…to the Robot’s garage.

The old bearded gentleman brought me  new K & N Typhoon cold air intake kit (the blue tubes and the box with the shiny carbon fiber top for the uninitiated). A friend and I installed it Wednesday evening. More him than me, actually. It’s good to know someone who owns a garage with a lift. – Yes, we had to get under the car to install the intake behind the grill.

Needless to say, I’m excited to have 7 – 8 more horses under the hood. I can already tell the difference in the response time and you can hear the carbon fiber top slam against the intake box if you romp on it. Those horses want some air NOW! I’d heard that sound before, and just didn’t know what it was.

Don’t get me wrong here, I’m no tuner geek by any stretch of imagination. In fact, this is the only modification I’ve done to this car. I’ve even still got the stock radio/CD changer. So, no chips in my future.

Hell, most of the stuff I’ve bought over the last couple of months has been food stuffs and survival gear. Gotta give in to the boyish side every now and then.

Now I’m off for a spin. ~ L8R

PS. Can anyone guess the make/model of the car? Super bonus points for year.

  • Bunni December 17, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Hi Robot, I’m happy santa came by early!
    Sounds like a great thing to have.
    I’m not much up on cars, but I’ll have a guess that the car is a white
    Chevy camero, 1978?

    Well, it’s white and has a v6 engine, and silver bumpers!
    Merry Christmas, Robo

    • robot December 17, 2010 at 11:15 pm

      Merry Christmas Bunni. Robo-Hugz to you.

  • 5etester December 17, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Nissan Altima

  • 5etester December 17, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Nissan Altima or Maxima

    • robot December 17, 2010 at 11:15 pm

      Nissan. Yes.

      • 5etester December 18, 2010 at 1:00 am

        Ah, you are the sporty one Mr. Robot with the Nissan 350Z!

  • CGHill December 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    The one thing that worries me about sticking an intake that far down is the possibility of sucking up water. Then again, given more than a few hundredths of an inch of rain, drainage in my immediate area is theoretical at best.

    Still, I am not one to sneer at an easy 7 hp.

    • robot December 17, 2010 at 11:22 pm

      Hey CG. Merry Christmas!
      The designers of the new intake smartly placed it at the highest point of the grill.
      Flooded conditions get the truck. Or vice-versa. :)

      • CGHill December 18, 2010 at 10:42 am

        Hmmm. And me with a VQ30DE-K sitting here.

  • Randy_G December 17, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    2000 Toyota Camry, wild ass guess, MNR.

  • Bitterroot December 17, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Damn – 5etester beat me to it, but since technically that was a ‘split’, I’ll go with the ONE I believe it is – a Nissan Altima.

    Can’t go wrong with an airbox upgrade – especially just for the sake of the renewable filter. I just upgraded my F250 diesel airbox. The disposable paper filters for that thing are $130 a piece. For the price of just TWO disposables, I got a washable heavy-breather.

    • robot December 17, 2010 at 11:28 pm

      Holy cow! Glad I don’t do diesel.

  • Joan of Argghh! December 17, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Honda Prelude

  • Joan of Argghh! December 17, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Final attempt to comment. Damn is this site picky!

    Honda Prelude? Type S?

    • robot December 17, 2010 at 11:36 pm

      Argghh! Sorry about the issue Milady. It seems as though you’ve overcome the obstacle. And yes, this site and the proprietor thereof is picky. It/He only allows the best and the brightest to leave comments and/or ruminations here and we be most grateful for your gracious input.

      Merry Christmas to you and yours, Joan. ~ God bless!

  • Kid December 17, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Don’t know the type of Nissan, but you can’t beat K&N. First thing I put in.

  • steve December 18, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Make: Nissan
    Model: 350Z
    Year: 2006 (WAG)


    Merry (early) Christmas ‘Bot!

  • No Sheeples Here December 18, 2010 at 11:31 am

    A mechanical tin man would drive a “Tin Lizzy” but I didn’t see a crank handle. Enjoy the fruits of your labor. Drive carefully and Merry Christmas to you and yours and all your wonderful readers.

    • robot December 18, 2010 at 12:02 pm

      Merry Christmas to you too, Carol. I’ve been thinking of you lately. Got you included in a robo-round up later today. (Still working on it at my leisure.)

      And I love Thin Lizzy.

  • Matt December 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Good move Robot. I’ve been thinking of one for my Pontiac.

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