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Old 07-20-2012, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up what are your impressions of some of these ebay intakes?

Here's one from "Intake Spot".
HEAT SHIELD FIBER RED IMPALA 3.4L V6 AIR INTAKE 00-05 | eBay

What do you think of that one? It's got a supposed heat shield...but it obviously doesn't connect purely to outside engine compartment air...

Or this one? It actually seems to replace the intake hose instead of add onto it...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BCP-RED-95-0...bf2f3c&vxp=mtr

Is it worth any gains for the 3.4?

I was thinking about getting it...
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Make your own. $50 and you will know it's a solid unit.

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Old 07-22-2012, 06:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Ooo, are there some how-to's around? I haven't searched yet, but I was just wondering if you knew of any. :)
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There are. There is a FWI intake on NAIOA.com..not sure if its up here or not
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Ok, I found this on their site....anyone here performed it and can provide feedback?

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Ok, I found this on their site....anyone here performed it and can provide feedback?

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Yes did this to my 2000 and my2002 Regal LS with panel k&n filter, cars got better gas mileage and seemed to be more responsive plus cheaper in long run. The 2002 has 315,000 miles on filter just clean and reoil and go. Cheap alternative to cai.

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I built mine for cheap and stuffed the filter into the fender on the side ( as far as I could get it at least. ) half of it is in the fender, the other half isn't haha.

You can kinda see it here. I need new jeweler's rouges to actually polish the aluminum tube.


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ok, so between 12ltz and Moses....I don't know if there is a good way to see which performs better....?
What are both of your average mpgs? That's what I'm really interested in.
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ok, so between 12ltz and Moses....I don't know if there is a good way to see which performs better....?
What are both of your average mpgs? That's what I'm really interested in.
Got 26mpg city northern Virginia and 30 to32 on interstate driving 70 to 75 mph

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Making an intake Moses, except putting the filter in the fender, or down behind the bumper (so its cold air) will perform better than just gutting the intake box.

A warm air intake will provide better MPG but less performance. Cold air, more performance with slightly less mpg than wai.
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My experience with aftermarket intakes (bought or homemade) is that they really only give better mpg's if you do predominantly highway driving. City driving might actually be a little less mpg's because you're not moving fast enough to force more air into the motor. All of my experience has been with V8 motors, so these V6's may be different, but I would think the principle is the same.

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:39 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Honestly, my filter is as far as it will go into the fenderwell without cutting the fenderbrace.

I am getting 27.7mpg on highway. But honestly, an aftermarket intake is a supporting mod. I did mine for looks and sound. You only get real gains from a more modded motor...

Side note: my car has headers now. :)

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Yeah it's true, I don't expect crazy gains out of this thing, but we'll see. I gutted my airbox for now, but maybe after a couple tanks I'll put the warm air intake in and see how my mpg's go from there. I am really only interested in better fuel mileage.


w/ intake removed

the trimmed up stock filter cover.

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