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Can anybody post pics of there CAI setup, i'm looking for some ideas, as well as a way to run it up to the fron of the bumper, if possible. Thanks
 

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I had the CAI tubing running up to the front of the bumper when I first installed my CAI about 3 years ago. Now I just have a tube ending inside the fenderwell. Here is a pic of the setup I am currently running, 3" inch cone filter with dryer duct hose going into fender. My setup now isn't exactly a CAI setup as the filter is partially taking warm air from underneath the hood. A better setup would be to use some type of heat shielding to block off most of the hot air from entering the filter. Good luck.

 

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how did you guy get the tubing to fit onto the MAF. the portion that is recieving the air. Is there a modificadion out there?
 

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thanks mcgilles that helped me out alot. just for clarification, that round piece you used on the one end of the MAF, you bought that at Lowes right?
 

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2000 SEL - True CAI

The odd bend at the adapter is due to my battery box...
 

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Originally posted by JasonBVHS@Jan 11 2004, 09:18 PM
thanks mcgilles that helped me out alot. just for clarification, that round piece you used on the one end of the MAF, you bought that at Lowes right?
sure did, the filter itself was at advance auto, can be found many other places, everything else was from Lowes, or I just had it on hand.
 

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Thanks again for all the info, i have begun to assemble my CAI. Apparently the MAF is larger in the sho than the vulcan. So i was able to find a similar plumbing object only in a smaller size. And instead of using aluminum dryer duct i used 2 1/2" steel pipes to run from the TB to the MAF and then down the fender to the cone. I am also in the process of makeing a scoop under the car to help pull in cool air up into the fender. I'll be posting some pics along with all the measurements so everybody with a vulcan can have a set of instructions. Thanks again mcgilles, i'll make sure that i give you the proper credits for your guidelines, in my instructions.
 

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Damn, do you really have to run it into the wheel well? Mine just sits over the lower half of the original air box.
 

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I just made a CAI for my Gen4. Its pretty neat. I originally had a short ram intake that i made from a ford ranger kit off of ebay, then a couple days ago I saw some extra pieces of chrome pipe in the garage, so I put the stuff together. All I had to do was cut a little bit of the hole that goes into the fender well, cut a little bit off of my battery tray, and thats all she wrote! I can feel the difference in power, and the sound is incredible. I will be sure to post pics of the CAI and maybe even a video clip too. PeAcE!
 

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Originally posted by Taurussetypes@Jan 14 2004, 03:18 PM
I just made a CAI for my Gen4. Its pretty neat. I originally had a short ram intake that i made from a ford ranger kit off of ebay, then a couple days ago I saw some extra pieces of chrome pipe in the garage, so I put the stuff together. All I had to do was cut a little bit of the hole that goes into the fender well, cut a little bit off of my battery tray, and thats all she wrote! I can feel the difference in power, and the sound is incredible. I will be sure to post pics of the CAI and maybe even a video clip too. PeAcE!
Pics and video =
 

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The reason i went with that size pipe was because it was the same diameter as my TB. and there really is no since in making it bigger, plus it is what i had on hand.
 

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Originally posted by slider5634@Jan 14 2004, 07:36 AM
Damn, do you really have to run it into the wheel well? Mine just sits over the lower half of the original air box.
Well that is a hot air intake, and that is actually a step back from stock. Stock at least pulls in air from the fender. You are getting more air, but it is very hot air.
 

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yeah, the hot air intake won't be any better than stock. when I had my filter in the engine compartment, it felt faster to me, because the shorter intake gives you better throttle response, but you won't see any horsepower from that setup. or if you do, very little. many people lose some that way.
 

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I can vouch for the loss of power with a hot air intake. When the motor got warm, the car got way sluggish and didnt perform well. Now that I have the fenderwell cold air setup, its like I have a whole new engine.

My car had its first true performance moment the other day. I was leaving this hangout spot where a bunch of people were, and I held it in first gear and stomped on it. I was going about 23 mph when I floored it and it chirped the tires when I did that. Then, when it shifted to 2nd gear (about 6000 rpm) it chirped the tires again! No bullsh**ting! i was like whoa...
I dont have a chip either. It was coooool. So there you go, CAI and full exhaust make quite a good difference. Peace yall.
 

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After the car has warmed up, will some put a thermomitor in the TB or MAF and actually see how much hotter this air is that's coming from the short ram air set up and than check the air temp with the stock set up. Once we get these ACTUAL numbers than we have something to back up our complaint about the short ram air set up.
 
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