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Old 10-02-2007, 10:28 PM
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My Zoodad install with pics

So i'm doing a big tow later this week and i want to make sure my egt's stay low i didn't want to dish out the 50 dollars for the zoodad i figured i'd make one myself and if im having any troubles just add more screening

well here it goes!

Step 1:
Remove the grill

unscrew these four screws


undo these clasps with a screw driver - its very easy



Step 2:
Start the Dremel! I made my hole about 2.5"x7" If i were to do it again i would make it about 6"x2.5"




Step 3:
Vacuum! The dust from dremeling gets everywhere, make sure to first vacuum inside the intake before the filter then wipe it down with a wet cloth






Step 4:
Make the steel frame -- i used a sheet of 8 gage steel i had left over from home depot. i started off by taking the piece of plastic that i previously cut out earlier and made a template, i from there added about a quarter inch on the sides and 3/4 inch on the top and bottom.




Step 5:
went out and got some very fine aluminum screen and some jb weld. here's the finished product





walah!





I'll take the truck for a run tomorrow and see how it affects my egts
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very nice man ill put this in out tech files for other people to use , thanks bud
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solid write up
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Looks great! Post up how big a drop you see in those EGT's for all those skeptics out there
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good write up, you beat me to it!! let us know how it affects your EGT's.
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Old 10-03-2007, 04:13 AM
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Great work and nice write up.
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nice write up,
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Hey that looks good.

Has anyone out there had a problem after the zoodad mod? I'm thinking about it and just want to ask this before I do.

Thanks.
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I just took her our for a spin to fill her up and definitely did notice an egt decrease -- i only was averaging about 40 mph but i did notice a 30-50* temp difference and while moving throttle response does feel a bit better but that may be in my head. I'll take her out on the freeway later today and post my results
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Great job Mike. I like the screen you made. Looks good. One thing I did while doing mine was take a hand towel (didn't tell the wife. hehe) and stuffed it in the intake while I did the cutting of the plastic. Kept it perfectly clean in there. And I wore a respirator. That plastic dust gets everywhere when the dremmel hits it. hehe I think I'm gonna make a screen like yours this weekend. Thanks for the idea bro.
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