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

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

Post by Yellow04r/t » Sat May 05, 2012 7:46 pm

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
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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
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Post by Donkeypuncher » Thu May 10, 2012 5:51 am

I've seen a similar setup using a ractive heat shield filter, seems to work well for what it is.

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Post by Yellow04r/t » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:03 am

You bet! :thumbup: next ill throw in a k&n or something similar and then port and polish my intake
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Post by honda_zman » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:33 pm

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Post by Yellow04r/t » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:37 pm

honda_zman wrote:Ricer
What?
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Post by racer12306 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:38 pm

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.
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Post by Yellow04r/t » Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:42 pm

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?
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Post by Donkeypuncher » Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:29 pm

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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Post by honda_zman » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:19 pm

I'm just saying half assed cars make me loose hope
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Post by NGCnoproblem » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:37 pm

At least he is actually doing something instead of talking Shit
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:41 pm

honda_zman wrote:I'm just saying half assed cars make me loose hope
SRT rims and spray paint is not half assed?
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Post by honda_zman » Tue Jun 12, 2012 3:56 pm

If anybody read into it I'm not ready to stay with one color
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Post by LowNSlow » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:08 pm

honda_zman wrote:If anybody read into it I'm not ready to stay with one color
Excuses are like belly buttons...
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Post by NGCnoproblem » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:09 pm

We all have em? Lol
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Post by honda_zman » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:30 pm

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
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Tue Jun 12, 2012 4:31 pm

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.
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Post by Barry McCockener » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:04 pm

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.

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Post by honda_zman » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:14 pm

But it has ductape Bahahaha
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Post by NGCnoproblem » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:21 pm

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.
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Post by honda_zman » Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:23 pm

Any other forum alot more people would have opinions
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Post by racer12306 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:32 pm

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.
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Post by NGCnoproblem » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:13 pm

That's y other forums suck. Don't turn this one into that.
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Post by dvon17 » Tue Jun 12, 2012 10:41 pm

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:
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Post by John Figueroa » Tue Jun 12, 2012 11:14 pm

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
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Post by bad04srt » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:11 am

The grammar in this thread is atrocious.

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Post by dvon17 » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:43 am

"e-thugging"

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Post by Yellow04r/t » Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:52 am

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
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Post by NGCnoproblem » Wed Jun 13, 2012 2:00 am

Lol grammar on the internet? Pah-lease lol
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Post by occasional demons » Wed Jun 13, 2012 8:25 am

Getting e-thugged > English homework.
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Post by Donkeypuncher » Fri Jun 15, 2012 3:08 pm

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

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