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Hey all- It's c-c-cold here in NY now. I want that nice cold dense air sucked into my Elantra. Tell me what you think of this idea- I'm thinking of having a guy I know custom bend one piece of pipe to make my CAI. This guy bends pipe like art, and has an exhaust shop. I'd make the one piece, few bends as possible, one end connect to the intake plenum, the other ending at the cone filter. All wrapped with HVAC heat insulator they use outside A/C ducts in hot attics.<img src=/images/forums/snitz/thumbup.gif width=25 height=18 border=0>


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I would wrap it in exhaust heat wrap. It does a much better job, and is more resistant to high engine temps.

Also..make the bends as GRADUAL as possible. Avoid sharp, short 90 degree bends and extend them out over 12 inches of pipe if you can.

One easy way is to use flexable exhaust tubing to get the general shape, then take that shape to him to have him make it into tubular steel. Fill the flex exhaust with expanding insulation foam to help it hold its shape in transport. Fill the intake with foam SLOWLY, so the foam has a chance to cure and expand to it's full potential.


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I made my CAI out of 2.5" flexible tailpipe and it works great. Cheapest mod i've done $8.00 <img src=/images/forums/snitz/finger.gif width=33 height=15 border=0>


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why the finger? lol. That sounds like a very turbulent air intake, the flex exhaust pipe. That stuff blows for exhaust, and it's worse for intake air!<img src=/images/forums/snitz/tongue.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Don't be rippin on the flexible exhaust CAI, someone else on here has the same thing. <img src=/images/forums/snitz/moon.gif width=15 height=15 border=0>


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Hey, don't knock his flexpipe...I used a dryer hose for a while before I got real! HVE baby


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Either way... For the money... It is a hell of a lot better than stock!


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The flexible method sounds like it works, but I would like a nice looking engine bay. I don't want any dryer tubes or anything like that. I came accross Kore's CIA, but I'm wondering if anyone knows of any others for the new Accent GL.


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Yes, lol! Thank you Trainwreck. The point I was gettin' at is that I TOO love a nice engine bay, and don't want it to look "afro-engineered" <img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0><img src=/images/forums/snitz/laugh.gif width=15 height=31 border=0>


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hey
i attached my air filter onto some pvc.. like a little curved piece then a 20cm pipe.. just until the filter nearly touched the battery. im wondering does the length from the tb to the filter make much differance ?
thanks :)


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