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Old 03-19-2008, 12:36 PM
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Custom building an intake

I own a 1999 with the 4.6l. i currently have a k&n filter and after looking at images of their cold air intakes i was thinking of building my own. I have access to a pipe bender and adapters for attaching to the throttle body. has anyone ever attempted this, and if so did you get the same results as a full k&n kit?
i was also thinking of re-routing it closer to the ground to pull in even more cold air, and of course building a shroud to protect it from the heat and dirt.

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Whats the intake size on the 4.6? If its something like 3" you could do it easily.. I fab'd up an intake on my 89 Mustang.. Course this was YEEEEEEEars ago.. Had a 2.3L Turbo from a Thunderbird dropped, used exhaust plumbing to route the filter down lower..
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Old 03-20-2008, 10:35 AM
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thanks for your help. I printed off directions for the installation of a k&n for my truck and i think i can pull it off. exhaust tubing was what i was planning on using also. the only thing i'm worried about is my mass air flow sensor.
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That's not too difficult.. Just have to drill a hole and flush mount it. Wouldn't be too hard to test.
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thanks, i honestly never even thought of that. i'm gonna make the intake out of exhaust, wrap it in header tape and insulation then put a polished tube over the outside for appearance
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Use aluminum exhaust tubing and then polish it
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