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Old 06-26-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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Finishing up my begi s build and I'm wondering what to do with the IAT sensor? There is no place for it and the instructions offer no info on what to do with it? Should I just mount it as close to the k&n filter as possible as call it a day?

Tried searching "IAT placement", "intake air temp sensor", etc but was of no help.


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It just chills in the engine bay, I zip tied mine kind of near the filter.
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"It just chills in the engine bay"...that's a sorry excuse for a kit in my eyes. If I bought a kit from a well known company and was told to just zip tie my IAT somewhere, I'd be like F this.
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Nice, FTB your like my shanghai go to guy! It seems you've encountered all the same issues i'm currently experiencing with my kit.
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You are still on the stock ait?
Yeah its pretty much useless now since the only correct readings it would get would be post compressor.

are you on band aids?
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"It just chills in the engine bay"...that's a sorry excuse for a kit in my eyes. If I bought a kit from a well known company and was told to just zip tie my IAT somewhere, I'd be like F this.
where would you put the stock ait sensor if you designed the kit?
It can't be plumbed into the boost pipes cause its not threaded or metal.
any place before the turbo is useless.


Its called a "starter" kit for a reason
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My fm airbox came with a hole that you just pushed the stock iat into. It fit like the guys's pants who was born with 5 penises...like a glove.
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Do you actually think it gets ANY kind of useful readings there? NOPE

Unless you're just outraged that a well known maker doesn't consider at least a mounting place for one for looks
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And actually my stock iat sensor was jammed in the piping before the TB when I ran ms1 parallel. It didn't blow out on 15psi or leak...so I don't know what to tell ya.
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That's obviously not the solution.
metal sensor threaded into the pipe = good
plastic POS jammed into pipe = garbage

Unless you have some magical ait sensor
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This is why I'm ms2 standalone with a gm iat threaded into a steel bung.
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You are still on the stock ait?
Yeah its pretty much useless now since the only correct readings it would get would be post compressor.

are you on band aids?
Maybe? It will be a low boost kit running an emb using injector, ignition, and boost harnesses, a bypass valve, boost gauge, and lc1 to start. The IC should be going on by the end of july.
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Do you actually think it gets ANY kind of useful readings there? NOPE

Unless you're just outraged that a well known maker doesn't consider at least a mounting place for one for looks
AIT on a hot-wire MAF car is there to calibrate the MAF readings, so it's supposed to see the same air that the MAF does. Since that's generally pre-turbo, it needs to be pre-turbo as well.

If it's an aftermarket ECU, then it's useless, cut it off and put on a GM one that threads into the pipes after the intercooler.

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