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Re: Jamex airbox pics
I wholeheartedly agree. I think it gives the 5 cyl a wonderful sound and
is a cheap power increase as well. I love it.
Regretfully, mine is not drilled right now, as there are more pressing
matters that need attending to. Namely new rear struts, driving lights,
and finding my Vacuum leak. Soon though, I will hear it rumble. I should
be a great complement to my 2.5" Borla Muffler.
Oh, I also am spending money on a Nomex suit and a helmet cause I
jsut got a season ride in a 5ktq for the PNW rally circuit. Yay.
Well, gotta go. L8R
Todd Phenneger aka: Zarati
1984 4000s quattro / New Red Paint
2.5" Borla SS Exhaust / Boge Turbo Gas Shocks
15" Wheels & 205/50 ZR15 Bridgestone RE-71s
Considering a Turbo Conversion :)
On Wed, 21 Jan 1998, Jim Griffin wrote:
> Todd Phenneger wrote:
> > Hmmmm,
> > But what about the hot/air thing. I think I will stick with my
> > own design. Up here, we plop in a K&N filter, then drill holes in the
> > airbox on the fender side of the box away from the engine. This (in
> > theory) brings in cool air and it sounds really nice too.
> I can agree. I did this with my '92 100S... and it works and sounds great!! I
> chose this route because:
> 1. The cone is more expensive.
> 2. The cone does away with the pre-heater hose that comes off the manifold
> (especially important in cold winters... i.e. I don't live in FL or CA).
> 3. The cone would be sucking in hot air.
> So, I vote for "swiss-cheesing" the box, on the "cold" fender side!!
> > On my friends 4kq, without holes, it pulled a "little?" better up high and
> > Fuel
> > economy increased. Not real sure about the power. With the holes, it
> > definately pulled better above 5k rpm. And what a SWEET sound. L8R
> Hmm... I haven't "swiss-cheesed" the QSW yet... but will look into it...
> especially before I take it out on the track, and run it up past 5k rpm... :-)
> Yeah, with the K&N alone (with no holes), the I-5 sure does make some sweet
> sounds.... I'm sure it will sound even better once I take the drill to the
> That, combined with the low restriction muffler I just put on, will then be
> providing me with some scrumptious "ear candy"!!
> Jim Griffin
> Maryland, USA
> "Perception is often stronger than reality!"
> '92 Audi 100S
> '87 VW Quantum Syncro