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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:26 am

Not to mention weight savings for the flexi-tube.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:06 pm

Welp, I switched things over to fwi flexible setup ala Ilan's old method. Works great far as I can tell. Didn't add a scoop though. Seems to breath just fine where it is. Also, where Aaron had to add a piece of flashing to block off the tc and tranny, my 95's inner liner already has that space fully blocked off and shrouded? Another year difference? Not sure but certainly not complaining
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:23 pm

That's interesting about the '95s barrier between engine bay and fender well. I'd like to see pictures of it if you get the chance.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:27 pm

My 95 didn't have that barrier. That's odd.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:44 pm

In between phones at the moment, camera isn't worthwhile on this one. I can clear up that I think it was added by the previous owner or a shop at some point as it looks like the base-piece was cracked at some point and their fix included running up the side where the tc box is. It's very well matched up, I would've never guessed
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:13 am

What did you guys do with the OEM intake parts? Recycle?
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:35 am

Stuck mine on top of my toolbox in case I ever need it again.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:55 am

Sold mine to another member.

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:25 am

sitting on a shelf in my garage.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:50 pm

Same. Garage
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:08 pm

AA wrote:
One reason I could see using flex tube would be for experimenting with different intake builds/locations/mod plans. Probably the best example I can think of is when adding an IC. As much as I like my SS intake tube (credit to Rob Harlan for design and fab), it probably couldn't be used if I added an IC. The fact it's rigid and fits so well means it would have to be modified, rebuilt, or adapted to fit a raised blower & TB. No such problem with flex tube.

I think Rob made 3 of the SS intakes. One sold a couple years ago. Not sure where the 3rd one went.

Do we have contact info for him?  I might be interested in one of the SS intakes at some point, even if it is to make another.

EDIT: Found it - http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2131502/1996-buick-riviera/

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Wed Sep 18, 2013 6:55 pm

al_roethlisberger wrote:

AA wrote:
One reason I could see using flex tube would be for experimenting with different intake builds/locations/mod plans. Probably the best example I can think of is when adding an IC. As much as I like my SS intake tube (credit to Rob Harlan for design and fab), it probably couldn't be used if I added an IC. The fact it's rigid and fits so well means it would have to be modified, rebuilt, or adapted to fit a raised blower & TB. No such problem with flex tube.

I think Rob made 3 of the SS intakes. One sold a couple years ago. Not sure where the 3rd one went.

Do we have contact info for him?  I might be interested in one of the SS intakes at some point, even if it is to make another.

EDIT:  Found it -  http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2131502/1996-buick-riviera/

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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Sat May 09, 2015 11:33 pm

Gen V dudes, what degree are you using right after the MAF to get the intake away from the coolant reservoir?

Wonder if one of these after MAF. 4"ID 22 degree flexi joint
http://www.jegs.com/i/Spectre/865/9770/10002/-1?parentProductId=1671165

4"ID flexi joint
And this coming up out the fender
http://www.jegs.com/i/Spectre/865/9775/10002/-1?parentProductId=1671165

And a straight pipe connecting the 2 would do it.


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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Sun May 10, 2015 11:43 pm

Maybe I'm a bit slow, but who is making these intake tubes with the MAF sensor installed.?





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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Mon May 11, 2015 10:54 am

He said it's an LS1 maf sensor in his cardomain or whatever. I think you can just buy those tube plates for them or he got the sensor like that complete and just welded it up.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Mon May 11, 2015 2:59 pm

Much less pretty, but mine had a piece of PVC elbow making the turn right off the MAF.
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Mon May 11, 2015 3:14 pm

im pretty set on using PVC at this point.

http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/thermal-conductivity-d_429.html

Aluminum 205
Polyvinylchloride, PVC 0.19

Big difference.
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PostSubject: Fenderwell cold air intake mod..   Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:43 pm

This may sound ignorant but is it necessary to remove plastic fender well liner permanently when doing a FWI..?? thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Write-Up: Flexible Tube Fenderwell Intake   Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:16 pm

No. I have a 9" cone and its a VERY snug fit but all fender liner parts clip back together properly. From the outside of the car, there is no visual change
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