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Thanks to 2.3stangdrifter, there is now a way we 2.3l's can make our own CAI. Unless you want to buy a $100 + kit that I can't really find for a 2.3l.

2.3stangdrifter made one on his car with 3" PVC very simple for him with no MAF. I had to get an adapter to connect to my MAF.

Here's the CAI list...

12" - 15" long 3" PVC

Rubber hose from 88' 89' 2.3l (the one on the throttle body, it will accept a 3" pipe easily.)

Spectre air filter

Spray paint for color

And if you have a MAF sensor like me, you'll need an adapter. Pepboys has the air filter for $25 and the adapter for $7.

Home Depot has the 3" PVC 2' for $4 and a rubber pipe reducer that goes inside the end of the PVC that attaches to the MAF ( cause it's only 2" or so ) can be found in with the PVC pipe

The rubber hose from the throttle body can be found at the junkyard on any fuel injected foxbody without MAF ( 88'-90')

Here are some pics to get the idea.




Here's the rubber reducer for the MAF side



2.3stangdrifter's (without MAF)
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/members/2-3stangdrifter.html
http://www.allfordmustangs.com/forums/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=102376
 

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you're still sucking in hot engine air, you gotta get it out from under the hood, specially cause the fan from the rad is pushing all the hot air into the engine compartment, if you can get it out of the the inner fender it will be actual "cold air", if you really want to go trick, get a 3'' inlet/outlet intercooler and stick your filter on it, and pipe it to your engine. that's cold air. btw nice car, looks like you need to drill holes in the bottom of your headlights, is that water i see? had the same problem in my 88.
 

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you're still sucking in hot engine air, you gotta get it out from under the hood, specially cause the fan from the rad is pushing all the hot air into the engine compartment, if you can get it out of the the inner fender it will be actual "cold air", if you really want to go trick, get a 3'' inlet/outlet intercooler and stick your filter on it, and pipe it to your engine. that's cold air. btw nice car, looks like you need to drill holes in the bottom of your headlights, is that water i see? had the same problem in my 88.

Thanks. I'm going to make a aluminum housing box that seals when you close the hood. i'll then have 2 or 3 3" flexible air tubes going from the front of the bottom bumper to the box. Is that good enough or should I do something else?
 

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that's how k&n does it , a heat sheild/box in the corner, i'd still like to see you try an intercooler, see if it makes a noticeable difference on a n/a engine.
 

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thats nice! they got some cheap subframe connectors too!
 

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