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Old 12-28-2011, 08:09 PM
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Hey 2005 Mazda 6i 5-speed manual here. Looking to upgrade my stock cold air intake to bring in some more forceful air. anyone help me out?
 
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Cut out some of the foglight area to let cold air in that area (put wire mesh there maybe). Build a baffle to make sure you don't get hot air from rad to your intake (rad fan will push it over). This one you will have to "Use Your Noggin" !
 
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what exactly do you mean by a wire mesh and a baffle??

and any suggestions on brand name FMIC's?
 
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Originally Posted by blackRob4953 View Post
what exactly do you mean by a wire mesh and a baffle??

and any suggestions on brand name FMIC's?
This guy replaced his fog light with an LED strip mounted on : 2005 Mazda 6 Daylight Running Lights
He should have just used mesh to let air behind fog light. Maybe you just cut out your fog light and replace with mesh to let air in.

A baffle is a physical separater that you custom make to separate the hot air coming from engine compartment to your air intake. The separation ensures only cold air gets to your filter.
 

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Originally Posted by blackRob4953 View Post
Hey 2005 Mazda 6i 5-speed manual here. Looking to upgrade my stock cold air intake to bring in some more forceful air. anyone help me out?
Good looking, great power Takeda Cold Air Intakes on sale at Coops Customs.

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what exactly do you mean by a wire mesh and a baffle??

and any suggestions on brand name FMIC's?

Why exactly would you need an intercooler for a naturally aspirated car?

 
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Originally Posted by virgin1 View Post

Why exactly would you need an intercooler for a naturally aspirated car?


What do you mean? Explain...
 
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Originally Posted by blackRob4953 View Post
... and any suggestions on brand name FMIC's?

From your own post. ^ ^ ^
An FMIC is short for front mounted intercooler, used to cool the charged (compressed) air from a turbo or supercharger.
As the air is pressurized is gets heated by molecular activity during the compression process and usually needs to be cooled before being forced into the engine.

You stated you have a 2005 Mazda6i. Since I know none were factory turbocharged in this country, as the Mazdaspeed6 was not unvieled until 2006, and your IP suggests you are @ West Chester U in Pa, either someone 1) supered/turboed your car before you bought it, 2) you put in a turbo kit, or 3) an FMIC would be nothing but eye-candy, in which case you wouldn't need a "brand name" FMIC.

 

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Originally Posted by virgin1 View Post

From your own post. ^ ^ ^
An FMIC is short for front mounted intercooler, used to cool the charged (compressed) air from a turbo or supercharger.
As the air is pressurized is gets heated by molecular activity during the compression process and usually needs to be cooled before being forced into the engine.

You stated you have a 2005 Mazda6i. Since I know none were factory turbocharged in this country, as the Mazdaspeed6 was not unvieled until 2006, and your IP suggests you are @ West Chester U in Pa, either someone 1) supered/turboed your car before you bought it, 2) you put in a turbo kit, or 3) an FMIC would be nothing but eye-candy, in which case you wouldn't need a "brand name" FMIC.


Understood. Yes, I know it's used to cool air for turbos. I plan on installing a turbo, and am trying to also plan what FMIC I will be pairing with it. My goal is to list everything I plan on getting before purchasing anything.
 
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