FRP Air Box

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FRP Air Box

Post by 3Ddunk » Fri Jul 31, 2009 11:28 pm

I will edit this later and add to it.

FRP airbox
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Standard 1.7 airbox
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Top of airbox

FRP left - Standard with resonator right

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Plastic welds
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Break welds
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Resonator removed
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Lower part of airbox

The hole

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B&Q pipe 185mm long and 68mm in diameter.

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On the FRP the elbow coming out of the airbox into the wing is left on but the top odd shaped resonator is removed and capped off and the hoes is cut shorter and used at the front.

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Post by TyeBoi » Sat Aug 01, 2009 8:11 am

awesome guide! thanks ! thats my next job along with jackos MAF flowing
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Post by BlackKnight1982 » Sat Aug 01, 2009 6:04 pm

FAIR DOES SIMPLE YET ULTRA EFFECTIVE
...i used the some of the parts of my old airbox like the pipe flared ends etc.
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Post by TyeBoi » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:26 pm

wheres the best place to take the pipe on the standard 1.7 ?
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Post by 3Ddunk » Sun Aug 02, 2009 11:38 pm

On the FRP it's in front of the the radiator
Ive stolen this picture from Grayfox on pp this is what i fitted, he boughts some motorsport spec duct pipe to do this
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Post by TyeBoi » Mon Aug 03, 2009 7:27 pm

nice thanks !
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Post by TyeBoi » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:16 am

does anybody have any pipe left over?
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Post by shaz » Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:05 am

yep we do,your welcome to it if you want it
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Post by TyeBoi » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:23 pm

i would love it. how much for a little piece the size of the piece im after in this post 185mmx68mm?
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Post by sinjon » Sun Aug 09, 2009 6:57 pm

TyeBoi wrote:i would love it. how much for a little piece the size of the piece im after in this post 185mmx68mm?
if your collecting it you can have the lot free, if you want it posting, price of postage will do.
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Post by TyeBoi » Sun Aug 09, 2009 7:02 pm

i will pay postage i think mate

i dont need a lot so if u cut off a piece like 30cms long so it gives me a bit of play and just stuck it in some bubble wrap i bet that wouldnt be too expensive to send out? I will PM you my address and then if you get me a quote for postage i will send it you over paypal if you like?
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Post by shaz » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:00 pm

the spare piece of pipe is on its way to you and dont worry about postage by time paypal take fees its not worth it
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Post by TyeBoi » Mon Aug 10, 2009 5:34 pm

i owe you one!! :) Thank You
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Post by shaz » Tue Aug 11, 2009 11:24 am

your welcome no probs
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Re: FRP Air Box

Post by sax-puma » Mon Nov 23, 2009 5:46 am

Once the standard airbox has been converted into the frp style, does it still need a cold air feed? Or does the extended pipe do the job?

I was thinking that the air beneath the extended pipe must be cool anyway? It appears to be lower down in the engine bay away from sources of heat.

Plus the fact that the air is rammed straight in, without having to make its way round the bends of a cold air feed.

Opinions please... :?
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Re: FRP Air Box

Post by TyeBoi » Mon Nov 23, 2009 11:48 am

when i did the FRP box without a cold feed it lacked power when booting it all of a sudden. once i got the cold air feed the throttle response was much better
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Re: FRP Air Box

Post by jacko » Mon Nov 23, 2009 2:32 pm

for the frp iv made a custom cold air duct that sits behind the passenger side bumper mesh and linked the 2 with a short bit of motorsport ducting & that helps. is a little better than taking a cold air feed to the radiator grill too but the cold air duct i make wont fit a std puma...
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FRP Air Box

Post by Jackal » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:45 pm

Did the airbox upgrade today thanks to this handy guide :thumbs:

Managed to lean on the nib of the glue gun in the process, needless to say there is a burn on my arm, however it is nice and protected in a film of glue!

Here's my progress:

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Sounds really nice on acceleration now :grin: Nice deep grunt.

Great guide 3Ddunk!
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Re: FRP Air Box

Post by johnyzi » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:07 pm

Hi all, i just want to ask what is the difference between original and this improved airbox? is reason to do it without other improvement or changes?
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Re: FRP Air Box

Post by Shanosburgess » Sun Jun 17, 2012 11:10 pm

Any one done this on a 1.4? I have just ordered an air box from a breaker on ebay (as well as a MAF and throttle body that will be on its way to Jako soon as they arrive) I hope to see what I can get my little car to do with a bit of fettling and some little mods lol
p.s any one got a bit of pipe left over in essex or that they can send for a reasonable amount?
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Re: FRP Air Box

Post by Shanosburgess » Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:48 pm

Hit a bit of a problem (see project xtc for pics), the 1.4 air box has a connector with two wires coming out that does not appear to be on the 1.7 air box anybody got any clues?
p.s sorry for posting this question in a couple of threads but it is relevant and I want to be sure that at least one of you more knowledgable preps sees it, so that I can get some help.
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Re: FRP Air Box

Post by jacko » Wed Jul 04, 2012 8:47 am

think its an air sensor, maybe temp. pretty sure on the 1.7 its on the inlet manifold...
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Re: FRP Air Box

Post by Shanosburgess » Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:53 pm

cheers jacko, my question now, do i drill a hole and hot glue it in to the 1.7 air box or try to figure out some other work around?
Think I will leave it till after i get back from france lol
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Re: FRP Air Box

Post by Dwighet » Fri Feb 27, 2015 8:50 pm

so ive just finished building my FRP airbox mod...
So do I blank off the original inlet and just leave the new 70mm pipe for the inlet or do I leave the original open aswell?????

Have it sorted....
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Re: FRP Air Box

Post by Wild E. Coyote » Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:11 pm

I think the other port should be left open in case you run into some water; there is escape route for the water instead of forcing it in the engine
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