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Old 6th March 2009, 10:19   #31
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An A++ to nikkibike. Wonderful fabrication. DIY at it's core and how.
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Old 6th March 2009, 14:51   #32
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Can any model of K & N Filter suit the 2.2 VTT ? If so what model. Please pardon my ignorance, what is to be expected after this filter is filtted on a VTT safari ?
Go get a universal conical filter and slap it. You will feel the differnace in 2.2 VTT

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An A++ to nikkibike. Wonderful fabrication. DIY at it's core and how.
Thanks Suren. Well its fabricated with 18 gauge and 16 guage aluminuim sheet. 12 thick aluminium flanges are used as end plates.
Rest is basic machining and sheet metal fabrications!
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Excellent work nikkibike. Very clean, very professional. Kudos
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Old 7th March 2009, 02:31   #34
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awesome mate nikki i had this in mind for my accent viva too but i chose to buy the Green cotton storm kit instead back then as i lacked time and Good Help(lathe guys), well if my fiber glass kit should go kaput i will definitely resort to this.

this is good inspiration, and i am kind of a DIY guy too so lets see what the future holds

three cheers for the the JOB and AWESOME finish!!!
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Old 7th March 2009, 17:01   #35
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Go get a universal conical filter and slap it. You will feel the differnace in 2.2 VTT

Can you explain what difference is to be expected ?
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Ooops!! Was offline for few days. Many thanks for your kind words and appreciation guys.
Now am very happy that it works neatly as intended. Drove the car in all possible ways and the differnace felt is great.

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this is good inspiration, and i am kind of a DIY guy too so lets see what the future holds
three cheers for the the JOB and AWESOME finish!!!
Great plan dude. Ensure that you are right with the basic mathematics tho! This was a challenging job for me

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Can you explain what difference is to be expected ?
Well... a bit of low end power and considerable differnace in the mid range delivery! U got me?

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just curious , metal enclosure means that it will conduct heat right ?

Will that be a problem? I mean, its is supposed to be a Cold air intake.

Would some thermal insulation help ?
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Has come out really well, great workmanship and install!
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just curious , metal enclosure means that it will conduct heat right ?
Will that be a problem? I mean, its is supposed to be a Cold air intake.
Would some thermal insulation help ?
This factor was major and considered during the planning stage. The reason to select aluminium is to tackle the heat around the casing. Aluminium will cool off quickly by the running air. Thermal insulation and much more stuffs would have been required incase if it was made in steel, which will hold heat for a long time!!
Have checked the heat on casing after a long / short run. Everything fine as of now.
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just curious , metal enclosure means that it will conduct heat right ?

Will that be a problem? I mean, its is supposed to be a Cold air intake.

Would some thermal insulation help ?
The OE filter on this truck is a huge black steel canister (about twice the size of the ACKNE). Aluminium will cool off faster, plus this has the advantage of cold air coming in from the grille.

Therefore this can only be better than OE.
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Dont know if anyone will respond here,considering its more than a year old.
However,lets have a crack.
Would it be possible to get a length of heat resistant ABS pie, cap it off with aluminium, and produce a similar DIY for an air filter enclosure?
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