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I have been out of a job for a few months now and I wanted to install IPD's "R" Kelly CAI. Since money is pretty scarce I desided to look for an alternative.

So Home Depot here we go. Got a 2" inside slip coupling for a few bucks



I cut it exactly in half and spay painted it with a can I had of black.

Purchase 6 feet of 2" neoprene flexible hose. I used like 2.6 feet of it so I still have 3' left over if you want to buy it from me.




Then I cut using a 2" circular saw a whole in the air filter box



and after taking the left fog grill off below the bumper I made another 2" hole and routed the Neoprene hose from the air box to the lower cold air intake.



Stuck the hose into my new painted inlet and outlet, The flange of the coupler was just the right size. Remenber this is where I cut the coupling in half.
Stuck the inlet into the plastic "wall" behind the fog light area.

I did not use any clamps because all the inlet - hose - outlet will see is vacuume and the parts fit pretty tight.

Here is a view of the hose under the air filter box.



Total cost if I sell the left over hose $20
 

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Re: Poor Mans "R" Kelly CAI (tgrjmp)

http://********************/smile/emthup.gif for giving your engine some more air!

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That looks a lot like the first CAI I did on mine back in Aug 2005.




Will do a good job of providing another source of air the airbox can pull from, although it is only 3 sq in of intake area, and it doesn't face directly into air stream.

The huge advantage to the kit that I eventually installed on mine (and that ipd sells now) was the custom fitted scoop that fills the entire fog light grill area, basically giving you over 21 sq in of ram air intake area.



Have to say, in tough times, $89 isn't bad for a proven performance mod. Kudos to ipd, that's cheaper than I could sell it for. I believe their hose is more durable than double walled neoprene hose as well, and since it is concentric ringed versus spiral, works better with clamps.

http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-S6...4155/

 

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Re: Poor Mans "R" Kelly CAI ("R" Kelly)

Man it sucks not being able to see the pictures on this forum..

I'm assuming the bumber needs to be removed for this mod? And can I use the stock filter or do I need to upgrade to a free flowing filter? I remember reading earlier that you guys dont reconmend using the k&N due to oil and potentially contaminating the MAF sensor.....
 

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cool mod!
Can you post some pictures from the front of the car, a full shot, and a semi-zoomed in shot of the right side where it's mounted?
I want to see how noticeable the hose is from the front.
 

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Not noticable at all
 

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the only critical piece to the CAI system is the hose. My first variant was just hose. It was "threaded" into a hole in the airbox and the open end just faced forward in the foglamp grill. I never really observed any big changes in any subsequent variant. All the variations (by me or any of the commerical ones) since that one in 2005 are cosmetic with some small performance improvement. So if you are really cheap, just use hose.

http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=81313
 

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Re: Poor Mans "R" Kelly CAI ("R" Kelly)

I wanted the mod to look as professional as possible so I did not use glue. Plus there is no need to make everything air tight. I followed "R" Kelly's directions... so no need to do major bumper removals. Just remove the air box and fog light grill.

I also went against the air scoop because I wanted some air to go to the front driver side brakes... I checked when I removed the grill where the air was going. The other thing is a scoop will not only force air but dirt and sand into the air filter.... What would SoFla be without sand?

I could have used a cheaper by the foot hose like IPD's. but the minimum was 25 feet. send me a email if you still want the remaining 3 feet.

I forgot to mention that my initial intention was to use the snow valve hole. But there is something directly below it that was impossible to move to one side without major surgery. I wanted to keep the stock look where I could remove the CAI and replace the snow valve.
 

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Re: Poor Mans "R" Kelly CAI (Tiny)

Yes, thing that is in the air box. A car designed in Sweden should have considerations when snow can get sucked into the air box and basically clog the filter with snow. The air valve would open as the vacuum increases in the air box letting warm engine air into the box. upper left corner



My '93 GTI had a similar devise which I was going to rig for a CAI since chances of snow in SoFla are very slim.
 

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Re: Poor Mans "R" Kelly CAI (tgrjmp)

Quote, originally posted by tgrjmp »
Yes, thing that is in the air box. A car designed in Sweden should have considerations when snow can get sucked into the air box and basically clog the filter with snow. The air valve would open as the vacuum increases in the air box letting warm engine air into the box. upper left corner

My '93 GTI had a similar devise which I was going to rig for a CAI since chances of snow in SoFla are very slim.

I put an EST intake in my car, there is no "snow valve"...should I be worried? I've only driven my Volvo for 2 winter months before, so I'm naive here.
 

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Re: Poor Mans "R" Kelly CAI (tgrjmp)

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Long term consider another hose. At left is a picture of the same hose after about a year or so in South Florida (Delray Beach). At right is a picture of what I used to replace the mangled hose.
 
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