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scuba303 01-15-2012 09:00 AM

alternative to snorkel - relocated air intake?
 
any of you guys have ideas for relocating the air intake? for driving through deeper water is of course a snorkel the 1st choice. but i park my car near a narrow street. so sometmes people hit your mirror.
so i think of relocating the air intake to a higher place like the one with the tank for the windows cleaning water. anyone ever done it? with cut out for better air or just inside the engine department. (sorry for my bad technical english. hopefully it's still good enough to make clear what i have on mind)

nicklopic 01-15-2012 09:09 AM

I've seen people run it into the cowl below the windshield

I had thought about doing it and found out others already have but it seems to be a pretty good place
also for the 5.2 there's an intake that keeps the filters up high in the engine bay, I don't remember what's its called though
(I think ratmonkey has it)

1stblack97ZJ 01-15-2012 09:14 AM

mine is somwhat higher than stock.

http://i1206.photobucket.com/albums/...1/IMG_1481.jpg

scuba303 01-15-2012 09:29 AM

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Originally Posted by 1stblack97ZJ (Post 12860500)
mine is somwhat higher than stock.

yes.. that's the thing i had on mind when i thought if no direct air intake in the front will be a problem or not.
but.. in gemrany we have a strict type approval (called tüv). i will loose registration and insurance with a solution like yours. need to stuck with the old air filter box.

PolkaPower 01-15-2012 09:55 AM

If you get up to the air box with water there are more things to worry about like the transmission for one.

Cameleer 01-15-2012 10:09 AM

Here are a few links to Cowl Air Intakes
Cowl Air Intake-1
Cowl Air Intake-2

Buzz98zj 01-15-2012 10:25 AM

I had pondered the idea of a home made snorkel but like you said, there is more to worry about. Maybe some day.

Myusername1674 09-04-2012 09:13 AM

Hmmm, sorta reviving this thread cause I don't wanna make a new one, but I have a question, that may be dumb, but I've never done any sort of intake mod, and when you do this what do you do with the vacuum lines that are attached the the stock box??

melk 09-04-2012 09:20 AM

Just pop a breather filter on the valve cover.

BlastMasta 09-04-2012 09:47 AM

Just did this over the weekend. Raining hard yesterday and today, filter still dry.

BlastMasta 09-04-2012 09:50 AM

3 Attachment(s)
Forgot to attach pictures. Hah

SKorch630 09-04-2012 04:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Myusername1674
Hmmm, sorta reviving this thread cause I don't wanna make a new one, but I have a question, that may be dumb, but I've never done any sort of intake mod, and when you do this what do you do with the vacuum lines that are attached the the stock box??

You just need an oil breather. Available at your local parts store.

Kevinyj95 09-04-2012 04:53 PM

I like that blastmasta makes alot more sense than useing a cai and sucking in the heat from the exhaust manifold.

BlastMasta 09-05-2012 07:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Kevinyj95
I like that blastmasta makes alot more sense than useing a cai and sucking in the heat from the exhaust manifold.

Yeah I have to finish the hole in the cowl, weld two plates and finish the hole with 1/8 rubber sheet for a "heat resistant" water tight transition through the firewall.

At idol, the aluminum tube feels cool to the touch, much colder than the running engine. Plus im avoiding hydro lock and water intake, the functional part of the CAI was just an added bonus.

I also added an electric fan, with the intake and fan, you can really feel a difference in the throttle.

Not to mention the intake is loud as hell. Haha. Love it.

Myusername1674 12-29-2012 12:22 AM

I guess I might as well post mine just for others to have a reference if they decide to do this, mines on the 5.2 so it's a little different.

http://i1243.photobucket.com/albums/...pse8f9d71a.jpg


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