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Dave
30th April 2009, 04:49 PM
I love the days your ment to study but would do anything to make yourself not, so you go do something you feel to be more productive.

http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/69/l_1b939f1163e84d4caacfc89a037b98a1.jpg
http://c2.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/98/l_f78c597f7e524e15bbb0b519b3d8af51.jpg
and before,
http://image-cache.boostcruising.com/database/genthumbs/900/1200/readersrides/files/post-67401-1183703552607345937.jpg
(note this before pic is from when i very first got the car, my engine bay wasnt that dirty.
Cost me nothing to make, found the pipe in the yard, and the filters been in my room for years.

Feels more torque-ey in the higher rpm through 2nd and 3rd cos thats all i got to try.

What am i ment to do with the other tubes that went to the stock air box? just leave them?

Veilside
30th April 2009, 04:52 PM
the ones in the front bumper? if they are what you are refering too the pull them out for a slightly gruntier noise. but may not make a difference seeing as your pods so far from the location.

Bob
30th April 2009, 04:56 PM
Reminds me of this

http://www.preludeaustralia.com/forum/showthread.php?t=25943

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Manabir/scoop5.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y82/Manabir/scoop3.jpg

SAKI
30th April 2009, 05:00 PM
Sounds more torque-ey in the higher rpm through 2nd and 3rd cos thats all i got to try.



Corrected for you ;)

Seriously though, a little hood scoop like manabir feeding cold air straight to the filter might gain you a killerwasp or two!

Dave
30th April 2009, 05:04 PM
no saki, i dont know how you know what my car drove like and now drives like, it actually feels more powerfull, im not saying alot, feels noticeable tho.

HAHA bob, thats exactly what i thought when i did it, im gona put one in, i just got no idea how to.

How do you do it!?!>:/!?!?!

And i ment the vaccume hose looking things.

Bob
30th April 2009, 05:24 PM
Its all in that thread. And to quote the great Manabir


made it myself.

picked up:
- pod filter
- 3inch>2inch silicon spacer (to attach to the tb)
- 3 inch metal pipe
- heat shield
- one of those cheap crappy stick-on fake scoops (you know tge crap that even comes with double sided tape to attach it with?)
- pinchweld

hook up the filter as you would normally with the heat shield around it.
modify the scoop so that air can flow. when you buy it it is blocked off. cut the plastic bits that are blocking it out with a dremmel and grind back to make it nice and clean so the air can flow nice and smoothly.
get it painted (got a mate whos a panel beater to buzz a couple of coats over it)
measure up where the hole should be...measure again...and measure once more! make sure it lined up right...you dont wanna fark ya bonnet!
once your sure its measured up right...go nuts with an angle grinder.
put pinchweld around the edges to cover up any sharp edges.
measure up where you need holes to screw the scoop on...drill holes and screw it on.
done.
have fun.

hiru
30th April 2009, 06:03 PM
nice work mate. what is the chance of getting water into your motor with that set up? (the one with the scoop)

Dave
30th April 2009, 06:44 PM
I dont think theres a problem with rain
I think i will put a scoop on now, haha, something to do on the weekend.
How much are those cheap hood scoops?

Bob
30th April 2009, 06:51 PM
Reading the other thread.


there are no problems with rain.

hiru
30th April 2009, 07:44 PM
^ yeah i saw that but i thought i'd get teh opinion of a few others. cheers fella.

TYPE SH Prelude
12th June 2009, 09:41 AM
Your 2nd gen lude intake has a length of plastic pipe just above the radiator with 2 little holes under it . At low engine speeds that section of pipe feeds a supply of warm air that mixes with the air coming from the air filter to assure that the air supply to the engine stays above a certain temperature I guess . At high RPMS , the proportion of warm air coming from the pipe above the radiator mixing with the air coming from the air filter is insignificant so its effect on hp is nil . I would guess if you live in a climate that is cold in the winter not having that warm air supply may effect your fuel economy when cursing , and during warm up ,because its harder for fuel and air to mix when the temperature is low . Carburetors use chokes and EFI engines use a temperature sensor to determine how much fuel to add to the air . During warm up your EFI system dumps a lot of fuel into the engine to make it run smoothly because it knows that cold air and fuel don't mix well . With the cost of fuel going thru the roof , you may want to consider the lower gas mileage your car may get with the modifications you have done . Of coarse during the summer your intake , where you have it now , will be sucking in less dense warm air that is being forced into the engine compartment buy the two fans in back of the radiator and that will mean less hp for you .

AdReNaLiN
12th June 2009, 10:18 AM
I cant wait for Robert to tell me all the things i've done wrong with my prelude when its turbocharged!