Great write up.
I ran my intake like this for a little while in conjunction with a K&N drop-in, it definitely helped but it was minuscule compared to the full K&N intake I now have installed.
Lol.. I really did!Side note, did you two really paint the felt container?? :laugh:
does it hurt mpg having more air flow in the car like this? ive asked this question many times already but people seem to have different opinions. i personally dont care but i am curious about it just in case when someone who does care asks me, i can give them a decent explanation.So I took this a little further and converted it into a ram air in the foglight filler similar to the J's Racing one.
I took the stock foglight filler and cut the ribs out and laid some fiberglass over it.
I had to cut the black tube back before it starts to taper larger so the coupling would fit over it, then I added a 45 degree elbow, and a 5'' coupler. This is what it looks like inside the bumper, from the Airbox to the foglight filler.
I smoothed it out some more, added some bondo to fill in the smaller imperfections in the fiberglass, sanded it down and painted it. I had to notch the inside of the lower radiator support (I can provide pictures if needed), but other than that it works great.
I could have smoothed it out more but I got lazy and it looks pretty good on the car anyway. It really improved highway accelleration, no more downshifting to pass. Not to mention I am not as worried about it in the rain anymore. Since it is on the front of the car and not by the wheel anymore so no worrying about puddles splashing from the wheel well. I also cut the end off the little side pipe just incase something gets sucked in, the engine would still be able to breate. You could fit a screen over the back of it to prevent sucking stuff up all together. But I am pretty happy with it like this. Now I can guarantee I am getting the coldest air possible.