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Old 08-10-2000, 07:17 PM   #1
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Talking FREE cold air induction for Turbo owners....

I thought I would share my mod with my fellow Turbo Legacy owners.

Have any of you ever looked at the 'in-fender' intake tract of our cars? Quite restrictive, here is what I did.

Inside the passenger side fender (pull the inner fender down) is a large 'box' that has two tubes - one goes to the airbox and the other goes out of the box and stops in the inner fender. The box can be unscrewed to expose the tubes, put the box on a shelf in your garage. Now that the restriction is removed we need to get cold air into the front fender. You can achieve this two ways, simply remove the black plastic 'fake-vent' and presto, cold air intake. If you happened to install fog lights in front of the fake vents like I did you can drop the front section of the inner fender down below the front bumper cover about 1 to 2 inches for the fresh air 'scoop'. It isn't real noticable unless you are looking for it.

I have driven my car in some VERY heavy downpours with no ill effects.

Next step would be to replace the stock inner fender tube with a larger diameter more directly routed job, but this may cost a few dollars
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Old 08-10-2000, 10:17 PM   #2
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Sounds interesting, might have to try that!
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Old 08-11-2000, 02:07 PM   #3
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Splendid job Pete, but what about us 91 guys( our turn signals are where your fake vents/fog lights are ) ? Seriously, I have a cold air tube( aka dryer hose ) connected to the tow hook and it runs right up through the plastic fender well and into the engine compartment aiming towards the intake. I'm not sure if it made a difference for you, but I can surely tell since before that, the intake was sucking in the hell-like engine compartment air. Cold air is good!

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Old 08-14-2000, 06:16 AM   #4
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Yep , I did nearly the same about 6 months ago. Added a KN oil filter at the same time. Very impressive gains concidering the cost. The only difference is that I plumbed it all the way from the front hole to the fender hole. No problems with rain either, although I drilled some holes in the bottom of the tube just in case.
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