: Got bored... Threw together a nice carbon fiber intake tube (pics)



LS6Steve
08-08-13, 11:40 PM
It's nothing new at all, been seen plenty of times, so here's one more. Pretty cheap and simple project and looks nice under the hood.

Parts:
(siliconeintakes.com)
90 Degree Reducer Adapter 4" to 3.5" x1
3.5" Hump Hose x1
4" T-Bolt Clamp x1
3.5" T-Bolt Clamp x2
3.75" T-Bolt Clamp x1 (some other lists will just say three of the 3.5"... I don't recommend it. The hump hose to MAF connection is a little thick for a 3.5 to fit, didn't work, needed 3.75)

9" carbon fiber tube length
I got a bunch off someone recently, so I have plenty of extra 12" lengths that you can trim down if anyone wants to buy for cheap, I threw them on ebay for $20 plus shipping. Item 330984157804

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e393/LS1Steve/Picture55_zpse6c29793.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/LS1Steve/media/Picture55_zpse6c29793.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e393/LS1Steve/photo4_zps643874d8.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/LS1Steve/media/photo4_zps643874d8.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e393/LS1Steve/photo3_zpse794f4a3.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/LS1Steve/media/photo3_zpse794f4a3.jpg.html)

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e393/LS1Steve/photo1_zpsc338b713.jpg (http://s43.photobucket.com/user/LS1Steve/media/photo1_zpsc338b713.jpg.html)

PISNUOFF
08-09-13, 06:40 AM
Looks good. I'll take one of those tubes. Just bought one from your eBay listing.

BigDaddy-V
08-09-13, 08:40 AM
I like the look of those tubes for sure! I have one of the original stealthV aluminum tubes that I wonder if gets to hot. Plus the CF Looks waaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy better!

If I didn't need to do some plugs and wires and wanting to do some exhaust work then I would be all over it!

BDV

liqidvenom
08-10-13, 10:32 PM
i just ordered one as well

philistine
08-10-13, 11:08 PM
Looks nice!

RyRidesMotoX
08-11-13, 02:14 AM
5 left according to eBay... Is that for real? You live in Cardiff? Or are you in San Jose? If you are in Cardiff can I just have my dad come by and scoop one up from you next week in person? He works in San Diego.

LS6Steve
08-11-13, 03:47 PM
5 left according to eBay... Is that for real? You live in Cardiff? Or are you in San Jose? If you are in Cardiff can I just have my dad come by and scoop one up from you next week in person? He works in San Diego.

San Jose, I need to update that. Damn I miss Cardiff!

RyRidesMotoX
08-12-13, 10:53 AM
Yea San Diego is the the best. I lived in Carlsbad previously and it was my favorite place ever.

jmargo
08-12-13, 04:40 PM
I made a similar one and have no complaints.
http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u16/jmargo1/D54302E3-237E-40F1-8090-FB947F6AF035-876-0000013CDC074605.jpg (http://s164.photobucket.com/user/jmargo1/media/D54302E3-237E-40F1-8090-FB947F6AF035-876-0000013CDC074605.jpg.html)

Naf
08-13-13, 02:58 AM
Nice,

I took it a step further, 102mm ID with aluminium collars so when i tighten the clamps i dont break the CF tube.

I have also included the MAF Bung and two brass nozzle inlets for Meth injection...

StretchASU
08-13-13, 01:48 PM
Just what I was looking for since I didnt like the look of the aluminum tubing options. Order has been placed. Thanks for the writeup!

LS6Steve
08-13-13, 02:01 PM
Just what I was looking for since I didnt like the look of the aluminum tubing options. Order has been placed. Thanks for the writeup!

The heat soak is WAY better too... I can grab the CF comfortably after some hard runs that would have aluminum burning my hand.

IdriveaV
08-17-13, 11:23 AM
Where did you get the tubing from?
Im looking for 4" tubing in carbon fiber and cant find it anywhere

RyRidesMotoX
08-17-13, 11:50 AM
Do you have more left?

thebigjimsho
08-17-13, 02:12 PM
Air goes through too quickly to be affected by tube temps...

seeyouinajif
08-17-13, 03:40 PM
I look forward to installing mine!


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12race
08-19-13, 11:15 PM
Just went to eBay - looks like they went quick, bummer. Where is another source for 3.5" CF Tube, and BTW, thanks for the overview and parts list.

GSRswapandslow
09-09-13, 01:38 PM
i''m looking for one, as well

StretchASU
09-09-13, 03:55 PM
Look up Clearwater Composites. I have used them in the past for some CF stuff.