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Old 05-17-2009, 12:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Sooowee View Post
Well, I tried the dryer hose....and, it fits perfectly, both in the fender and directly in the plastic portion of the intake tube. I cut the tubing so that it fit tightly between the intake and the fender. The tubing has enough "give" to it so that it won't crush nor will it pull out of the fender. The tubing I'm using is not the mylar covered spring hose, but the aluminum "armadillo" looking hose (for lack of a better description).

Yeah, I'm concerned about heat-soak, but it's a super-cheap mod that's easily reversible. I can't say I noticed any difference after driving around though.....I took a few on-ramps at full-throttle, no difference to me.
The semi-rigid, corrugated, expandable stuff. So did you not need to use the bellows section then? Just curious and I'm leaning towards JackandJanet's postulating that for it's short length there probably would be neglible effect from heat soak. Incoming air would act to cool it also...
 
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Old 05-18-2009, 10:52 AM
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Hi Bill,

Yes, that's the stuff I used. I did not use the bellows section, as this hose fits directly into the plastic portion that goes to the airbox. As I was driving around this weekend, I had no adverse affects from heat--we had temperatures up to 104!

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Old 07-04-2009, 02:07 AM
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You can also use the 3" thin wall pvc. It is more flexible than standard thickness pvc and can be "force" fitted to the fender opening without shaving.
 
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Old 07-05-2009, 02:28 PM
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I did this mod about 3 weeks ago. I have taken some longer and some short trips in this time. Truck definately breathes better at higher speeds and when towing. Also, I have gone from 12.3mpg to 12.9mpg. Soooo for $12.00 this mod is a no brainer. Oh yeah, A grinder works well to shave down pipe.
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 06:27 PM
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OK tried to do a ram air out of dryer pipe don't even wast your time the suction concave the tube in 5 miles my truck ran like s%$# so ill look in to some thing stronger to do that with
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:05 PM
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I am going to try this also. Question do I enlarge both holes in the fender well or just the first one?
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 08:42 PM
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this one seems harder then the one Matt sent me, can i just do the other intake thing for the other trucks or do i have to do this one sine mine is 06
 
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:15 AM
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would this be comparable to a so for instance a AEM brute Force intake? debating on whether I should do this or would I get more power out of aftermarket intake?
 
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:37 AM
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Does anybody have pictures of the intake with the mufflers cut off? I am attempting to do the "Gotts" mod this morning and not sure how I am going to tackle the mufflers. Any help would be appreciated!

I am also concerned after reading other posts about the issue of running lean. Should this only be done if one plans to have a tune done?
 
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:01 PM
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Originally Posted by TX_KingRanch View Post
Does anybody have pictures of the intake with the mufflers cut off? I am attempting to do the "Gotts" mod this morning and not sure how I am going to tackle the mufflers. Any help would be appreciated!

I am also concerned after reading other posts about the issue of running lean. Should this only be done if one plans to have a tune done?
There were lots of pictures. Some used caps from Home Depot to cover the holes left. Do an advanced search on "removing silencers" or look through the intak threads.
 
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Old 03-07-2010, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by TX_KingRanch View Post
Does anybody have pictures of the intake with the mufflers cut off? I am attempting to do the "Gotts" mod this morning and not sure how I am going to tackle the mufflers. Any help would be appreciated!

I am also concerned after reading other posts about the issue of running lean. Should this only be done if one plans to have a tune done?
I would recommend NOT removing the resonators. They are there to dampen out "standing" pressure waves in the intake that COULD interfere with proper functioning.

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Old 04-24-2010, 07:03 PM
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Can You just use standard PVC? or do you have to use ABS?
 
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:18 PM
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Originally Posted by carolinaboy32 View Post
Can You just use standard PVC? or do you have to use ABS?
I think most people used ABS because it is black. You can use PVC also, I did. I just painted mine with Krylon Fusion black paint.
 
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Old 04-24-2010, 07:29 PM
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Because I can't find ABS around here anywhere!!!
 
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Old 04-25-2010, 01:26 PM
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Can anyone confirm that using PVC is just fine as using ABS?
 
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