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Dangit...clicked too hard and broke the photo.
 

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I CAVED and ordered Cold Air (CA) Intake! The whole water protection boot is nice! Especially in PA where it has rained CONSTANTLY this year! Not that I'm planning on taking my baby through any washed out roads like I did with my OLD car


Found one place selling it:

http://nlmotoring.com/product_info.php/products_id/8520
 

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Originally posted by liquidbling@Nov 6 2004, 11:19 PM
a must have
I am not sure about that. Sure, you are going to get more airflow, but it is not cool air. They should change the name to HAI for hot air intake.

Seriously, look at your current tC air filter box. While it is more restrictive than that shown above, it has a hose which runs to the wheel well. It benefits from sucking in air that is cooler than the engine compartment.

Yesterday, I looked at fogging the tC. That is when you use the current box, but attach a 4" hose instead of the 3" currently in place. Unfortuantely, you have to remove a relay box to remove the current 3" hose. I did not have time to study it further.

But as for my opinion, I won't drop that kind of money on a modification that does not do it right from the start, which is to pull in from where the cooler air is. Other real CAIs for cars come with a box that seals it against the bottom of the hood and draws the air away from the engine compartment.

Just my $0.02!
 

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Originally posted by GA tC+Nov 7 2004, 02:05 PM-->QUOTE (GA tC @ Nov 7 2004, 02:05 PM)
<!--QuoteBegin-liquidbling
@Nov 6 2004, 11:19 PM
a must have
I am not sure about that. Sure, you are going to get more airflow, but it is not cool air. They should change the name to HAI for hot air intake.

Seriously, look at your current tC air filter box. While it is more restrictive than that shown above, it has a hose which runs to the wheel well. It benefits from sucking in air that is cooler than the engine compartment.

Yesterday, I looked at fogging the tC. That is when you use the current box, but attach a 4" hose instead of the 3" currently in place. Unfortuantely, you have to remove a relay box to remove the current 3" hose. I did not have time to study it further.

But as for my opinion, I won't drop that kind of money on a modification that does not do it right from the start, which is to pull in from where the cooler air is. Other real CAIs for cars come with a box that seals it against the bottom of the hood and draws the air away from the engine compartment.

Just my $0.02! [/b]
The filter is in the fenderwell on this intake, just take a look at the installation instructions HERE so it is getting cooler air, and not the hot air from the engine bay. K&N knows their stuff, and I would like to see what kind of gains they got from this.
 
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