Feasible? Sure. Ugly and not really helpful? Definitely.I have a question.
Would it be feasible to put a hood scoop on the hood and increase cold air coming in? Or would there not be much benefit for the cost involved?
Nothing drastically new here on mine, I used 2.5" versus the 3" transition. Just some pics and part #s to share.
60 degree 2.5" pipe, painted gloss black.
K&N filter RU-4860
Amazon.com: K&N RU-4860 Universal Rubber Filter: Automotive
2.5" silicone connector with t-bolts
No performance difference that I can tell. A little bit more turbo sound under spirited acceleration. (if you really want to hear it spool - straight pipes!)
Because the point is to hear the intake. This will not gain you any power any way you slice it.So I read through this thread (neat to see the evolution of the OP's idea). I dig using the stock air box... but what I dont get - is why open the top at all?? It looks like if you get the right filter size you can seal the entire thing closed.
I was thinking something like this:
Put an adapter in the airbox to fit a cone inside it. No cutting required.
You think so? I'm just spit-ballin here, but...Because the point is to hear the intake. This will not gain you any power any way you slice it.
It would be louder. I have a J&R panel filter and removed the snorkel to the box. It is louder. But for those who want MOAR LOUD they cut the box. You can likely find a filter to fit, but you have to hack up the box anyways because the tube is built into the lid.You think so? I'm just spit-ballin here, but...
I run a closed Volant: http://www.volant.com/3dkls/iddb/Tfile/FILE/intakes/installs/Nissan/12640_in.jpg
On my Nissan Truck - and the sucker is LOUD. So loud I went and changed the filter that came stock with the Volant to an AEM dryflow. Still sounds nice, but not super loud.
I would think if folks say a K&N panel provides some noise, that a cone - even sealed would add to it.
This 100%. Even the noise "woosh" increase is marginal.Because the point is to hear the intake. This will not gain you any power any way you slice it.
Boost is limited in 1st and 2nd. Not uncommon to get slip after a tune. Pressure plate is weak on these cars.This 100%. Even the noise "woosh" increase is marginal.
But I have an open cat back exhaust, so you want to hear it spool go that way. Kind of like you hear all the turbine spool on straight pipe diesels. Same here as the Turbo acts as the muffler.
Now, I have the BCB Stage 2 installed and it will spool hard compared to stock. It is downright nasty in 3rd pulls!... Pulls so hard that the clutch is starting to slip on the roll-ons. For some reason will hold great in 1st and 2nd.
I'm getting off track, but really this is for looks/sound, nothing more.