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    building an intake?

    Scroll to the bottom lol, not gonna make one myself, getting one professionally made

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    Re: building an intake?

    Where are you located? We do any custom fabricating and looking for a ATS to design one.

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    Re: building an intake?

    Quote Originally Posted by SC2150 View Post
    Where are you located? We do any custom fabricating and looking for a ATS to design one.
    damn too bad you're so far from me or I'd be at your shop tomorrow haha! I'm Ontario Canada lol.

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    Re: building an intake?

    make sure you got the MAF mounted on a part of tubing that has the exact same inner diameter as the OEM one or it'll mess up your AFR.

    good luck!

    J.

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    Re: building an intake?

    I've actually gotten in contact with a race shop here (powel race shop). They've also built intakes for CTS-v's solstice', sky's cobalt turbo's and everyone whos had one made by them had AWESOME things to say. Plus they've built racing corvettes/cadillacs so I trust 'em

    I'm going to his shop in the next few days to develop and build an intake, charge pipes and a DP should be fun!

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    Re: building an intake?

    Sounds like your in good hands!


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    Re: building an intake?

    Pictures when your done please!

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    Re: building an intake?

    Well I went to the raceshop today!! getting my intake dimensions measured, he's gonna contact me in a few days but he thinks he can get something together. John Powell is an awesome guy and really knows his stuff. I'm glad theres someone that close to me who can do things like this with cars.

    But anyways here we are getting the intake dimensions measured. the airbox pops right out and theres actually no sound baffling in there.





    I'm also getting custom performance springs made, YYZ springs, 2" or so drop but still retain travel, getting a downpipe made as well and hopefully an electric cutout.


    ..oh and just for fun.. heres some of the awesome corvette racecars in his shop

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    Re: building an intake?

    Cool! Any good fabricator can do this. Here is what we made for a prototype for the LY7 CTS:



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    Re: building an intake?

    That looks awesome! I cant wait to get mine together He's going to be making a fiberglass housing based off the stock airbox base with the filter sitting in it then covering it with a lexan cover.

    But yeah we're gonna be looking into DP (with electric cut out possibly), different springs and yes, the intake.
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    Re: building an intake?

    Its already a cold air intake and with the lack of baffles... what will a custom made intake do/improve???

    the choke points are the tubes going into and out of the turbo, as well as the tubes connecting the intercooler to the intake manifold...

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    Re: building an intake?

    A downpipe with a high flow element and a tune will yield performance results. The high performance Element will deliver the swoosh sound.
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    Re: building an intake?

    Asked:

    Quote Originally Posted by wongluk View Post
    what will a custom made intake do/improve???
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    Quote Originally Posted by Siren05 View Post
    The high performance Element will deliver the swoosh sound.

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    Re: building an intake?

    yeah the down pipe will be for the performance element.

    I'm mainly getting the intake for the cool sound it gives the car (I seriously love the sound of an aftermarket intake lol) but after i get the car tuned to optimize the intake then it will actually give a good performance bump having it there.

    The factory airbox doesn't really scoop deep into the fender area, go pop yours off and have a look. Its just a little piece of pipe(no longer than 6") that points to the grill. We actually found water spots under the air filter, so water is getting in there lol.

    But anyways, hes gonna make a box from fiberglass that looks like the factory lower box portion, and also mould a fiberglass tube going down into the fender to scoop up cold air and bring it into the chamber that will house the cone filter.

    But again, I'm mainly getting this done for the cool sound it gives the engine, I know it only gets ya maybe 2-5HP, but the deeper sound it gives and being able to hear the BPV is just something I gotta have lol

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    Re: building an intake?

    Well I built my own intake tube and it flows 10% more than stock using the stock air cleaner.
    OBTW - I sent the tube to JacFab for air flow testing.

    DIY Less than $100



    Of course mine uses -6AN to hook up the fresh air line. I hid it under the tube so it didn't look like the air tube had a "woody".
    I also replace the worm clamps with T bolt clamps fro a more positive seal.

    I tried insulating it with header wrap.. No improvement performance wise,(lower IAT's when comparing IAT 1 & 2 to stock readings.
    Also it looked like chit IMHO.



    Next mod is the air box & filter.
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