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Old 10-15-2004, 04:34 PM   #1
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My idea for stock, ecis, and conforti intake mod.

Well my idea for the stock, ecis and conforti intake has been to give each of these intakes more air from the kidney area. However, if you look at where the air intake in the grill is, its kind of up and out of the way. The air just kind of gets there by chance, theres no direct path directing air up in the intake.
My idea to is extend a plate down roughly 1" or so into the kidney grill area to "ram" more air into the intake. So after going to Lowes today i came back with this...

Its a "Thermoplastic All-Flash No-Calk Roof Flashing" made of out a roughly 1/16" medium strength plastic/rubber. Its black and looks rather OEM. I also bough some nuts, bolts, and washers.

I plan on cutting roughly 3" of the flat part of this roof flashing and running about 1.5" of it up into the intake in the kidney grill and using the nuts and bolts to attach it. This plastic piece should be at about a 45* angle and stick down about 1" and should gather quite a bit more air.

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It should stick down about as far as the higher bar in the kidney grill

A look up, as you can the air intake is rather up and out of the way.



I dont really feel like getting started today, maybe tomorrow.
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Novel idea, good luck. Let us know how it goes and if worth the effort.
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Old 10-15-2004, 06:20 PM   #3
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Ok, i decided to start, but then got immediately stuck trying to remove the grill intake piece. There 3 little button like things. The one on the driver side slides out pretty easily, however the other 2(on the passenger side) i cant get to come undone. The one of the passenger side front looks like it supposed to slide out like the drivers side one, but i cant get it to. The one on the passenger back tho doesnt look like it slides out. Has anyone ever removed this piece?
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Old 10-15-2004, 06:49 PM   #4
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Keep tabs on the price also, so you can see if the effort is worth it in the long run.
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Old 10-15-2004, 07:00 PM   #5
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So far im at $6.22, and i dont see any other costs.
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Old 10-15-2004, 07:10 PM   #6
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Ok, i decided to start, but then got immediately stuck trying to remove the grill intake piece. There 3 little button like things. The one on the driver side slides out pretty easily, however the other 2(on the passenger side) i cant get to come undone. The one of the passenger side front looks like it supposed to slide out like the drivers side one, but i cant get it to. The one on the passenger back tho doesnt look like it slides out. Has anyone ever removed this piece?
I have removed the piece before. All I can remember is that you pop the center little nub up and then you can sorta work it off. Don't worry, those rivets are like 2cents if you happen to break one and I doubt you'd be able to break the intake piece because thats a bit more substantial of a piece.
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I have removed the piece before. All I can remember is that you pop the center little nub up and then you can sorta work it off. Don't worry, those rivets are like 2cents if you happen to break one and I doubt you'd be able to break the intake piece because thats a bit more substantial of a piece.
What do you mean the center nub?

And that $0.02 is 110 miles away.

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I wish I had my car in front of me! The rivit has like a smaller circular part to it right? The whole rivet kinda looks like 2 concentric circles... the larger being the boundary of the rivet and the smaller being slightly raised. I was able to just pop the center part out and KEEP pulling up. Keep pulling until it seperates. I think
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I wish I had my car in front of me! The rivit has like a smaller circular part to it right? The whole rivet kinda looks like 2 concentric circles... the larger being the boundary of the rivet and the smaller being slightly raised. I was able to just pop the center part out and KEEP pulling up. Keep pulling until it seperates. I think
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Ok this is how looks installed:


This is how far ive gotten it so far:


The 2 clips i cant get undone:


Another pic of the 2 clips i cant get undone, as you can sort of tell the clip in the foreground slips in/out, but the one in the background i have no idea how it works:
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Ok this is how looks installed:


This is how far ive gotten it so far:


The 2 clips i cant get undone:


Another pic of the 2 clips i cant get undone, as you can sort of tell the clip in the foreground slips in/out, but the one in the background i have no idea how it works:
use little flathead screw driver to pry the center button-like piece up a little than use thumbs or needle nose pliers to get out all the way.

EDITED: I meant pull the center piece as far as it goes and then pull the entire plug out by pulling up on the larger diameter flat section.
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use little flathead screw driver to pry the center button-like piece up a little than use thumbs or needle nose pliers to get out all the way.
Got it, thanks.
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Posting on this because I want to see if this works then I am getting you to make one for me lol!
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Well right now im cutting away with a phucking knife, not a saw, a knife. So far the cutting has been a PITA, but im almost done with the cutting.
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Looking good, I like it!

Maybe you should mount it underneath instead of inside the intake, that way you do not loose any intake area as it looks pretty small to begin with. Just a suggestion. Any air leakage underneath is not a big deal.
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Looking good, I like it!

Maybe you should mount it underneath instead of inside the intake, that way you do not loose any intake area as it looks pretty small to begin with. Just a suggestion. Any air leakage underneath is not a big deal.
Good, idea. I havent thought of that, ill try it and see how it works out.


All for performance sake, right?

EDIT- oh yea i have one prob, i dont have a drill

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I want to see what happens too...
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