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Old 07-04-2001, 06:37 PM   #1
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Weapon*R carbon fiber intake pipe + PRM inline filter from www.imprezars.com + cheap aluminum adjustable bend from home depot =
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Old 07-04-2001, 06:41 PM   #2
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cool! thanks for posting the pic!!
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Old 07-04-2001, 07:02 PM   #3
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HAHAHAHA

I thought I was the only one using the Cheap aluminum Clothes Dryer tubing from the home depot. Looks good, did you have to cut your weapon-R any shorter?

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Old 07-04-2001, 07:28 PM   #4
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That's exactly what I plan on doing when I get my PRM from Larry. How's the low end torque compared to just the foam filter on the weapon r? Keep us updated how it works out.

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Old 07-04-2001, 07:28 PM   #5
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I don't even know if this is dryer tubing; it's made of 4 oddly shaped sections that you can twist to make any angle between 0 and 90 degrees. Pretty cool, but I'm sure it's more restrictive than a mandrel-bent piece

I didn't have to cut the Weapon*R, but if you notice, the extension is going into the frontmost fender hole, unlike most other intake setups I see.

Does anyone know if there is a factory plug for the rear hole?
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Old 07-04-2001, 09:41 PM   #6
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You possibly got ahold of some galvanized ventilation ducting like the stuff the use for bathroom exhaust vents.
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Old 07-05-2001, 10:42 AM   #7
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Enough with the pics and talk about looks and set up...
<font color=blue size=4>How's the performance???</font>
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Old 07-05-2001, 12:44 PM   #8
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Good job! That looks a whole lot like the Cobb intake I just installed. The Cobb is nice and polished and looks perfect, but it cost $300! How much did that cost?

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Old 07-05-2001, 05:31 PM   #9
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How's the performance? Sound? My real question is would it be better to leave the rear airbox (or whatever it's called) on come out from there like Larry Ganz does on his 2000+ intakes? Still have the PRM filter like you do and cut out the center of the filter in the rear airbox. I thought i read somewhere that low end power would be better that way. I'm new at this and could have read wrong, so i'm asking for some opinions. Thanks.
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Old 07-06-2001, 02:33 AM   #10
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Ok, my take so far:

Low end: A bit (re)gained; I never really noticed that I had lost any when I just had the weapon*R until I put this back on. It's probably back to stock levels now. This is due to the velocity stack design.

Everyday driving: My car is now as quick and responsive with A/C on as it was without A/C before. Without A/C on now it is even faster! No more sluggish feel like I felt with the Weapon*R; this is probably attributed to the fact that I'm getting cold air now.

Top end: Pulls all the way till redline. The Weapon*R alone would kind of give out around 5500... no longer. I'm sure the PRM filter breathes better than the Weapon*R cone filter.

Freeway/cruising: No problems here; I've noticed I don't have to downshift to 4th as often as I used to. Not as noticable as when I took my ski rack off for the summer, though

Sound: For the 2 days I ran without the fender extension, the sound was higher-pitched than the old Weapon*R sound. With the extension, it sounds about the same as it did before.

Cost: I got the CF Weapon*R for $150 used (I hadn't been used much AFAIK). The PRM filter + K&N oiling kit was another $150 + a 3 month wait (mine was one of the pre-sold ones that Larry got). A decent mandrel-bent aluminum or SS extension is going to be another $50 or so, I'm afraid...
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