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post #91 of 253 Old 06-23-2011, 02:09 PM
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anyone ever think about how hot the intake manifold gets from the exhaust being so close? I bet isolating the two could be an idea worth a little power.

This is something that I will be working on in this summer. Maybe make some money to wheel more.


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post #92 of 253 Old 07-31-2011, 05:35 PM
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Ok...I'm pretty much sold on the OPs version of the Windstar intake. This is mostly due to the fact that I need more room under the hood on the fenderwell for a future add-on. My actual question is this....would a cowl scoop be beneficial in helping keep water out and if so, should it be facing forward or back towards the windshield?
This is the one I am considering.
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Ok...I'm pretty much sold on the OPs version of the Windstar intake. This is mostly due to the fact that I need more room under the hood on the fenderwell for a future add-on. My actual question is this....would a cowl scoop be beneficial in helping keep water out and if so, should it be facing forward or back towards the windshield?
This is the one I am considering.
http://www.rampagejeepaccessories.co...-Wrangler.html

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I put one on facing the windshield. I think it does help keeping water out, although honestly I don't think you have a real risk even without it.

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Ok.. one more question but I think I know the answer from looking at the pics. I'm just wanting to double check...Any issues with the auto trans dip stick. It looks like its going to be VERY close if not right in the way of the air canister. I know I could probably bend it slightly but would rather know ahead of time if its a fit like it is.

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Here's where I'm at so far. I just have to cut the hole and am waiting on the reducing 90 to arrive.
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Ok.. one more question but I think I know the answer from looking at the pics. I'm just wanting to double check...Any issues with the auto trans dip stick. It looks like its going to be VERY close if not right in the way of the air canister. I know I could probably bend it slightly but would rather know ahead of time if its a fit like it is.

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You may have to bend it a little. No big deal.

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I just finished this mod. Not too bad for around 45 bucks. You can hear it whenever you throttle hard, but under normal driving conditions I do not notice it. Thanks for the idea. Now for hood louvers.
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Very nice. Love the "color matched" elbow.
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I put one on facing the windshield. I think it does help keeping water out, although honestly I don't think you have a real risk even without it.
If you get water up to the top of the cowl then you will want to install a snorkel instead.

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If you get water up to the top of the cowl then you will want to install a snorkel instead.
Agreed, but flooding the cowl is not something I expect to do. I really don't like snorkels.

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If you get water up to the top of the cowl then you will want to install a snorkel instead.
You have worse problems if you are in water that deep.
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If you get water up to the top of the cowl then you will want to install a snorkel instead.

I wheel in the same type of areas as that in your avatar. Water flooding over the cowl is one of the last things I'm worried about.
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Well its done and turned out pretty good. Now to drive it a little and see if any issues pop up. I had no problems bending the auto trans fill tube to the side for clearance.

One note...Be sure to drill the 3in hole into the cowl area low enough so that the new air cleaner clears the hood when closed. I almost screwed up there but caught it beforehand.

Thanks to all for posting pics and advice.
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Is that 90* bend reduction from the windstar also?

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Is that 90* bend reduction from the windstar also?
There was nothing like that attached to my windstar box when I got it. I used a 90* PVC pipe with rubber reducing rings on each end for me.

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