check out my "homemade" power pipe!

Discussion in 'Fox 5.0 Mustang Tech' started by cenok is family, Dec 2, 2008.


  1. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    was the STB pvc too?
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    That actually looks good for PVC. How did it handle the heat?
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    I wish. :drool:
    It held up awesome. There were no issues with the heat what so ever. My solid steel intake tube (another home made effort :D ) on my current set up gets pistol hot, where my PVC pipe was only warm to the touch.

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    That’s the nice thing with the PVC pipe, it really insulates from the heat. This is probably why companies like JLT are based on similar set ups.....they just make theirs a little prettier.
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    looks great man. btw its not grey5.0beasts little brother, its david. but yea i was looking into buyin one of these setups but i like your idea better. i'm about to revive that thread with some spray paint and new wires
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  5. cenok is family

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    thanks man. My bad David, I couldn't remember your display name and I didn't know you by anything else.

    Gearbanger, that is the first PVC setup i've seen that actually looks good!
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    hey brian any more pics of that full setup? or what about these specs cenok?
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    I still wouldn't go as far as saying that it looks good, but it does look better than some of them that I've seen. :D

    Of which car....my previous Mustang in the first pic, or my Cougar in the other two? :shrug:

    You can see a few pics and videos of my Cougar when you click above the horsepower figures in my signature.
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    the mustang. i was lookin into some but didnt want to pay for all the expenses. i'm looking for function over form
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  9. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    Bringing this one back. I just ordered all my materials off ebay for under 50 dollars. Hope it comes out as nice as yours. I just cant see spending the cash for the anderson unit and my 87mm MAF wont fit the stock tube.
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    ya know, i wouldn't mind seeing this one in the sticky of stickies just so it dont get lost.
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    Right on :nice:

    now the real question is if there was any increase in power from the homemade CAI? Im sure that any would be minimal but any is better than none :shrug:
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    At the very least, it certainly looks better than the plastic "accordion" we were saddles with from Ford? :shrug:
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  14. stykthyn

    stykthyn Commander of the snuggie cultists

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    Dynos show an increase with the anderson pipe. What I am really looking for is the improved maf readings and eliminating the maf/filter from under the hood.
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    its been proven that power pipes actually hold back your car when launching at the track. Someone i know lost 3/10s of a second because of a power pipe
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    I wouldn't exactly call that "proven". Especially when the dyno tells a different story. I would imagine your buddies loss could be attributed to other factors, tham just pipe alone.
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    I would have to agree. I can’t see how a less restrictive or less turbulent intake tube would cause worse performance. I say good job on the homemade stuff. from what I have read, Its my understanding that its best to have 6-8 inches of straight pipe before & after the MAF. Thats kind of hard to do with the space available though.
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  18. stykthyn

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    My couplings came in today which was the last item I was waiting on. If anyone is interested I will take pics of the build up and do a write up. It looks pretty cookie cutter though.
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    Consider me interested!
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  20. Kdubslugga

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    Yeah theres always a good feeling when doing something like that yourself, awesome job, but like mentioned i would paint it or even polish it??? Still dude, great job!
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