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hey guys, im wondering if anyone has added an intake to their 1.8l matrix... if so any news about it?

i tried to make my own intake but am stuck because i believe i dont have a long enough vacuum hose. ( i think thats what it is.) but anyways, i have it all setup, just that i cannot connect the black hose from engine to the intake. blah! anyone know where i can get this hose?

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sry, its a camera phone picture.. but yea, this is pretty much how it would look if i had all connected..

in the first picture, you can see the black hose is not connected to the intake pipe... second picture, it is how it'd look if it was finished. third picture, a closer look.. (MAF sensor isnt screwed in btw... no point if not gona work!?)

but yea, i haven't tried driving with the hose disconnected fearing to damage my engine.. idk :headbang:
 

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thanks, but i still need to look for a hose to connect the vacuum. blah. that guy seems to have an extention.
 

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I imagine the hoses came with the kit.

you could try an auto store or maybe a hydraulic hose repair shop for one.
 

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Cool. Hopefully that other dude will not follow you over to this forum to tell you how a ram is not a ram, sucks in more dirty air blah blah.....jk
 

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update

well, heres the update of my intake.
(sry camera phone)



(Camera)

added a hanger type wire to hold intake in place with battery... i didnt have any other way to support it up.


it pretty much runs fine, just starting the engine sounds funny.. i think it has a late start too.. and while driving at a certain speed.. i think 30 mph or something i head a metal rattling noise idk. but doesnt seem to affect performance.

runs relatively quiet untill you hit 3K RPM you can hear it roar :D ... my check engine light is on though. i kind of dont care.

& yes, i kind of modified the "universal" spectre MAF sensor adapter to fit it... didnt know another way to do it, but it has a good seal to it. about that hose i needed to connect, the vacuum i think it was, i found a fuel hose laying around and i cut it to length and it fit perfectly to extend the stock hose to the intake tube.;)



hope it stays running okay... only thing bothering me is the weird rattling noise and the late start of engine. Check engine light isnt anything to worry right?
 

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If it were me, I wouldn't be too content with that. At least get the codes read and find out what is throwing the CEL and fix the rattle? try and support it better.

Just my 2 cents.
 

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Did you disconnect the battery when you installed it? I had the CEL on with mine but once i disconnected the battery and then reconnected it the CEL went away.
 

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The obd port is down near the hood latch release
 

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thanks guys, i'll try both when i have time. I didnt disconnect battery because i didnt feel like reconfiguring all the radio stations and sound setttings. i guess ima write them down and do it, if that doesnt work i'll try the code reader
 

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that rattling noise is most likely the coat hanger thing.

no, it's not... its been there before i put that in to hold it up. i'm thinking about changing the filter to something else.. how much of a difference in sound and performance if i put a fujita filter?
 

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Cool. Hopefully that other dude will not follow you over to this forum to tell you how a ram is not a ram, sucks in more dirty air blah blah.....jk
Haha...can't really understand him. But anyway, I already got mine installed. Here's are the pics. And everything is fine, no check engine light whatsoever. And it sounds very nice when pass about 3K.


 

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Anyone make a NON hot engine bay sucking intake???

Notice any gain from the intake, or just throttle response?
 

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i'm guessing just throttle response. i have fun listening to the growl though ;)

i'm thinkin about changing the filter to AEM... or something . . . will it make a difference? i have no idea what brand this filter is, i got it from a friend's attic
 

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Anyone make a NON hot engine bay sucking intake???

Notice any gain from the intake, or just throttle response?
Check the 09+ Corolla forum. I think that injen are putting together a CAI for the 1.8l with the ram style pulling air from the fog light area.
 

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Check the 09+ Corolla forum. I think that injen are putting together a CAI for the 1.8l with the ram style pulling air from the fog light area.
now where talking, I'll have to check that out, you talking about the Corolla forum on here or?
 
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