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    So i was looking around in the engine bay, checking wires (since my front right wire to my corner lamp managed to sever itself) and i thought "what if i took out the baffle/snorkel in my stock intake, and ran a vacuum hose line going down to where the stock fog light went?"


    so, naturally i wanted to ask someone who knew more about the topic.

    What if i ran a vacuum hose going from the hole in the intake box (where the snorkel was) into the fog light? would that create a cold air intake? or am i way off.
     
     

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    Just don't drive through any deep puddles!!!
     
     

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    Also, those holes by the fogs with the vent running through to the wheel arch (I think it's something to do with forcing cold air at your brakes) - In my old car I hit a wabbit, a wabbit that went into that vent and came out in the wheel arch, along with the whole plastic vent tube thing.

    dunno if a small animal going into your contraption would do it any good or not?
     
     

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    wouldnt be any colder than the original snorkel really as its designed for that purpose in my opinion moving it further down wouldnt do much
     
     

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    I ran ducting from my front bumper grille to my DaveF K 'n N filter which yielded good results. It provides more air flow than the standard setup as the standard snorkel sits behind the headlight which doesn't receive as much passing air. I found it sucked up a lot of dirt though and you need to be careful of rain water / deep puddles etc.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark_F View Post
    I ran ducting from my front bumper grille to my DaveF K 'n N filter which yielded good results. It provides more air flow than the standard setup as the standard snorkel sits behind the headlight which doesn't receive as much passing air. I found it sucked up a lot of dirt though and you need to be careful of rain water / deep puddles etc.
    DaveF is the way forward
     
     

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    take the restrictor out of the airbox will help too
     
     

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    thanks for the input guys. maybe if i ran it to behind the grille? the water problem sucks though, i dont think thats really avoidable.
     
     

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    put a pair of old tights over the end of it! there for no leaves and rabbit will get mashed into your intake!
     
     

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    may help to reduce under bonnet temps aswell, why dont you get a vented bonnet?
     
     

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