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Old 03-31-2009, 05:40 PM
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Doing the DIY Intake...Im no plumber:/

Since I have no 4 inch exhaust I went to ACE and TSC to find some PVC.

It was white and maybe 1/8th thick. I just went up and grabbed a 4 inch about 6inch long piece (I will have to cut it) and went out to my truck and what do you know its way to big around. It fits over the filter rubber end

I measured the inside diameter of the filter and it was just over 4inches.

So I took my filter back inside and started grabbing PVC and sticking it in the intake of the filter. I found 3inch PVC squeezes in nicely. I also took off the air intake tube to my truck and the 3 inch fit pretty damn close. There is a little room but not much more then stock. I think it will clamp nicely.

So WTF is up with PVC sizes? I am no plumber and don't know PVC from other kinds if there is any. I also doubled check to make sure some kid just didn't switch up the tags.

So maybe this is going to be a duh moment, but i would like to know lol.:



Edit:Guess I should stop being lazy and just go measure the tubes

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Old 03-31-2009, 05:44 PM
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PVC is measured by inside diameter, your gonna want somethin 4"outside, I used a peice of schedule 30 4 in pvc but i had to stretch the hell out of the filter opening.
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thats what I was thinking. But why does the 3 inch fit so nice? I guess technically its 3 1/8th. Its not a super tight, but it gets nice and snug after securing it with a clamp. No leaks on any side.

I guess with the 4 inch you guys are really stretching it lol

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Old 03-31-2009, 06:03 PM
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Just force it itll go. What is the 3 inch pipe OD?
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Just force it itll go. What is the 3 inch pipe OD?
the Napa Filter is very stiff. I don't think it would lol.

I guess I could stop being lazy and go measure it....
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I ran into the same problem. I found a connector at home depot after looking forever that had a notch on it that I ground off, it worked well. When i ordered my exhaust I had a bunch left over, I got bored one day so I cut a new piece and did the zoodad
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I managed to get a 4 inch ID pipe in it!! lol. I had to heat it up a bit and stretch it with a vice but i got that somb1itch in there!
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The one I bought has a bump on the end too. But that will be cut off.

I will install it tomorrow and see how it goes. Maybe even add some silicone to it for some extra protection. when I made snorkels for my quad I had even more of a gap and I just clamped it and silicone it and it never leak water, so I have faith...
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I went ahead and did the Foil delete and the DIY intaleke. Took me 2 hours and everything went smooth. I just couldn't get all the glue crap off. I had no good cleaners so I just used gas and a scraper lol. I also replaced the Fuel Filter. I don't think that thing was ever changed. It was nasty. I couldn't find out how to drain it (I didn't search too hard) , but I didn't see any junk in the fuel.

Deffently some throttle repsonse and not loud at all.
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I just went to a local muffler shop up the road and got a short piece of stainless exhaust in the right diameter. Take the filter with you.
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