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Old 30 May 2011, 01:01 am
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Default 1st gen N/A cold air intake

Do you think it's really worth pushing back the battery and having a set up like this?
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Old 30 May 2011, 01:06 am
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Pushing the battery how?

The battery rests on a tray, and has a bracket that goes over the top of the battery and bolts down on the other end. It's secured down as hell.

Would suck to see that PT go into a deep puddle or something.

You can only get so much power out of a PT unfortunately. I'm not here to judge and say 'don't modify your N/A PT' cause 1. it's not my money and 2. your free to do what you want! Personally, I don't see much benefit but someone else might. If you love PT's, get a GT. If you have an N/A or GT or whatever and have alot of money, do a Hemi swap or something along those lines.
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One more thing, I'd hate to see something come into contact with that clamp if it ever comes close to touching the battery terminal.

Should insulate the battery post/terminal.
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do a Hemi swap or something along those lines.
lol i love that. Naw what i meant about pushing the battery was, relocating it. is it worth the effort to do that to install a CAI?
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One more thing, I'd hate to see something come into contact with that clamp if it ever comes close to touching the battery terminal.

Should insulate the battery post/terminal.
yeah, that's a MUST
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lol i love that. Naw what i meant about pushing the battery was, relocating it. is it worth the effort to do that to install a CAI?
As long as it's secure in one way shape or form there's no problem with it at all.

I've done some work in relocating batteries to the trunk of several vehicles as well as adding a fuel cell in the trunk area. Just need to make sure the battery is properly enclosed and can vent out torwards the outside of the car.
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Old 30 May 2011, 04:03 am
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You can move the tray. I have seen it done and it leaves room to bring the pipe ahead of the rad.
Works good.
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A better way is to pull the inner fender liner and route tubing down through the factory vent. Theres a write up by Jim (amx) on the crew about it. Best thing its covert as you use the factory box but still get a true cold air intake systems.

Theres a guy in our club who used the spectre brand pipe (at autozone) and the 3" flange to route his all the way to the fog lite area. He said this gain him about 2 more mpg.

IF you do this, i would drill some holes on the bottom of the tubing before it get to the air box incase you got into some water. But if you still hit some big puddles you can damage your engine. On the SRT4's, they made an intake setup similar and some have blown their engine due to sucking in water.
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To answer your question Danny.... No I don't think it'd be worth the amount of effort that it would take. I think there are other viable alternatives available that will prove to be a lot easier

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Old 30 May 2011, 10:45 am
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That's a puddle sucker for sure, I'm happy with my Airaid it uses the bottom of the stock box. Our N/A's are just pure cruisers the best we can do is make them sound and look good, speed really isn't an option unless you want to misplace a lot of money that could be spent better on a GT.
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