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Hawaiitgc 11-21-2011 07:44 AM

Homemade CAI
 
Here is a pic of the homemade CAI that I made this weekend...

I used 3" PVC, One 3" 90* Elbow, One 3" 90* Street Elbow, Krylon Fusion red spray paint, and Spectre Filters bought at AutoZone...

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...-202035591.jpg

TNC 11-21-2011 10:10 AM

Looks good. DIY projects that work are very satisfying. However, is it really a CAI system? Looks like the filter is taking its air from inside the engine compartment, unless I'm missing a shelter box somewhere in the pic. Regardless, good work.

TheSatinPumpkin 11-21-2011 10:17 AM

Nice. You can prob put another 90 elbow so you can go further down towards the headlight and maybe add a AIRRAM jet-scoop to help funnel air coming from the outside

Great DIY either way. Congrats.


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Originally Posted by Hawaiitgc (Post 658988)
Here is a pic of the homemade CAI that I made this weekend...

I used 3" PVC, One 3" 90* Elbow, One 3" 90* Street Elbow, Krylon Fusion red spray paint, and Spectre Filters bought at AutoZone...

http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j1...-202035591.jpg


BlackHemI 11-23-2011 09:23 AM

yes it looks great, i recently took mine off my hemi as i used the same producs, for the longest i thought it help but honestly the only gain is the gasp for air it takes.. it really gets the hot air inside and when i put my stock intake back on, i gained .5 mpg(manually calculated) so i imagine is hurts performance a little...thats just my .02... i like your brackets lol mine kept breaking thats why i removed it haha

snrusnak 11-23-2011 09:40 AM

^ what he said. It look good though, especially for pvc.

Hawaiitgc 11-23-2011 03:01 PM

Thx guys, I am gonna make a heat shield and get a Air Ram Scoop... Will that help with it at all? I reset my mpg after install and am getting 15.9 where I was getting 14.8 with stock intake and K&N Drop in filter...

snrusnak 11-23-2011 03:03 PM

Letting it suck cooler air should help a lot.

BlackHemI 11-23-2011 06:51 PM

yea that will help so much! and remember to manually calculate your mpg as the evic display isnt very accurate! what did you use for your mounts? i just folded up some aluminum but it kept breaking lol...

Hawaiitgc 11-23-2011 09:47 PM

I used a wall mount tool holder that holds shovels, rakes, or whatever and just tied to to the engine compartment... I was going to mount it with screws but it wouldnt reach the right spot... Works good though...

Ya I will post the pics when I get the scoop and heat shield on there!

BlackHemI 11-23-2011 10:53 PM

Hmm I would put mine back on but I'm going to buy a Cai soon, and yes sur keep us informed


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