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Old 04-12-2006, 01:20 AM   #1
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Intake question.

Quick question. Is there a difference between the intake piping on a 92-93 with a 94-95? I bought a carbonio short ram intake from a max member last fall, and never attempted to put it in until the other day. I tried playing with the orientation of the cone and the arm, and nothing works. The only way it would fit, is if I attach it before the MAF sensor. So obviously this cant be done. The intake itself is a plain Short ram arm and a cone with a coupling holding th two together, and the support arm.

If I cant get this to work, I will need to find a new system, and put this one for sale.
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Old 04-13-2006, 12:32 AM   #2
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anybody??????
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Old 04-14-2006, 08:58 PM   #3
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so your saying its too long? Ill bet 2-1 that the previous owner bought it and it didnt fit either so he sold it..

anywho im pretty sure the size is the same. my suggestion would be ditch it and get a new system.
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Old 04-15-2006, 12:16 AM   #4
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same intake, but if you have has elipsoids, it'll be a tight fit. If your car has elipsoids and headlight washers, it won't fit.
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Old 04-15-2006, 02:22 AM   #5
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Correction, if you have ellipsoids and washers it will fit, it'll just be super tight. I had my intake extended way down into my bumper to eliminate those issues.
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Old 04-15-2006, 02:41 AM   #6
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My mistake. Don't know why I thought Carbonio won't fit with headlight washers + ellipsoids... maybe it's another manufacturer I'm thinking of..
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Old 04-15-2006, 11:20 AM   #7
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My mistake. Don't know why I thought Carbonio won't fit with headlight washers + ellipsoids... maybe it's another manufacturer I'm thinking of..
Nope, you're not mistaken, it says right on their website. I'm the reason they put up that warning. I'm just stating if someone wanted to get one, and you REALLY want to make it work, it will. They just don't recommend it, and for good reason, it's a very tight fit.
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post pics if u can, I wanna see how close it really is. Thanks!
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it will fit, but very snug. thinair pointed this out before i bought mine.
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What headlight washer has to do with CAI fitment? Washer fluid tank is on the other side.
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:23 PM   #11
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SickFinga, its a short ram not a CAI, but in any sense, I dont see why washers would interfere.

I dont have ellipsoid nor washers, so I dont know what is the problem. The cone itself fits behind the headlight, after I remove the intake duct, but the arm itself is a tad too long. If I were to shave it down it would actually fit, but I dont want to ruin a perfectly good arm. Thats why my question is if it would fit an earlier year, so that I could sell it to someone who could use it.

Also if I were to install it at the MAF attachment point, it would fit fine, but then the MAF would not be connected, and obviously not what I want.

I checked out another engine bay with a short ram, and the whole attachement has the holes for the MAF to fit in, and fits perfectly, even with the intake duct still in place.

I have the larger(longer) cone, so possibly by purchasing a smaller cone this may fit. Just trying to see what my options are before I put it up for sale.

Thanks everyone for your input.
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Old 04-17-2006, 03:34 PM   #12
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What headlight washer has to do with CAI fitment? Washer fluid tank is on the other side.
it has nothing to do with the tank, it's the driverside headlight washer jet that was obstructing mine.

And I don't really consider the carbonio intake short ram by any means....
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it has nothing to do with the tank, it's the driverside headlight washer jet that was obstructing mine.

And I don't really consider the carbonio intake short ram by any means....
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Ive checked out your picture, and tried, situating it the same, but no luck, there is no clearance from the cone. Do you have a picture of what your cone looks like. I have a feeling the cone is too long.

Also, there is a sensor that connects to the air box, that is held in with a 10mm screw. Its located on the reverse of the airbox. There is no place to insert this sensor on the arm of the intake. I dont think that it should just be hanging.

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The 96+ cars don't have that sensor.

here is the cone:
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SickFinga, its a short ram not a CAI, but in any sense, I dont see why washers would interfere.
Short ram?? How is it ram hidden behind your headlight??

And guys, there is enought roof for intake in there.
Here is my car with headlight washer, power steering reservoir, MAF and all behind ZKW.
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