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      01-27-2012, 07:23 PM   #89
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thats what im doing right now since my mod can be changed by just removing the cone filter and droping in a flat drop filter back in .
just as I was about to try the mod, now I have to wait for this one and make my decision from there. Damnit.
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just as I was about to try the mod, now I have to wait for this one and make my decision from there. Damnit.
ide go ahead and do it just dont cut holes in your box and use the filter i used . cause if anything u can always remove the filter and slap in the flat drop in and leave the intake mount flanges in place it wont mess with anything.
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BTW ANYONE NOT WILLING TO DO THIS MOD AND WANTS A INJEN INTAKE IDE BE MORE THE HAPPY TO DO A EVEN SWAP WITH YA FOR MY INJEN INTAKE, FILTER, AND HEAT SHEILD FOR YOUR FACTORY BOX !!!! just saying i need more boxes to play with lol
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ide go ahead and do it just dont cut holes in your box and use the filter i used . cause if anything u can always remove the filter and slap in the flat drop in and leave the intake mount flanges in place it wont mess with anything.
that's true, I'll be placing an order soon then
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BTW ANYONE NOT WILLING TO DO THIS MOD AND WANTS A INJEN INTAKE IDE BE MORE THE HAPPY TO DO A EVEN SWAP WITH YA FOR MY INJEN INTAKE, FILTER, AND HEAT SHEILD FOR YOUR FACTORY BOX !!!! just saying i need more boxes to play with lol
Thats a good ass deal right there.
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Thats a good ass deal right there.
i know right, now who wants it! <--- sounds so dirty
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i know right, now who wants it! <--- sounds so dirty
Ba dum cha
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BTW ANYONE NOT WILLING TO DO THIS MOD AND WANTS A INJEN INTAKE IDE BE MORE THE HAPPY TO DO A EVEN SWAP WITH YA FOR MY INJEN INTAKE, FILTER, AND HEAT SHEILD FOR YOUR FACTORY BOX !!!! just saying i need more boxes to play with lol
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Dinan-like Ram Air for 32 dollars

DJ Apex, your intake mod project inspired me to proove that the Dinan brand is ridiculously over priced. Went to Auto Zone and bought a Spectre flexible memory hose, used a Dremel to drill a hole in the air box and routed the hose to end up right next to the driver side brake cooling duct. Haven't driven the car with the mod yet but will update. Still trying to figure out how to cover up the inlet with a custom or OEM grille. See pictures and let me know what you think guys.



First clearance test


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Ram Air Inlet
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Test drove the car this morning and was pretty amazed. Throttle response is quicker on both default and sport modes. The car feels lighter and easier to accelerate (no pedal lag). Rev increase is smoother and quicker. You can feel the umph from around 2000 rpm and up (more power on low, mid and high ranges). No big difference on engine noise but it definitely sounds stronger and with a deeper tone. I didn't change the filter, i've been using the K&N stock replacement all along. Im very happy about this mod. Dinan claims a 7 HP gain so I guess this mod costs around $4.57 per HP. Not bad.
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Test drove the car this morning and was pretty amazed. Throttle response is quicker on both default and sport modes. The car feels lighter and easier to accelerate (no pedal lag). Rev increase is smoother and quicker. You can feel the umph from around 2000 rpm and up (more power on low, mid and high ranges). No big difference on engine noise but it definitely sounds stronger and with a deeper tone. I didn't change the filter, i've been using the K&N stock replacement all along. Im very happy about this mod. Dinan claims a 7 HP gain so I guess this mod costs around $4.57 per HP. Not bad.
Great job for doing this, just be careful in the elements I heard that the NE now has a tendency to flood
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Great job for doing this, just be careful in the elements I heard that the NE now has a tendency to flood
Yeah I've been thinking about that, I do have space to play with the inlet position. Maybe I could push it back a bit and point it downwards partially.
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I test drove the car again since this morning's traffic was pretty bad. This time I was able to floor it a couple of times and man!! That car comes alive after 5k rpm, sounds like a beast and runs like a maniac! So glad I did this.
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Awesome stuff.

Did you keep Charcoal filter?

Can you post part numbers of the kit? I dont have AutoZone here so will need to improvise.

For some duct ideas look up: sink drain mod for e36 e46 or e39
use the plastic inlet for a speaker tube. Will look sharp.
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I removed the charcoal filter some time ago. Here is the link for the 3" duct. Thats the only part I've used so far. Still trying to figure out how to cover the inlets (brake and air intake) with a desent grille. The stock grille is partially closed were the air duct is placed.

http://www.spectreperformance.com/in...-diameter.html
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I removed the charcoal filter some time ago. Here is the link for the 3" duct. Thats the only part I've used so far. Still trying to figure out how to cover the inlets (brake and air intake) with a desent grille. The stock grille is partially closed were the air duct is placed.

http://www.spectreperformance.com/in...-diameter.html
You want then open grid grill here is the part number 51-11-7-134-080
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DJ Apex, your intake mod project inspired me to proove that the Dinan brand is ridiculously over priced. Went to Auto Zone and bought a Spectre flexible memory hose, used a Dremel to drill a hole in the air box and routed the hose to end up right next to the driver side brake cooling duct. Haven't driven the car with the mod yet but will update. Still trying to figure out how to cover up the inlet with a custom or OEM grille. See pictures and let me know what you think guys.



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So you can do both the Dinian mod and the Euro cone filter mod correct??
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Absolutely. I don't have the cone filter though. Not sure if it will make a big difference.
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You want then open grid grill here is the part number 51-11-7-134-080
Thanks! I searched for a while but never found them, I guess I had to look for 335 bumper grids instead of 328. Anyways, I had laready ordered a set of gloss black powder coated mesh grille sheets to fit on the bumper. I'll update once I get them installed.
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