pre-made namebrand intakes and this article is what settled me on WeaponR:

http://www.tprmag.com/issue/1/sr-results.shtml

 

I originally had their "Dragon" sri but it whistled in idle which was pretty annoying. I then upgraded to their "Secret" intake. Interesting inner pipe design if nothing else (scroll halfway down the page to start reading about the pipe/filter design):

http://www.prostreetonline.com/buy/weapon_...weapon_intakes/

 

Besides it not whistling any more, I like the idea of the larger diameter pipe and large filter. In n/a applications it makes more sense to me.

 

Looks like the same item sold on e-Bay.

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I see a lot of intake filters and pipes for sale on e-Bay and have wondered if they would be any benefit for my cars performance.

 

I did a lot of research on pre-made namebrand intakes and this article is what settled me on WeaponR:

http://www.tprmag.com/issue/1/sr-results.shtml

 

I originally had their "Dragon" sri but it whistled in idle which was pretty annoying. I then upgraded to their "Secret" intake. Interesting inner pipe design if nothing else (scroll halfway down the page to start reading about the pipe/filter design):

http://www.prostreetonline.com/buy/weapon_...weapon_intakes/

 

Besides it not whistling any more, I like the idea of the larger diameter pipe and large filter. In n/a applications it makes more sense to me.

 

Looks like the same item sold on e-Bay.

 

:( Shhhhh! My wallet can hear you! lol Yeah, I know - it was my first modification, and before i joined the forum. However I am a little reluctant to purchase a no-brand filter. Anybody have any experience with the aftermarket cone filter from Autozone?

 

i did something similar, but i removed the stock airbox and ran it through the stock hole in the chassie, had to cut it bigger but its kinda like how all the hondas have it, behind the bumper, i also cut a hole in the bumper to get more air flow, works pretty well

 

Did you remove the bumper to get the filter on or did you cut the hole big enough for the filter too?

 

If you did have to remove the bumper, do you have to remove the bumper every time you want to clean/swap the filter?

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i just use the autozone filters cause they are cheaper sometimes look ebay they have some decent ones i like the half circle ones, ya i removed my bumper and all the stock air duct piping, made the hole in the chassie where the existing hole was just big enough to fit the tube,

 

yes unfortuntly you do have to remove the bumper when you want to swap or clean the filter, one you dont have to do taht that often, two i dont recomnd this but i just zipped tied mine on, its easier to tear off and make modifactions at the track, for normal road use bolt it back in

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