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ok. im bored. as usual. so i decided to extend the piping on the SRT intake. im thinking of drilling, and extending the piping so the filter draws air from the vent next to the oem fogs, something liek the team lexus/LMW setup. wondering if anyone has tried it. also looking for some thoughts on the effect to the SRT race ecu, as im not sure if the A/F mixture will change due to more cool air. just looking for some feedback on what everyone thinks. and even if it doesnt make a difference, it gives me something to do this week, and im still pondering the financial side of going boosted.
 

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this has been done before with little to no better results. the r-ecu is pre-tuned to be most effective with the way the SRT intake comes out of the box...therefore, I don't suggest modifying it too much. But you're bored, so I won't sink your ship completely.

The idea of putting the intake down lower and getting maybe colder air is a valient idea BUT the area where you may run into problems is the turbulance of the air while driving. The static air that the intake sucks in while "enclosed" behind the heat shield is made that way for a reason (hence the reasoning for the piece that blocks the hole coming from the scoop). This way there is no sudden shift or spike in air into the intake and it helps it to stay constant.
 

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i think its a good idea but perhaps try with an injen intake or something and then get the safc2 (pretty much same wiring for the srt piggy back ecu). srt piggyback is pre tuned, and if the filter is widely exposed then you might even run into a CEL problems since the airflow would be different. might want to call srt about it. if you get a safc, you can also tune your whole na setup.

i have a hole saw if you need one.
 

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Mike, Team Lexus tried to do this...then they ditched the SRT intake, and went with the PLP CAI
 

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if youre trying to do the CAI you might wanna think about a bypass valve

i also thought about this...something like the one AEM uses. i dont plan on driving in heavy rain or anything, so im not too worried about it
 

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I've read the bypass valve ends up negating almost all of the performance gain of the intake.
 

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yeah i did this about 2 years ago... . the pics are not up now but i can see if i have any still to post up.. .

i will look...


PS what i did was use a carbon fiber Intake tube i got from " Gulp" Lextasy, & this was used to connect the SRT MAF housing to the Throttle body...using the same SRT couplers i used the Standard SRT steel curved tube...to connect the other end of the MAF housing thru the hole in the heat shield & down thru the hole i cut in the "floor" sheetmetel under the air box space and the filter then sat right under the sheetmetal and in the space behind the Fogs.....

it was not too hard.. . cutting the hole in the sheetmetal was a bitch.... it worked bitchen i thot but i got no chance to Dyno or anything as i did other mods also & then I had an accident in the car..... over all i thought it was a pretty slick way to Mod an SRT & it did work bitchen, the car felt better after driving on a warm nice day for a while.. . it seemed to run a touch stronger i assumed because it was not having to ingest all that HOT ass engine bay air....with the cooler air the car ran a bit better & stronger....

My heat shield & some other bits were messed up in the accident, so i used an Injen for a little while untill i boosted the car...then sold the SRT...
 

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thansk for the info edgy...ill post results when i get around to it. and pics if elusiveis wings thru and takes them
 
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