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Unread 01-16-2012, 11:48 AM   #16
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just curious. how close was it with just trimming the cloth hood lining or whatever it is

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Unread 01-16-2012, 11:55 AM   #17
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just curious. how close was it with just trimming the cloth hood lining or whatever it is
Not close. The fabric wasn't the issue, it's the bracing. The hood was bent up when I closed it before trimming.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 11:57 AM   #18
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ah ok. looks like itll allow a lot more air flow
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Unread 01-16-2012, 12:09 PM   #19
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ah ok. looks like itll allow a lot more air flow
We will see. I am going to Lowes in a few minutes to find some plumbing.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 02:37 PM   #20
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its a great mod. did it to my 5.2. didnt even trim the hood brace. hood is slightly bowed. deeper sound on acceleration. actaully sounds like a magnum. i got about 1 mpg better as well and i think better acceleration. used spectre flex intake hose from autozone.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 02:45 PM   #21
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Are these air hats easily available & if so what $$$ are we looking at?
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Unread 01-16-2012, 02:47 PM   #22
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its a great mod. did it to my 5.2. didnt even trim the hood brace. hood is slightly bowed. deeper sound on acceleration. actaully sounds like a magnum. i got about 1 mpg better as well and i think better acceleration. used spectre flex intake hose from autozone.
I just picked up the same hose and coupler. I didn't want it touching the hood because the engine moves all the time. I paid ten bucks for he air hat at the junk yard off of a Dodge Durango.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 02:53 PM   #23
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Just realised i have an M1 manifold on mine with a 52mm Holley TB & FIPK & space is really tight under there, you can see where the existing air hat is leaving a fair old mark on the insulation so one of these may be just too much even with some cutting. I have another 9er hood which i will be modifying soon so then it will definitely all fit
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Unread 01-16-2012, 03:03 PM   #24
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Yea, isn't the M1 taller than the kegger?
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Unread 01-16-2012, 03:40 PM   #25
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Ok it's all done and hooked up. I really don't think it's going to make a difference if I go through the trouble of grinding those tabs off to angle the air hat. It would look better though but this actually works better because the hose fits in a part of the hood where there is space. If the hat was turned towards the intake box then it would again hit a lower portion of the hood bracing.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 04:10 PM   #26
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Just took it for a spin and there is a slight difference. Feels like it pulls a little harder through the gears and takes less effort to get it going from a stop. There is a slight whistle now. I also have a modded TB.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 04:39 PM   #27
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Did you plug that hole in the front of the hat where a hose connects? Maybe that is where the whistling is coming from, I would plug it up, dirt/dust will be sucking in there.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 04:53 PM   #28
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Did you plug that hole in the front of the hat where a hose connects? Maybe that is where the whistling is coming from, I would plug it up, dirt/dust will be sucking in there.
I used the lid from my wife's chap stick to cap the breather inlet. It's on there so tight I can't pull it off. That solution caused another problem that I wasn't able to fix so easily. She is pissed off that her chap stick is lidless. It sounds a bit like the K&N I had on my old ZJ.
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Unread 01-16-2012, 08:48 PM   #29
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M1

Directions from Mopar state M1 MPI intake puts TB at same elevation above engine / below hood as OEM intake (aka kegger) - If there's a difference, it's less than mm's - I can't tell a difference on mine.

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Unread 01-17-2012, 08:19 AM   #30
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Just took it for a spin and there is a slight difference. Feels like it pulls a little harder through the gears and takes less effort to get it going from a stop. There is a slight whistle now. I also have a modded TB.
Nice cheap mod! You should reset the computer maybe.

whistle is usually a leak
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