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    Smile Intake Manifold Upgrade

    For those of you that have removed the filter in your intake manifold, could I just get the proper size hole saw drill, follow Riva's instructions, and install Jerry's cover plate?

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=292

    1. Does the cover plate include the outer clamp?
    2. WHat is the hole saw-drill size?

    This would save $100 instead of $160 for Riva's kit verses $60 for Jerry's part.

    Thoughts?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jpt7779 View Post
    For those of you that have removed the filter in your intake manifold, could I just get the proper size hole saw drill, follow Riva's instructions, and install Jerry's cover plate?

    http://www.4-tecperformance.com/inde...roducts_id=292

    1. Does the cover plate include the outer clamp?
    2. WHat is the hole saw-drill size?

    This would save $100 instead of $160 for Riva's kit verses $60 for Jerry's part.

    Thoughts?


    The key is the CLAMP....The kit includes the clamp and proper sized blockoff...

    You have 2 options, buy the kit from store and do it right...or...remove the manifold and pull it out through the TB opening (with TB off)...

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    I can tell you option 2 can be a PITA. Speaking from experience.

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    How hard is it to pull it out through the TB and can you do it cleanly?

    You used this method on your dads RXT-X right?

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    ive done two now and cant really explain it but u have to seperate the two pieces in the intake and then roll the mesh backwards the opposite way u think u would to get them to separate before u can pull either piece out of the intake opening............its a REAL job and took me at least 45 minutes both times! PERIOD!!!!!!!!!! as well after u do get the pieces out u will need to remove all sensors and throughly wash the inside of the intake out with water and slosh it several times to get all the small metal bits u get tearing up the aluminum mesh and the wire mesh.......its worth it once done but again a real job!

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    I think I could stand saving $160 with 45 minutes work.

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    Thats how we did it on my fathers, I had the manifold off the ski in under 10 minutes (from practicing on mine)...

    - Unbolt the fuel rail, pop it off and lay it to the side...
    - Unbolt the TB, lay it to the side...
    - unbolt the ECU...
    - Unbolt the manifold...
    - Pull up, release sensor clips...
    - lay towel over intake ports...

    By removing it through the TB opening, you reduce the chance of a boost leak through the hole you would have cut.....Plus you have to remove th manifold to do the Riva mod anyway....

    OH, plus I have flowed an 03 GTX manifold, which is the same as the X, with the FA still in it (numbers to come soon)...YEA, you want that FA out of there!!!

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    It's a struggle, but my kind of mod...

    Here is an old thread showing my attempt:

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=31861

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    I did it with Danny's guideance. It was a pain, but free!

    I took a long screwdriver (longer the better) and put it on the corner of the grinding wheel on the bench grinder. This made the tip of the screwdriver "C" shaped. Then I put the screwdriver at a 45degree angle to sharpen it.

    Now with the sharpened, C shaped screwdriver, place the tip in one of the circles of the flame arrestor and hit the end with a rubber mallet. Do this to cut the metal in strips. Try and make as many narrow as possible strips as possible. The more strips you have the less time you will spend. Once you have ALL the strips, you will need to use long needle nose pliers to twist, pop, lock and drop...lol. The reason for the many strips is to get as many big pieces of metal out at one time.

    Good luck, and take a coke break after the 50th curse word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    Thats how we did it on my fathers, I had the manifold off the ski in under 10 minutes (from practicing on mine)...

    - Unbolt the fuel rail, pop it off and lay it to the side...
    - Unbolt the TB, lay it to the side...
    - unbolt the ECU...
    - Unbolt the manifold...
    - Pull up, release sensor clips...
    - lay towel over intake ports...

    By removing it through the TB opening, you reduce the chance of a boost leak through the hole you would have cut.....Plus you have to remove th manifold to do the Riva mod anyway....

    OH, plus I have flowed an 03 GTX manifold, which is the same as the X, with the FA still in it (numbers to come soon)...YEA, you want that FA out of there!!!
    Awesome info, thanks Danny!

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