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So I had been thinking about a "cold" air intake. And I really don't understand how bringing air into the intake system closer to hot pavement would be better than from the grill area. So I decided to make a modification to the air that goes to the battery.

It was very easy to do. I used my Dremel to cut the opening. Heated it up to bend it open. Cooled it. Then heated it again to curve it. I think it will also help direct air to the CPUs' cooling fins.







 

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Cool! Nice work. I have plans on my own version of a CAI that I will be doing during the summer. I have huge plans for summer time involving my car. Thanks for the pics, it will help me decide which route I end up going. Keep us updated on whether or not it seems to work better.
 

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I did a similar mod to that plastic piece last summer. I cut a rectangle like you did, but didn't leave it attached at all. So far, no overheated ECU... The curvy piece looks good, I wish I'd thought of that!
 

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Hmm, nice work. I like it. Seems like it would function as it should which is cool and yet subtle. Was looking at the battery cooler system the other day and had a few ideas of my own but this is very simple and functional as well http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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That's similar to what I did last year. Well, just the front intake.

Thats pretty sweet! Does the hood seal the top of the air box when closed? Thats the important part!
 

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Dam volvoNB.
Last time I saw pics of your intake I pretty much shrugged it off. But now that I look at it. Its f-cking awesome.

After seeing it I plan to do something very similar! A few of my own tweaks here and there but you deff had the right idea.

Are you sealing the top of the intake box in anyway?
 

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Thanks mang,

This is what my intake actually looks like right now. I was lazy earlier and used an old photo.



I replaced some hoses and lined the cone intake housing so it'll be more sealed off. The hood liner isn't smooth at all.

The housing and the front air intake was all made out of sheet metal and rivets. The project was basically my first time cutting sheet metal and using a rivet.

For those who are curious I got the sheet metal and lining from Home Depot. Lining is in the garage area. Rivet tools from Harbor Freight.

In the grand scheme of thing, I don't think it makes that much of a difference compared to a open cone. Once the car is moving air is pushed in so fast anyway. It's just fun to try something different.
 

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Interesting Mod

So I had been thinking about a "cold" air intake. And I really don't understand how bringing air into the intake system closer to hot pavement would be better than from the grill area. So I decided to make a modification to the air that goes to the battery.

It was very easy to do. I used my Dremel to cut the opening. Heated it up to bend it open. Cooled it. Then heated it again to curve it. I think it will also help direct air to the CPUs' cooling fins.



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Looks to be Effective , I was wondering about the Hot 140 Degree Temps coming off the Highway
wouldn't those Drift up into the Radiator Area ?

Maybe not so much If there was a Slight Breeze .

Should be good for the CPU , The Battery is going to Boil in Texas - anyway or LA , Tampa etc.
During the Summer You might want to Remove the back Engine Bay - weather gasket .
 

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Looks great!! Any adverse effect on your battery?
 

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Looks great!! Any adverse effect on your battery?
Should be good for the CPU , The Battery is going to Boil in Texas - anyway or LA , Tampa etc.
During the Summer You might want to Remove the back Engine Bay - weather gasket .


Removing the Engine Gasket - should Keep that from happing during Hot Weather , plus it looks like
Only 75% of the Air is Diverted .
 

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It hasn't effected my battery so far. The air filter does get dirtier where the area I modified directs air so it clearly works. So far in 2 AZ summers I haven't had any issues with temps.
 
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