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Re: Ram-Air..its not that simple guys.

> DO NOT PAY 130 BONES FOR AN INTAKE!!!!
> A friend of mine was shopping around for an
> intake for a '76 280 (the sameone Im about
> to
> buy from him) and he couldnt find anything
> he
> wanted.. So, He bought 15 bucks worth of PVC
> pipe (I think it was 3?) and a 30
> dollar K&N cone
> filter. Anyway, it took him about 2 hours to
> get it
> all measured, built and installed. And, in
> the end
> it gave the same results / perfomance that
> the
> 175 dollar DC sports intake on his 10th
> anniversary
> gave... (yes, we swapped 'em back and forth
> to
> see how they compared, and the self
> fabricated
> PVC / K&N intake was just as good as the DC
> sports.)
> So, you can make one yourself for 45 bones
> or pay
> 100 - 175 bones for a brand name one that
> does'nt
> do anything more than one you can make
> yourself
> with a couple hours and a saw... Go for it!
> Jesse
> '76 280Z~

-I made my own with a 3 mandrel bent exhaust pipe painted bright red, with a BIG A$$ K&N filter. The filter will cost you no less then 40 for a good sized one...(Get if from preformance international, they are the least $$)...The pipe along with the bend around 15 bucks....however it is easy to plug in however it must be supported by something..so I fabricated a brace that bolts on to the car. In all it took about 2 hours start to finish. RESULTS- well I already had headers, and a webber TB, so when I added the intake I noticed a HUGE difference from 3500rpm up to redline. By its self..who knows?!The intake is more of a step in the 3 step process, once you have all 3 steps completed only then will you notice a large difference.-Good luck
Travis 77z
 

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Re: Ram-Air..its not that simple guys.

Is it possible for one of you guys to send me as more detailed fabrication process...i am not the most mechanically inclined person, and i need pictures and step by step instructions...e mail me with the info....thanks....

Joe

> -I made my own with a 3 mandrel bent
> exhaust pipe painted bright red, with a BIG
> A$$ K&N filter. The filter will cost you no
> less then 40 for a good sized one...(Get if
> from preformance international, they are the
> least $$)...The pipe along with the bend
> around 15 bucks....however it is easy to
> plug in however it must be supported by
> something..so I fabricated a brace that
> bolts on to the car. In all it took about 2
> hours start to finish. RESULTS- well I
> already had headers, and a webber TB, so
> when I added the intake I noticed a HUGE
> difference from 3500rpm up to redline. By
> its self..who knows?!The intake is more of a
> step in the 3 step process, once you have
> all 3 steps completed only then will you
> notice a large difference.-Good luck
> Travis 77z
 
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