how about getting another junked or flooded mass airflow meter and gutting it out then sealing the rectangle cover and bolting up end to end with the car's MAF, then getting a cone filter to fit, instant adapter to any filter or CAI extension, or whatever you feel like it......
Okay well you really shouldnt just hear it when it idles but at highway speeds you should be able to hear it a little louder when you hit the gas. That looks pretty ugly though. Why not just get a MAF adaptor and a cone filter. Its still nasty but looks better than that.
Ok I just did the ghetto airbox trick on my 96 sentra GXE today but I'm wondering about a couple things. First of all I didn't bother taking out the bottom part of the factory air intake thing because the screws were really tight and I didn't bother getting out the POWER TOOLS.
So, I just turned the top part upside down, ducttaped the filter onto the top part and reattatched the wires and the screw for the tightening thingajigger. It works pretty well because the clips on the bottom part of the intake can now clip onto the top of the now upside down top part and hold it on well.
So now the filter is pointed up and kind of sticks out. The hood closes fine but I'm just wondering if the hood is somewhat inhibiting air from getting into the filter. I can't see under the hood when the hood is down obviously so I can't tell how close the hood comes to the filter. My engine now has a nice sound when I hit the gas and it seems to help acceleration but I just am really really scared (right word?) to fry my engine or not let enough air in or something!
If you don't get what I'm trying to explain yet think you can help just PM and I'll try to either take a picture or draw one for you.
the maf to maf idea looks alright, it gives it the "factory" look, and if youdo it right, there is a threathening hissing sound at idle, and a nice romp at about 34 to 44 hundred rpm's, pretty much a sleeper, and about the upside-down air box, worse case would be some underhood scratches and lowered gas mileage, less air, more fuel to keep up with demands........
this guy had a slightly differant approach to the ghetto airbox mod. i just unbolted the bottom half of the box and tied the top half to the strut tower, to hold it up. with the filter facing down where the airbox used to be this is plenty of space for it to suck in air.
From the drivers seat, my intake is as loud, if not louder than my exhaust under certain rpm/load conditions. My exhaust consists of...
2" pipe from the maniflod back
removed secondary cat
Dynomax Ultra-Flow bullet muffler(in place of secondary cat)
Last but not least, my Ultra-Rice 4" Bosal tip.