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Cold air intakes for srt

Hey guys , had a good look today for the first time at how and where to run a cai. Having seen lots of picks of the bwoody and looking under the bonnet myself I've come to the conclusion that this is a very simple easy mod to have done by your local exhaust shop. Now I'm not taking away from the fact that the bwoody is well made and looks great but let's dumb it down a bit here,it's just a bit of mandrel bent pipe with a filter on the end. Pretty sure most exhaust shops could fabricate this in a couple of hours then all you need to do is stick a filter on the end and a couple of clamps. When I was a mechanic I would put stuff together like this all the time using plastic conduit and some bends for that afternoons drag meet (a bit rough I know but done the job perfectly). Anyway in case I'm missing something I'd like to know what people think and if anyone has done it before. I'll be doing this when I find an exhaust shop in sydney who can provide me with a custom cat back and tune then I'll get them to fabricate the cai at the same time.
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Re: Cold air intakes for srt

Some people do not like the DIY approach. By the time you find someone who will mandrel bend you some "6 pipe, anodise it and weld the brackets to mount it, you would be better to buy off the shelf, if you are not doing the work yourself.
The DIY solution will also look rougher than the off the shelf solutions, but then looks may not be important.
I figure if you are going to drop $80k on a car, the last thing you would want is some home made CAI.
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Re: Cold air intakes for srt

Hello,

Mines down at the shop right now being used to make an intake LOL.
Once finished, shouldn't be long before they will be able to spit them out for us over here in Sydney.

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Re: Cold air intakes for srt

Got a price yet Marc?
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Some people do not like the DIY approach. By the time you find someone who will mandrel bend you some "6 pipe, anodise it and weld the brackets to mount it, you would be better to buy off the shelf, if you are not doing the work yourself.
The DIY solution will also look rougher than the off the shelf solutions, but then looks may not be important.
I figure if you are going to drop $80k on a car, the last thing you would want is some home made CAI.
Sorry bud but no where in my post did i mention diy or homemade. I clearly said EXHAUST SHOP. Now for me i only buy quality exhaust products thats why i stated custom job and if a piece of polished stainless or paint is not your thing by all means line someone elses pockets. You say by the time you find someone to mandrel bend 6" pipe and weld brackets well last time i checkedthats what exhaust shops do. Anyway all i was saying is that its not hard to have someone do a custom cai for you at a smaller price that no one else will have. Do you think the bwoody is made by elfs in the north pole or something? Its made the same way i have said and no different. Further to that if i wanted a bwoody or any other cai thats made in the states id be looking north of $700 i believe. I should have it made for half that at least.
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Re: Cold air intakes for srt

An exhaust shop, makes Exhausts, not CAI's. A 6" Exhaust pipe will be mild steel or stainless steel and weigh a shit ton more than an alloy CAI. This will also put more weight in front of the wheels and could affect handling.
While I am all for people trying new mods on their cars, your justification for going with a home grown solution I feel is misguided. You can do whatever you want with your car, but I expect it will look nowhere near any of the after market choices currently available.
You could just get some PVC 200mm water pipe from Bunnings, stick a pod filter from SuperCheap and do a CAI for $50
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Or something a little more pricey then pvc. you could build one from pvc. fill it with foam, cut the pvc off and skin it with carbon fiber then you will have a extremely light weight and effective cai
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Re: Cold air intakes for srt

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Hey guys , had a good look today for the first time at how and where to run a cai. Having seen lots of picks of the bwoody and looking under the bonnet myself I've come to the conclusion that this is a very simple easy mod to have done by your local exhaust shop. Now I'm not taking away from the fact that the bwoody is well made and looks great but let's dumb it down a bit here,it's just a bit of mandrel bent pipe with a filter on the end. Pretty sure most exhaust shops could fabricate this in a couple of hours then all you need to do is stick a filter on the end and a couple of clamps. When I was a mechanic I would put stuff together like this all the time using plastic conduit and some bends for that afternoons drag meet (a bit rough I know but done the job perfectly). Anyway in case I'm missing something I'd like to know what people think and if anyone has done it before. I'll be doing this when I find an exhaust shop in sydney who can provide me with a custom cat back and tune then I'll get them to fabricate the cai at the same time.
Liverpool exhaust have a great reputation with the muscle car boys. Give them a try.
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An exhaust shop, makes Exhausts, not CAI's. A 6" Exhaust pipe will be mild steel or stainless steel and weigh a shit ton more than an alloy CAI. This will also put more weight in front of the wheels and could affect handling. While I am all for people trying new mods on their cars, your justification for going with a home grown solution I feel is misguided. You can do whatever you want with your car, but I expect it will look nowhere near any of the after market choices currently available. You could just get some PVC 200mm water pipe from Bunnings, stick a pod filter from SuperCheap and do a CAI for $50
No a reputable exhaust shop will make you anything you want out of tube. Have you never seen a fully fabricated inlet before? Now I will concede that the cast cai do look great and at the end of the day they will work the same it is laughable that you think that the stainless or mild steel pipe is going to effect HANDLING and or PERFORMANCE. OMG we drive srt jeep for god sake not lotus Elise's , these things weigh the best part of 2.5t and have nearly 500hp. Even if the pipe was to weigh 50kg the effect on the vehicle would be minimal. Seems like you were clutching at straws with that one. Anyway each to there own just simply stating that it's a very easy mod to complete at a very reasonable cost if you want to have it custom fabricated and painted or powder coated I mean come on isn't that why we all mod and customise? So your not the same as the next bloke.
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Liverpool exhaust have a great reputation with the muscle car boys. Give them a try.
Have used them many times over the years. I'm just looking for someone to be able to do a tune first then I'll start my mods.
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Re: Cold air intakes for srt

mattando, you need to take a chillpill, you are coming across as aggressive, where I have merely pointed out the difference between an engineered solution and a bitsa.

ANY weight forward of the front axle will affect handling, surely an fellow ex-mechanic would understand this. I do not know if you have lifted a 1m piece of "6 steel exhaust, but it does weight about 10+kg, as it is generally used on a truck and it is also sitting high of the center of gravity, so it would affect the way the car handles. I never said anything about performance, as I would expect there would be very little difference between CAIs.

You stated that the bwoody CAI "is just mandrel bent pipe with a filter on the end" and that any "pretty sure most exhaust shop could make one" I just pointed out the difference between fact and your statement.

I do not need to grasp at straws for anything, as I have just given my opinion. What you do is your business, I look forward to seeing your mods in the future and hope that you share them for all to learn.
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