air intake install ? - DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 08:50 PM Thread Starter
Intrepid Modder
 
quietzephyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phillipsburg, NJ
Posts: 550
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Angry air intake install ?

I recently bought an air intake off of ebay, (member chromeintakes) and they just gave me very basic instructions:icon_mad:, with no pics. Instead of contacting them(which they are closed at the moment), I thought you guys might be able to help. I got the metal tube clamped into the stock accordion intake tube(hoping its on there good enough, gave me a bit of trouble), which came with the filter already attached.
My question is, with the stock box(piece of junk with 2 stripped screws to hold cover to base) completely removed, and the newly installed air intake filter just resting in the empty space where the old box used to be, do you think it will be secure enough that it wont bounce around and come loose if I go over bumps and such(and believe me, the roads in my area are BAD)????
I was thinking of trying to get the lid to the stock air box off, bolting that back on, and just resting the intake filter onto that, but of course there has to be that one stripped screw which i cant get off. :icon_mad: Any ideas, thoughts???
They did supply me with two little pieces of metal(supposed to be some sort of bracket) but there is no where or no way i can put them anywhere to support it.
Sorry if its a bit long, i'm just frustrated.
quietzephyr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-01-2009, 11:17 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,218
Feedback: 2 / 100%
                     
I would most definitely find ah way to mount it somewhere or get a different tube thats long enough to eliminate the accordion tube all together.
having it bouncing around will only damage the filter.
crypt keeper is offline  
post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 03:01 AM
Intrepid Newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: brownsville
Posts: 76
Feedback: 2 / 100%
 
u need more materials
tecate85 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 09:01 AM Thread Starter
Intrepid Modder
 
quietzephyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phillipsburg, NJ
Posts: 550
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
Quote:
Originally Posted by crypt keeper View Post
I would most definitely find ah way to mount it somewhere or get a different tube thats long enough to eliminate the accordion tube all together.
having it bouncing around will only damage the filter.
That's exactly what i thought. I think I'm gonna try like h*** to get that last screw off the stock air box and reinstall the bottom piece and just rest it on that until i get the material together to make it nice. They should have supplied me with a better support for it.

And if I'm having this much trouble getting the lid off the shop that i took it to last told me a bunch of by saying that my air filter was good when i asked them to take a look at it.
quietzephyr is offline  
post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 01:25 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 8,218
Feedback: 2 / 100%
                     
Here is spectres site they have a few universal mounts that might be just what you need.
I'm going to get one for mine even though it doesn't move around its tight up against my coolant bottle and makes a odd vibrating sound when i get on the throttle.
Spectre Performance - Official Site
crypt keeper is offline  
post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 03:21 PM
Grab Your Bitch By The Horns
 
Railoffroader2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Lynbrook, NY
Posts: 5,476
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
That bracket sent with the other equipment attaches with 2 loctite screws to the 2 holes on underside of tube and other end of bracket attaches to side of motor just under the plenum where you must remove existing bolt and re-install it once bracket hole is placed so that bolt goes through it back into side of motor. The bracket once installed properly minimizes intake tube movement.

I have pictured instruction sheet from K&N, but am unsure how to get it displayed on here.

Last edited by Railoffroader2; 02-02-2009 at 03:22 PM. Reason: ---
Railoffroader2 is offline  
post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 04:55 PM
Intrepid Pro
 
Chewievette's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Posts: 3,850
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
the term is Universal, as in U-Make-it-fit

The instructions are vague because the odds are very good they have never installed one on an intrepid before. Just bend up the bracket, stick a bolt through it and keep the filter from touching anything. Its not exactly rocker surgery.
Chewievette is offline  
post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 10:13 AM
Intrepid Pro
 
RCE2WIN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Farmington Hills, MI
Posts: 2,660
Feedback: 4 / 100%
                     
Well put Chewi. As with just about everything else for these cars, nothing is really made to bolt up directly to the Intrepid. There's bound to be some modification necessary to make it fit just right. No doubt you can find some way to get it secured in there properly. You may need to take a cutoff wheel to the head of that bolt if it won't come out of there. That would free up the room you need to make it all work.
RCE2WIN is offline  
post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 02-03-2009, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
Intrepid Modder
 
quietzephyr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Phillipsburg, NJ
Posts: 550
Feedback: 0 / 0%
                     
*update* I was able to get that last screw off with some persistence but the filter doesn't sit in it like I thought it would, it rest too high and the hood would hit it when you close it. Plan B is to follow Crypt's idea and buy a universal bracket for it. I found one on ebay that might work(I hope). Until I get it I'll just have to rig it so it don't move, I checked a few times after driving and it doesn't seem like it does move, but you never know. Thanks for all the help. I'll update when something changes.
quietzephyr is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DodgeIntrepid.Net Forums - Dodge Intrepid, Concorde, 300m and Eagle Vision chat forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

Member names may only be composed of alpha-numeric characters. (A-Z and 0-9)

!!ATTENTION ADVERTISERS!! If you intend on advertising anything on this forum, whatsoever, you are required to first contact us here . Additionaly, we do NOT allow BUSINESS NAMES unless you are an Authorized Vendor. If you own a business, and want to do sales on this site via posting or private message, you will need to follow the rules. Shops, Stores, Distributors, Group Buys without being authorized will see your account terminated.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Linear Mode Linear Mode
Rate This Thread:



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome