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Old 08-22-2012, 06:16 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by djc1827 View Post
I was thinkin about building some ram air induction to lead air right to the intake and blocking off 75% off it
I recommend two things when people want to run a SRI. Try reusing the factory snorkel thing that's up top and front when you open the hood. Just hack up the section that would lead into the resonator box in the fender so it pulls air from the front and opens up right before you air filter. Or run a duct from the fog light opening or somewhere else with plenty of cool air up through your fender to your air filter. Neither of those will do any good if you filter is exposed to underhood air though.

Either way, incoming air will be heated up A LOT by your turbo then go through your FMIC so its a moot point. Fastest turbo cars I've seen draw open air from under the hood, usually just above headers. You aren't looking at any gains but if you really want to work hard for 1.5hp... have at it.
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