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9-3 Sedan, Cabrio ('04+)/Combi & 9-3X Performance Mods & Tuning - 1.9TiD-TTiD/2.0t/2.0T ONLY Covers Tuning & Performance modifications specific to 1.9TiD-TTiD/2.0t/2.0T ONLY

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I'm not sure how protected the filter is, but the last cai I installed I also used a breather filter up in the engine bay in case I ran into any high water situation. It allows the intake to breath in dry air if the lower filter becomes submerged (again, I'm not sure how low the main filter is in your install). If you're not familiar with that type of filter, it's basically just a coupling that you would install inline with the intake tubing down to the main filter.

Other than that, I think you've done a beautiful job of fabbing the first cold air intake I've seen on this forum. Nicely done!
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http://www.autoanything.com/air-filt...A2582A0A0.aspx

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I just did this mod only I only got the filter 24.99 then the maf sensor pipe with the built in spot for the sensor pulled the stock off and put the new one on. Easy and good mod. Highly recommend mod
Pretty sure that'll throw a CEL.. Replacing the MAF pipe like that is a no no..
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my car hasnt thrown a cel yet and is running great no uneven idle or anything until that happens happy with the mod. i replaced the pipe and postioned it directly into the old spot with exact same position. i will post pics later.
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http://www.autoanything.com/air-filt...A2582A0A0.aspx



Pretty sure that'll throw a CEL.. Replacing the MAF pipe like that is a no no..
If the pipe interior diameter is the same as stock, it won't throw a CEL.
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If the pipe interior diameter is the same as stock, it won't throw a CEL.
I know. It sounded like he used a universal MAF sensor pipe which I doubt is built to the same specifications.
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dont forget the stock pipe is a D shape, not a O shape
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my car hasnt thrown a cel yet and is running great no uneven idle or anything until that happens happy with the mod. i replaced the pipe and postioned it directly into the old spot with exact same position. i will post pics later.
Any pics yet?
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What is the diameter on the piping a 2.8T? Basically the size of the piping that the filter attaches to.
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Is it possible to just cut and drill a spot for the the MAF sensor into a 2.5" pipe?

I'd like to preserve the stock airbox, if possible.
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See my post, which is 2-3 above urs...the stock airbox pipe is a D shape, not a O shape like a normal pipe
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I finished my diy intake.

Used the stock box as a heat shield, still get that pshh sound.

Here are a couple of pics:



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I finished my diy intake.

Used the stock box as a heat shield, still get that pshh sound.

Here are a couple of pics:



That is really creative... excellent job
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That is really creative... excellent job
Thanks man, i figured the stock box was made to fit the car so it would be easier then going completely custom
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Just finished my intake...

45 Degree elbow
3-2.5" coupler
Medium Spectre Filter
Total: $48 at autozone

I made a pretty solid security system so the intake doesn't bounce around: zip tie tube to 'hook' mount from previous air box, pad contact areas with double-sided tape and squares of garage door bottom)

I really like the top end turbo sound but not sure If I like the turbo drone as I go a constant-normal driving speed. Is there a way to adjust the sound or will the MAF adapt?
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Sorry guys i broke the link to the picture for the heat shield.

Here is the pic again:

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Sorry guys i broke the link to the picture for the heat shield.

Here is the pic again:

what did you use to cut the box with a dremel?? did you use any thing to clean up the edges?? your pic looks super clean and i like the look way more than the bsr heat shield. do you still get the louder turbo effect all the way thru the throttle??
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what did you use to cut the box with a dremel?? did you use any thing to clean up the edges?? your pic looks super clean and i like the look way more than the bsr heat shield. do you still get the louder turbo effect all the way thru the throttle??
I believe i used a dremel to cut the box or a jig saw. I went to Oreilys or auto zone and bought some of that black outside door trim that's primarily used to protect the edges of your door when opening them in case you hit something. That cleans up the jagged edges that the dremel makes, but i still lightly scraped and sanded the edges prior to putting the black trim.

The pshhhhh sound is definitely still there. It actually works as a heat shield as well, when i go for long or short drives the intake pipe is actually cold when i open the hood and touch it, as opposed to being hot as F when i didnt have the heat shield.

I didn't like the idea of throwing away the stock box because its made to perfectly fit and mount in that spot. Dont get me wrong, i like the BSR set up, but i was too cheap to spend that kind of money on something that just adds sound lol.

You may or may not have to shave some of the inside of the box out as well to create a better fit, but thats trial and error. Basically shave, if you want a better fit, shave more lol.

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I believe i used a dremel to cut the box or a jig saw. I went to Oreilys or auto zone and bought some of that black outside door trim that's primarily used to protect the edges of your door when opening them in case you hit something. That cleans up the jagged edges that the dremel makes, but i still lightly scraped and sanded the edges prior to putting the black trim.
The pshhhhh sound is definitely still there. It actually works as a heat shield as well, when i go for long or short drives the intake pipe is actually cold when i open the hood and touch it, as opposed to being hot as F when i didnt have the heat shield.

I didn't like the idea of throwing away the stock box because its made to perfectly fit and mount in that spot. Dont get me wrong, i like the BSR set up, but i was too cheap to spend that kind of money on something that just adds sound lol.

You may or may not have to shave some of the inside of the box out as well to create a better fit, but thats trial and error. Basically shave, if you want a better fit, shave more lol.
i just got back from advanced auto parts to do a price estimation and just see if they have what i need. i saw all the same spectre parts youve got. do you have anything negative to say about the spectre parts? someone on another thread said to go with the aem cuz its better but its also 100% more of my money. does it make that big of a diffence do you think? also tell me if this parts list is correct. one 3" to 2-1/2" coupler, 1 45 degree intake pipe, one filter of my choosing, and some door trim material for the air box. thanks
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i just got back from advanced auto parts to do a price estimation and just see if they have what i need. i saw all the same spectre parts youve got. do you have anything negative to say about the spectre parts? someone on another thread said to go with the aem cuz its better but its also 100% more of my money. does it make that big of a diffence do you think? also tell me if this parts list is correct. one 3" to 2-1/2" coupler, 1 45 degree intake pipe, one filter of my choosing, and some door trim material for the air box. thanks
Spectre parts are perfectly fine for an intake. I haven't had a problem with them at all.
Your parts list seems correct but it has been a while since I've done this. Im almost positive your right though.

You may have to force the 2.5" side of the coupler to the stock hose, but if anything thats better because it will be more air tight.
I think the door trim material is called door edge guard or something and has a glue like substance on the inside so it stays. You will need a hair dryer or something to make it pliable.

But its seems like your good to go!

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Also, when jig sawing the stock box, try not to make the corners so sharp like i did because it will make putting the door guard on it a pain in the ***.

To make your life easier do it more like this:

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