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Well, after my last mud run doing this to my engine and my radiator getting clogged up enough to have me overheat, I figured every little bit of cool air would help.



I sprayed out the radiator fins and thought that K&N's are such a rip off .. the filters to do a cheapo copy are $30 bucks apiece and I would need 2 ... why waste that money .. stock filters are $10 and ya only need ONE ... so I came up with this ... it ain't pretty, but for an offraod rig it doesn't have to be ... check it out :thumbup

This motor is a transplanted 302 from an F150 .. the airbox sits right on top of the valve cover .. no cool air there


Disconnect the hoses


I bought a 6' length of flexable intake hose


Cut in half and mounted the airbox


Mounted to engine intake


a bit of a stretch .. wishing I had an 8' or 10' hose to cut in half right about now


Took the cap off and spun the box around 180 degrees .. this points the intake into the corner of the fenderwell and the firewall .. pretty protected in there


Finished product with the tubes zip tied to the alternator bracket .. it ain't pretty, but it is functional and cost about $20 bucks
 

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KENNY said:
so hows it workin out damager? better?

yes sir :thumbup ... I haven't worked it hard offroad yet, but just driving it around it seems to be just a touch more 'crisp' on the throttle... I would have to say enough to be noticable and worth the effort :beer
 

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you're correct, but that's ok compared to what it was getting .. it was all hot from the firewall and headers ... and for 20 bucks wadda ya expect :shrug ............. at least the tubes are stretched out :toothless

I have been thinking to make a cowl on the side of the fender and allowing it to draw outside air from there :thumbup
 

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KENNY said:
hold on there, your gonna turn into some ricer! it sounds like a good idea, but i dont know...... why dont you try gettin some solid piping, and drawing it back more towards the front behind your grille or something...

don't wanna suck water in during crossings :shrug ... that is part of the point of keeping it tucked back against the firewall :thumbup
 

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hahaha, it would be like a cowl induction type of setup angled back towrds the rear high on the fender.. kind of like the dryer exhaust on your house kind of thing

was just an idea :shrug
 
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