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Old 29-07-04, 20:40   #26
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hi guys, well i must say that it is a very good article, well done coastvl, i have a stock VL and want it to perform a little bit better, i am seriously considering doing this to my car, only thing that puzzles me is that would it really give it much more power cause its not like the air coming thru the snorkel will be that much hotter than the air you are getting from the outside. I will probably still do it even if it only gives me a tiny bit more performence....i have to get my car roadworthied soon so should i do it after then??

Also i was wondering in the main bit it said.. i needed 2 * angle pieces and 2 * 45 degree bends....where do they angle pieces go, aint they the same things??

also whats the 100mm * 40mm metal plate for?

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Old 29-07-04, 21:51   #27
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The 100 x 40 plate is for blocking off the original snorkel. Apparently if you leave it on , the vacuum gets all stuffed up and the whole project is worthless. The 45deg bends are for the bends under the gaurd. You have to soften the bends, a 90Deg bend is too sharp.The angle pieces attach to the piping inside the airbox. Hang on a minute, I'll fix it!
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Old 29-07-04, 23:54   #28
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cutting hole in body

is there anything illegal about cutting a whole in the body, there is already a smaller hole with a plug, but unsure about cuting a permanent hole in he body
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Old 30-07-04, 07:43   #29
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This mod works quite well if you have a group A front bar too, just flange the piping over the inlet on the back.
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Old 30-07-04, 18:07   #30
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ok thanx bro (coastvl) makes alot more sense to me now, i already knew about it softening the curve to increase airflow man i aint stupid....thankyou very much, i will certainly be doing this as soon as i have done the raod worthy to get the car in my name
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Old 31-07-04, 17:03   #31
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Cold Air Intake

Ran my auto 86 vl berlina with no other mods besides the cold air intake and pulled a 16.82. Got pacemakers sitting in the cupboard going on soon as can offerd the rest of the exhaust package, will post the results should be all done and tuned by next cpl of weeks. Getting a Genie mandrel bent 2 1/4 inch system into a hiflow cat into a single muffler.
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Old 31-07-04, 22:20   #32
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Here is my CAI a bit dirty but can see where the curves are i used zip ties to hold it against the steel thing that holds the front bar on, i put a pieace of mesh on the front of the pipe then slid the bell mouth over that so i dont get much crap in the air box.
Second pic shows how the bell mouth sits on the inside of guard and its hard to see.




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Old 01-08-04, 10:18   #33
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nice work quickvl....very well done... i like the wire mesh at the front there, can you buy bits that come with that on? and have you noticed much imporvement in the car in any way since doing it?
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Old 01-08-04, 18:33   #34
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Yeah it runs heaps cooler and runs really nice on highways because it pushin the air up there fast.
I am not sure if u can buy it like that but i just got a small but of fly screen mesh and used it for inside the box and on the end. Thanx for complement about only good thing on my car.
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Old 01-08-04, 19:05   #35
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is that PVC piping?? looks like metal or something?
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Old 01-08-04, 19:38   #36
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nah PVC painted black so cops dont see it but i havent painted the bell mouth yet.
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Old 01-08-04, 21:51   #37
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i told my friend about this modification and he said that there is a much easier and just as affective if not more affective way of doing it...if he is right i will take pics along the way and post a tutorial
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Old 01-08-04, 22:23   #38
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If its better then that, then it looks like I'm gonna be interested.
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Old 02-08-04, 19:04   #39
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If its better then that, then it looks like I'm gonna be interested.
Nah i had a talk to him today, his idea was basically the same but without the piping and cutting a bigger whole in the bottom...this way posted here would be better cause you wouldn't get **** flying up from the tyres and what not, and this one would push air up into the box so yeh this is better, sorry for getting you guys excited
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Old 22-09-04, 12:36   #40
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Wouldn't it be better to use that flexible black cable piping that the council workers use? If ur worried about sharp bends in the pipe and stuff?
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Old 22-09-04, 15:07   #41
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Wouldn't it be better to use that flexible black cable piping that the council workers use? If ur worried about sharp bends in the pipe and stuff?
hmmm...maybe...but it would not have the stability that we are given with pvc piping...pvc holds its own shape and hence doesn't need to be attached in many different places to keep that shape, that black stuff would need to be clipped everwhere to make sure it stayed in that shape and didn't fall down onto the road or something
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Old 22-09-04, 15:40   #42
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Just a few zippy ties would fix that up though.

I've seen a few guys use that flexible piping, doesn't it have little cuts all along it? As its a drainage pipe? Lets the water seep in and along or whatever, if thats the stuff your thinking of, it'd still suck air, and the edges are rough aswell, so that might restrict flow a bit, I'm sure it'd work fine though.
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Old 22-09-04, 15:59   #43
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The ag pipe was tested by autospeed (I think) and it showed a lot of turbulence and actually restricted flow. The smoother the better no matter what you use.
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Old 22-09-04, 21:11   #44
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yeah pipe. thats what i got on mine.
works alright.
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Old 22-09-04, 22:58   #45
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I think I wrote a post about it some where, let me see
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Old 22-09-04, 23:15   #46
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here it is the info is good,
http://www.calaisturbo.com.au/showthread.php?t=26482
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Old 07-10-04, 14:05   #47
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would this be possible, but with a pod on the end of the pipe and no panel filter in the airbox? would you get the noise of the pod filter?
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Old 07-10-04, 14:18   #48
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Yes you'd get the noise of the pod filter, but it'd get very dirty extremely quickly. A pod down there sucking from all directions would get messy quite early on I thinks. Whereas a pipe blocking off most splashes of water, dirt but still getting cold air .. I'd rather the Panel.
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what if you did an intake through the bonnet and straght into the box. less piping needed making less restriction and also having less weight. not bagging the mod or anything but it seems a bit rough if you ask me. good idea though. spend the extra buck and make it look good too. then there wont be any probs from polce as it would look like its ment to be there
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What do you mean/ through the bonnet?
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