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Finished the heat shield for my custom air intake. Took about a few sheets of aluminum, mostly 1/8" rivets and a few 3/32" rivets for the corners or thicker sections, and a roll of weatherstripping. Mostly it took TIME to cut to the right size.<p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3622/3502927970_1f7df922ea_o.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3331/3502930912_d1401c8d33_o.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I need to wipe it down or polish it, get my grubby prints off of the shield and the tube. The silicon coupler for the tube to MAF junction fits tight up against the box, so it sort of seals that area as well. Of course there are some other cutouts for a plug of some sort and my ram air, but for the most part it seals out the warm engine air, and still sounds awesome to boot.
 

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Re: My intake is done (T5 for Life)

looks great <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>driving impressions? or is it just sound?
 

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Re: My intake is done (FEO)

thanks. I think the throttle response is better down low, but it may be sucking too much air higher up. I'm almost thinking I need a tune with this and the exhaust for better A/F mixture.
 

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Re: My intake is done (T5 for Life)

Looks great , only one thing is there enough room there in case you blow out a bulb in your headlamp.?
 

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Re: My intake is done (T5 for Life)

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Re: My intake is done (o2k)

good work man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I think if it were painted black it would look even better...
 

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Re: My intake is done (GiRaff3)

Ooooh, shiny!<p>Nice job - similar to what I'd like to do <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Now slap a sticker on it and you can charge $400. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I like it.
 

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Re: My intake is done (GiRaff3)

Thanks fellas. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GiRaff3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">good work man <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I think if it were painted black it would look even better...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I thought of painting it black, but it's eye catching like that. I may actually paint the outside of it black for some real contrast.<p>For headlight changes, no. i can't change the headlight or parking lamp with it in place. But I can do the DRL and it comes out real easy.
 

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Re: My intake is done (T5 for Life)

Looks good! I realllly thought about doing that. But I got lazy and ordered the EST intake.
 

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Re: My intake is done (Tiny)

Wow great job! I've done similar projects and I know how much work that was! Thats freaking awesome! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My intake is done (sanatarium)

Nice job man! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Is that all bends and rivets? If so, that looks really clean. I want to eventually make a sheet metal version of my intake. Good work!
 

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Re: My intake is done (bpray9223)

Way to go T-Man. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I didn't realize you were that crafty. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Really fantastic DIY.
 

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Re: My intake is done (T5 for Life)

Very nice!!
 

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Looks great! <p><IMG SRC="http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3622/3502927970_1f7df922ea_o.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Is there any way you could shorten the 90 degree elbow by where it attaches to the filter? If you could shorten it 2" or so it would pull the element back away from the fender enough that you could close up the box. <p><br>
 

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Re: My intake is done (bb vign)

An earlier version of the B-line intake:<p>Similar 90-degree elbow and airflow.<p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/SH8KDWN/B-Line.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I like that you closed off the area behind the headlight, extended the back edge, and installed weatherstripping. That was smartly done. <p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/SH8KDWN/B-Line-Improve.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>Closing off the box will allow the airflow from the factory intake point (as well as the R-kelly CAI) to be better contained and instead of escaping the enclosure it will ricochet within the box and the only exit for the cool air will be into the engine.
 

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Re: My intake is done (T5 for Life)

Very nice, BTW <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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