My DIY Air Intake Prototype

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This is my prototype intake made of acrylic.

Purpose of having 2 intake is for safety purpose in case of flooding. The primary intake is located where the fog light is, another is where the stock intake used to be.
 

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mADmAN

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nice... similar concept to the AEM CAI though much differently built. concept same...

u should cover the acrylic with some reflective tape to avoid the acrylic getting hot and melt or something like that
 

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Nicely done! But I suspect the acrylic will need some sort of shielding as it's not going to fare well in the engine bay's heat! Perhaps wrapped in aluminium foil tape and superlon?

Very nice indeed!
 

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got a question... wheres ur battery?
 

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Thanks for the advice. I have yet to insulate it because this is just a prototype. Thus I am still not sure if it works well so do not want to do too much work on it.

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got a question... wheres ur battery?
Oh my batt...lol I have relocate it to the trunk. See the red wires?

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Nice.

Where did you fabricate it?

how much?
I fabricate it in Singapore cause I live in SG. Not sure for Malaysia though. But any company that does acrylic will be able to do it. It cost me around SGD50, I think MY should be cheaper.

Btw, the air hoses I bought it from autobacs. The aluminium pipe I gotten it from ebay together with the silicone couplers and clamps. Then manually saw it into desired length.

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Btw, do not run open pod in the engine bay without any heat shield. My FC drops by almost 1.5KM/L after I install an open pod w/o an air box. Power drops, FC drops also.
 
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nice work. thanks for sharing..
 

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Nice one there..It would be great if you can share the result of it..whether it works well or not. For the melting of acrylic..I believe it would be able to sustain. As far as I could remember, acrylic can withstand a temperature of up to 150C. I had build a small heating chamber using acrylic (for semiconductor purposes) and it worked up to 70C (the outer surface).