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: I "made" a CAI for $70ish


usmcdoc14
10-04-2007, 07:00 PM
Thats right boys, feast your eyes on the badassedness that is Bling :D

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/7364/cai1fq0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
First you go to PepBoys in the "Bling ricer" section of the store. Move there quickly and don't be distracted by mini-bikes and cheap generators, remember that PepBoys still sells auto parts.....some of the time. :laughing:

In the "Bling ricer air filter" section you will find products by Spectra..ummm Specter...ummmm whatever
They sell this "universal" cold air intake system for $45, it bolts in...sorta you have to shave down the adapter to slide over the throttle body.

BUT LOOK AT THAT CHROME !!! dear god that has to add like TENS of horsepower just with that :eek!: :eek!:
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/7275/cai2ey4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

You will also need the vacuum port installation kit that has some rubber gaskets and a hole saw for like $6 to install the sensor shown in the blinding of sexiness.

Then I installed one of those cone filters of death.$24 for the babe drawing power of mesh. This thing will suck kittens through the grill, so keep them away. I also bent up some aluminum rod (you know, weight savings) to hold it in place. It uses the existing holes, I am pretty sure you could cut up the original box to do the same.
http://img258.imageshack.us/img258/6567/cai3va6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

And I cut away the airflow smiteing rubber, it saved me ounces and like .00023sec in the 1/4 mile. I am thinking about getting a low profile power steering cap :thefinger:
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ok in seriousness: the cold air intake from pepboys fits like it was MADE to go on the jeep. For a hunk of chrome plastic its pretty nice, it has O ring seals at each joint. The vacuum port part of it is pretty worthless as the holes are too small, just put some silicon on the plugs as you will never need them. The Kit with the hole saw fits both the airflow sensor and the breather hose easily, just de-burr the holes with a razor after drilling. the adapter is a HARD fit on the throttle body, I sanded the inside of mine thinner on a belt sander. You may be able to do the same with a razor blade or something. Or fight it on there.

here is what a bunch of scrap aluminum and some pop rivets will do :yup:
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This is a VERY cheap alternative to what is on the market.

Oh and yes, you can hear engine growl when ya step on it :devil:

Po' Riggity
10-08-2007, 09:17 AM
Very nice DIY mod. Seems cheap compared to most CAI's out there!
Scott

FzyPChz
10-08-2007, 09:41 AM
Hey usmcdoc14, you make chrome under the hood look kinda sexy ;)

RedRockJK
10-09-2007, 07:44 PM
Nice. Maybe I'll sell my Airaid and whip one up like that. Then I'll have money left over to buy something else for the Jeep.
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usmcdoc14
10-09-2007, 08:14 PM
Nice. Maybe I'll sell my Airaid and whip one up like that. Then I'll have money left over to buy something else for the Jeep.
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if the JK was not so nice I would go the route I did with my Amigo :laughing:
PVC pipe and adapters wrapped in aluminum foil as a heat shield to 4" marine flex/vent hose to a ford F250 airbox with a K&N to more flex hose to a PVC snorkle with fittings and a PVC "gutter catch" as a screen for the opening :laughing: oh and spray painted black :thefinger: it "almost" looks professional :grinpimp:

btw: where the hell are the JK snorkles anyway ?

RedRockJK
10-09-2007, 08:25 PM
...btw: where the hell are the JK snorkles anyway ?

Here is the only one I know of:

http://shop.riverraider.com/product.sc?categoryId=1&productId=4

http://shop.riverraider.com/images/1190949743702-361020529.jpeg

usmcdoc14
10-10-2007, 03:58 AM
Here is the only one I know of:

http://shop.riverraider.com/product.sc?categoryId=1&productId=4

http://shop.riverraider.com/images/1190949743702-361020529.jpeg


ya, no thanks on the $500 rain gutter :laughing:

RedRockJK
10-10-2007, 04:08 AM
ya, no thanks on the $500 rain gutter :laughing:

lol yeah I know, kinda pricey.