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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by monkeyboy, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. Ryzie.

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    UFO I Believe

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    I've read all the comments thus far, but I think this pretty much nails it. Holden's stock intake serves Holden's purposes... cheap, quiet, and looks tidy when people who dont know what they are looking at in the show room decide to 'pop the hood'. Arguments that the ribbing somehow improves airflow are misguided. The ribbing is there because it provides rigidity and allows Holden to use thin cheap plastic that would otherwise kink or crack if completely smooth. Engine moves on its mounts, air intake is connected to rigid body panel. There is a lot of vibration and flex required from this pipe, but instead of having to use more expensive rubber hose they can use this ribbed crap. I believe definite improvements can be gained by using different materials such as OP has used. Improvement to airflow and induction noise are both desirable, but Holden are making a car to a price point... not to achieve every last Kw out of an engine at any price.

    Very interesting read though, thanks to everyone for their contributions.
     
  3. Ron Burgundy

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    The guy makes a move in the right direction and experiments and you bunch of girls have to discuss is the frigging golf ball dimples ! Spoilt arrogant whiners ! Good on a ya monkey dude !

    YT will probably manufacture a piece of rubber hose for this purpose and charge 300 bucks and everyone will wee their pants....
     
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    ssv183 BAZINGA

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    After reading this thread i have decided to leave my car out in the next hail storm to get dimples on it, so it goes faster, however my bikes and my VCM OTR have smooth air intakes and that is how they are staying, despite what the TAFE lecturer sais!!!

    Well done monkeyboy, looks good and you hase saved some money as well as having the self satisfaction of having made something that works.

    and may baby jesus stop weeping.
     
  5. Jesterarts

    Jesterarts Your freedom ends where mine begins

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    You've caught me in a good mood so I will just give you some advice.

    I don't like being called a girl, spoilt, arrogant or the suggestion I will wee my pants at something.

    I also don't like you pointlessly being negative towards one of the sites sponsors.

    So, curb the attitude tiger because next time you may catch me BEFORE my coffee and I won't bother with advice.

    Just an FYI, the discussion about golf ball dimples was to explain why the OP's setup will work WELL. It was an arguement in FAVOR of what the OP is done so next time and it's efficiency, read and understand before posting... anything... anywhere.

    Cheers.
     
  6. ssv183

    ssv183 BAZINGA

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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^... thats some good advice.
     
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    I think you should re read the thread mate...
     
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    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^...and that's some quality back peddling!
     
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    And that's some quality misreading.
     
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    thats some quality missing his edit.... He went from calling someone a "mong" to complimenting a different post
     
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    Xonar gets advice > ssv183 classify's it as good.

    How that is back pedalling i do not know.

    BTW i think the Intake is pretty good for some pvc pipe stuck together.
     
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    Edited my above post to add info sorry (He went from calling someone a "mong" to complimenting a different post after he edited it = peddlin ). I agree with the intake bit though. Cheap AND effective! Plus the feeling of doing something yourself and not forking out a fortune for a chunk or plastic.
     
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    Leave it in a shopping center car park on dole pay. All the single mothers are bound to ding up the side with their trolley sooner or later... the stupid bitches.
     
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    Thanks for advice...Glad you were in a good mood

    Just frustrating that people **** on other people's effort on any given opportunity

    YT reference was just an example... Not a dig at business or anything like that

    I personally bought a few things from them and have high opinion of them.
     
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    Dude, seriously that's some beautiful work right there!!~).
     
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    Cheers for the positive feedback and comments blokes. I took the intake apart and put it back together again tonight...the right way this time :) I also added a few wider pieces of...what are those rubber connector rings called again? It's more rigid now and sits against the engine nice and snug. I took the car for a fang, hammered the go pedal like a true shlong warrior and leapt out to check everything. Nothing had moved at all...so that's the way it's going to stay. Here's a pic of the final version, all fitted and looking alright.

    The person who posted the comment about a ready-made pipe has a point about the exorbitant cost of these types of mods when bought off the shelf though (regardless of who makes them). But keep in mind those businesses have to ensure they are selling a reliable quality product and have to do lots of design and r and d to make sure they meet the demands of a pretty picky market. The main reason I had a crack at this myself was because I'd already bought a growler and didn't want to spend the cash on an Airhammer when I only needed half the kit. I like figuring out how to do things and had a good ol' time cutting the pieces, adjusting it the ensure a tight fit and painting and what not. A few hours in the garage well spend I reckon :)

    Anyway, thanks again fellas and here's the final product.
     

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    Looks good mate.
    All you have to do now is see if it gives you any gains over the stock intake to see if the project was a success.
     
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    ^^^Agreed. Anyone know a good, reliable dyno in the eastern subs of Melbourne...I'm in Glen Waverley. There's one in Blackburn somewhere from memory.
     
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    wraith Hand over the dog bikkies

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    Re looking at it. No offence looks cheap and nasty. I mean come on seriously 9 hose clamps :hmmm:
     

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