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Discussion in '2nd Gen 1991-1996 1.8L DOHC' started by Green91Goblin, May 1, 2010.

  1. LOWETGT

    LOWETGT FEOA Member

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    Here is my intake and the mod to it, that others don't like. I didn't like it either and did the best I could with what I had. More than most would do. I filled the inside to have a smoother transition at least.
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    The 90* bend into the TB is about the same 90* bend that is in the stock air box, but is a much larger area. It works just fine for the little I paid. If anyone has one that they rec, I am all ears. No need to just jab with no suggestion.
    I see it pointless to have a VAF with a 3" outlet and then reduce it to 2.5" to increase it again to 3" before the TB. That inherently seems more restrictive to flow and the minute loss in torque in the upper RPM range is negligible. That and with having a stock exhaust still(budget), it sounds amazing, esp above 4500 RPM. You do what works for you...and I will do the same.
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    i kept the h-box cuz i heard it is there for a reason and drops power if its taken off. i just cut polished aluminum 3'' tubing in a way that allows it to fit in perfectly, and stashes my cone filter way in the fender behind the headlight. it gets the best and coldest air that it can while still being in the engine bay, and it stays out of the way of flying water and rocks and crap.
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    hey low, u could go with a spectre air duct like what i have. all it is is 2 pieces u hook together. i think it's $10 for both at schucks but can't remember.
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    i just recently modded a ZX2 intake using the stock 90* bend with a coupler and some goo to make it work. other then that its still got the H box and a new weapon R filter
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    Does anybody know if there's ann h box that has a 3 " opening? That would solve the problem.
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    The kia injectors have four holes on the end instead of the stock one. Slightly increased CC's only 20, I think, and a better spray pattern.
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    yes, 4 pulse pattern instead of a single large cone, they flow a bit more so if you mod out they will keep up with the mods for sure at the top end. won't take boost though. and they give you a smidgen better gas mileage since they atomize the fuel better with 4 small needle spray instead of the cone. spray better and flow a bit more in the upper RPM.

    that along with 4 wire TPS increases throttle response and power a bit, not a noticeable butt dyno feel.

    and yeah lowetgt you paid what 15 for that intake, and made the elbow smoother, it's just fine dude! my 2.5 inch weapon R CAI works amazing I'm pretty sure your 3 inch intake flows just as good with that bend bondoed in :D

    N/A is an expensive way to go slow yada yada whodamahada! BUT if you get junkyard mods like the K code hybrid with U code guts, that's what 20 at most at a junkyard, and 30 min of your time most, 4 wire TPS/auto TB is cheap and a nice little responsive add on, improves gas mileage, exhaust cam swap takes a few hours and REALLY adds to a nice N/A setup, cut intake mod, just look through all my facebook pics death_scort, oh if you have to overhaul the engine and plan to stay N/A get the 90-94 protege DX crankshaft, it's 9.2 lbs lighter than the BP crank and cast instead of forged, not as strong but for N/A plenty strong even if you hop it up as much as you can. it'd prolly handle a stock GTX setup with out being an issue.

    anyway hit me up on facebook if you wanna know more! here's a peek at my blue car build....

    [​IMG] sorry for the cheezy quality but it's a pic, that's E cam mod, kia injectors, 4 wire tps, cut intake, B8 crank, new rings, cleaned up valves, new stem seals, oil pump, it's a new engine! got 215 miles so far and LOVING IT.
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    So far, my list is for Kia inj, a good intake tube setup, I have a pretty good idea about how I'm gonna manage that. After working with all the Turbo-diesels, I have learned to utilize space under the engine bay, so I'm gonna TRY to make a custom exhaust, something simple, if at all possible, and then comes the E-cam swap, lighter crank, probe clutch, 4 wire TPS (does that just add better response, hence the butt dyno feel?) I'm gonna cut the intake, but I want some before and afters so I know WHERE exactly to cut. The VAF gut swap, (I'm gonna try and modify the airbox as well, to produce much more flow) So I'm gonna follow EVERYONES advice, and make my EGT one to be proud of.

    I've decided to keep the caymen wheels, and repaint the car in the exact same color code, so it'll be MINT, and slightly change around the interior, maybe to black with green piping or something to that effect. All in due time, I mean hell, in two days at my new job, I have 20 hours, that's not counting all last week, and I still don't get paid til tues. So work on the Green Goblin starts in as little as a month. Thanks again y'all, This should be stickied... For real....
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    Thats not a bad price at all, what's the Diameter on the MAF? I have some ideas... Jer, you're wearing off on me!!!
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    The stock U code is 2.5" outlet, the B and K code have a 3" outlet. Here are a few shots of the inlet of the U code and the K code. I modded my adapter to help reduce bottle-necking. Modded it further to fit the K code later.

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    The_Death_Scort, I'd go with this instead of modding stock box. Like I (and Lowegt) said, I just modded mine because it has to look stock.
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    You can just call me J, bro. Well I had some plans as to what I could use to make it cost efficient, and highly effective, so you could run one as well to avoid ALL trouble, and without having to have a blown out airbox. Just hear me out, I've got LOWETGT syndrome and I think I can make something pretty custom, and pretty damn sharp. Just give me a bit of time to gather materials. Anyone know where I can get a stock airbox (besides the JY)?
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    i got 1 for sale :)
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    Green91Goblin New Member

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    Stock A/B? How much good buddy? Hit me up on Facebook if you're on there.

    Also, what kind of MAF/VAF does a Miata have? Still Craigslisting it up trying to find a good part out near me.
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    LOWETGT FEOA Member

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    i was workin on my friend's toyota mr2 the other day and noticed it also has a VAF but not sure which code it was
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    VAF's were popular in japanese cars in the early to late 90's, so yep that's cool, I think most toyota VAF's don't have codes on them though so that might be why you didn't see a code.

    and yeah don't get a miata VAF I think they are the same size as ours, the probe/mazda 2.2 liter K code VAF strip guts out put yours in and tune, or get a B code which is usually rare and more expensive and just cut the top off and tune and done, direct bolt ins :D you won't need the K/B vaf till you do some other mods though, open the exhaust, cut intake, E cam possibly cut intake too, then intake and vaf, or do it from the intake back whatever suits you!
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    I wish there was a site we could direct order them from...
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    it was a late 80's MR2. if it's a good size and i had a BP, i'd probably check this out. even tho it's for a toyota it might work for the mazda :shrug:

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