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Directions requested to pick up the best air intake

Hello,
I am contemplating the swap to an aftermarket air intake. My main objective is to clean the engine bay and improve accessibility. Of course, picking up a few bhp would be nice but that is not the primary goal and I've heard there is not much to gain over stock in any case.

I've done a review of the current options and they seem to divide between 2 categories:

- the "hardcore route": basically an air filter fitted directly on the top of the air metering unit. Fabspeed and Eagleday are offering such kits. Others (eg. rarely8) came with their own solution for much less money.
http://eagleday.stores.yahoo.net/911tumaflfi.html

- the "airbox route": a shorther airbox than stock with a cone airfilter and the other end. IA or AireTeck sell them not cheap.


Is one solution better than the other? With respect to air intake temperature and flow?

Thanks
Mathieu
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The rarley8 route saves you $260.00 and works just as well !!!!. It's the old
flash and function deal. Function gets the job done, flash might get the
job done but always costs much more. There are a few here who would
probably sell you the, 60 Hp. gain, direct bolt on, ergonomically
designed, green, gas savings, politically and socially correct, and wipes
your a$$ $450.00 air intakes they bought.

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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.
I was just about to do the slash & cut affair, when I stumbled across the used item.
Give Craig's list a look, just might find one for cheap too!
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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.
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Steve,

If you do a search here you will find several posts, some with pics.
and part numbers.

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I will search and learn. Thanks!!
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Here is mine, with differing size intercoolers:




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Yasin,
Gotta Love the Fat Tire in the background! It is tough to come by in WI, good thing I have a bro-in-law that recently moved to Ft. Collins area.

You wouldn't be selling one of the ICs would you?

To get back on topic, a search should show how to make the RarlyL8 one.
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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, do you have any pics of your intake? Thanks.
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The RarlyL8 930 air-cleaner intake install
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I have a setup close to the above - I was amazed what happened when the bottom 3rd was blocked off....(misguided experiment to reduce inlet temperatures) ....NO power above 5,000 rpm. Simply ran out of air.

Thus, I'd watch the element size somewhat on a higher HP setup.
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Mark, do you have any pics of your intake? Thanks.
See the picture that Yasin posted, #7. That's what I've got, but with a modified stock air box instead of the space-age plastisized graphite nylon polyurethane mystery material. The drawback is that mine still retains all the weight of good German metal.
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