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Old 10 Apr 2014, 03:56 pm
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Default Airaid Intake Hose Mod

Last year I purchased and installed an Airaid Intake Quick-fit System for my N/A 07 Cruiser. Not sure if it helped with the horses but it did add a little more rumble along with the Gibson stainless exhaust. An easy and fun install.

AIRAID - QuickFit Cold Air Intake Systems - JCWhitney

The Airaid intake tube is a 90 degrees with a 2 1/2" circumference at the throttle body and 3" at the intake box going to the filter.

The black rubber intake tube is well made and comes with a hole for the IAT Sensor at the bottom of the elbow.

I wanted to add a little more bling to the engine compartment so I decided to replace the Airaid hose with a Spectre Performance Chromed Intake Tube with 90 Degree Elbow and Collar. (part #8698)

Spectre Performance Intake Tube with 90 Degree Elbow and Collar | Product Details | Pep Boys

I had to drill a 1/2 inch hole at the elbow on the Spectre tube and added a rubber grommet which I trimmed off with a Stanley knife to fit. With a little patience, I was able to get the IAT Sensor back through the grommet nice and secure.


The Spectre 90 degree elbow came up approximately 2" short where it attaches to the throttle body and the air-box.

I purchased two Spectre Performance Intake Couplers
3" with 2 1/2" Insert (1 Blue and 1 Red).

I was able to make up an inch on both sides of the tube by using the couplers for a perfect fit.

The 2 1/2" insert was perfect for the throttle body circumference side of the hose.

The insert is also removable so the coupler also matched 3" circumference Air-box side.

Spectre Performance Intake Coupler - 3" with 2 1/2" Insert - Blue | Product Details | Pep Boys




I'm hoping the red coupler will add a few more horses to the Cruiser
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Old 10 Apr 2014, 04:05 pm
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Default Re: Airaid Intake Hose Mod

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I'm hoping the red coupler will add a few more horses to the Cruiser
Honda guys believe an "R" sticker will do that!
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Old 10 Apr 2014, 05:40 pm
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I also had to remove the chromed coupler on the 90 degree tube to make the proper alignment.

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Default Re: Airaid Intake Hose Mod

I prefer the smoother curve of the black pipe over the more abrupt angle of the chrome pipe. It's probably harmless, though, and not a big deal for your non-turbo. It looks like you have been having fun personalizing your Cruiser and that's the important thing.
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Old 11 Apr 2014, 04:37 pm
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Default Re: Airaid Intake Hose Mod

Maybe you were thinking "post" TB regarding the piping configuration!
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