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I drive an 89 LX 1.9L CFI and I´m interested in buying one of those Foam intakes from UPR Auto in the States.
CLICK HERE FOR A DESCRIPTION OF THE U.P.R. INTAKE

Has anyone slapped one of these on their car yet?? I´m just curious to find out if there´s enough clearance between the top of the filter and the hood to get enough air through this thing. The last thing I want is for the Intake to hit the underside of the hood then end up cutting the hood open for a scoop.

Let me know if anyone has experienced any problems, or if anyone can forsee any problems I might encounter in the future with one of these things.
I realize I´m gonna have to sacrifice the vent that recirculates warm air into the engine on cold days, but is there anything else I should be aware of??

Thanx,

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[ Edited by ShinyBlueEscort On Date 09-15-2002 ]

[ Edited by ShinyBlueEscort On Date 09-15-2002 ]
 

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Actually I wouldn´t spend my money on one. They look like they are really free flowing, whitch they are, but if you measure the surface area they really don´t allow that much air in. Your best bet would be to get a K&N filter and one of there lids that is also a filter. I have on on my Mustang and it works great. While you were at U.P.R did you see the mod for boosting fuel pressure on your injector unit? That migh be someting worth looking into especialy if you are going to be boosting airflow.
 

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I know K&N filters supposedly flow more air and give 5 or more extra horsepower, but I remember watching a show about K&N filters on Speed Vision where they tested it, and when they put on the K&N filter, they actually netted a loss versus the stock filter of the car.
I´m just wondering if that depends on which car you test it on, and if you move the K&N to another spot to get colder air to the engine?

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how do you know how much pressure you should have, it doesn´t say how far. i have a k&n cone filter on mine too, wandering if increasing fuel pressure would help and how much is too much
 

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I´m sure it depends on the type of setup the car came stock with. The Gen 1 LX like Shiney´s have throttle body injection, so it would be kind of hard to put a cone filter on it. That´s why I sugested the K&N with the flow through lid. That´s essentially like a cone filter when you have it all set up. As far as the pressure goes, both of you guys have gen 2´s so the above mentioned mod won´t work on your car. You will have to get a adjustable regulator to boost pressure in your fuel system. I think stock you should have like 35psi or so, where as the throttle body unit has less I think since it only feeds one injector.
 

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Does K&N have a website??
I´ve seen the K&N stock replacement air filters for around $80(CAN) but I´ve never seen the replacement lids you´re talking about.
Where have you seen this?
 

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Okay...I did it.
I ordered UPR´s Intake kit.
It should be here in a few weeks.

For those of you who advised me not to....sorry, it was an impulse buy.
LOL!
 
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