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Old 10-14-02, 02:29 PM
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What type of intake setup do you run and...

What type of results do you get from that intake. Also what type of racing do you do (class/spec)? I'm very curious to see the setups that you guys run (I'll understand if you don't want to list yours due to competition). Thanks
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I see lots of people with overpriced brand names such as AEM intakes and such, when you can fabricate your own for much cheaper with the same effect. Go to autozone, they have this bending exaust pipe, u can bend it into whatever shape you want. Use these with ur cone filter of choice (i go with k&n) and u got ur own custom intake. Since u can bent the pipe u can point it wherever you want.
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I don't know why you want to know, since it's all a combination, not just one thing.

I use a K&N universal cone style filter on the end of a 3" filter mount that I found in the junkyard.. I'm running ITS, and ran a 2:05.5 at Sears (which sucks for ITS, but isn't too bad for my first time out) and a 2:19 (again sucks for ITS) at T-hill.

Speed wise, it's all the nut behind the wheel that's keeping my car slow, I have a lot of work to do on that nut

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I'm just curious to see if anyone who is running ram air setups, cold air setups, etc. I just like to know what's the "best" setup and the drawbacks of the others. Pure curiosity...thanks though. I'm also using a custom setup (I don't buy into the whole name brand thing) using the bonez filter (it's a lot like the k&n, but I think it flows a little better).
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Oh yea, I'm not racing yet just checking out what's needed to actually stand a chance, and to see what can be used/changed to go on the street (daily drivers) too.
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What type of racing are you planning on doing? Autocross, IT, etc....
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Most likely AutoX, but that could change I'm looking for rulebooks to see who lets you do what. Plus I'm in college so I'm guessing that with one year left I should just do AutoX for now anyway.
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No matter what racing you get into you need a rule book. Goto www.scca.com and the SRB(solo rule book). Small changes can bump you into the next level of classing easily. That cone filter will put you in CSP even if you don't have any other mods. I didn't notice a difference when I did my K&N filter years ago, but it did look good.
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When you first start in racing, presumably autox the most important factor is driver. Run the first few races in stock class. The mod that will show the greatest benefit is race tires. However it is easier to learn to race on street tires. If you do intake mod you will be in a street prepared class. Or you can do catback exhaust, some suspension, race tires and stay in a slower stock class. Regardless of mods or class, if this is your first time out, you will get beaten badly, so just put it in 2nd and have fun.

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I'm not worried about winning when I start off. It just doesn't happen like that (even if you are M.Schuey). I'm just trying to see what the car needs and doesn't need, what works and what doesn't work, etc.
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Intake is good for a few ponies especially when it is cold out, but will get you booted from stock class.

Here is how I would mod:
STOCK
1. Driver
2. Tires
3. Shocks
4. Catback

STREET PREPARED
5. Springs
6. Toe Eliminator
7. Swaybars
8. Headers/highflow cat
9. Brakes
10. Intake

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I have not read the SCCA rule book in a few years. I am going from memory.
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Koo, thanks either way I know I'm not gonna be able to use the current car in stock class. I plan on buying another 7 pretty soon that I will probably use in stock first off.
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