TTORA Forum banner

1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
I cracked the stock air box on my 96 3.4 during the installation of a deckplate. The crack is after the filter, so i sealed it up with JB weld. It worked for a while but the JB weld dosent hold up from the vibration of the motor.

So, i was considering a cold air intake from K&N, or simular. I dont get into much dust or mud, so i dont mind the open element. Plus, i would like to get rid if the stock intake baffle, cold air eliminates that right? Will a 99-04 application work on my 96? Do you guys have any recomendations on brands of intakes?

Thanks
 

·
I LIVE FOR THIS
Joined
·
1,700 Posts
deathwishbkr said:
I cracked the stock air box on my 96 3.4 during the installation of a deckplate. The crack is after the filter, so i sealed it up with JB weld. It worked for a while but the JB weld dosent hold up from the vibration of the motor.

So, i was considering a cold air intake from K&N, or simular. I dont get into much dust or mud, so i dont mind the open element. Plus, i would like to get rid if the stock intake baffle, cold air eliminates that right? Will a 99-04 application work on my 96? Do you guys have any recomendations on brands of intakes?

Thanks
Stick with a stock airbox if you can. Alot of people will give you ideas on what they think works best. It seems like you get more anti fipk fans.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
75 Posts
Discussion Starter #3
Well i would stick with stock but it has a small crack causing unfiltered air into my truck. So far, a liberal amount of JB weld is not strong enough to seal the crack. Its either buy another stock air box with deckplate, or buy a cold air. I am leaning toward the cold air because it might be cheaper and it eliminates the intake baffle.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
279 Posts
deathwishbkr said:
I cracked the stock air box on my 96 3.4 during the installation of a deckplate. The crack is after the filter, so i sealed it up with JB weld. It worked for a while but the JB weld dosent hold up from the vibration of the motor.

So, i was considering a cold air intake from K&N, or simular. I dont get into much dust or mud, so i dont mind the open element. Plus, i would like to get rid if the stock intake baffle, cold air eliminates that right? Will a 99-04 application work on my 96? Do you guys have any recomendations on brands of intakes?

Thanks
I'd stick with the stock airbox. I've been doing tons of testing on the cold air intakes in the last couple of weeks and to be honest it's more trouble than it is worth to start fooling with one. It costs more than it is worth to make it work right.

If you want, I have a stock V6 airbox you can have for the cost of shipping it to you. The only thing is I am not sure what year this airbox came off of. I know there are differences between the model years with the V6's so there is the possibility it may not work for you. A v6 owner might be able to elaborate for us the differences.

PM me your address info if you're interested. I'll get you a shipping quote.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
121 Posts
You might want to try the two part epoxy that comes in the seringe type dispenser made specifically for plastic. If that doesn't work try the kind that comes in the tube that you have to cut and roll together with your fingers...that stuff has never failed me even once it's strong as balls. I don't always have success with JB weld. Don't be stingy with the epoxy, coat it really well.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
159 Posts
I just put an AEM system on my 2000 V6 and it seems to work perfectly. It really feels like it woke the the little motor up a bit, throttle response is improved and top end feels stronger.
Just my 2 cents
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
565 Posts
deathwishbkr said:
I cracked the stock air box on my 96 3.4 during the installation of a deckplate. The crack is after the filter, so i sealed it up with JB weld. It worked for a while but the JB weld dosent hold up from the vibration of the motor.
:welder:
Try adding some aluminum straps across the crack for support before putting on the JB weld or epoxy. Just drill a few holes in a strip of aluminum, drill corresponding holes in the air box, use #10 or #8 machine screws and nuts. Put some waterproof caulking on the screws before inserting and tightening. Then really roughen up the surface before adding the JB Weld.
:welder:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
167 Posts
To answer your question, yes it eliminates the resonator (air baffle) when you install the FIPK or other cold air intakes. I have the FIPK Gen II and love it and agree with the last comment. It has quicker throttle response and has a nice seat of the pants feel. I started with the deck-plate mod, but liked the looks of the FIPK. I'm glad I did it.
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
1,521 Posts
Another alt. would be a small fiberglass patch. You could also get a soldering iron and melt the edges of the crack together as well (inside and out if you could... You could also use some of the plastic that you removed from the deckplate hole to add to it... Like welding.. but with plastic.. Try do it it inside and out too...
 

·
Smoked Out!
Joined
·
1,869 Posts
From my understandng 96-98 are the same, but 99+ have the MAF sensor unit integrated into the airbox and are wired differently. Other than that they are pretty much the same thing.

I believe you just have to rewire the MAF sensor (three wires) and they should all be interchangeable, but I am not 100% sure. Hopefully someone will chime in with the confirmation on the compatability. Also 99+ are thought to be less restrictive.
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
Top