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    seems to me the warmer air might not make up for the increased CFM, i'll stick with stock config until i can afford an FIPK. thanks for the write up though
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    how well does this mod work? Does it make a huge difference?
    My first Chevy :great:
    2005 Silverado 1500 ECSB Z71 5.3L:
    3'' Aero Turbine exhaust with side dump
    6000k HID's Highs, lows and fogs with H-4 mod
    Rough Country Full Leveling Kit
    285/70/17 Firestone Destination A/T's
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    more to come..

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    Very clean install, looks good.
    The diference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits.

    2007 NBS Silverado
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    Hood Stripes
    Chrome Grill
    GM Bed Liner & Tonno
    Dick Cepek Rims 18X9
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    Schedule 80 PVC for electrical conduit comes in a lot of prebent shapes that would probably be easy to mod-up for cool air intake and it doesnt weigh THAT much. Cheap material too.
    The diference between stupidity and genius is that genius has limits.

    2007 NBS Silverado
    LT2 Z71
    2.5" Levelling Kit
    Hood Stripes
    Chrome Grill
    GM Bed Liner & Tonno
    Dick Cepek Rims 18X9
    Hankook RF10 Tires 275/65/18
    De-Badged Tailgate

    More Mods Coming

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    i really do not advise the use of pvc under the hood. some say that it doesnt get that hot under there to melt the pvc, but it doesnt have to be that hot for it to melt. i remember a parade float the local FFA chapter built that looked like a tractor, and for the stack, they had a piece of pvc attached to a fog machine. the fog machine got hot enough to melt 2 feet of the pvc in open air in the middle of december. what do you think that its gonna do under the hood of your vehicle in the middle of july? chlorine gas is deadly, and taking this risk is realy not worth it to me. just my 2 cents worth
    2000 silverado with a 5.3l v8, shorty headers, upgraded plugs, 10 mil wires, magnaflow high flow cats, flowmaster 80 series muffler(2 in 2 out) w/ 18 inch stainless silverline tips. i have a k&n CIA. its a 4x4 z71 offroad package. Ls model.
    extended cab 160k miles, truxedo low profile bed cover, diablo sport predator tuner.
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    What do you think about using ABS pipe? I was told this works get for fabricating your own intake. I have never used ABS so I'm not that familiar with the material.
    Jared - Ohio
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    2003 Jeep Liberty Limited

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    dunno what abs is or what it stands for
    2000 silverado with a 5.3l v8, shorty headers, upgraded plugs, 10 mil wires, magnaflow high flow cats, flowmaster 80 series muffler(2 in 2 out) w/ 18 inch stainless silverline tips. i have a k&n CIA. its a 4x4 z71 offroad package. Ls model.
    extended cab 160k miles, truxedo low profile bed cover, diablo sport predator tuner.
    reman tranny @ 130k miles
    Chris

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    DO A SEARCH ON E-BAY FOR 3" Intake Duct Mounting PlatE
    THEN CLICK ON AIR INTAKE PARTS 3" THERE ARE HOSES AND PARTS FOR INTAKES
    AFTER THAT SEARCH BRAKE DUCT 3" YOU WILL FIND INLET COUPLINGS TO MOUNT SOMEWHERE TO GET COOL AIR TO YOUR AIR BOX
    THE GOOD THING ABOUT THIS IS IN THE WINTER WHEN YOU DON'T WONT COLD AIR GOING TO YOUR AIR BOX, YOU CAN DISCONNECT THE HOSE AND GET WARMER AIR FROM YOUR ENGINE COMPARTMENT

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    Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene

    Here is a site about the pipe.
    http://www.ppfahome.org/abs/index.html

    I found several sites that have instructions on how to create custom intakes using ABS. Below is an example.

    http://www.rcmeperformance.com/modifications/custom-cold-air-intake/

    I do not have a much of a background customizing vehicles. I was wanting opinions on using ABS to replace the accordion hose from my air box to my engine. Then I was thinking of adding a 2" line from my air box going forward to get more air from the grill area into the air box.

    My thinking was by adding more air flow to the air box and having a smooth pipe direct the air to the engine, this would help with MPG and possibly HP.

    All opinions welcome!
    Jared - Ohio
    2004 Chevy Colorado Ext Cab Z71 3.5L
    2003 Jeep Liberty Limited

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    Default '09 5.3 Flex AEM CAI Install

    Just purchased an AEM Brute Force CAI for my '09 Silverado (5.3 Flex). Anyone know of specific instructions for install? Looks like it would be a fairly easy job. Also, do you I also have to buy a new MAF sensor? Thanks for the help guys.
    JR
    2009 Silverado Z71, 5.3
    Under bottom coating
    Line-X bedliner
    Rhino Cat-back exhaust
    AEM Brute Force CAI
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