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Unread 09-29-2006, 10:24 PM   #16
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why do you want one? to use it as a heat shield?
kinda sorta

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Unread 09-29-2006, 10:43 PM   #17
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you could also do some head work, like larger valves or bumping up the compression by shaving the head
I thought we were talking about budget mods...
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Unread 09-30-2006, 10:18 AM   #18
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I thought we were talking about budget mods...
true...but if you know someone who does that then you are in luck...and i do, it is just trying to figure out when he has some free time
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Unread 09-30-2006, 11:20 AM   #19
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Budget ... eBay for sure. I got a full K&N FIPK for under $55 ... but I blew the budget with Performance cat, muffler and 62mm TB ...
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Unread 10-02-2006, 10:23 AM   #20
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I'm working on my cold air intake. I got the filter off eBay for $19 shipped to me.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/SIMOT...QQcmdZViewItem
I'm using 3" exhaust tubing to connect the filter to the TB elbow which was $6 at an exhaust shop. I'm making a heatshield out of cardboard and wrapping it using one of those windshield sun shades from the dollar store($4). My cold air intake will cost $30.
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Unread 10-02-2006, 10:27 AM   #21
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On another note, I'm also building my stroker on a tight budget. I've been building the stroker for almost 2 years, but I'm not cutting any corners. Almost everything has been bought through eBay. Total cost of my stroker has been about $1300 to get me this:
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Unread 10-02-2006, 11:52 AM   #22
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pretty engine indeed, i would think a bored TB and exhaust so it breathes then poops better, probably a new ignition system and maybe the back seats removed (unless you use them) i run 225/75/R15s on my XJ but i still havent done the TB bore yet, is it worth it or is it all in theory
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Unread 10-02-2006, 12:18 PM   #23
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i would say it is worth it....but i bored it myself so all it cost me was time
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Unread 10-02-2006, 01:52 PM   #24
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I actually got a Fastman for hella cheap. A guy I go to school with sold his cherokee to his sister, so he wanted a stocker to put back on
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Unread 10-02-2006, 02:15 PM   #25
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Unread 10-02-2006, 03:45 PM   #26
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just came across this article http://www.angelfire.com/my/fan/IAT_sensor.html apparently relocating the IAT sensor to the airbox increases hp...interesting
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Unread 10-02-2006, 03:48 PM   #27
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Yup. The way it works (IMO) is like this:


-Cold air comes in from the outside
-It doesn't have enough time to heat up before it gets into the cylinders (plus the intake is plastic)
-The IAT is on the intake manifold
-Although aluminum is a poor conductor of heat, it will still get hot
-It heats up the sensor and makes it think the air is hoter than it really is
Moving it into the air stream will give you a more accurate reading

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Unread 10-02-2006, 03:58 PM   #28
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Yup. The way it works (IMO) is like this:


-Cold air comes in from the outside
-It doesn't have enough time to heat up before it gets into the cylinders (plus the intake is plastic)
-The IAT is on the intake manifold
-Although aluminum is a poor conductor of heat, it will still get hot
-It heats up the sensor and makes it think the air is hoter than it really is
Moving it into the air stream will give you a more accurate reading

Except the ECU will only read the IAT at WOT. Hell, let me know how it works. Can't take longer than 5 minutes to do.
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Unread 10-02-2006, 06:59 PM   #29
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Except the ECU will only read the IAT at WOT. Hell, let me know how it works. Can't take longer than 5 minutes to do.


Really? Hmm, that is diffrent.
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Unread 10-02-2006, 07:04 PM   #30
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Really? Hmm, that is diffrent.
Why's that?
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