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***The Official SSR Intake DIY Thread (Sid Short Ram Intake)***

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Old 07-02-2008, 09:06 AM
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So has anyone found a good way to mount these intakes so they don't vibrate and lower the possibility of it falling off while driving? I can hear the filter rattling a bit when it's under load sometimes. I want to keep it from vibrating against the radiator hose and battery bracket rod (I put a little plastic shield between the hose and the filter to remedy this for now). Tried buying the official intake mounting brackets from Spectre but they didn't work.
As long as everything is nice and tight all the way up it should reduce the vibration, also make sure the filter is pushed in all the way to the bend, I did that quite by accident and noticed a big difference in the shaking and rattling.
 
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:06 PM
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Will this work with any 3" intake filter? I'm assuming it will but I wasn't sure about hood clearance or anything like that
 
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Old 08-06-2008, 01:54 PM
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Should work with any filter that can connect to a 3 inch pipe or the one I have actually has a larger opening but has two adapters to bring it down to 3" size.
 
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the breather filter i picked up states that it fits 3/8-1/2" tubes. should i have gone smaller?
 
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Old 08-15-2008, 06:02 PM
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I updated my SSR intake in my personal Fit with the addition of another 90 degree elbow. Since everyone has commented that this would lower the intake temps, I decided it was worth a try.

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Old 08-15-2008, 10:29 PM
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lol, nearly twins!

 
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Old 08-16-2008, 04:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Sid 6.7 View Post
I updated my SSR intake in my personal Fit with the addition of another 90 degree elbow. Since everyone has commented that this would lower the intake temps, I decided it was worth a try.

Here are the pics.





I changed mine from a 90 and a 60 to a 90 and a 90 because with the 90 60 it was rubbing on a hose and eating a hole in the filter. My filter is resting quite a bit lower than yours right now sid. I couldn't get it to not rattle when it was higher.
 
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Old 08-16-2008, 11:11 AM
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I changed mine from a 90 and a 60 to a 90 and a 90 because with the 90 60 it was rubbing on a hose and eating a hole in the filter. My filter is resting quite a bit lower than yours right now sid. I couldn't get it to not rattle when it was higher.
mine was rattling when it was over there, too. now, with a 60 and a 90 i just angle it down and it's about an inch from everything, doesn't rub on a thing or rattle.
 
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Old 08-16-2008, 02:48 PM
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wow jason it looks so good
WHEN i get my fit, i want my engine bay to look just like yours
 
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Thanks guys.

Amazingly enough, I have no rattling at all and I did not have to move my battery or anything when I added the new 90 degree elbow. I've heard many have to loosen the mounting bolts and shove the battery as far back as they can within the mount.

The elbow just went right on in like 3 minutes, I wiped down the area with some spray detail (it was pouring down rain outside and I had pulled the nose end inside the garage) and then snapped the photos.
 
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Old 08-16-2008, 03:18 PM
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yeah, it looks really good
 
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Has anyone else had problems with the couplers not fitting easily over the pipes? I double checked and the couplers are made for 3" piping and the pipes are labeled as 3" but they won't go on without some serious elbow grease.

Any tips on how to get them to slide on easier?
 
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:34 PM
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I had the problem with the Plastic colored couplers, they were a real problem, so I ended up going with the couplers that came with the elbows.
 
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:40 PM
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You have to fenangle them on a little bit but mine went on just fine. They are really hard to get off tho.
 
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:10 PM
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You know what, I'm going to try this SiD Intake. I've never really thought about it but this is pretty much what your buying when you get those Short Ram intakes. A tube with a filter at the end. I'll bite, I'm going to make one next weekend.
 
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:29 PM
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Originally Posted by DrKelso View Post
Has anyone else had problems with the couplers not fitting easily over the pipes? I double checked and the couplers are made for 3" piping and the pipes are labeled as 3" but they won't go on without some serious elbow grease.

Any tips on how to get them to slide on easier?

A little silicone spray or WD40 will make it a breeze.
 
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Old 09-04-2008, 06:42 PM
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you gotta lick it before you stick it right?? I spit on my finger... wiped in on the inside of the silicone boot and it slid right on with no problems!

Originally Posted by DrKelso View Post
Has anyone else had problems with the couplers not fitting easily over the pipes? I double checked and the couplers are made for 3" piping and the pipes are labeled as 3" but they won't go on without some serious elbow grease.

Any tips on how to get them to slide on easier?
 
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Old 09-05-2008, 12:51 AM
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I haven't yet had a chance to go out and actually install this on my car yet because of all the rain here around chicago, but I've been "test assembling" it and even with lubrication the sleeves don't slide in easily.

I've noticed that the sleeves need to stretch a bit in order to accomodate the piping. Do I need to heat up the silicon or something so it stretches easier? Or do I just happen to have defective parts? It all goes together, but I'm having trouble imagining it will be easy to fenagle these parts onto the TB and then wiggle the two bends onto each other very well once it's actually in the engine.

*shrug* I guess I won't know 'till I try, right?
 
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Old 09-05-2008, 11:04 AM
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Well it shouldn't be too easy if they just slide on then it would be too loose and you would have issuse with it falling apart. It is almost a good thing that it is kinda difficult to get them together because that means that once you have it together it is going to be just as difficult for the engine to shake it apart.
 
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Old 09-07-2008, 01:21 PM
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I'm thinking of doing this today, but was wondering what you are using to support the filter side of the setup? Or are you just letting it vibrate and move around? Just wondering with the radaitor hose underneath the pipe, that it might cause a issue, or vibrate itself apart after some time.
 

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