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Prior to my accident I had an R Kelly intake that I made with 3" abs which worked really well except for the fact that it sucked oil up off the road like crazy and made a horrible mess of my filter.

When I rebuilt the car with the XC body I immediately took out the fog lights and turned the openings into brake cooling ducts.

Now I needed another opening for additional cold air. In Canada the ice and snow destroys headlight wipers constantly so I didn't bother reinstalling them. Instead of covering the holes left by not reinstalling the wiper motors I opened the hole up completely giving a straight shot into the engine bay.

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My airbox was destroyed in the accident but I still had the accordion intake section. I bought an intake box off the classifieds which came with the accordion section as well.

Out of my wrecked air box I was able to salvage the part where the intake slides over and screw it onto the side of the lid, after cutting the appropriate opening.

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Then flipping the accordion section, sliding it under the headlight and bolting it in place.

I wasn't sure of the merits of this intake mod until yesterday. I took off my bumper and noticed that the rubber shroud for the power steering cooler was blocking my factory intake completely. It has been this way since April of this year so all my cold air was coming from the supplemental intake.
 

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That's a sweet (and stock looking) intake mod.

On an unrelated note I want to take an 02 Ocean Race XC and swap in an R drivetrain... And CAN modules.
 

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That's a sweet (and stock looking) intake mod.

On an unrelated note I want to take an 02 Ocean Race XC and swap in an R drivetrain... And CAN modules.
There is an Ocean Race languishing on a lot 20 mins from me with 180000kms on it. I want to get it for my wife and at the very least swap in an M66. Then maybe Dougy it and put in a 2.3...
 

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I think something sort of like this came up in a thread recently, but I don't think the under-the-hood portion of the intake was nearly as nicely done. I really like the way it looks as though it is supposed to be there. Well done! :thumbup:
 

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Sweet. That looks pretty awesome. One suggestion may be is to add a metal screen/mesh to block larger objects to enter into the airbox(?) May be over thinking it.
 
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