Been doing a little research on intake elbows... SLP Sells their plastic Blackwing tube and filter kit for $199; claims 10hp... New Era Performance sells their replacement aluminum intake elbow for $89, and claims 5rwhp... I already had a K&N drop in, so I figured why spend all the $$ on the Blackwing?
I figured I could find something that would probably give me the same results for lot less money. Eventually I would like to try making an intake elbow out of carbon fiber, but that's down the road aways.
I found this Magnuson Supercharger inlet duct on ebay, that goes from the Maggie to the stock airbox... At the time the guy seemed to have a lot of them.
I figured it was probably close enough to get this on there, because in theory the Maggie just moves the throttle body up, so the angle would be about the same. I was close, it seems the throttle body is also moved out , so the TB to Tube clamp that came with the kit would not work for this. SO I went out to the hardware store and bought a rubber 4"x4" pipe coupler for $6.95, which attaches the tube to the airbox, then I was able to use the Silicone hump tube that came with the kit to go from the tube to the TB...
I think it looks pretty good. I started it up, and I can't seem to find and airleaks, and no CEL, so far so good. I doubt I've noticed a difference, but it makes a little more intake noise, and it sure looks cleaner.
Total cost for this project: $40.10. Thoughts? Is it too ghetto?