Author: Nathan Boylan
NOTE: When you remove the stock coolant and vacuum line, save the hose clamps! You'll need to re-use them.
You can change the coolant line before or after putting the runner on, but you obviously need to get the runner on before installing the vacuum line. I suggest you leave the hose clamp closest to the throttle body a little loose so you can move the runner around a little while positioning the support bracket:
What I did was mount the "U" shaped bracket (bright aluminum) to the black angled piece loosely, then bolt the black piece to the existing hole on the driver's side of that black box in the picture. I left the mounting bolt loose also, so you can swivel it to line up with the runner. The "U" shaped piece of the support bracket is a good bit wider than the runner is, so I just positioned the bracket so that the gap was even on both sides. Now just lift the runner up enough to tighten down the support bracket bolts, and then tighten that end hose clamp you left loose earlier. Put on the vacuum hose that goes between the runner and the valve cover, and clamp the filter onto the end of the runner (fair warning, it's a tight fit):
That's it, now all you need to do is get your grimy paw prints off that shiny new intake! Here's the final results:
Special thanks to Nathan from NTPOG for contributing this article. Any questions can be sent here.
This page last updated 12/18/01.