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After a couple months of working on it here and there I was finally able to throw it on. 4" stainless steel with K & N #RC-4680. Not sure of the power gains yet, I just drove it around the block to help the computer relearn.

Overall I am very happy with the way it turned out.
 

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That does look great, will that directly replace the stock tube if you had say a Lingenfelter CAI????:thumbsup:

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Is there a box to surround it to isolate the filter from the engine or is it just pulling hot air from under the hood? If its the latter, then I'd bet you're actually losing power.
 

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HDMLNIUM said:
That does look great, will that directly replace the stock tube if you had say a Lingenfelter CAI????:thumbsup:

Bill
Yes it should, it was mandatory for me to replace the flimsy stock tube.
 

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Is there a box to surround it to isolate the filter from the engine or is it just pulling hot air from under the hood? If its the latter, then I'd bet you're actually losing power.
Their is no shield to isolate it. I've had setups like this on other cars and made power. Only the dyno will tell. Hopefully in the next couple weeks
 

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Most guys dyno their cars with the hood up, which means pure ambient air to the motor. Try it hood down for comparison to determine if an air shield makes a difference.
 

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You have to isolate that cone. Well maybe not this time of year, but during the summer. I ran my GTO that way during the spring and had to enclose it when the temps got around 80.
 

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Hey Ross Racing, I had a similar cone on my V + a B&B w/ res. and my car actually dyno'd lower than my friends V stock. Both dyno's were done at the same shop. The tech that did the runs said that by using the cone filter it was putting the air flow too close to the mass air meter, which would result in false air readings that would make the cars computer zap power. What ever, the cone is history.
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HDMLNIUM said:
That does look great, will that directly replace the stock tube if you had say a Lingenfelter CAI????:thumbsup:

Bill
The angle looks totally off to mate up against the Lingenfelter CAI. :(
 

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Hey Ross Racing, I had a similar cone on my V + a B&B w/ res. and my car actually dyno'd lower than my friends V stock. Both dyno's were done at the same shop. The tech that did the runs said that by using the cone filter it was putting the air flow too close to the mass air meter, which would result in false air readings that would make the cars computer zap power. What ever, the cone is history.
-Sean
Did the air readings in the computer cause an engine light?

After only 15 miles I have no light, and the car is a little more responsive but I have not gone WOT through the gears.
 

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I have been running this cone filter for a while and didn't get any lights going off. The tech guy does all the computer tunes on the other vehicles that come through the shop, so he seemed to have a lot of experiance and sounded like he knew what he was talking about. I don't know but my friend (Velose) had his car there a few months earlier and the temps at that time were a lot warmer, so for his car to dyno about 22 hp more than mine w/o any mods has me looking for answers.
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