March 24, 2004After getting together with another PT owner (blackbeauty) here in Las Cruces, NM., because he wanted to run some cold air ducts to his Airaid Intake System and he like the way I did my DIY Dual Cold Air Induction airbox mod.
Now having seen first hand the Airaid installed on a PT. It really does draw in a lot of hot air from under the hood even though it does try to keep it out with an air dam that forms a seal with the hood. The hot air gets drawn in below the air dam, between the air box and strut tower, the same goes on the battery side and the 90 degree bend stock inlet tube does not alow a lot of cold air to be drawn or forced through it from the fender well.
We both agreed that he needed to get colder air to the intake and the Airaid by its self just didn't perform as well as my stock air mod with Dual Cold Air Induction.
We did pull his stock 90 degree bend stock inlet tube and I gave him a 2.5" ID 90 degree bend smooth bore radiator hose that I had cut and used to replace stock inlet tube, on my airbox before adding the duai air induction. He plans to add a 2" air duct from side of radiator to airbox like I did. I gave him a piece of metal he could cut to attach to Airaid air dan and extend down between airbox and strut tower to reduce the amount of hot air drawn in from that area and also on the battery side.
I went for a ride in his PT, 5 speed like my PT, then I took him for a ride in my PT. He liked the tubo like wine that turned into a loud drown and the acceleration was stronger.
Just because it looks better and sound better, does not always mean it is better!
My airbox with its mods performed better and sounded better than his Airaid Intake System!