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post #226 of 254 Old 06-24-2014, 07:36 PM
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What filters are yall running? I am running a purelator gold or something like that from advance auto.

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What filters are yall running? I am running a purelator gold or something like that from advance auto.
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What filters are yall running? I am running a purelator gold or something like that from advance auto.
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The power loss you are describing sounds weird. I think you might have other problems with your Jeep.
Can you be more specific? The problem is now gone with the intake. Breathing in a constant 75-80 in to the intake vs 180+. Adding hot air to any motor will rob power
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Can you be more specific? The problem is now gone with the intake. Breathing in a constant 75-80 in to the intake vs 180+. Adding hot air to any motor will rob power
I'm suspicious of your conclusions because those with the stock air box don't seem to have the power loss you describe. I didn't when I had one. If this were the case, there might be an legitimate performance argument for why we switched to cowl induction. Also, what are your intake temps on a 90* day? On a 100* day?

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Cowl Intake Whistle thingy

Hey all. I did this mod several months back and also had the periodic whistle. I was finally able to get rid of it by tightening all clamps/band straps and sealing everything but the drain hole with black sealant. I also added this:



It's a Spectre mounting plate from Advance Auto (Here) where I drilled the 3" hole. Used a rubber coupler with 2 large hose clamps to secure the housing to the mounting plate.

Just thought I'd throw in my $.02.....
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How did you guys fit the 4" to 3" elbow onto the Windstar filter box? I'm using a filter box out of a Ford Expedition so maybe the openings are different but mine has about a 4.5" opening...
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I'm using a filter box out of a Ford Expedition so maybe the openings are different but mine has about a 4.5" opening...
Thats probably your problem. F150's filter housing will work too.
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Thats probably your problem. F150's filter housing will work too.
Thanks for the help. I've already modded the filter box so I'll grab a coupler to make it fit.
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How did you guys fit the 4" to 3" elbow onto the Windstar filter box? I'm using a filter box out of a Ford Expedition so maybe the openings are different but mine has about a 4.5" opening...
I measured and found an elbow that fit.

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I measured and find an elbow that fit.
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How did you guys fit the 4" to 3" elbow onto the Windstar filter box? I'm using a filter box out of a Ford Expedition so maybe the openings are different but mine has about a 4.5" opening...
You should be able to find rubber reducing rings to bring that down to a size that will fit an elbow.

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You should be able to find rubber reducing rings to bring that down to a size that will fit an elbow.
That's exactly what I did. None of my local part stores had anything that fit so I ordered the right part on eBay. I was hoping to install the new intake that day so that was a bummer.
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That's exactly what I did. None of my local part stores had anything that fit so I ordered the right part on eBay. I was hoping to install the new intake that day so that was a bummer.
Try the plumbing department of Lowes or your favorite hardware store. When I did the EFI conversion of my Scrambler some years ago I needed a reducer to adapt the tube of a TJ factory air intake to my GM throttle body - the reducer that connects the air tube to the "snail" on top of the throttle body in the photo below came from Lowes. If I remember correctly, they had a few different sizes, maybe one will fit your application.


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