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Originally Posted by torresmd View Post
It would be nice if someone that has made their own could post a DIY or explain exactly how it was done, which parts etc. This is for people like me that love to tinker and do things for myself but have limited mechanical skills.
Mark (FQuack) hit the nail on the head:
"I found a "Flashy" plastic fantastic air box/cone filter unit used for $150.00. Looks ok, works just fine, cleans up the engine bay a bunch!
Would I have paid the $400+....I don't think so!!! Did it give me more H.P.? Doubt it...sure can't tell by the seat of my pants".

A few years ago I was tempted to go for this but couldn't get past the sticker shock and presumed huge HP improvements. So, I picked up a used stock air cleaner assembly for something like $40 and proceeded to chop the end off it and braze on a circular mount to accept a K&N cone type filter. The whole thing probably cost me $60 or so, looks identical to the store bought over-priced unit, and gives the engine bay some breathing room. Performance improvements....probably not, but you do get just a little more intake air noise.
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Mark H. 1987 930, GP White, Wevo shifter, Borla exhaust, stock everything else. The result of a massive Pelicanite good will fire recovery effort. Truely an open book, ready for the slippery slopes to modification.
Old 02-23-2009, 11:57 AM
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