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i have done:
silencer ring
torq tube
straight pipe
looking to do:
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are there any other performance/mileage mods i can do that cost, say, less than $100. plan on going with and edge eventually but like to tinker with things and if it helps why not. very mechanically inclined so i can prolly figure it out.
 

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You could do the Swiss cheese mod to you OEM air intake box. Just drill some large holes in the bottom of the box to allow more air to enter.

On second thought if your willing to spend $100, then get ahold of Duluth Diesel here on the site and buy an Amsoil nanofiber dry filter from him. If you give hime the diameter of the torque tube inlet, he can sell you a filter that will clamp on. This will give you a open air intake. Let the turbo sing.:thumbsup
 

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i blocked off the stock hole that goes to the fender and cut out a 4 inch hole on the bottom of the air box....ran a 4 inch flex tube about a foot and a half straight down to get some nice cool air.
 

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i did the swiss cheese mod the other day due to my bhaf not fitting on my 04.5
i have a bhaf for sale if anyone is interested. too much work to get that thing to fit on a 3rd gen. prolly will go the route of getting a nanofiber filter that WILL fit.
any ideas of what size open filter will fit directly on factory torque tube AS WELL as fit in the stock air box location ? the bhaf was no where close to fitting.
 

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no probs getting the BHAF under the hood here. . . .

yea it is a tight fit, and you have to wiggle your left ear a bit to get her in.
 

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I am in the same boat.. I am interested in Mods ... Good thread ! I know you wanted to keep the costs down as do I !! Having said that the one thing I will do that is a bit costly is add an Areo 4040xl (Muffler swap) I have seen great results from this mod alone and keeps sound levels close to stock! ecxept under WOT. I have been thinking about the swiss cheese Idea but I am not sure about wrecking the OEM box. I like the down pipe that people have added. I may try that one. Great Ideas every one keep them coming !!:thumbsup
 

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well the downpipe was fairly cheap because i found the flex tubing in the back shop of the store i work at....then just cut the hole and there it was......
 

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no probs getting the BHAF under the hood here. . . .

yea it is a tight fit, and you have to wiggle your left ear a bit to get her in.
can you shoot me a pic or post one so i can see how yo did it.

yes, the bhaf will fit, but it will not fit to where i can attached the intake tube to it. did you put some sort of flex hose on there or something ?

i need to see a pic cuz i cant work it out in my head.

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well the downpipe was fairly cheap because i found the flex tubing in the back shop of the store i work at....then just cut the hole and there it was......
I think I have seen pics on this site hwere somebody used a tiolet flange..cut a 4" dia hole in the bottom of the AI stick the flange through. Clamp the 4" plastic flex pipe to the outlet of the flange and whalaa !! If you really want to add the scoop effect you can put a clothes dryer vent on the end of the the pipe and make a flange to hold it there outta sheet metal ( this would hang down between the skirt for the existing air intake on the fender and the frame. Use a screen on the inlet to keep out big objects. Another thing I have seen done with larger screen is to tie it in front of the rad and intercooler to stop bugs from wrecking cooler fins. It doesn't stop them all but does help quite a bit. You can fit it over the grill opening with zip ties.. Really easy to do.:thumbsup
 

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$76 for an air filter

Too rich for my blood!
 

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Tone Ring Mod!!!!!! FREE!!!!!
 

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FCA mod too!
 

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can you shoot me a pic or post one so i can see how yo did it.

yes, the bhaf will fit, but it will not fit to where i can attached the intake tube to it. did you put some sort of flex hose on there or something ?

i need to see a pic cuz i cant work it out in my head.

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it is a tight fit, and there is pretty much only one way it will go in....I got it in mine, but with some "creativeness"
found the best solution is to go to a hardware store (take your BHAF) and get a PVC coupler that fits inside of the BHAF. use PVC cement when assembled.
mine stuck out about 3-4 inches, so I just slid my stock rubber elbow that connected to the old airbox over the PVC that is sticking out of the BHAF and clamped it down with the stock clamp.

push the rubber elbow all of the way down and you cant even tell that the PVC is there....and it looks professional, other than this gigantic filter under your hood.

I will see if I can get some pics for you, all I have though is my camera phone at work with me.
 

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here are the pics of my install.....like i said it is a camera phone, so sorry about the bad quality:







 
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The FCA stands for the fuel control actuator. The FCA is on the CP3. This mod envolves opening up the holes on it, which allows more fuel. This mod is for people that feel comfortable knowing that they could do it wrong and have to purchase an other FCA. I believe that there was someone on this site that sold them all ready modded.
 

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what is a fca mod??
 
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