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I started taking some measurements and mocking up my intake in the computer.
I plan on ordering some piping this week and soon i can start making a prototype.

What you see here is a short ram. I will wait until i fit this up before I make a cold air addition.
I'll be running data collection on both to show everyone.

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Cool. Look forward to seeing more.
 

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sweet! very excited!! Will yours be coming with a fitting for those that do not want to do VTA?
 

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When's your website going up? Looking forward to the data collection.
 

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Please let us know when it is up.
 

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UPDATE:

Intake prototyping begins today. I will post pics of the final prototype once complete.
I am missing a couple pieces of raw material, but I have enough here to get about 75% done.

Stay tuned!!!

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We have the same granite... lol
nice!

right now I'm playing around with the configurations, but it's not looking good for a SRI/CAI modular combo. I don't like the way the filter sits above the really bulky fog light. It's rather tight and the filter takes some hits squeezing it in there. It's a pain!
I have a different route i'm trying now that is a lot cleaner, and doesn't require removal of the front bumper.

I will be taking intake temperature data for stock airbox, SRI and a CAI to see the differences.
 

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I started taking some measurements and mocking up my intake in the computer.
I plan on ordering some piping this week and soon i can start making a prototype.

What you see here is a short ram. I will wait until i fit this up before I make a cold air addition.
I'll be running data collection on both to show everyone.

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When you "spec" the air filter, remember that a "velocity stack" or open end concave front, as opposed to a plastic cap, will effectively allow angular, volumetric and tangential air flow to get to the turbo.
AEM used this type of air filter on their very successful CAI for other turbo cars.
Otherwise, your design so far looks smooth, unrestricted, no ridiculous bends and quite aerodynamic. Elegant and simple.
 

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Post some photos - lot's of car owners make DIY cold air intakes.
This was the trial and soon to be done with 3.5" pipe. This most likely doesn't flow as good as a SRI with a cone but it does eliminate the Darth Vader shop vacuum suction.
With the K&N drop in filter there was no noticeable change between this setup and the SRI with AEM Dryflow.

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When you "spec" the air filter, remember that a "velocity stack" or open end concave front, as opposed to a plastic cap, will effectively allow angular, volumetric and tangential air flow to get to the turbo.
AEM used this type of air filter on their very successful CAI for other turbo cars.
Otherwise, your design so far looks smooth, unrestricted, no ridiculous bends and quite aerodynamic. Elegant and simple.
I hope you know that our intake kit is released already? And that picture in your post is a very old CAD screenshot lol.

Also this line doesn't make mush sense to me:

will effectively allow angular, volumetric and tangential air flow to get to the turbo.
That cap opening in air filters is to increase the total surface area of air entry which increases the amount of air that the filter can flow.

"Angular Air flow" - I have not heard of this term before. Maybe angle of attack of air on an airplane wing?
"Volumetric Air flow" - Not sure what you mean here.....an increase in airflow volume might make sense...
"Tangential Air flow" - I don't think has place in a piping application like our intake system. This would be a better term for a certain type of blade fan.

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I hope you know that our intake kit is released already? And that picture in your post is a very old CAD screenshot lol.

Also this line doesn't make mush sense to me:



That cap opening in air filters is to increase the total surface area of air entry which increases the amount of air that the filter can flow.

"Angular Air flow" - I have not heard of this term before. Maybe angle of attack of air on an airplane wing?
"Volumetric Air flow" - Not sure what you mean here.....an increase in airflow volume might make sense...
"Tangential Air flow" - I don't think has place in a piping application like our intake system. This would be a better term for a certain type of blade fan.

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The reference(s) I was making is that filters crammed up against./near other surface have TANGENTIAL restriction (just look up the word).

That you found confusion in this sentence: "Volumetric Air flow" - Not sure what you mean here.....an increase in airflow volume might make sense...
makes me think you don't know what a subject and predicate is in a simple declarative English sentence.
Angular air flow, if the filter is ANGLED off center from the pipe...............you get the idea.........
 

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This was the trial and soon to be done with 3.5" pipe. This most likely doesn't flow as good as a SRI with a cone but it does eliminate the Darth Vader shop vacuum suction.
With the K&N drop in filter there was no noticeable change between this setup and the SRI with AEM Dryflow.

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Since I'm new to the forum, and will be test driving a KIA coup soon, depending on what (if any) mass air flow sensors are in the "filter-box" et.al - you could pop a cone filter in there for more air flow.
 

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Since I'm new to the forum, and will be test driving a KIA coup soon, depending on what (if any) mass air flow sensors are in the "filter-box" et.al - you could pop a cone filter in there for more air flow.
So you come in this forum talking smack and don't even know anything about the car or most of what you are even talking about. Just for a comment on this post, go buy a car and cut it up yourself. No help coming from me.

You might want to consider a Honda
 

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I would research the car more before jumping in and talking a big game. Even check out the VT forums since it's the same motor
 
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