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Old 09-17-2010, 05:37 PM
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I have an idea for the 2002 5.9. Since it has a different intake than the 2nd gen's, I'm gonna try my own CAI. The 2002 basically has an elbow that has a flex towards the end and then it clamps on to the air box pipe. I'm gonna get rid of the air box and attach a pvc pipe to the end of that flex tube. Then I'll just attach a filter on the end of the pvc pipe. I figured for support, I'll run a piece of metal out from the existing holes from the air box to the pvc to help keep it from moving. Any thoughts?

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Good luck with the project!
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Sounds like a plan to me
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Sounds good, don't see why it wouldn't work.
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I have a thought. In plumbing we have connectors we call mission bands. They are rubber couplings surrounded by metal bands with hose clamps attached. They would solve some of your support issues.
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Let us know how it turns out .
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Sounds cool man, definitely keep us posted!

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I have a thought. In plumbing we have connectors we call mission bands. They are rubber couplings surrounded by metal bands with hose clamps attached. They would solve some of your support issues.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll definitely look into it.

As fas as the date, I'm not quite sure. I'm trying to get a bunch of finances figured out, so I'm not sure what money I need. I'll make sure to follow up when it's all said and done.
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WeLL jcasey here are some pics I took while I was experimenting with my measurements you get the idea.

This is a view looking down at Air Box with filter removed. T he 4" Elbow I sealed of w/ "Right Stuff" I Decided to stay w/ original airbox. Not so pretty heheIMG_0001.jpg

From Air Box I Piped straight down just behind the headlight. IMG_0002.JPG

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Thanks Raming. I'm just gonna get rid of the air box all together. I'd be a little worried having that intake right there, for the fear of water, but to each his own.
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