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Old 11-29-2009, 06:20 PM   #1
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Default My custom air intake box completed!

I finally finished what I wanted to do for a very long time. Finally I had some spare time and I thought I’d try and finish it. The box is made out sheet metal and it basically separates my short ram cobb intake from all the hot air that comes from the engine. There are 2 big holes where the silencer used to be and the air comes from the fender and into the box. Not the cleanest install, but it really does the job.

The night before I put it in when it's around 50 outside the temp of my air intake temp used to range from 87-130s.

After I put in the box I drove my car for 1 hour, outside temp was 54 and my intake temp ranged from 57-64. That was with stop-n-go in traffic not just on the freeway.

It's sealed off pretty good and I really like it. You can feel the difference in performance.

This is temporary, I am working on a thicker and cleaner box. This was just to get it to fit in perfectly and see what kid of temp's I get, that way I can just take it out and draw an outline onto the thicker sheet metal and bend it into shape.

Just tho throw it out there, this is made out of one piece of sheetmetal except the cover and then bent into a box. The aluminium tape is there to seal the tiny gaps from hot air coming in and not to hold it together.







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Old 11-29-2009, 06:40 PM   #2
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is it only held together with tape?
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Old 11-29-2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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is it only held together with tape?
Ohh no... It's screwed in to the bottom
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:16 PM   #4
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Haha it looks like you duck taped it then chromed it out.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:37 PM   #5
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Haha it looks like you duck taped it then chromed it out.
Used the aluminium tape to seal it so the hot air doesen't get in. This box is temporary so I can see some results then I will be putting in a thicker box. Next time I will be using foam tape in between gaps that way I don't have to wrap it in aluminum tape.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:41 PM   #6
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watch out for squirls.....if one gets in there at night it wont be good.....i had a similar thing happen to me
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:43 PM   #7
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why not rivet it all together, then attach the lid with screws?
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:45 PM   #8
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pretty sketchy but if it works then it works!
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:52 PM   #9
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why not rivet it all together, then attach the lid with screws?
Everything is made out of one whole piece of sheet metal just bent it into a square. The only thing that's seperate was the lid.

The next one I am making will be also bent but the material will be thicker. This was such a pain in the... to do just because the top wall had to be cut in a curve so it fits good because the wheel is there so it's not level.

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Old 11-29-2009, 08:46 PM   #10
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watch out for squirls.....if one gets in there at night it wont be good.....i had a similar thing happen to me
lmfao....................... hahahahahahahaha
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Old 11-29-2009, 10:51 PM   #11
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pretty sketchy but if it works then it works!
This one is not perfect, the next one will be much better but right now the change in air temp is very noticable. I mean going from 130 intake temp down to 64 when it's the same temp outside is basicly what I was hoping for. You can definatly feel the difference in the performance.
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:43 PM   #12
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This one is not perfect, the next one will be much better but right now the change in air temp is very noticable. I mean going from 130 intake temp down to 64 when it's the same temp outside is basicly what I was hoping for. You can definatly feel the difference in the performance.
How many times does this guy have to explain himself?

This is Version 1.0

It works as intended & drastically lowered intake temps.

Version 2.0 is in the works and will be more visually appealing as well as keep intake temps down.


I say damn good job and keep up the good work
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Old 11-29-2009, 11:46 PM   #13
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good job.
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Old 11-30-2009, 06:52 PM   #14
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How many times does this guy have to explain himself?

This is Version 1.0

It works as intended & drastically lowered intake temps.

Version 2.0 is in the works and will be more visually appealing as well as keep intake temps down.


I say damn good job and keep up the good work
Exactly! Thanks!
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:31 PM   #15
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I dont get it. Is this some kind of heatshield to the stock box or an airbox itself.

If so how is it keeping the temp down ? And what did you do with filtering ?

Edit: I didnt read the whole thing, i got the answer to my question, sorry. Good job !!!

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Old 11-30-2009, 07:44 PM   #16
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Nice job! I did this same type of thing on my Civic drag car a few years back and the results were very impressive.

It is nice to see other peoples creativity. Keep up the good work!
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Old 11-30-2009, 07:53 PM   #17
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Where and what is holding this to the car? I like the idea might have to try somethin like that
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:06 PM   #18
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Where and what is holding this to the car? I like the idea might have to try somethin like that
There is a screw on the bottom holding it to the engine bay.
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:14 PM   #19
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Why didn't you just get one of these instead?


If it's money...then nevermind!
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Old 11-30-2009, 11:19 PM   #20
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that really improves the hell out of the short ram, cool idea.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:28 AM   #21
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Why didn't you just get one of these instead?


If it's money...then nevermind!
It's not a money issue, I just like to make custom parts to fit my needs. They make it to fit all years, I make mine to fit just my car.

The next one that I am in process of making will be much better and thicker.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:08 AM   #22
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u my friend have too much time on your hands. Props on the intake, but seriously go get a gf or something lol jp
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:27 AM   #23
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Why didn't you just get one of these instead?


If it's money...then nevermind!
Where does one find one of these? I checked the cobb website.... unless they dont fit wrx.... ???
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:45 AM   #24
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Looks like they discontinued it or something. Which they have done to a few of their products.
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Old 12-01-2009, 02:50 AM   #25
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pretty cool, just looks a little... meh... YES I UNDERSTAND IT'S THE PROTOTYPE.
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