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Poor Mans Intake...But wow does it work!!

Took the Dremel to the stock air box and the results were great..i had already spent the money for the drop in K&N filter and didnt want to drop extra on a whole new intake since im getting my exhaust very soon..

left the side closest to the engine to act as a heat shield, and left the grill mounted scoop...took off the bottom resonator tube thingy cuz its pointless after this...

results......

throttle response is GREATLY improved....

has a nice little grunt to it...nothing annoying

gas milage instantly went up about 2 mpg's (based on computer) all city driving......only had it on 1 night so actual gas milage will come later....

EDIT: let me add the the Lid is put back on, looks unaltered from engine bay view









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Well it certainly will be getting more air

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Well it certainly will be getting more air
Isnt that the idea??? More air / colder(more dense) air = more power


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definity not...lol the lid is put back on...looks unaltered from the engine bay view

looks like a hack job but i have plently of experience with intakes, installs, builds etc..

in theory this is a great idea and performs well........lets in tons of air while keeping engine heat away...way better than some of the aftemarket designs with metal heat shields and aluminum tubes that heat up..

now the only restricting part is the accordian hose from the air box to the throttle body which may be good for a hp or so...



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What can I say?! If it works, then I guess it's all good. At least you are trying out different things to make your XK perform better. Definately, working with what you have. Good job, even though it does look like a hack job. don't have experience working on intakes, exhausts, etc. That is why I would fork out the extra dough for parts. I used to have a 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES and there was a guy who made a special intake for the car. I dunno if any of you guys know of him but the name of the product is called J-Intakes. He made an awesome intake for less than 200 dollars in his garage. Almost got one but I had to get rid of the car. Anyways, good work IDC2335.
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Any chance of water from the bottom getting in the intake?

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Any chance of water from the bottom getting in the intake?

never say never.....but it would have to be one hell ove a puddle ...or river..but no more of a chance than any other intake system

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What can I say?! If it works, then I guess it's all good. At least you are trying out different things to make your XK perform better. Definately, working with what you have. Good job, even though it does look like a hack job. don't have experience working on intakes, exhausts, etc. That is why I would fork out the extra dough for parts. I used to have a 2002 Dodge Intrepid ES and there was a guy who made a special intake for the car. I dunno if any of you guys know of him but the name of the product is called J-Intakes. He made an awesome intake for less than 200 dollars in his garage. Almost got one but I had to get rid of the car. Anyways, good work IDC2335.
Also Once installed it no longer looks like a hack job..it looks like i never touched it....and im gaining power and saving gas...for free


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If you work on cars as much as you say you do then you'll know this term: hydrolock. If you don't know it, you should learn it because I see that in your future. I don't see this as a better design than aftermarket ones, sorry.


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If you work on cars as much as you say you do then you'll know this term: hydrolock. If you don't know it, you should learn it because I see that in your future. I don't see this as a better design than aftermarket ones, sorry.
well aware of the term and effects, but dont see it as a threat, its a huge filter bout 4 feet off the ground and its blocked by the wheel well and all sorts of stuff from the ground up.....i do no off roading and dont plan to drive through any rivers....ill check the filter after a good drive in the rain and post results.. if it gets wet, its an easy fix, just make a little shield underneath.. once you close the hood all the aftermarket systems have a sealed top and open bottom as well...no one questions them...you guys are rough
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