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Old 08-20-2007, 12:04 AM
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can anyone tell me how to do this, or a thread that has covered this?
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guess no one knows how lol.
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:41 AM
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Use pvc tubing (3in) ill try to get pics of mine shortly.
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lol ok i wont do it it is just my girlfreind has like a fetish for the smell of burning ruber or something
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:58 AM
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you know for the money you will spend you can get the one I have from ebay. Do a search for" $59 CAI " there is a link for it there.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:02 AM
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Idk mine only cost about 10$.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:12 AM
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i didnt feel like fabbing my own, so i just bought a scoop thats gonna get hitched with a carb pan. guess thats about as cold air as it gets.
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Old 08-20-2007, 09:20 AM
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i didnt feel like fabbing my own, so i just bought a scoop thats gonna get hitched with a carb pan. guess thats about as cold air as it gets.
yeah i saw that post yesterday. its gonna look nice. that little indy scoots dont it?

anyway, ive seen some other members that have this "homemade" set up done, but they havent posted. so HEY GUYS I NEED PICS OF THIS! lol
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Old 08-20-2007, 11:34 AM
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This will give you an idea of what to do:
http://www.dodgeforum.com/m_530341/tm.htm

They say you can get an air hat from a 1st gen. Dakota from a junkyard. The rest is all measuring/cutting/plumbing I guess.
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Old 08-20-2007, 12:55 PM
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Here is a pic of mine. And it was way cheaper than $59. Maybe $10 - $15 tops

[IMG]local://upfiles/20924/3ACEBBAD1D1C4159B488E1E8C363F65F.jpg[/IMG]
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Here is a pic of mine. And it was way cheaper than $59. Maybe $10 - $15 tops

[IMG]local://upfiles/20924/3ACEBBAD1D1C4159B488E1E8C363F65F.jpg[/IMG]
off road, do you have a pic of what it looks like goin into your air hat?

I went to the junk yard today and found a air hat similar to a k&n, but itsfrom a caddy. it looks like it will fit. im startin on this today, so pics will be up later!
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Old 08-20-2007, 01:37 PM
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also, im concerned about usin pvc glue on the pipes... will someone settle my fear of igniting vapors or does this dissappear when its dry?
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:19 PM
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guess what im a contractor, which means im a plumber and we use pvc cement all the time and its really only flammable when it wet, not to mention the smell [:'(]. just make sure the fittings have dried totally.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:29 PM
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its done offically. and a new 180 degree thermostat. took me all day because of the damn alternator. I got some pics as well. i like the way it looks. DEFINATE increase in throttle responce, accelleration, and horsepower.

I found the air hat at the junkyard, it came off a caddy. It worked perfectly.

MUCH better than the holley air cleaner i had on there. I acctually belive it was hurting my engine. metal on metal = extreme heat= hot *** air filter= hot *** air= sluggish engine.

Also with installing the thermostat, i waited about 2 hours before i filled the coolant back up. Should i have waited longer? It started overheating and i realized i forgot to "burp" the system. After comin home and lettin some of the steam out of the radiator, it finally sucked coolant down. But its still runnin between 95 and 125. (my truck runs from 55 - 95 - 125 at red. i dunno if yalls is the same) but its right in the middle of 95 and 125. what do yall think is causin this? could it be that the gasket seal didnt sit long enough and its leakin fluid?
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:33 PM
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here are the pics:

http://s179.photobucket.com/albums/w299/motorbrreath/
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:47 PM
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Might be better to use 45*'s and swoop down over top the compressor lines or between them. Your exhaust manifold is going to melt that pvc all to ****e. Not to mention, you are defeating the purpose by having the piping that close to the manifold. I'm not trying to rag on your effort, just trying to lend some friendly advice.

BTW you are missing the clip from your low side compressor line. Wrong time of year for that thing to come apart.
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Old 08-20-2007, 07:55 PM
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no no problem, i need the input! the pvc is coated with 1000 degree paint, i dunno if this will make a difference in protecting the pvc or not.

alot of things are missin on this truck, had a rebuilt put in it before i bought it. could you tell me what those clips do and why its bad they are missing?
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Old 08-20-2007, 08:09 PM
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The paint will probably just stick real good to the melted pvc.

The clip isactually a secondary device to keep the lines from blowing apart. The first thing that holds the line together is a spring inside of the black disc. The clips are cheap. I had to buy one after I put in the first cam on my truck. During the process, that clip failed, the line blew apart, the 134a blasted outand scared the f out of me. I was so pissed off that I beat that clip beyond recognition with a hammer.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:23 AM
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The Ram air conditioner system seems to put out 40-45 degree F air
and seems to consume between 7 and 10 horsepower.

Someone wanting to build a 'homemade' air intake that would be worth the effort, ought to study the last of the Ford Lightnings where the AC was used to cool the intake air....then come up with a similar system for their Ram.

Today Hurricane Dean hit Mexico.
In the center of its eye
the pressure is 26.9 inches of Mercury
and the temperature is 96 degrees F.

Engines are tested on shaft dynos at
29.6 inches Hg pressure and 77 degrees.

If you were in the center of Hurricane Dean
trying to drive away to safety in your Ram,
how much would your maximum horsepower be down?
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Old 08-21-2007, 11:20 AM
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well im re doin the intake today, ill give yall pics later. lets see if i can make this air cooler....
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imo, dryer duct is much nicer looking.
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