Custom CAI...What Looks Better PICS

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  1. 95strokerPSU

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    I got everything back together, I just need to figure out where to put my LMAF and filter. Here's the first set-up, the meter is right inside the fender parallel to the ground....
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    And then this way would have it the meter upside down, but completely out of sight...
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    It would attach to the end of this pipe (pic is sideways)...
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    Thoughts?
     
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  2. urban96

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    i would go with the shorter one and maybe make a plate to cover where the pipe goes into the fender


    something like this one (bottom right)

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    i like my air filter in the stock location with a heat shield over it.
     
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    where did you get those silicone connectors
     
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    Bling Bling! All I see are shinny pretty things!
     
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    You have a freakin' sexy car.
     
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    i like the first.

    1- less piping
    2-easier to clock the maf if needed

    are you going to use that coupler right in the middle between the 2 pipes? i would weld them together for a cleaner look

    that would look great chromed

    what size piping did you use?
     
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  8. HISSIN50

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    I kinda like the first way also.

    That engine bay is hot mang! I hate to go OT but where did you stuff the CCRM and what was involved (I'd like to get mine out of the way)?
     
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    i like the one with no bends between the maf and the air filter. if neither has any bends, i like the 2nd one more.

    for the connector, if you aren't planning on welding it, check out the connectors i used. i know that my engine bay is extremely ghetto, but i really think these connectors are a little classier than the normal blue silicone connectors. and they have them at home depot ...

    but it looks like you have a blue and polished/chrome thing going, so probably never mind
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    Thanks for your replies. I think I’m gonna do the first one. It’s less piping and I already have everything cut. I considered welding the two pipes together but for easy of assembly/disassembly I think I’ll use the silicone coupler; I will trim it down and make it as small as possible.

    I got all of the silicone couplers from racepartsolutions.com including the 3” aluminum tubing and the t-bolt clamps.

    Tonight I’m gonna drill a hole for the IAT and extend the MAF and IAT wires. Then I just need to get the tubes chromed. Anyone know how much chroming should cost? It’s about 20” of 3” inner diameter aluminum tubing.
     
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    It's next my radiator right above the ABS unit. I'll see if I can remember to get a pic tonight. It's not mounted to anything but is it held in place by the wiring harnesses around it.
     
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    remember, try to keep it up as high in the fender as possible. I hydrolocked my car's origional engine with a cai gping through a puddle
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    That's why I like the first one. Even though the car only goes out on nice days, there's always a chance I'll get caught in rain before I can get home.
     
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    I agree. I've been looking for a kit that looks similar to what Steeda offers for the 4.6L, which is a stock-length intake tube with a polished aluminum heat shield over the filter, but have yet to find one. I realise this will do nothing for performance but I just want it for bling. I'm a bit leary of puting the filter in the fenderwell because I'm paranoid it'll get dirty real fast and/or suck-up water.
     
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    check out the c&l inlet pipe.

    that is what i have, but it came with a black plastic heat shield and not an alum cover.
     
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    man why did you paint over the red ??? lol i see some paint flaking lol your car looks good and that engine bay looks nicely cleaned up...i would go with the first choice
     
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