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SLK 32 cold air intake DIY VS aftermarket

I'm new to the forum, but i have been reading all i can find on the SLK 32 aftermarket air intakes. At the moment I am putting together a parts list to design my own intakes (i think i have a good plan going). do you think it makes a difference to do a 3 inch needs wings style intake or is it better to just change the y pipe to the sl55 y pipe or perhaps just a needs wings y pipe? If I do design my own I plan to make my own intake horns to sit in front of the radiator. Or at least find a pipe that will fit snugly where the current inlet is behind the grill. I would use 3 inch piping with inline air filter canisters. I have seen so much conflicting info on the subject. any info would be greatly appreciated
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Definitely want the intake in front of the grille and as short as possible. Probably only see a difference in IAT at WOT and not at cruise. More if you wrap the tube.
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May want to do a search...I seem to remember someone designing a similar project for a 32.
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Thanks for the input guys. Padgett, I did see a post from a number of years ago. It looked like a hot air intake, rather then a CAI . I was finally able to find some pictures of the original Needswings devil horn scoops that sit right behind the grill. I might try and fab up my own devil horn style scoops out of some aluminium IC pipe. Now, would it be beneficial in any way to wrap the pipes in the thermal tape?
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