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Old 03 Apr 2011, 12:31 am
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very nice work. I love the pix. Please let us know how it works out for you.
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You've inspired me to bite the bullet. I've been putting it off for a couple of months now.
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Yep, worked for me when I did it back in 2005. Also, remember to block-off the "second" fenderwell hole or you'll be sucking in some of the underhood hot air.

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Before you had put the air box pipe back in, if you had stuck your finger in the fenderwell hole and pointed it towards the front of the car, the end of your finger would have came out of a hole that opens into the engine compartment and it's heat. It's literally right beside the hole that you put the new 3" pipe into. Now since when the engine is even at idle the new pipe opening is "sucking" air in like a vacumn cleaner and that access hole to the engines heat is "right there" it's naturally going to suck in some hot engine air. I simply blocked off that hole with black a/c foil tape on my PT and on my customers PTs that I did the 3" conversion on. Any good tape (duct tape) would proably work just as well. You could also do a more permanent fix with two pieces of metal and a nut/bolt combo.

As to the pipe from the front bumper inlet, they've been doing that mod over at "The Crew" since 2003 when the first turbos came out. It works well to add some "ram air" effect to the intake, even on the N/As, but you have to be moving at high speed to get any noticable differance. "Altema", among others, over at The Crew is an N/A and a firm believer. He has posted slips with/without to prove it does work. Two things you must take into consideration;

1. You will be in danger of water intrusion because this will put your air entrance so low on the bumper.

2. Some of the more agressive drivers (brakers) have noted a much shorter brake life on that side because you are actually running the intake pipe out through the brake cooling duct. Yes, those openings are there to direct air in to cool the brakes.

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I have been wanting to do this mod for a while now. Just never found the time to do it.
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for now this is the closest i've gotten for colder air


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