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i'm making an air intake pipe for my supra and i'm wondering if i have to make it just like the factory for hood clearance or if i can just go straight across the valve covers and us one bend to go straight to the MAFS, will i have problems hitting the hood?

also i was going to paint it with engine enamel should i do that or should i put exhaust wrap or heat reflective foil or something on it as well to stop heat
could someone please give there opinion
 

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there aren't any problems with hood clearance as long as you stick really close to both cam towers. i painted mine with engine enamel and put heat reflective material around it also. the wrap is good for getting rid of heat while paint stops rust if you didn't get stainless steel rubing or aluminized.
 

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I went to my local muffler shop who made me an intake for my car. 3" steel tube bent perfect. Bought two couplings 1 3"x3" and one 3"x 2 1/2".
Total cost 85 bucks. Took some sand paper and polished to mirror shine. Going to use exhust wrap on both headers and intake to reduce heat. Clearance never an issue. There is a write up here on how to make intake pipe, use search and will walk you through how to make one.
Good luck.
Ken

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i couldn't find what you were talking about but even if there are clearance issues i'll just heat it up and us a ball head hammer to bring it down were need be. Mandrel bent is only really important in turbo cars anyways. were the flow is much needed, no turbo on my car so it won't matter. i just wanted to know if i can paint it now or if i should wait if i have to heat it up.
 

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Its on my Supra website follow the link in my signature!!!
 

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I made my own intake. I bought a 2 1/2 foot piece of 2 3/4 inch aluminized pipe from a muffler shop. I bought some metal hose barbs from Home Depot and had them welded on by the same shop that sold me the pipe.
Then I went to the wreckers and got some extra rubber intake elbows from a couple of supras.
I had to custom fit the pipe around the future strut bar (still havent installed it :oops: ) I also found a racative funnel cone filter pretty cheap.
I had to heat the rubber elbows in warm water to stretch them onto the pipe.
The whole thing cost me about 70.00CAN including the filter. And it makes this neat whistle as the rpms climb from 2800 to 4000 8)
I havent painted it yet but it is aluminized so I'm in no hurry. (I dont want to stretch those elbows again :x )
I just got a digi cam so eventually I will have some pictures to post.
 
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