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    Air Intake

    So did a search and couldn't find anything. What have people done for a "cold" air intake recently? Is there anyone that sells them? I know Forced4 used to have a kit. Anyone have one handy that I could see pictures of to try to copy (if copying it is even possible)? I have to get a new exhaust system for my 86, and figure that means I can at least do bolt on mods (so far other than a turbocoupe intercooler and spec clutch it is stock). Adding to that, if I swapped the exhaust with a stinger kit and also modified the intake, would that cause issues with the ECU tune? Even as old as it is, I'd assume it could handle that.

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    If you still have the stock VAF then you are most likely to have to fab this stuff for yourself. The stock air box and flex pipe to the turbo is a big restriction but the brackets that hold the VAF and air cleaner box are integrated together. Loosing one makes a project out of the other. I believe that there is no problem with the computer but it seems that there is something about keeping the VAF level? Also are you working with an 84/5 or 86? The 86's have a hole in the fender you can use to locate outside the engine bay. No knowledge of 84's.

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    When I still had a VAM, I used a drop-in K&N.

    After removing the VAM, I used components from the March Performance ram air kit and some custom silicone elbows.


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    I have an 86. right now engine wise the only mods are a turbocoupe intercooler and a drop in K&N filter element, so VAF would still be in play. While outside the engine bay would be ideal, it isn't a necessity. I know the stock setup flows terribly, and just want something to help it breathe a little easier.

    I'll have to check out the March ram air kit, and what it takes to get rid of the VAM too, as I haven't looked at that for a long time. Thanks.
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