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post #1 of 10 Old 08-11-2016, 06:16 PM Thread Starter
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Intake Routing

I've been wondering how some of you guys route your intakes on your cars.

I need to build one for my LeBaron and I'd like to avoid relocating the battery to the trunk if I can help it.

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Under the battery. Moved and trimmed my stock battery tray back in the day
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Re: Intake Routing

I have seen some people buy those smaller batteries and put them in the stock battry location and run their piping next to it. Somone did that here a while back but I think some have even hooked up a lawn mower battery with high cranking amps in the stock location.
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Re: Intake Routing

I ran mine in front of the battery with a small can-style filter and some 3.3 intake hose pieces. It pulled cold air from a hole behind the headlight, but the 90 degree bends are bad for airflow. Not sure it helped performance any by itself. I also went to the 52mm TB at this time. The net gain was a little better throttle response. Didn't really notice much other difference in the car in either performance or economy. It had a wicked sound when you mashed the throttle open though.

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I ran mine in front of the battery with a small can-style filter and some 3.3 intake hose pieces. It pulled cold air from a hole behind the headlight, but the 90 degree bends are bad for airflow. Not sure it helped performance any by itself. I also went to the 52mm TB at this time. The net gain was a little better throttle response. Didn't really notice much other difference in the car in either performance or economy. It had a wicked sound when you mashed the throttle open though.

I feel like that's not a bad setup if you could hard pipe it. Either way, looks good.
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Re: Intake Routing

I did a K&N RU-3030 right off the throttle body, but built a cold air BOX to enclose it. Had a 4" drier hose running from that to forward of the battery with some sheet metal to at least partially block off that area from the rest of the engine compartment.
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the factory setup is a cold air and you can open it up to work better with a K&N. Doing this and putting the filter in the engine bay to suck boiling hot air isn't a great plan unless you live in North Dakota...
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the factory setup is a cold air and you can open it up to work better with a K&N. Doing this and putting the filter in the engine bay to suck boiling hot air isn't a great plan unless you live in North Dakota...
Shorty on my car, my intake plenum would still be cold to touch after 1hr of sitting in traffic on a 90* day. That was filter sitting right behind the battery. The factory box sits almost on top of the rear exhaust manifold, with 2 almost 90* bends, combined with the 180* from the computer tube to the engine tube., I don't buy that the ambient air running a short ram is warmer than the air out of the factory intake.
My experience with both, especially in traffic, the short ram keeps the plenum cooler, which tells me the short ram pulls colder air than the factory intake.

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Just run it like this, then attach it to a snorkel like this (obviously got rid of the cone, that was just until I got a new filter for the housing):
Then you'll never have a problem with cool, fresh air, or going through water
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the factory setup is a cold air and you can open it up to work better with a K&N. Doing this and putting the filter in the engine bay to suck boiling hot air isn't a great plan unless you live in North Dakota...
Not on the 3.0 cars Pope. It's true that it pulls cold air in through the ECU like the turbos, but the airbox sits directly over the rear exhaust manifold. It gets very hot there and the air slows way down having to do a complete 180 turn to get back out. Moving the actual filter location to the front of the car helps. I agree that you don't want it sucking air in from the engine bay in general, hence why mine was pulling air from behind the headlight like the factory design. Getting rid of that airbox has the added benefit of giving better access to the rear plugs and wires too.
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