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I would say yes it would being's its a DIY thing. Even aftermarket intake's will void your warranty...
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Awesome write up man!! And to the guys concerned about it getting hot enough to release the gas into your motor, would something like a clear coat sprayed into all the tubing in at least 2 or 3 coats suppress any possibility? Just thinking "out loud" there...
I don't know if that would be a good thing or maybe even a worse thing to do...beings I don't know what clear coat does at higher temps.

I mean I could be wrong on this totally with even the PVC...I just remember when I had a boosted car that was SEVERELY frowned upon.

Also Schedule 80 pvc is only rated to 140*

I don't want to scare anyone from doing this but another thing to think about is Expansion and shrinkage under different temps. I would say as long as you leave plenty of clearance you shouldn't have an issue with this.
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I would say yes it would being's its a DIY thing. Even aftermarket intake's will void your warranty...
Really just for an intake? I didnt think about this till now.. oh well I still have the stock stuff sitting around so the dealer will never know haha.
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They look at your filter like a k&n having oil can mess up the map or maf sensor by getting oil on the sensor and will jack up the settings in the computer.
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LOL so even a K&N drop in will screw your warranty? they'll take any excuse to get out from under that responsibility.
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I believe so...And yes you are right. The problem falls when people clean their K&N Filters they use WAY too much oil. And it can get on the little pieces of wire in the sensor and can really do some damage.
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That looks pretty good man, need to get some flow charts on that, compared to the stock system! haha
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Was inspired by this thread and built one myself yesterday! So far so good! I keep track of my mileage using a program called acar for Android so I will be able to report any changes in fuel economy next fill up in about a week. I do wonder though, what's the purpose of the air hat to begin with?
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I do wonder though, what's the purpose of the air hat to begin with?
I'm 99% sure the air hat is to reduce noise, I believe it is a series of baffles. Think of it as a muffler for your intake. Seems stupid to me, they really don't make THAT much noise anyway...
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I'm 99% sure the air hat is to reduce noise, I believe it is a series of baffles. Think of it as a muffler for your intake. Seems stupid to me, they really don't make THAT much noise anyway...
The air hat definitely seems silly as I have not noticed any audible differences after deleting it. I think it's also a cheap way to "dress up" the engine compartment of the 4.7l since we don't get a snazzy engine cover LOL!
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