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Old 07-09-2000, 08:35 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Once again...a new DIY intake MY00

Alright...here is a new take on an old idea. I wish I had a digital camera so I could show off what I did but....

Originally I had an aluminum dryer tube running from the stock box to the fender. I also put in an Amsoil panel filter. It was an improvement over stock but I just hated the way it looked.

I went to Home Depot (DIY heaven!) and bought some black PVC tubing. So now...I have created a "velocity" stack intake of sorts (OK, not really but maybe a little...). The stock tube out of the box is 2 inches. From there it expands to 3, and finally to 4 inches at the end of the intake.

Butt-dyno loves it. So does the ear-dyno. I have a Borla cat-back and a pulley. Although the intake is still quieter than the exhaust (duh!) I can hear more engine noise. It seems to rev from low range (2000) better now, and reaches the powerband (4000+) much quicker. I give it a thumbs up!!

Any questions, thoughts, ideas, concerns?

D. Neil Crawford
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Old 07-10-2000, 01:51 AM   #2
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What do you think about my version #3 intake at www.ImprezaRS.com ? Version #2 was 2.5" PVC with 2" internal diameter.

How did you do a widening diameter intake as it goes along?

Larry

PS: You mentioned no pix available. I got a Polaroid Fun!Flash640 digital camera at Circuit City today for $129.95, but after $30 mail-in rebate it's under $100. It holds 15 pix at 640x480 or 50 pix at 320 x 240, and I did the new snap shots of the new intake with it. Software installed and works without a glitch. It actually has a low res 1.8" LCD on the back! No camera I could find under $299 has that feature.

I did want a Kodak 215, but couldn't afford it. Mine uses serial, not USB, but file transfers aren't very long. I saw a $129 RCA 640x480 camera with USB at CompUSA, but no built in screen. Best Buy carries a $79 I/O Magic 640x480 USB camera with removable 2mb smart media card, but also no LCD. That removable media would be nice in case I go on vacation and want to store more than 15 picutres before I dump them onto my laptop. I have two weeks to decide if I want to upgrade to a better camera without a restocking fee, but so far it looks good for updating the web site.
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Old 07-10-2000, 03:34 AM   #3
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Crawford--what is the deal on the Borla cat-back? How long have you had it? What size pipe? Sound? Any other comments....price?

Imprezars--Keep shopping at CC!! I am a manager at an Ohio one. You should look for an Open Box unit...my store has a couple of Mavica 73's for around 400-500. Factory warranty, etc...
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Old 07-10-2000, 09:10 AM   #4
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Intake...

They had a whole bunch of PVC pipes in different diamters...4 inch all the way down to 2 inch, and probably 1 as well. I started with a 2 inch to 3 inch adapter. From there a 60 degree angle piece. And on the end of that angle piece I put on a 3 inch to 4 inch adapter. It's actually pretty smooth inside, the connections are very well made! And the best part was the connector to the stock angle piece out of the box. I found a very tight fitting rubber sleeve that fits perfectly! Go Home Depot!

I will take some pictures ASAP. It is a great intake IMHO.

Exhaust-

Well, you would have ask Randy about that one. He bought it originally, then sold it to BruceLee, who sold it to me! It is a 2 inch pipe from the cat to the exhaust. Great sound, fairly large tip, nice burble. I got it for...$220 I think, but have no idea what the original cost was. Sorry!

D. Neil Crawford

PS: ImprezaRS is where I got my idea originally But I got lazy and decided not to run it to the fender.
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Old 07-10-2000, 05:29 PM   #5
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Oh yeah...Randy is Ravent.

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Old 07-11-2000, 03:36 PM   #6
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few questions....

on the stock intake there is a tube (with a small hole in the bottom) that goes straight down and is near the box...what is it.....is it for catching water?

next is there is small skinny box with another small hole in the bottom right over the fender...what is this...is it for catching more water?

last if i do this stacked intake mod, do i need to put this tube and box at the bottom to catch water?(if thats what they are for)

thanks,
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Old 07-11-2000, 05:04 PM   #7
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Well all I replaced on my intake was all the piping after the stock airbox (the part that holds the filter) on a MY2000. So I didn't have to touch the parts that you have mentioned. It was everthing AFTER the big stock box that I replaced and/or removed.

I am going to take some pictures tonight and get 'em scanned. I am proud of my work! And you will be too.

Seriously though, if you are looking for a "stage 1" home intake mod, this is it. Perhaps I could even call it a "stage 2".

Oh yeah, just a side note...I didn't replace the stock box 'cause I wanted to keep it as a plenium storage space for air...keep that low end baby!

I'll post some pictures soon.

D. Neil Crawford
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