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Discussion in 'VR - VS Holden Commodore (1993 - 1997)' started by Phillbert, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Phillbert

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    Hi guys i just picked up a '98 Series3 VS V8 Ute
    It is missing the air intake that sits above the radiator.

    I was thinking of putting a CIA on it.
    Should I put Mace CIA or the Big Mouth OTR
    They are about the same price $300

    Thanks.
     
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    Less heat soak from the Mace compared to OTR.
     
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    I wouldn't bother with either really. Had factory radiator scoop which did basically nothing. Had a Mace. Looked like cheap crap with the corrugated hose etc.
     
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    Thanks guys
     
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    I put one of those mace intakes on my old vr clubsport it did make a little bit of difference not anything to write home about, the ole 5l doesn't respond like the newer LS engines do to air intake changes although the induction sound is cool if your worried about the corrugated pipe looking ugly you could always get an alloy pipe made up and get some of the blue silicon joiners at each end
     
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    Or do what I did get rid of the lot and go carby style manifold :p
     
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    With the carby style ones does cutting hole in bonnet and fitting at least the lower style reverse cowl make any difference or just a matter of what look you want
     
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    Didn't have to cut a hole or anything out of the bonnet. Throttle response and induction noise was epic though.

    [​IMG]
     
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    What top radiator hose is that?
     
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    Thanks guys
    Not really into reverse cowl look (in saying that i do like the monaro bonnet on the VS)

    I don't want to get carried away with it as much as i would like too lol.
     
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    Yeah, I realize you can pick the right set up to not protrude through the bonnet, just wondering whether there is any performance benefit or just visual preference.
    I am still a bit torn between factory look and money/ performance value of for street use a dual plane manifold .
    Am starting to think of the edlebrock air gap manifolds ,was thinking the rpm one because would like to get it to rev a bit just don't know how it would go with current/very mild set up,or just get when money permits and keep aside. Am figuring/ hoping to keep long enough to maybe not be used as much and rebuild (don't believe it needs doing in the near future), at least end up with a nice streetable 355
    Sorry bit of a thread high jack.
     
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    Good question. I think it was Pajero? I went down to Supercheap and went through every hose till I found one close enough.
     

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