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Old 02-09-2011, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ive recently picked up my very first Miata. Its a 1.6 and Ive been experimenting with cold air intake and so far, this is the best setup yet very least costly.

This is what I got from Home Depot But Im sure you can pick this up at any hardware or home improvement stores. This one in particular cost me only 10 bucks!







The only thing is Im sure it sucks up alot of dirt so i make sure I clean out my air filter frequently.. Still in the progress, more DIY will follow through..

Im looking into finding window screen or mesh type material to put over the opening using cable ties or wires of some sort..
If anyone have any ideas, please feel free to give me all your inputs
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Old 02-09-2011, 04:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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One thing to do is route the duct around to the other side of the airbox. It seems silly to run that cool air right over the hot exhaust manifold. It looks like you could do it and have it pull in air from the same spot. Nicely done!

*edit* What's the diameter on the duct? Also, your brake fluid could use a top-off.
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hmmm, I dont think it looks very good and I really dont see the point, honestly its probably not going to make more power.
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Old 02-09-2011, 05:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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  • Universal duct is 3 in. in diameter and 8 ft. in length
  • Compresses to 28 in.
  • Semi-rigid but flexible with a crimped end for easy installation
Ive tried it having it routed to the other side but had a little problem with hood clearance.. Ill think of something to "Afro Engineer" my way to the cooler side eventually. My exhaust manifold still has its original heat shield painted with High temperature paint so that helps alot in terms of heat transfer. As far as power, I did notice a slight difference in torque gain. It almost seems like a ram air system where cold air is forced directly into the air box. Turbocharging this 1.6 is a definite plan so investing in a cold air intake doesnt seem so smart since the turbo kit will include some sort of air cleaner.
Thanks for your input, as this is my first miata and new to the mazda scene i am learning as I go.
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hmmm, I dont think it looks very good and I really dont see the point, honestly its probably not going to make more power.
Ive seen a lot worst LOL clustered with cable ties with the ends uncut. I think my setup looks a lot cleaner and much more simpler then their DIY intake setup. Its a bit bulky but the bigger the better right? lol Then again, that's just my opinion.
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Awww yeahhhh.

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Awww yeahhhh.

hahah yeahhhh this is awesome!
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Ya, thats fuggin sweet!

Looks just like mine too!



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Nice work, you made your car look ghetto and did absolutely nothing worthwhile.
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Nice work, you made your car look ghetto and did absolutely nothing worthwhile.
Riveting tale. It's like, totally permanent too. For srsly.


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Ya, thats fuggin sweet!

Looks just like mine too!
Coming from the person that thinks welding a Porsche and Miata hub together is a viable idea.
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Riveting tale. It's like, totally permanent too. For srsly.
The worst would be if you opened your hood around anyone and had to try and explain what that mess is.
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I'd be all like, "Deal with it. ". Because an aluminum duct on a bone stock Miata is game changing shit, man.
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Old 02-21-2011, 09:21 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I see what you did there



If it worked for Doc Brown, it'll work for us!
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:25 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Now if I could only get my hands on a good, used Flux Capacitor...
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Where are you going to find 1.21 gigawatts to power it though
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:53 PM   #17 (permalink)
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^^ this is gettin' heavy Doc!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:06 PM   #18 (permalink)
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On a serious note, I'd just make a diy-type Randall intake, and couple it with a drop-in K&N panel filter. I can help you with the Randall intake if you want.
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What do yall think about doing this but into the cowl?
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Search for Randall Intake
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Old 07-13-2012, 08:56 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Here's an alternative. File it under hellafunctional. Temp readings say the air filter and area around it are ambient immediately after an auto-x run. Math says that even if that tube is heat soaked to 250*F the intake air will only be 4*F over ambient.



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Years ago I tried that aluminum flex tubing and used it as a crossover tube. Needless to say it failed quite miserably. With highway speeds it split the tube in multiple places from the incoming wind forces and once I got into town in stop and go the car kept stalling out and dying unless I was giving it substantial gas. The car was running stupid lean and was hardly getting a reading from the AFM as it was sucking in air through the tube splits. I was quite new to modifying cars then and learned through a lot of trial and error and I will not ever make that error again.
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Old 07-15-2012, 05:54 AM   #23 (permalink)
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My sweet PVC pipe air box





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Old 07-15-2012, 08:17 AM   #24 (permalink)
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^ That's actually not half bad. I kinda like it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:34 AM   #25 (permalink)
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It sounds awsome to cost me $60 all up including the filter and I have enough PVC left over to make maybe three more
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:58 PM   #26 (permalink)
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There is only one issue I see with the above setup. His brake master cylinder is on the other side (meaning rhd) here in the states that would never work. FTL.
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