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Custom Induction Kits

Discussion in 'General car Chat' started by Nalderz, 26 August 2009.

  1. Nalderz

    Nalderz Tuner

    Messages:
    83
    From:
    Crewe, Cheshire
    Car:
    307 1.6 16v Rapier
    Hey guys,
    Just wondering if anyone has custom built there own induction kit and if so, do you think it was better than anything out there??
    If you havent what do you think?
    would it be a good idea or not?
    any tips?
     
  2. gendox

    gendox Track Warrior

    Messages:
    607
    From:
    Corby, Nortants
    Car:
    Pug 206 LX
    i havent built a custom induction filter but i have pretty much done everything else in my old car custom mounts housing hoses and fittings was pretty easy get some decent metal mountings a brochure for a silcone hose company and get measuring. Mine was easy a small bend in one pipe from front grille. Oh and i bet stamford has somthing to say about this thread as im sure he is or was well into all that for top race cars ( If im not mistaken)
     
  3. fezzafii

    fezzafii Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    189
    Car:
    Fiesta MK5 1.25
    I customer built mine using cheap material for Halfrauds, definately would not advise it as the ducting from the filter to the engine was made on tin foil and just fell apart. Going pipercross when I get paid.
     
  4. coupe

    coupe Torque Master

    Messages:
    810
    From:
    woking, surrey
    Car:
    toyota mr2 mk1.
    i'm doing mine at the mo.

    got a nice filter fitted.
    the problem i have is finding a way to the pipe work past all the rads.
    i have 4 of them to negotiate.
     
  5. gendox

    gendox Track Warrior

    Messages:
    607
    From:
    Corby, Nortants
    Car:
    Pug 206 LX
    lol try finding out where the air pressure is greatest on the bonnet or below engine (carful of speed bumps) doesnt have to come from the front bumper

    Oh and that tinfoil stuff is a joke haha silicone ducting for the win.
     
  6. fezzafii

    fezzafii Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    189
    Car:
    Fiesta MK5 1.25
    silicone hosing = for the win
    my bank balance = not so much :(
     
  7. gendox

    gendox Track Warrior

    Messages:
    607
    From:
    Corby, Nortants
    Car:
    Pug 206 LX
    yea it is expensive try getting metal ones fabricated and hold them together with silicone bit cheaper.
     
  8. gendox

    gendox Track Warrior

    Messages:
    607
    From:
    Corby, Nortants
    Car:
    Pug 206 LX
    like this look at the radiator its all metal and joined by silicone hoses.

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Munday

    Munday Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    214
    From:
    Letchworth GC, Herts
    Car:
    Glanza V
    Thats an intercooler :amuse:

    Ive not only made my own kit but relocated from the standard position to shorten the pipework and keep pressure drop to a minimum, as far as i know im the only person who has relocated it to where i have.

    If you make your own, dont use convoluted pipework, use the stuff with a smooth internal surface otherwise you will create turbulence and create a pressure drop and loose power
     
  10. tully78

    tully78 Tuner

    Messages:
    63
    From:
    somerset
    Car:
    saab 900 coupe
    I made an induction kit with an old 57i cone and made a sealed unit for it to sit in and pipework from bumper so no hot air got anywhere near it. along with cat removal and advance the timing was a wicked upgrade on my p11 gt primera..:lol:
     
  11. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    the alu pipe is more for ducting the cold air to the filter. its not really strong enough to support the filter (as you probably found out )

    did look at getting some 3" pipe from work to make my own one when i first got the car but decided against it as no longer wanted the noise
     
  12. fezzafii

    fezzafii Torque Junkie

    Messages:
    189
    Car:
    Fiesta MK5 1.25
    Is rubber hosing ever a good idea? Seems like a cheap and readily available alternative?

    Cheers,

    Adam
     
  13. pgarner

    pgarner TC ModFather Moderator

    Messages:
    16,521
    From:
    Lockerbie, SW Scotland
    Car:
    Octy smoke machine
    not sure mate i cant say ive seen 3" rubber hose in great lengths without it being corrugated type and its more plastic
     
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