project: air intake
To replace the stock intake piping with a custom intake allowing greater airflow.
-short intake kit (or custom cold air intake)
-wrench and screwdrivers
For my vehicle, the short intake was chosen because of the hood scoop sitting above it. The performance factor is increased by feeding colder air into the throttle body. This is usually done by running longer piping down past the battery to the fender (requires relocating the battery). Otherwise, the short intake is relatively easy to install.
Step 1 : Preparation
Removal of the old intake piping is quite simple. Once the mounting bolts and all clamps are removed, the piping can be pulled out in numerous pieces. The trick for the large stock filter box is to remove the 3 screws holding down the lid, remove the filter, and then remove the 3 bolts at the bottom. I also removed the mount underneath which bolted to the frame.
Step 2 : Connecting The Intake
First piece is the adapter which connects the throttle body to the new intake pipe. Two clamps are needed for the adapter. I then put the intake cone down into the bay before I attached the pipe as I have extremely limited space and would not be able to do afterward. With the pipe connected, also connect the line between the valve cover and the intake. This is important in reducing pressure in the head. Final step is to fit the cone onto the pipe and tighten the clamp.
Step 3 : Huh?? You're done already.
Do a final check that everything is secured and all other lines are moved back to their original positions. You may also want to disconnect the battery to reset the ECU. I honestly don't know if that works but you'd want your computer to recalculate the airflow for the new intake. Now go for a drive and have fun.