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Author Topic: Opened an airway to the air intake on my Sky  (Read 3279 times)

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Offline BSRL

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Opened an airway to the air intake on my Sky
« on: July 01, 2011, 11:55:34 PM »
I changed my front grill to get rid of the Saturn emblem and open an airway to the air intake.  The car is garage kept and I don't drive it in the rain so I'm not worried about water issues however if I ever have to drive in the rain I'm going to fabricate something to cover the area for temporary use.

I started by removing all the stock grill pieces and cut the bumper piece.  I then cut a small portion of a bumper frame extension.  Finally I re-used a piece from the t-rex grill and put some mesh over it and what you see is what you get. 

I started out wanting something more like what Kelu did with his grill and wound up with this.  It may be temporary or I may keep it.  I'll have to see if it grows on me.






Offline J_Bond

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Opened an airway to the air intake on my Sky
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2011, 02:58:30 AM »
Looks cool! very aggressive!  Don't worry about water, it will evaporate from the heat before ever hitting the motor.  I ran a twin intake with both breathers literally PRESSED against the front mesh grill on my SRT6 for 2 years and tons of torrential rainstorms with ZERO issues.  you'd have to literally submerge your intake in a pool of water.  
Also, you can simply put a K&N dust cover over the filter if you're still nervous about it....
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Offline Kelu

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Re: Opened an airway to the air intake on my Sky
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2011, 08:45:54 AM »
I have a much more free flowing grille, only a double mesh for more than a year and no issues with water from intake.
« Last Edit: July 02, 2011, 09:11:16 AM by Kelu »
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