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how to make a cold air without tune for under 40$

Just an idea for anyone who was lookig for the same thing i was, a little more power, not having to buy a tuner (though it would only help), and maybe a tiny bit more mpg's without having to spend more than 75$

I got a hold of a stock 4.0 airbox (so i wouldnt have to chop up my own incase it didn't work) for about 30$ then i took a cone filter i had that came off my last car and cut the lid of the box off of the pipe holding the maf sensor (if you use the same size maf piping as stock then you dont need a tune), i attached the filter to the pipe and reconnected everything then took the lid of the box and made the hole from where i had cut off the pipe even bigger and it fit right on the lower portion of the airbox and i was done. so far i have noticed the car is more jumpy and responsive when i hit the throttle, if i could keep my foot off the gas i'd tell about the mpgs...but i am happy with the results for how little money i spent, any ways just thought i'd let anybody who wants to know see it

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Such of a great idea man nice work


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very tempted to do this.....so you run this with the lid on, just with the larger whole cut in it??

BTW.....what grill is that?? I might want to get that as well
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wouldn't the stock box with a K&N replacement filter do the same? Just asking...

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wouldn't the stock box with a K&N replacement filter do the same? Just asking...
how much of any gains would you expect to get if any? minimal right?

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very tempted to do this.....so you run this with the lid on, just with the larger whole cut in it??

BTW.....what grill is that?? I might want to get that as well
yeah i keep the lid on it kind of as a heat shield and i ran some tubing from the front bumper to the box as a duct. It is an ebay grille with a '69 grille emblem on it

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wouldn't the stock box with a K&N replacement filter do the same? Just asking...
well i had that and not sure why but the cone filter on the end of the tubing just gives more response

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how much of any gains would you expect to get if any? minimal right?
yeah it is all minimal gains but they are noticable enough to where you can tell your wheels want to spin more on takeoffs and turns and it gives me more get up and go at lights when i put my foot in it, i really couldn't give a true number but if i really had to guess i'd say maybe around 5-10 but don't quote me on that
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how much of any gains would you expect to get if any? minimal right?
i would say maybe 1-3 at best haha,
I think this is a great idea! reminds me of a steeda design minus the tuning.

i really like the idea of using the stock airbox as a heat shield...thats a major flaw i have never liked about the "cold" air kits that are on the market right now. I think the most important thing to take is, in my experience too, the conical filters allow for better responsiveness and i think you are feeling a lot of that. If you car is more responsive, your car will want to get up an go a lot easier (in theory).

I love seeing people make the best out of something small, awesome job

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i would say maybe 1-3 at best haha,
I think this is a great idea! reminds me of a steeda design minus the tuning.

i really like the idea of using the stock airbox as a heat shield...thats a major flaw i have never liked about the "cold" air kits that are on the market right now. I think the most important thing to take is, in my experience too, the conical filters allow for better responsiveness and i think you are feeling a lot of that. If you car is more responsive, your car will want to get up an go a lot easier (in theory).

I love seeing people make the best out of something small, awesome job
yeah i am bad at guessing hp...your probably right it is more the responsiveness than the actualy gains, but thanks! i am deffinitely satisfied with it, it will hold me over until i have enough saved up for a tuner then im going with a jlt
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yeah i am bad at guessing hp...your probably right it is more the responsiveness than the actualy gains, but thanks! i am deffinitely satisfied with it, it will hold me over until i have enough saved up for a tuner then im going with a jlt
its not a bad guess...its the same for just about all bolt ons...nice sales pitch if you ask me...but even things like exhaust claiming 15hp from an axle back really translates to a more realistic ~5 if lucky...I think bolt ons are best for the responsiveness, but hey, that is what makes the car so fun to drive since no one likes to mash the pedal to accelerate from 60-65 lol

i may do the same since i have an ebay intake that i hate for the tiny tubing since i plan to get the JLT or some other pvc intake similar whos name i forgot

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its not a bad guess...its the same for just about all bolt ons...nice sales pitch if you ask me...but even things like exhaust claiming 15hp from an axle back really translates to a more realistic ~5 if lucky...I think bolt ons are best for the responsiveness, but hey, that is what makes the car so fun to drive since no one likes to mash the pedal to accelerate from 60-65 lol

i may do the same since i have an ebay intake that i hate for the tiny tubing since i plan to get the JLT or some other pvc intake similar whos name i forgot
that is true lol, i just wasn't expecting much of a diffeence and was pleasantly surprised from it, plus you get that more of a suction noise when you hit the throttle, but yeah it's not a bad idea, i traveled back down to college with it yesterday which is 200 miles from my home and it worked just fine, i think i went up 1 mpg from it on the highway so no big deal but still nice to see
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