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Took me quite awhile to figure out what you are trying to do. No the Apex filters will not just hook up to the stock intake hoses. A lot of air filters connect by using a lip with a clamp or silicone couplers that you can clam p down, meaning the air filter has to have a lip coming off of it that matches the size of the intake pipe. The size of the stock intake pipes is 2.5" not 3". You can pick up a universal filter that has a lip from K&N, you also might be able to get one from Apex. The metal part is the adapter to connect the Apex filters to the intake hoses, and the 3 outlets go to the air pump, CRV, and BOV. You can cap off or weld off all three and vent the CRV and BOV to the atmosphere. If you have a catalytic converter you need the air pump, it would be a good idea to connect that hose back into the filter, or burchase a seperate air filter for it, or get a midpipe and remove the air pump completely.
If you want to take those pipes off you can. Just pull them off with pliers and use those metal electical box tabs to cover the holes (the things that look like flat quarters). Use some type of epoxy or jb weld to hold them on. Its very easy and cost like $1.
Shaq.. those are the same pipes that cruiser posted up above. They're only sold with the Apex'i FMIC kit for the twins. That's the big reason it's so much more expensive than the make kit for a single.
And if I'm not mistaken, you can purchase Cruiser's set (that used to be my set, that used to be RX7Elmo's, that used to be someone elses)
You wouldnt want to use these filters with a single turbo as there are two, and you only need one air filter for a single turbo, also the piping is 2.5" and most of the single turbos you would upgrade to you would want 3" or even 4" inlet air filter.
im not sure if they are the same as cruiser has forsale?
Yep, they are. They come painted (or anodized I forget which) blue. I'm assuming you're referring to just the intake pipes and not the intercooler piping. You can see a bead of weld in your picture, just under the strut bar mounting bolt threads. They do have the newer style Apex'i air filters in this pic though.
it doesnt have the weld marks on it ?
so you are saying these intake pipes come standard on the apex GT FMIC ? you cannot buy them on there own?
Correct-a-mundo. I looked for a pair for a while. There's a few sets floating around from people that bought the GT intercooler for twins and then went single turbo. Honestly though, $50 for some ebay hardpipes and $20 for some eBay air filters would probably look better. These pipes do look like they were made from aluminum butt-weld plumbing elbows.