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09-09-2009, 07:35 AM
Original stock air filter box rotated 90 degrees. Cold air enters thru opening in sidewall chamber in front of the wheel well. I suggest using a reusable coffee filter for prefilter/hydroshield.
Supra simple mod - noticeably adds to performance and fuel economy with little alteration or cost.
(used in 5M-GE, MkII)
09-09-2009, 01:31 PM
My Toyota mechanic and F1 parts supplier buddies agreed it enables improved airflow into the engine which improves engine efficiency, power and response, with no side affects on AFM or throttle body.
Easily done by someone with little or no mechanical ability. It takes about 1/2 hour and is completely reversible (just keep the sidewall gasket and breather inlet). I used to use a K&N filter, but noticed little gain for the cost and this works for free!
I know this ain't as sexy as a turbo or supercharger, but it's probably better than any AFM chip off eBay. I'm keeping my car stocky for now, until I get enough money and technical "know-how" for future mods by collecting ideas from this forum.
Happy trails! :thumbsup:
09-09-2009, 07:22 PM
umm yes this is an easy mod, has been known for a while...
but if you want real gains but only want know how to clamp and stuff, contact the chimp for his cross over pipe and cold air intake.
not free...but definitely worth the money..
looks and performs better
09-09-2009, 07:55 PM
10-08-2009, 07:42 AM
Brought some colour and vitality to the engine bay for only $50.
I went from this...with simple mod (intake looking kinda tired)
Cut a 2-3/4" aluminum intercooler pipe elbow fastened with silicone connectors to fab my own 1/2 "Chimpy"
Thanks for the advice, it was worth it! :mm_emthup
10-08-2009, 01:58 PM
Yellow plug wires clashing hahaha.
10-09-2009, 12:07 PM
YUP, does add colour...hehe.
03-09-2010, 03:35 PM
Too much colour, (I agree Diggs, lol), so I decided to go with a cf deco motif intake utilizing an insert on the stock connector.
I cut a short section of muffler pipe to work as an extention coupling insert, because the original afm mounting bracket interferes.
The 3" intake fits, works great ...lotsa lungpower! :thumbsup:
03-09-2010, 08:30 PM
That's a funkadelic air filter, but I like it!
Here's the chimp's stuff
03-09-2010, 09:13 PM
Sweet job Rock...that's definitely the way to go, but I'm tryin' to keep it simple (and cheap, lol).
03-09-2010, 09:31 PM
I've been blessed with a good job that pays well enough to support a family of six in NYC, and support my addiction :naughty:
03-09-2010, 10:15 PM
Whew, 7 babies to feed... good on ya!
03-09-2010, 10:58 PM
That's a wifey and 4 kids :eek4dance:...plus myself, of course:laugh:
03-17-2010, 09:13 PM
Modded another piece today - intake heat shield ...simply Supra!
Helps to separate the hot engine air/fresh air intake mix
03-29-2010, 05:39 PM
Added a simple rigid plastic air dam to the wheel well cavity providing more cold air flow to the intake thru the sidewall chamber
Huge improvement over the original stock intake + coffee filter mod, lol, without blowing my budget! :thumbsup:
03-30-2010, 08:28 PM
Hmm..can you take more pics of that last one?
Just curious how that works for placement and all.
03-30-2010, 09:48 PM
Here you go... this for my '82 L-type. The piece fits nicely, wedged in with the wheel well cover bolt securing it in place.
I didn't want to cut into the body or wheel well chamber, we'll see how this works in heavy rain.
There otta be enough of a channel to prevent moisture from coming in and I lubed the chamber prior to installation.
04-23-2011, 07:29 AM
Well, I finally bucked up for a 'Chimpy', a decent filter and some matching silicone couplers.
"Supra...it's a process."
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