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Old 06-18-2012, 09:02 AM   #1
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Default Installed my SVEDE ! :)

I was getting IAT temps of 157*.. Pulling about 10* of timing from the heat soak, which is ultimately 25-30 rwhp loss

Bought a SVEDE and IAT temps went from 157* at idle in the sun on a hot day to 91* at idle and 75* cruising around. Very happy, the butt dyno approves, and it's not appealing under the hood.

If you don't have a SVEDE, or are thinking about it, I would highly suggest to stop stalling and get one !!

I had to take the radiator mounts out and grind them down for extra clearance, cut the fan shroud, and took the middle front clip to the hood liner out (all very simple and suggested by the designer of the intake himself.

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Cut the Fan Shroud, Re-installed Radiator Mounts, Put SVEDE in:



Everything cleared, so cut the radiator cover to fit around intake to clean up the look, and this is the finished product:





Car Pulls much better with the lower IATs, and the sound from the intake is incredible !!
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Old 06-18-2012, 02:15 PM   #2
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that looks pretty dang nice. A SVEDE is on my upcoming list of things to buy.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:56 PM   #3
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The Svede intakes really work. I noticed a instant increase in power and throttle response when i installed mine too.
Looks great!
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Do want.
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That is not at all what my svede intake looks like. in fact, i am slightly disappointed in mine. after measuring the size of the hole that the throttle body hooks to, i found that it is only 95 mm in diameter. im using a 102mm intake and tb. my tuner showed me in the tune where i actually have a slight vacuum now due to the restriction.

is yours from west coast speed or did it come from somewhere else??
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Not liking how it is in front of the radiator. In AZ, I don't think thats a great idea. I got the K&N kit and it pulls great now.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:25 AM   #7
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Not liking how it is in front of the radiator. In AZ, I don't think thats a great idea. I got the K&N kit and it pulls great now.
There are a few cars I know that run it daily with no problems.
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Not liking how it is in front of the radiator. In AZ, I don't think thats a great idea. I got the K&N kit and it pulls great now.
Unless you drive on Mercury the outside air is much better than pulling it from inside the engine bay.
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I'm confused why your svede looks like that too? The one I had wasn't this large, and looked a lot more clean. However like the guy said above the small outlet..

Where did you get this?
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Not liking how it is in front of the radiator. In AZ, I don't think thats a great idea. I got the K&N kit and it pulls great now.
You're not understanding the radiator air flow then. There are so many of these in "hot" areas (It's only 103* in Michigan today ) with no issues whatsoever. Texas is the #1 location for them. I'd put up an OTR any day against the K&N. In fact some have had as good of luck as the K&N with the stock box and drop-in K&N filter.


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I'm confused why your svede looks like that too? The one I had wasn't this large, and looked a lot more clean. However like the guy said above the small outlet..

Where did you get this?
The reason it looks different is that is a very early hand made one strictly for a non-scooped '04. It works just as well as the current one even tho a little less refined.
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Yup awesome intake.

I have the original version, and FIRST one for the LS2's. I always think about selling it and upgrading to the new purdy ones, but it works damn good as is.
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Hot cheese, I'm jelly.
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On grinding the radiator mounts... how'd you do it? Did you have to totally remove the radiator to get them out?
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These intake work much better then the K&N or any hot engine air intake. One day, I'll ditch my Vararam for one. I know the Vavaram works a lot better then the hot air intake too, but the Svede is just a much higher quality piece.
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Not liking how it is in front of the radiator. In AZ, I don't think thats a great idea. I got the K&N kit and it pulls great now.
Enjoy your heat soaked K&N, I'll enjoy me 93* IATS in 91* weather

I had a setup like the K&N before this intake (avatar), 157* IATs... Loss of I'll guess 30rwp for timing retard because of heat soak.



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I'm confused why your svede looks like that too? The one I had wasn't this large, and looked a lot more clean. However like the guy said above the small outlet..

Where did you get this?
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Yup awesome intake.

I have the original version, and FIRST one for the LS2's. I always think about selling it and upgrading to the new purdy ones, but it works damn good as is.
I thought the same, but why ? Already works, and I can just paint this one

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Hot cheese, I'm jelly.
Cold cheese. Peanut butter jelly ?

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You're not understanding the radiator air flow then. There are so many of these in "hot" areas (It's only 103* in Michigan today ) with no issues whatsoever. Texas is the #1 location for them. I'd put up an OTR any day against the K&N. In fact some have had as good of luck as the K&N with the stock box and drop-in K&N filter.




The reason it looks different is that is a very early hand made one strictly for a non-scooped '04. It works just as well as the current one even tho a little less refined.
Thanks Jerry ! I'm still loving this intake BTW, you did a great job designing this

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On grinding the radiator mounts... how'd you do it? Did you have to totally remove the radiator to get them out?
Remove the radiator cover, remove radiator retainer clips, lift radiator, take radiator mounts out.

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These intake work much better then the K&N or any hot engine air intake. One day, I'll ditch my Vararam for one. I know the Vavaram works a lot better then the hot air intake too, but the Svede is just a much higher quality piece.
^^ agreed sir.
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Love my Svede!! Great intake..
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