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MACE Cold Air Intake

Discussion in 'Mace Engineering' started by Tsunamix, May 25, 2009.

  1. VS_Pete

    VS_Pete Donating Member

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    Can you please post up the EFI logs I`m interested in the results.
     
  2. immortality

    immortality Can't live without smoky bacon! Staff Member

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    MACE Vs super6 CAI

    data logs as promised. you will need to have a copy of EFIlive to view these. you can get EFILive Web Site here. it is free for evaluation purposes.

    these tests were perfomed last saturday afternoon. ambient temp for super6 test was 23/24degrees. for the MACE test it was 22/23degrees. the test circuit compromised a round trip that started with city style stop/start driving through multiple sets of lights and then a short trip down the motorway. so the test should cover 99% of daily driving situations.

    both tests started with the car idling in the driveway for a few minutes while i booted up the laptop etc. you'll note that both setups show some elevation in inlet temps, however the super6 are definitly higher then the MACE setup. the super6 CAi shows no real drop in temps (average) during the stop/start driving cycle and only dropped slowly during motorway stint. the MACE setup generally perfomed beter through the whole test, didn't get as hot as the super6 cai and ran cooler on the motorway stint.

    to put it in perspective, the MACE setup runs cooler and has the benefit of a POD filter so definitly a win win situation. the MACE CAI doesn't actually draw air from a cold air source except that of the high pressure zone behind the headlight. this does leave scope for future improvement like ducting cold air from the front bar and using the ram air effect
     

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  3. GOTMYN

    GOTMYN Stab it and Steer...

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    What's the damage on a VT with Holden 348?
    I was going to make one, but this looks the goods!!
     
  4. MACE

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    The price for the VT V8 kits are $270, and we've had nothing but praise with these kits on the Holden 8's as they tend work even better then the V6 ones given the greater air requirements they have :)
     
  5. MACE

    MACE Well-Known Member

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    Nice, practical writeup immortality, those logs are certainly an eye opener!

    Cheers
    Steve :D
     
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  6. GOTMYN

    GOTMYN Stab it and Steer...

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    Any cheaper for J/C's members?
    I've spotted them on Ebay, and was keen to buy one, but any savings is always good :)
     
  7. MACE

    MACE Well-Known Member

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    You have a PM ;)
     
  8. VS 5.0

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    Hi, have just come across your CAI products.

    So from the above I gather the HSV style CAI would suffer from heat soak from the radiator ?

    Are there any plans to modify the kit to draw from the front bar as suggested ?

    What is the cost for the kit for a VS 5 ltr posted to Perth WA ?

    Thanks.
     
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  9. MACE

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    "So from the above I gather the HSV style CAI would suffer from heat soak from the radiator ?"
    Correct :)

    "Are there any plans to modify the kit to draw from the front bar as suggested ?"
    Not anytime soon as they do work quite well as they are plus they are easy to install.

    "What is the cost for the kit for a VS 5 ltr posted to Perth WA ?"
    $250 for the kit plus $18 for postage

    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    hi steve.....it might be cause i m tied but i cant seem to see what brand of pod u sell with the kit?
     
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    We sell them with SAAS filters, as they can be run oilless which is an excellent thing if your running a MAF :D
     
  12. slaughtknight

    slaughtknight Now with chrome bits ;)

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    how much for CAI for a vz v6 and postage to perth?? (sorry if some1 already asked and you have replyed but i cant stuffed to go back and read)
     
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    Na that's all good ;)

    They normally sell for about $270 but there is a pricing error on our site which I'll let slide (till I figure out how to change it LOL :doh:)

    COLD AIR INTAKE TO SUIT HOLDEN VZ V6 - MACE ENGINEERING GROUP

    Postage you've be looking at around $22

    If you have any more questions please don't hesitate to ask.

    Cheers,
    Steve
     
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    Got my new CAI in the post yesterday. Thanks for getting it over to me so quick Steve. A week to get to Perth which included two public holidays and a weekend is pretty good in my book. Thumbs up to the posties as well.

    Fitting wasn't a difficult job aside from a very stubborn rubber bush from underneath the factory airbox that would not budge, even with a truck load of WD40, and ended up splitting in two. Anyway, drilled it out and all was sweet. The box is a good fit and looks neat as a pin.

    Haven't done many k's with it yet but there does seem to be a difference in the throttle response and of course there is the induction noise. Now sounds very different to standard.

    Will be interesting to see what difference there is to economy (if I can resist the urge to hear the roar) over the next couple of weeks. Last tank pre-installation was 13.15 ltrs per 100 kms (at the pump) with a combination of peak hour and highway/freeway driving. Will post the economy details once this tank is done.
     
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    Sounds Good VS 5.0,
    I'm hanging for mine to arrive!! :boxing:
    I've also got one of Steves 70mm Throttle Bodies coming, I'll take some before and after Pix, and of course let you know how performance goes as well :)
     
  16. VS 5.0

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    Good one.

    I didn't take any photos of my install. I reckon everyone knows what the standard set up looks like and the finished product looks just like the fitting instructions (which I was happy about) but if you want some pics I will take some later today an upload.
     
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    Glad to hear your happy VS 5.0 :) Fuel economy should also improve provided you resist the urge to sink the boot into her :p


    Also glad to it worked out well for you too GOTMYN assuming this it your thread below ;)

    http://forums.justcommodores.com.au/vt-vx-vu-wh-v2/108496-finally-my-first-hsv-3.html

    Cheers
    Steve
     
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    GOTMYN Stab it and Steer...

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    Yep, that's me :)
    Very Happy Mate, Looks a treat, easy fit, and performance wise..........
    Well, lets just say my engine is no longer gasping for air!! Noticeable power increase!!
     
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    In terms of the ecotec v6, just wondering how does the mace CAI setup accommodate the air temp sensor originally plugged into the top half of the factory air box?
     
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    there is a pre drilled hole in the side of the enclosure. you simply remove the air temp sensor from the factory air box and fit it into the new enclosure.
     

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