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post #151 of 254 Old 10-08-2013, 08:37 PM
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that elbow under the cowl would put it directly under the vent, causing water to drip right into the air intake

ps, mine is off an 01 as well, but saved a ton of space by cutting it down
Looking at your setup it looks like you have the original intake tube still attached and under the hood going through the firewall? I didn't get the original end piece, so the end of the air box is actually what I have going through the firewall, hence the 2.5" hole vs the 3" others have referenced and the closer non-modified fit.

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post #152 of 254 Old 10-09-2013, 07:57 AM
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Looking at your setup it looks like you have the original intake tube still attached and under the hood going through the firewall? I didn't get the original end piece, so the end of the air box is actually what I have going through the firewall, hence the 2.5" hole vs the 3" others have referenced and the closer non-modified fit.
Yep, the oem windstar setup uses that to get behind the front fender. Makes the fit nice and clean going through the firewall
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Got this guy for $21.59 today. Now to order the elbow. Ironhead, where did you get your reducing elbow and why silicone?
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Got this guy for $21.59 today. Now to order the elbow. Ironhead, where did you get your reducing elbow and why silicone?
I used a PVC elbow and rubber reducing rings on each end of it. All available at your local hardward store.

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I used a PVC elbow and rubber reducing rings on each end of it. All available at your local hardward store.
Got pictures of it?
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mine was done the same way as the one in the first post of this thread. guess i got lucky that my junk yard only charged $10 for the airbox and nose cone. if i did it again i'd change a few things

1. get a reduction elbow that ends at 2.75" instead of 3"
2. leave a little more room in the cut area of the air box
3. cut the original tube shorter and incorporate the factory accordion style hose, so it has some give when the engine rotates
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mine was done the same way as the one in the first post of this thread. guess i got lucky that my junk yard only charged $10 for the airbox and nose cone. if i did it again i'd change a few things

1. get a reduction elbow that ends at 2.5" instead of 2 5/8" (2.5" is a guess, if you go that method i'd measure it to be 100%)
2. leave a little more room in the cut area of the air box
3. cut the original tube shorter and incorporate the factory accordion style hose, so it has some give when the engine rotates
Why would you do 2?


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Why would you do 2?

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Nothing much, maybe an inch. Its not quite 90 and that bothers me.

I am planning on grabbing another airbox when I'm at the yard.
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I have thought about running my breather lines there, but may just keep them seperate
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post #160 of 254 Old 10-29-2013, 03:08 PM
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Ok I went with a 4" - 2.75" we shall see how that does. Also, has anyone just used black RTV to seal their box after cutting and not used rivets? If so, how is it holding up?
Started it BTW, will see if I need to trim more once I cut the hole and get the elbow from UPS.
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Also, has anyone just used black RTV to seal their box after cutting and not used rivets?
IIRC I used blue not black RTV but its been 3+ years and its just fine.

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Same here. I used sensor safe rtv only and it's been about 3-4 years also, with many rough off road trips.

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quick question I have a 98 wrangler 4cycle will this mod work on that to? and second that's in the firewall?? does it make it louder inside the jeep or decrease air flow through it? I've never seen this done before and very intrigued. thanks!
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quick question I have a 98 wrangler 4cycle will this mod work on that to? and second that's in the firewall?? does it make it louder inside the jeep or decrease air flow through it? I've never seen this done before and very intrigued. thanks!
The firewall at that point doesn't come to the inside of the jeep. It only goes into the cowl and draws air down through the vent right in front of the windshield. It potentially improves your air flow and is definitely drawing more from outside the underhood area so hopefully cooler air. Some people say they think it makes it a little louder, personally I don't really think so.

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It is louder. I just did this mod & it sounds like the radio is on a staticie radio station. That is only at start up or stopped in traffic. Past that I do not notice it.
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