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Old 21st February 2012
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So Im contemplating installing a diy intake on my 2.8. The engine's just too quiet for my liking However I read somewhere in the FAQ section that replacing a stock intake can make the engine run rich. I have a stage one tune from jzw (which is amazing, I'll post another thread on that) and one step colder iridium plugs. Other than that I'm stock. Would adding the diy intake be a bad idea? Just don't wanna mess anything up.
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So Im contemplating installing a diy intake on my 2.8. The engine's just too quiet for my liking However I read somewhere in the FAQ section that replacing a stock intake can make the engine run rich. I have a stage one tune from jzw (which is amazing, I'll post another thread on that) and one step colder iridium plugs. Other than that I'm stock. Would adding the diy intake be a bad idea? Just don't wanna mess anything up.
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Hmm I haven't heard of that but maybe someone who has will chime in. I haven't seen too many do the DIY for the 2.8, people generally go with BSR. I haven't heard anything negative about the BSR. How is your JZW tune? Have you had to replace coil packs?
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After the tune it feels like a completely different car! Love it. As far as the coils go, I haven't had to replace any yet. It was misfiring at wot occasionally so I shot John an email and he recommended the new plugs first. Havent had a single problem since.
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So Im contemplating installing a diy intake on my 2.8. The engine's just too quiet for my liking However I read somewhere in the FAQ section that replacing a stock intake can make the engine run rich. I have a stage one tune from jzw (which is amazing, I'll post another thread on that) and one step colder iridium plugs. Other than that I'm stock. Would adding the diy intake be a bad idea? Just don't wanna mess anything up.
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no adding an intake won't mess anything up as long as you do it right.

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Thanks but I'm really not wanting to spend $220 on this. Doesnt seem like a filter and a piece of piping should cost that much.
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Thanks but I'm really not wanting to spend $220 on this. Doesnt seem like a filter and a piece of piping should cost that much.
That's understandable but remember that these cars aren't cheap to modify.
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cant you just stick a filter on the end of the intake pipe.... i think i went though this with someone else.
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Yeah i can't find the thread but i thought id read that before on here. Im gonna give it a try tomorrow. Worst case scenario Ill just reinstall the stock box.
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I just stuck a K&N cone filter I had laying around from a VW aftermarket intake set up in the end, and secured it with a T bolt clamp from the marine supply store as at first it kept popping off. Eventually I'll make a heat shield, but it's cold enough in NY right now to not worry about it...


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throw the filter right over clamp and funnel good results. i have the JZW Tune as well i've been sleeping on the Dyno numbers things have been hecktic around the house.



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I just did this yesterday. I bought a spectre 45 degree elbow and an aem dry filter. I left the bottom part of the air box in and the filter sits right over the hole that lets in the cold air. Loving the results. The noise is addictive!
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