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For now anyway... gotta pay a few bills and then Ill buy the rest of what I need to have it TOTALLY finished!<p>Once I get my snorkel in Im gonna run both the lower (front right) grille intake and the snorkel via this $5.17 bad boy from Lowes!! Lol!<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/083475204227md.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>But here it is for now! <p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/IMG00272.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>MAN does cold air make a difference!!! Im loving it!!! <p>Oh, yea, and the Carbon Fiber added 17whpoowwwahhhh! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Dam you! I was about to do the same thing. At least in principal. <p>Regardless Very nice work!<p>Where did you get that plastic elbow that attaches to the maf. Looks perfectly molded for an intake.
 

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One thing I would worry about is turbulence in the flexible air tube taking away from the efficiency of the air flow...<br>if you can replace that with something harder it would be the perfect intake. I think. Lol
 

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<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Like it! I'm doing something similar this summer.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chromecarz00</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">One thing I would worry about is turbulence in the flexible air tube taking away from the efficiency of the air flow...<br>if you can replace that with something harder it would be the perfect intake. I think. Lol</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree... thats a project down the road! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> It works good enough for me for now! Once I get that elbow in the snorkel will be the main source of air feed and the lower grille will be secondary. The snorkel will be a straight pipe and should have VERY little turbulance! Problem solved! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Its been a really fun / frustrating project but at the end of the day its worth it cause I get to spend one on one time with my car! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks for the compliments!
 

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Prime job you`ve done there mate. Very nice.
 

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Re: 2.4i Air Box Completed! Woot! (03basesedan)

So, Ive come up with an approx. price for the intake (see my for sale page <A HREF="http://www.s40forums.freeforums.org/volvo-s40-2-4i-air-intake-t96.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.s40forums.freeforum....html</A> ).<p>$199 + shipping!<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Now... when I make the final version it will be a combo of what I have already made AND use the stock snorkel. Similar to this:<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/product_636.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>But will use the filter that I have in my picture. Thats just to show how the snorkel plays a role! <p>I'm pretty excited about this intake! It really roars and makes the 2.4i way more fun to drive, so much for MPG!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> I've been flying around town all day! Haha! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2.4i Air Box Completed! Woot! (s40boy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s40boy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So, Ive come up with an approx. price for the intake (see my for sale page <A HREF="http://www.s40forums.freeforums.org/volvo-s40-2-4i-air-intake-t96.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.s40forums.freeforum....html</A> ).<p>$199 + shipping!<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Now... when I make the final version it will be a combo of what I have already made AND use the stock snorkel. Similar to this:<p><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v663/s40boy/product_636.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>But will use the filter that I have in my picture. Thats just to show how the snorkel plays a role! <p>I'm pretty excited about this intake! It really roars and makes the 2.4i way more fun to drive, so much for MPG!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> I've been flying around town all day! Haha! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>This took out 20HP from my engine. FYI <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>EDIT: Just to make sure everybody understands... I lost 20HP with that mod. <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by TheDane at 4:18 AM 4-4-2009</i>
 

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Re: 2.4i Air Box Completed! Woot! (TheDane)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>TheDane</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>This took out 20HP from my engine. FYI <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p><br>EDIT: Just to make sure everybody understands... I lost 20HP with that mod. <p><br><i>Modified by TheDane at 4:18 AM 4-4-2009</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>How so?<p>And, did you lose 20HP compared to the stock air box or K&N or what? <p>Cause in the 2.4i, I DEFINITELY feel a power gain... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2.4i Air Box Completed! Woot! (s40boy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s40boy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>How so?<p>And, did you lose 20HP compared to the stock air box or K&N or what? <p>Cause in the 2.4i, I DEFINITELY feel a power gain... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The stock airbox. But this is the T5 engine. So that could mean the difference <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Butt dyno's are very inaccurate. S40 boy got any numbers to back up the feeling of power gain?<p>TheDane I can't belive that you could loose 20hp on a boosted engine. That had to have been the worst intake ever. If a boosted car looses power on an intake it means its NA counter part is screwed. Got any pics of what you did so we can compare
 

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very nice custom work, but I think you will find that the piping you have used will flex under full throttle. but nice work either way.
 

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I agree that butt dyno's are VERY inaccurate but drivability is one thing that you can tell a significant difference between. I will be going to Atlanta, Ga in the next month to get dyno results... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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