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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:43 pm

ive hd my 4" fwi in my car for over a year now and ive driven my car in
-3 degree weather to 95 degree weather and thats with no insulation and then i decided to wrap it in foil tape and it looks better and runs about 4 degrees colder than befor thats what my aeroforce scan guage tells me but id say go for it and dont worry
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Jul 27, 2008 4:55 pm

yeah, weather is definitely not a factor in the FWI setup. As long as your IAT sensor is installed properly...
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:03 pm

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yeah, weather is definitely not a factor in the FWI setup. As long as your IAT sensor is installed properly...

When you're stopped, things can get just at hot as w/ stock airbox, especially on 90F+ days. Last summer I got my IAT up into the 140F range. Once moving, things will cool down.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Jul 27, 2008 9:15 pm

NOt bad man
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PostSubject: PISSED!   Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:14 pm

just built AN INTAKE FOR MY 97, NOT MORE THAN AN HOUR AGO, and I drove around for 30-40 minuts woith absolutly no problems or CE< my douche neighboor wanna be garage mechanic, gets in my Rivi and starts mashing on the gas like an asshole, now the service engine soon light is on, i need to hook up the vacuum sensor to the intake i know, is it not being in use the reason for the CEL?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:53 pm

Probably. What's the code?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sat Aug 09, 2008 10:46 pm

You mean the Intake Air Temp sensor? Yes, you need to plug it in. And keep your keys in your pocket.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 8:16 am

Ok, I'm considering doing a PVC FWI on my '95. What I need to know is does anything have to be removed to install this? Do I have to undo the fenderwell black plastic piece? What kind of tools do I need? I'm going to get a 7" filter if I do it, is that big enough?


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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:15 am

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You mean the Intake Air Temp sensor? Yes, you need to plug it in. And keep your keys in your pocket.
yes sorry brother messed up in a fit of rage! HAHA, IAT sensor is what i should have put, i dont have a code reader, but im assuming this is an obvious problem.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:11 pm

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Ok, I'm considering doing a PVC FWI on my '95. What I need to know is does anything have to be removed to install this? Do I have to undo the fenderwell black plastic piece? What kind of tools do I need? I'm going to get a 7" filter if I do it, is that big enough? Also, what length do you cut the straight section down to???
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:19 pm

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Intense or ZZP intake tubing. its about 11-12 bucks a foot and supposedly works well. I have some sitting in my room waiting for me to have some free time right now.

To be honest, that tubing is what's up. Unbelievably easier than making it out of pvc, one piece so it's not prone to leaks, super flexible, and it also has an internal metallic spiral which keeps it somewhat rigid. Looks alot cleaner imo, but I do like the look of a well done pvc intake as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:27 pm

I don't think there's a huge diff on your 95, so the stock intake box has to come out, along with the stock intake tube. Unplug your sensor first. Take the top of the box out first, separately. Makes it easier to get the bottom out. Assuming it's similar to later models. You'll need to test fit your pieces in order to determine the length you need the straight piece to be.

If you're doing a 4" tube, you'll need to enlarge the existing hole in the fenderwell. It is probably easiest to install the cone filter if you do it thru the FW with that plastic shielding removed, that's what I did. A 7" cone filter should be fine. Do you have one yet? I have a new K&N cone with 4" ID opening that is in the For Sale section. I paid $50 with shipping from Summit. Selling at $40 shipped. New in the box, never installed.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:28 pm

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TonySmooth89 wrote:
Intense or ZZP intake tubing. its about 11-12 bucks a foot and supposedly works well. I have some sitting in my room waiting for me to have some free time right now.

To be honest, that tubing is what's up. Unbelievably easier than making it out of pvc, one piece so it's not prone to leaks, super flexible, and it also has an internal metallic spiral which keeps it somewhat rigid. Looks alot cleaner imo, but I do like the look of a well done pvc intake as well.


I agree, that would be easiest. I personally don't care for the look though.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:32 pm

Thanks Dave. It seems that if I go with the tubing I'd need to get it @ 3.5" ID so I won't be able to buy your filter, but trust me I did see it. I don't have the filter yet.



So how many feet of this stuff would I need? They sell by the foot and I can do 1 or 2, I don't think it should take any more than that. Also, how would I get the IAT sensor into the tubing??
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:34 pm

Not sure if 2' will do it or not, but I'd "think" so. Let me go measure my intake.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:37 pm

2' may be just enough, but a few extra inches might come in handy.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:39 pm

I used 2 1/2' and it worked out nicely. I didn't have to cut it at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:44 pm

So I'll order 3'. Does it cut easily, and where do I put the IAT?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:50 pm

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So I'll order 3'. Does it cut easily, and where do I put the IAT?

To be honest, I wouldn't attempt to tap it into the intake tubing, it's not smooth on the outside at all and you would probably end up with leaks. What I did was just install it, bought the IAT extension from intense or zzp, and just dropped it down into the fenderwell near your the air filter.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 12:54 pm

Yep, I don't think you'd be happy with trying to get a good install in the tubing. I do also have an Intense IAT extension cable, new. Plugs right inline, if the 95 is the same. What's Intense' current price? I'll give you $5 off their new price and no frt charges. They are made by Casper Electronics and I bought direct from Casper.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 2:41 pm

Intense says $20, so you'll charge me $15 shipped? Well, I'm definitely considering this. All I have to do now is find a filter for a good price, and when everything's finalized I'll let you know. Thanks for your help!!
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Sun Aug 10, 2008 10:52 pm

Yep, $15 shipped.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Mon Aug 11, 2008 12:26 pm

Well i just got done with my third attempt at an intake and , 2' of (ZZP) intake tubing is about perfect for a fenderwell intake IMO. Much better than my last setup consisting of stock intake tubing mated to a PVC cone , it looks like it should flow more and at least will be louder.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Tue Aug 12, 2008 4:39 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Building a Custom PVC Fenderwell Intake   Tue Aug 12, 2008 5:32 pm

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