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Old 11-14-2017, 06:13 AM   #1
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I have a stock intake on a lq4 with stock water pump , alternator is in stock location I'm running the stock clutch fan.
my question is how the hell do I get a air intake tube to the throttle body ? Top rad hose is in the way on right and alternator is in the way on left.
Engine is in a 87 c10 with clutch fan and fan shroud.
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Get on ebay and look at how the cheap intakes are setup.
The throttle body gets a 90 degree elbow directly on it, and the intake tube has a bend in it to clear the radiator hose.
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No, a 90* elbow touches my upper radiator hose
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That is why you angle it upwards over the radiator hose.
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its not a c10 but this is how i ran my intake tube, its tight in between the hose and alternator pulley but it clears. 3'' pipe.

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I think Joe is saying to do it like this, this was my tbss but I'll be using 4" on my c10 too.

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if you want to go to the right side, what about an aftermarket intake from a 99-02 silverado/sierra. i had i believe an air force one brand on my old truck 00 silverado 5.3. the 90 degree boot was really shallow so it was tucked in close to the motor. what upper hose are you using?
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One of the swapped cars sitting in my driveway.
Ebay intake. Aim the 90 up so it clears the radiator hose. Not rocket science.
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Sometimes I over think this stuff.......I'm just so burned out on trying to finish this thing ....I started in June of this year , I just can't get enough time and when I do I take 2 steps forward and 1 step back.
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The factory one works pretty well too. This is my '72 Blazer.
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I used the hummer 6.0 aftermarket CAI on my 1992 chevy pickup so the filter would go to the passenger side like stock. I just had to cut a couple of inches off of tube filter side.
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