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my thing right now is looking for a good cold air intake system for my '95 LX.
does anyone know of any good brands/websites or should i go completely custom?
what does everyone else have? maybe that'll give me some ideas.



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as far as i know, the only intake you can get is that Weapon-R Dragon or something like that. runs $150 8O . I bought an air filter off ebay for $9 and im just using that. ive also seen a custom intake on ebay going for around $80. hope this helps. later
 

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If you have lots of money to spend, and like flashy components...buy the Weapon R intake system...its made out of pollished stainless steel or crome tubings and there is a variety of color to choose from... and they have stylish air filter...

But if you want something nice, that wont get real tuning people to laught at you and that is cheap...you might want to go the custom way..the only things you need is

- 2 elbow (90'') mandrel-bent tubes welded together or 1 pipe that would have been bent at two places... (so there is no apparent welds)

- 1 cone air filter
- 1 cone filter adapter
and for the pcv hose on the top of your valve cover ( written 1,9 SEFI) you can either plug a breather filter in or take the OEM hoses and connect it to your intake tube ...anywhere between your filter and your throttle body (located on your intake manifold) ..for the second option you'll have to drill a hole in your intake tube and weld or get someone to weld a little piece of tubing in order to plug your oem hose on...

and that is it....i think magnaflow sales mandrel-bent elbow 10$ a piece...but i'm sure you can find better prices by calling metal shops located around your area...sometimes you can have excellent deals!!!
 

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I say buy a new paper filter and take a hacksaw to the bottom of your stock airbox. It costs about $5. Then you can save the rest of your money for an SPI swap. Frankly, I think intake and exhaust upgrades on a stock CVH motor are a bit of a waste unless you just want the noise.. in which case the hacksaw works beautifully. I got more pull from about 4000-4500rpm by removing the intake snorkle (you'll find it when you unbolt the airbox) because it's not even large enough to fit a quarter through... and hey, removing it is free!
 

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K&N FIPK kit gets my vote. It's about 180 bucks, and all you get is the filte, VAF adapter, and the maintenance/cleaning tools. Kinda pricey, but it does come with a million mile warranty, and you simply can't beat the K&N quality. It works really nicely with the RX-7 B-type VAF in my 95GT. I'd be careful buying that cheap imitation crap on ebay...
 

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my vote would be to buy the BEM cowl induction intake... what you've never heard of it? Me either! no j/k. It is one of many projects I've got waiting for me to finish the cat-back system first. I got food poisining late last week on top of killing an angle grinder already! *L* So anyway I've been busy. The jest is I want to make an intake to that would be feed from the cowl area. Which is an area of high pressure when the vehicle is moving (obviously it has to be moving fast enough). Also it would be "cold" air as it would not be coming from the engine bay. Non of the other kits out there are a true cold air system. They all take air from the engine bay that is warmer than outside. Cooler air is denser which packs more into the engine along with more gas which makes more power.

I'm looking at starting the next project in one to two weeks. No idea on price yet I'll need to price it out but right now I have no time. Heck I haven't even had time to check my e-mail in a week or so.
 

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I used to build CAI for Proteges. you can build the piping for under $60, all you need is a 2.5"U bend, and a 3" 90deg L bend and you are set. then there is the welding, pipe conectors, outlet for the PCV if you wish. yadda ya
 

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My intake right now is made out of pvc piping,it only took me like any hour or so to make it,but the way i made it the bends aren't very smooth,but i am planning on re-doing it to make the bends smoother,also i am going to keep the stock air box but put a cone filter in it.
 

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id beware of using pvc. Ive heard A LOT of bad things about pvc intakes. The plastic isnt made to take the heat of the engine and will melt and give off bad fumes. Just something to consider in the long run. After you replace your moter was it really cheaper? BTW I have been there done that on my previous car. I had rigged up every possible homemade mod for it, but there are some things that are just worth buying if your looking for longevity and reliability. Just be careful out there!
 

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egtdude said:
my vote would be to buy the BEM cowl induction intake... what you've never heard of it? Me either! no j/k. It is one of many projects I've got waiting for me to finish the cat-back system first. I got food poisining late last week on top of killing an angle grinder already! *L* So anyway I've been busy. The jest is I want to make an intake to that would be feed from the cowl area. Which is an area of high pressure when the vehicle is moving (obviously it has to be moving fast enough). Also it would be "cold" air as it would not be coming from the engine bay. Non of the other kits out there are a true cold air system. They all take air from the engine bay that is warmer than outside. Cooler air is denser which packs more into the engine along with more gas which makes more power.

I'm looking at starting the next project in one to two weeks. No idea on price yet I'll need to price it out but right now I have no time. Heck I haven't even had time to check my e-mail in a week or so.
what about those intakes that run down near the ground? or are those custom jobs? and do you have that available at bareend? i went there just now, and couldn't find any for the 91-96 escort LX.
 

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well, i want to make my own custom intake out of an aluminum pipe... also, i'd like to paint it blue.... but i'm kinda worried about the heat's effect on the paint, so i'd probably go with that high heat paint, that people use on their calipers.... then i could use the rest of the can to paint the calipers lol
 
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