Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Jacksonville, FL
I checked some other parts that might work with a Toyota MAF hole pattern, for example Lexus GS430, and it was the same part number, which I found odd. Why would a much bigger engine use the same diameter intake?
I'm designing a new intake for my car which will use a 3" O.D. aluminum tube with aluminum MAF mount welded in, two thin vanes, a large fiberglass air box custom made (by me) to ensure hot air cannot enter from the engine bay, an Apexi Power intake, and a 3" I.D. tube drawing air from outside the engine bay. (Again, this is not for an Elise, but I have thought of designing one for the Elise... since you folks may soon have an ECU that could be tuned for a larger diameter intake.) The air box will have as much volume as possible so there is a ready supply of air... for improved throttle response. I'm doing this because I believe it will have improved airflow over the stock diameter intake I'm using now. I can tune the Power FC for it (auto tune, actually).
Someone on Spyderchat mentioned buying a 3" polished aluminum velocity stack to be used in his custom 2ZZ intake. I don't know what he has in mind, exactly, but I could see buying a plastic part for the inlet as you did. The price is right! Thanks for the link.
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