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Intakes are underway! I expect to start shipping the first batch by Oct 15th.

I will start taking pre-orders for these kits when we launch our new website and store front in the next couple days.
I will make that announcement in a separate thread.

I have a dyno appointment to run both of these intakes on Friday morning. I am eager to post results!

Meanwhile, you guys can express your interest in this thread, and I will start a list.

Now about the intakes.

Cold Air: Intro price is $240 shipped to cont. 48 states. Anywhere else please email for shipping quote.
Normal price for this intake will be $250 plus shipping.

3.5" 6061 Aluminum pipes, mandrel bent. Powdercoated wrinkle black.
Filter is Spectre, really big @ 9" tall. I had to step down filter length for VT vs larger one for Forte Turbo.
4 ply silicone couplers and stainless clamps
mounting bracket with vibration mount
comes with PCV fitting for valve cover
NO recirc option for BOV

Short Ram: Intro price is $195 shipped

Single, 3.5" 6061 aluminum mandrel bent pipe, no couplers or welds.
Powdercoated wrinkle black, same air filter as CAI
4 ply silicone couplers and stainless clamps
mounting bracket with vibration mount
comes with PCV fitting for valve cover
NO recirc option for BOV

Feedback welcome. Now on to pictures!

Please note, mounting bracket is not finished yet and not shown in these pictures.













UPDATE:

Dyno went better than expected. I didn't have much time (paying by the hour) so cooling off in between runs was not an option :(
I wish I had some more time to let everything cool between setups.

So, pulled into the shop and the owner was just starting to set up his dyno dynamics dynometer.
I was strapped up in about 20 minutes and made the first and best completely stock pull. 177 whp and 192 wtq

We did 2 more pulls for stock, but each one pulled worse than the other, about 3-4 hp less each time.



Next, I swapped to the Short Ram intake in about 10 minutes. Engine just got hotter in that time. He had a fan going but it didn't do much in that short time.
Again, the first pull of this setup was the best. The next few runs just got worse as oil and coolant temp increased.

I was happily surprised by the increase. I wasn't expecting this much given the circumstances. 184 whp and 195 wtq.

Green curve is Short Ram, Red curve is stock. (ignore blue curve, that was cold air run overlayed)



Lastly, I added the cold air extension in just a few minutes, and tried to wait another 10-15 min for cooling, but by now it was getting hotter outside, so that didn't help much.

Good news is we got a few extra HP and TQ. It also increased along the entire powerband. The first run came to 186 whp and 197 wtq. If you look at this graph, you will see the Cold Air curve (green ) is above the Short Ram curve (blue) pretty much the entire powerband.

Much better than i was expecting.

 

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Well… Certainly looks the goods! Looking forward to seeing the dynos. Very tidy work mate. Good luck with sales. What do we add to send to Australia?
 

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Well it appears from the photos that autotrans and HID fitment has been taken care of judging by the pictures.
If you look, you'll see that the new design does not put the filter past the stock air box location, whereas the old design extended past that into some colder air by the front of the wheel well.
In trade off the diameter of the pipe and the filter have been super sized.
Personally, I'm on the fence about the changes but the tipping point is that I won't be sucking water into my intake with the crappy flooding Chicago gets after moderate rains. Well, that and it will fit my auto/hid car.
 

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Looks good!! I think you already answered this but did you overcome the space needed with the Auto trans and HID's for the CAI?
what you see in this thread fits auto with HID. The first functional single piece welded kit was test fitted on fellow member @itsjustme car, which was automatic and had HIDs.

Well it appears from the photos that autotrans and HID fitment has been taken care of judging by the pictures.
If you look, you'll see that the new design does not put the filter past the stock air box location, whereas the old design extended past that into some colder air by the front of the wheel well.
In trade off the diameter of the pipe and the filter have been super sized.
Personally, I'm on the fence about the changes but the tipping point is that I won't be sucking water into my intake with the crappy flooding Chicago gets after moderate rains. Well, that and it will fit my auto/hid car.
You will be good to go with either the Cold air or Short ram design. The large filter and 3.5" piping should yield great results. I will find out tomorrow at the dyno.
 

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Updated first post with DYNO results!

New website launch is tonight or tomorrow. Got to run the Pre-order feature through some tests.

All pre-ordering will be done through our shopping cart. No payment necessary up front unless that is your preference. Once your order is in, you can log back in to pay when the intakes are ready to ship.
 

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Impressive results. Congrats on this 6th! No injen for me now. I'll be jumping on one of these and other gear as soon as some of my clients pay up.
 

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Ordered and paid here too.
 

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Looks awesome! What would shipping be to Ottawa, Canada?
 

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Impressive results. Congrats on this 6th! No injen for me now. I'll be jumping on one of these and other gear as soon as some of my clients pay up.
Just to be safe, can you open your hood and take some pictures of the overall engine bay and intake area? I'd like to see if i can see anything different.
I'd hate to send you one and something not be quite right.

Looks awesome! What would shipping be to Ottawa, Canada?
If you don't mind, I need to make sure my international rates and shipping options are working with our new shopping cart.

Could you create an account, add your items you want and choose the shipping methods it shows you as available?
Then could you send me a PM with the shipping prices or a screenshot of that? I want to make sure they are what they are supposed to be. Thanks!
 

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So it looks like everything is working so far. If anyone has any website issues please PM or email me.

If you want to put your name on a kit, but pay later when they are done, simply choose the "Pre-Order, Pay Later" payment option.
We will contact you to submit payment once the kits are finished and ready to go.

For those that paid already you are good to go and tracking info will be emailed to you when we get them out the door.

Thanks everyone!
 

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Had some hiccups in the pre-ordering, but everything is working now. Apologies for anyone who had trouble getting to the site.

For those wondering, the mounting bracket looks like this. The one you see is 3d printed plastic I am driving around with at the moment.
Production brackets will be aluminum.

 

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Looks great, I am 99% sure I am buying a 14 Koup SX next week, been watching these forums over last month, glad to see the intake is released, looks great and pricing sounds very good. Will have to check your site out again in next few weeks/months.
 

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Looks great, I am 99% sure I am buying a 14 Koup SX next week, been watching these forums over last month, glad to see the intake is released, looks great and pricing sounds very good. Will have to check your site out again in next few weeks/months.
Good luck with your purchase! You won't be disappointed with the car. Thank you!
 

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@6thElementEngineering Will this have the loud vacuuming and suction-like noise as the stock tube with a filter?
Thanks!
Yes, these systems will sound similar to having a filter on the stock tube.
I can say after have driving with both the cold air and short ram setups, the cold air seems to be just a little quieter being tucked behind the front bumper. You can still definitely hear it though.

I'll try to get some videos taken this weekend. That's been on the to-do list :)
 

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It doesn't bother me that it sounds like that.. I was just wondering because sometimes you can't hear the turbo over the intake until you get high RPMs. I was just curious as to if the metal piping would have changed that. I'm anxious to get one, and it's next on my list, for sure. You definitely did a great job on these.
 
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