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Post by Sxteve » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:48 pm

Eventually I will be looking to buy an intake and upgrading my TB. ( maybe in 4 months or so) Bill and I have briefly talked about this in person, i know he's made his own and its just amazing to me that people even attempt to fabricate their own. It's sweet! :rockon:

But i'd like to see who else out there Makes their own Ghetto Blasters. Are people willing to sell em? How much? - Post pics plz!
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Post by stdlystdmufn » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:50 pm

you can find a how to either here or the other org. also there is at least one GB for sale either on this forum or the other org, i just saw it today
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Post by superdan » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:53 pm

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^^this guy is selling a ghetto blaster :lol:
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Post by Sxteve » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:56 pm

I can't weld. lmao, just thought people would want to post their pics.


But i'm still a little unsure about what it takes to make a good Ghetto blaster, and a bad one, aside from the obvious.

i musta overlooked that Dan, LOL. sorry. considering you know nothing about it, apparently you didnt make it eh?
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Post by gtxtreme19 » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:43 am

Welding has nothing to do with it, its plastic. Some plastiweld or sikaflex and some piping and wham! Ghetto blaster
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Post by Sxteve » Fri Mar 25, 2011 12:46 am

http://forums.neons.org/viewtopic.php?f ... r#p2817776

- I found this Thread, TY.
I plan to go to a salvage yard and get a manifold. Can i use any 2nd gen manifold or do i have to find one for an 03-05? Or is there one in particular that has longer runners that would still fit?
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Post by stdlystdmufn » Fri Mar 25, 2011 2:44 pm

any of them will work, but since you can't weld just stay away from the mag manifolds...acturally if you find a mag manifold just use it instead of a GB. also i havn't measured but i believe all the runners of all the plastic 2gns are the same length and the mag mani has 16" runners
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:31 pm

1gn IM's are easier to work with. But a 2gn IM would not be impossible, just a bit more difficult, and the runners are two pieces, bonded together.
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Post by blueneo03 » Thu Mar 31, 2011 12:30 pm

i did one... use a 1gn intake its easier to do.... and invest in a dremel if you dont have one already it will make it easier... but i think i cut my runners to 7 inches as per some how to i found... lol
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Post by blue demon02 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 10:02 am

blueneo03 wrote:i did one... use a 1gn intake its easier to do.... and invest in a dremel if you dont have one already it will make it easier... but i think i cut my runners to 7 inches as per some how to i found... lol
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Yes 1st gen ones are easier. I noticed a lot of people are using PVC pipe and this is a realy, realy bad idea. And yes JB weld is a no go it will not last at all.
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Post by blueneo03 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:03 am

Why is PVC a bad idea to use?
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:37 am

blueneo03 wrote:Why is PVC a bad idea to use?
It is heavier than ABS, and harder to work with for starters.
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Post by blue demon02 » Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:07 pm

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blueneo03 wrote:Why is PVC a bad idea to use?
It is heavier than ABS, and harder to work with for starters.
And when heated and or burned it lets off toxic fumes which lets face it our cars are not exactly air tight and what ever is in the engine bay can get in our cabins.
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Fri Apr 08, 2011 4:52 pm

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occasional demons wrote:
blueneo03 wrote:Why is PVC a bad idea to use?
It is heavier than ABS, and harder to work with for starters.
And when heated and or burned it lets off toxic fumes which lets face it our cars are not exactly air tight and what ever is in the engine bay can get in our cabins.
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Post by garfield3887 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:27 am

I have a question...

I read in one of the GB threads to use a piece of 4" pipe, but then others including the how-to's say to use 3" pipe...

Would one be preferred over the other?
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Apr 15, 2011 5:51 pm

You may get away with 4" using short runners. I used long runners, and 3". Clearance is kind of snug.

I would check the availability of ABS adapters first, to be sure you can reduce it to the inlet size needed.
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Post by blue demon02 » Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:58 pm

I used 4" its not all that big really. when you go to get your addapters pay atention to how they list the sizes. because its all designed to be slip fit. If i remember correctly I got a 4" to 2" reducer and it was perfect for a 60 MM TB.
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Post by OB » Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:16 pm

blueneo03 wrote:Why is PVC a bad idea to use?
I used PVC on a ghetto bellows tube replacement I fabbed years ago. It got so hot one summer day that it actually caved in and the engine died in the middle of a busy intersection. I pulled over and couldn't figure out what the heck went wrong (it was inside the rubber couplers and on the bottom no less, so I couldn't see it from the top). It ended up sealing somehow after sitting for a bit on the side of the road, I drove it home without issue. Couple days later i happened again, this time worse and I was able to see the gap where air was coming in past the TB. A little duct tape later, I had it home and tossed the stock bellows back on. And kids, that's why PVC is a bad idea! :lol:
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Post by stdlystdmufn » Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:36 pm

^^^What he said^^^...plus PVC lets off noxious fumes when it is melted or burned also, I dont know if they are flamable but they aren't good for human health (of course neither are many things used on cars)
Edit: the fumes are not flamable but it is very corrosive. the chemical released is HydroChloric Acid
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Post by neontj » Mon May 30, 2011 11:24 pm

I got a spare mag mani forsale just throwin this out there. But to answer the ops ? I've used abs n pvc both have done fine for thousands of miles n I'm still alive to talk about it. I've made em from both 1g n 2g runners I can say the 2g runners r a pain in the butt to make work but it can be done. But a good cheap and imo best factory intake to play with is the 1g sohc mani and de90 it. It helped to power my stock sohc 2g into the 15s. Yes 15s just with an atx to mtx swap and a bad ass weight redux.
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Post by silvrsxt » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:30 pm

anybody know the diameter of the bellows tube, i want to replace mine with a CAI style hose to allow more air flow and reduce some of the turbulance.

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Post by occasional demons » Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:18 pm

Can't recall off hand, but I think around 2.125" to 2.25" It isn't that hard to pull it off and measure to be safe. As for turbulence, it isn't that bad inside, as there is a filler that fills in the accordion part for support to keep it from collapsing, but "smoother" inner walls are a side effect.

If you believe the throttle body spacer crap about air turbulence, you would be hoping for a way to remove the inner piece to gain a few HP. Yes it is easily removed, but at idle/decel, it would be trying to pull the TB up to the IM. It will eventually crack the plastic IM from stress. As for the air flow, you are only going to get as much as the TB lets by.
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