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Old 02-27-2009, 09:18 PM   #41
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FYI, I saw a guy on the MSM site selling an FM TB and diverter valve for $100 today.
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Old 02-27-2009, 11:18 PM   #42
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I love the look of a factory OEM air box, plus its really quiet too! Would replacing the air filter with a K&N help me get that extra 20 horse
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I love the look of a factory OEM air box, plus its really quiet too! Would replacing the air filter with a K&N help me get that extra 20 horse
Not a lot you can do with it other than remove it.
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Can build a shrine for it?
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I love the look of a factory OEM air box, plus its really quiet too!
You deserve a ban for that statement.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:19 PM   #46
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I have an idea! What if I installed a K&N Filter panel and made large cutouts in the box? So it doesn't pull air through that tiny tube?
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:05 PM   #47
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you are one weirdo ****...
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Old 02-28-2009, 09:13 PM   #48
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Nah, just don't wanna spend 350 dollars on a FM or Begi Intake if I can build a unit that is just as efficient. Question is, what really causes the factory intake to be so restrictive? Is it the xylophone piece of **** and/or the awkward bends of the intake pipe leading to the turbo compressor or is that little tube that leads to the box?

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Old 02-28-2009, 09:14 PM   #49
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And i'm thinking about that megasquirt hybrid, as the tempation to run 230 rwhp is getting to me...

See, I know all these idiots around town that are obsessed with this P.O.S. called a 240sx. I don't really see what is so
great about them. But it only gets worse. My buddy owns one and he keeps telling me to run a damn 3.0 catless exhaust
with a coffee can on the back... I just ain't into that ****. Just like atmospheric blowoff valves and damn flowmaster exhaust
on V8's. Yeah you want that stuff because its going to be on the track, fine. But I like Bell Engineering's take on making things powerful, but without losing a sense of civility.

I like to make power without hurting the refinement, and I definitely like it civilized. (I myself don't care for the sound of a loud *** ****, unless its music haha) Which is why I am going with a 2.5 inch downpipe, metallic cat, and resonator, and 2.5 inch dual exhaust.

And recirculating bypass valves is the only way i'll go on that... No need for my car to sound like a cannon everytime I shift.. haha
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Old 02-28-2009, 11:42 PM   #50
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Cody; here's a link I thought you might enjoy:


www.mazdaspeedy.com
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:27 AM   #51
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Not that I would want to, but if you look at this and compare it to a 99-2000 Naturally aspirated exhaust manifold. You'll see that the 99-2000 downpipe will bolt right up to the cast outlet without any flange modification...
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:28 AM   #52
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Yes, I definitely want to that you for the pics, as they give me alot of high res detail so i'll now what to expect...
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Old 03-02-2009, 03:34 AM   #53
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Has anybody ever removed just the sound baffle on the Intake to see what that does for the car?
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Old 03-02-2009, 06:58 AM   #54
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I have the FM intake off my MSM if you wanna buy one cheap...
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:46 AM   #55
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Keep in mind that the MSM oil drain will not bolt up to the stock oil pan. You'd need a MSM oil pan for that. I did it the usual way with a hose barb.
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Has anybody ever removed just the sound baffle on the Intake to see what that does for the car?

Almost anything you do to the box to try and increase flow will increase the noise level, which if I'm reading you right is a concern for you. There is a guy on the MSM site that did some stuff to his factory airbox but, he never dynoed the car so there is no real way of knowing if what he did yielded any results. I don't know of anyone that has altered the factory box and did any test afterwards to gauge results.
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Old 03-02-2009, 01:52 PM   #57
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I'm curious as to what replacing the paper air filter with a K&N unit will do for the car, but it's probably not going to have much of an effect as the intake is more than likely constricted due to insufficient surface area rather than surface material....

Plus those crazy *** bends and all that, LOL.
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I'm curious as to what replacing the paper air filter with a K&N unit will do for the car, but it's probably not going to have much of an effect as the intake is more than likely constricted due to insufficient surface area rather than surface material....

Plus those crazy *** bends and all that, LOL.
I'm like you when it comes to unnecessary noise, however, the HP pickup for the slight noise increase by going to an aftermarket intake was a no brainer for me.
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Old 03-02-2009, 05:35 PM   #59
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I'm really satisfied how everything goes together. Other than replacing the headlights, there really isn't anything to cumbersome about this project. I can't wait to get my intercooler in tomorrow, as I can start some bracket fabbing and get the intake tract all wrapped up.

Yep, I could always try tossing the air box out and attaching a K&N on the end of the Mass Air Flow Meter.

I think want i'm going to do is toss the sound baffle out, and then do so modifications to the box and use a K&N panel filter. As long as this bitch makes 180 rwhp with my 2.5 inch exhaust and 28x7x2.5 intercooler

See, if I but one of those cone air filters on this import, then that makes me just like the rest of Florence AL, with their cone air filters, their welded difs and their "Drifting ****" like the drifting dolls they put on their toe-hooks...

...Actually, I would have to sell me car and buy a Nissan 240sx, everybody drives that **** around here. It's like, no other car can be drifted except the Nissan 240sx, lol... I mean, I don't get what is the big deal with the Nissan 240sx...

It'll be fine!

Oh btw, new pics are coming
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Old 03-02-2009, 07:58 PM   #60
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Well guys, I did it, I bought a K&N cone air filter and I think i'm going to shoot myself

But anywayz...

HAHAHAHA, When my plans are complete, my turbocharger of Darkness will Rule the World!

IHI.jpg

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