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Air box mod/cold air/ram air ghetto *now with pics*

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 7:46 pm
by Yellow04r/t
Okay guys not sure how much horsepower I gained here but for 15 bucks I ain't complaining :D I made myself a cold air / ram air for my 04 neon r/t I cut a big hole in the bottom of my air box and ran a price of flexible 4" alluminum piping to it from my bottom drivers side body kit vent. Behinds the vent I used a furnace duct that fits in your floor. So in theory it's getting cold air and the faster I drive the more positive pressure the air box is getting. I built a plug for the factory hole in the air box and made it easily removable so if it's raining real hard I can let it suck air from there. I also relocated the sensor to inside the air box. Results~~~ throaghty sound, louder at the exhaust end and better throttle response. I'm pretty impressed for a 15$ ghetto mod. Next up k&n air filter....
Image top looking down you can kinda see the piping
Image if you look far enough back you can see where it sneeks past the wheel well
Image
heres the intake end of it just inside the front bumper beside the rad on the drivers side
Image and heres the grille that it lies behind

Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 5:51 am
by Donkeypuncher
I've seen a similar setup using a ractive heat shield filter, seems to work well for what it is.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:03 am
by Yellow04r/t
You bet! :thumbup: next ill throw in a k&n or something similar and then port and polish my intake

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:33 pm
by honda_zman
Ricer

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:37 pm
by Yellow04r/t
honda_zman wrote:Ricer
What?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:38 pm
by racer12306
honda_zman wrote:Ricer
Really?

Don't be a douche.




I did this, little different method, in a track only setup. Didn't really produce any real gains though. The differences in ET could have easily fallen into margin of error.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:42 pm
by Yellow04r/t
racer12306 wrote:
honda_zman wrote:Ricer
Really?

Don't be a douche.




I did this, little different method, in a track only setup. Didn't really produce any real gains though. The differences in ET could have easily fallen into margin of error.
Thank you! Lol yeah it's not nothing spectacular but for 15 bucks it did its job we'll I'd say. Any suggestions on filter brands?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:29 pm
by Donkeypuncher
K&N is usually the favorite, not sure about other brands.

I'm considering making something similar, just too lazy to do it. I'd like to run the piping through the oem fender hole and somehow attach it to the end of this filter shield:
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Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:19 pm
by honda_zman
I'm just saying half assed cars make me loose hope

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:37 pm
by NGCnoproblem
At least he is actually doing something instead of talking Shit

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:41 pm
by LowNSlow
honda_zman wrote:I'm just saying half assed cars make me loose hope
SRT rims and spray paint is not half assed?

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:56 pm
by honda_zman
If anybody read into it I'm not ready to stay with one color

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:08 pm
by LowNSlow
honda_zman wrote:If anybody read into it I'm not ready to stay with one color
Excuses are like belly buttons...

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:09 pm
by NGCnoproblem
We all have em? Lol

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:30 pm
by honda_zman
Still my point I've watched tons of people so how to threads and paint randOm stuff including rims rattle can but dryer vent..... Come on stick up for him all u want still rice

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:31 pm
by FAC3L3SS
You guys are all morons.

OP - I'm glad to see someone trying to mod correctly on a budget. For $15 and some piping that can hold up to certain elements, this isn't a terrible idea by any means. There are several "l337" cold air installations that utilize the stock box, and this one is no different. It's somewhat innovative, somewhat reversible, cheap, and still safe. It may not be the prettiest, but I'll be damned if it isn't getting the job done. PLUS you've utilized your PAINT MATCHED body kit to an extent and it appears as though you're into building the car yourself and getting out of it everything that you can.

I've personally cut off the bottom half of my airbox, but I didn't put any piping. In theory, I suppose I'm still pulling 1/2 air from the fender well and 1/2 straight on the bottom of the engine bay.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:04 pm
by Barry McCockener
If it seems stupid but works, it isn't stupid is it? I did basically the same thing on mine but I demolished the dryer vent taking it off to make some changes. Props to the OP for a DIY job that's functional and cheap.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:14 pm
by honda_zman
But it has ductape Bahahaha

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:21 pm
by NGCnoproblem
It's called working with wat you got. You don't know what rice is. I giant aluminum wing and a fart cannon exhaust is rice. A form of are intake that actually improves performance (even if its hardly any) that fits in the budget of someone isn't rice. Go talk Shit on a different forum cus that's not what this place is for.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:23 pm
by honda_zman
Any other forum alot more people would have opinions

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:32 pm
by racer12306
No it's just we can't stand closed minded people.

Open your mind a little. At least he didn't say he gained 20hp from it.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:13 pm
by NGCnoproblem
That's y other forums suck. Don't turn this one into that.

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:41 pm
by dvon17
Wow. smh :roll:


Personally,
I think it was a good idea. Modding on a budget :lol:

Shit, if I didn't work @ Autozone, I'd probably have the same/similar setup lol.

But instead, I just got all the aluminum pieces and made it look good I guess.

Good job man. Keep it up :rockon:

Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:14 pm
by John Figueroa
Making fun of him for using Duct tape? from what I see he is using Ducting, so why not the tape.

On another note Im sure with the length of the ducting and gravity if you were to cut a hole in the bottom of your airbox and put some sort of small filter into it, that even if it was raining hard the water would drop out the bottom.

on another nother note, this is my first post, great to see what everyone is doing to their cars, from 15 dollar mods all the way up to being able to buy a brand new Challenger in mods, but wheres the fun in letting someone else build your car right? :D

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:11 am
by bad04srt
The grammar in this thread is atrocious.

:slap:


Less e-thugging, more English homework.

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:43 am
by dvon17
"e-thugging"

:lol:

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:52 am
by Yellow04r/t
This gave me good laugh guys glad to hear stuff like that lol I'm all about working on my own stuff, I'm going to school in a year to get my automotive technician (certificate?lol) and i grew up on a farm my whole life by the time I was 14 I could change a timing chain on a 94 Chevy 350, not sure how impressive that is but whatevs lol anyways,no matter what I'm pretty sure a neon is 10 times less ricey than a Honda any day haha. Next few weeks are looking busy for me I got 3 finals to write, gotta work, straighten the axle on my race quad and swap trannies and do some other minor work to the neon and a fresh oil change for the work truck too lol

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:00 am
by NGCnoproblem
Lol grammar on the internet? Pah-lease lol

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:25 am
by occasional demons
Getting e-thugged > English homework.

Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:08 pm
by Donkeypuncher
honda_zman wrote:Any other forum alot more people would have opinions

And a lot more people would flame you for being a dick, but we're nice around here :D