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broken_20_2
01-16-2008, 10:57 PM
I'm so miffed! My Weapon-R intake came in the mail yesterday. I just got my car back from getting the front bumper flat blacked, so I figured I'd install my intake since it was a balmy 40 degrees out today :P This is not the first intake I've install, they are pretty straight forward. Instructions say to install the 2.5-3 coupler on the throttle body. I did that, then went to install the pipe into the coupler. it was so loose I could almost fit a finger between the pipe and the coupler. So I measured the coupler. 2.5-3.5. F'ing ebay sellers. Everything else is fine. I emailed the seller and insisted that he overnight me a correct fitting coupler. We'll see....

Another question for you other Weapon-R intake guys out there... the intake came with a flexible black tube and a black adapter that looks like it fits onto the open end of the filter. Is this to make a "cold air intake" by running the black flex tube into the bumper? Thanks everyone.

cee_dub2003
01-16-2008, 11:42 PM
Here is how we did the install of the Ram air kit. The scoop just went by the opening on our ED kit.

http://i143.photobucket.com/albums/r134/cee_dub2007/CIMG2304.jpg

broken_20_2
01-17-2008, 12:56 AM
Cee_dub2003,

Thank you for your reply. I got an email back from the ebay seller. He informed me that the intake was dropped shipped from Weapon-R, and I have to contact them. I just sent them off an email. I hope that they will agree to ship me the coupler I need. Did your throttle body coupler fit snug on the intake pipe? I've tried many times, but I just don't see how it is the right coupler.

NoLimitzBuilt
01-17-2008, 02:08 PM
I messed with mine for a little bit and got mine to work. It took alittle messing around and mine is tight as hell now. Looks like I need to turn mine alittle though. Mine didnt come with the ram kit though. Might have to get that and try it.

AAG
01-17-2008, 02:16 PM
How much did you pay? Looks ok but I don't see how this will benefit other than making noise. That thing is going to heatsoak especially once it gets warmer.

broken_20_2
01-17-2008, 02:18 PM
I messed with mine for a little bit and got mine to work. It took alittle messing around and mine is tight as hell now. Looks like I need to turn mine alittle though. Mine didnt come with the ram kit though. Might have to get that and try it.

Was your throttle body coupler WAY to big for the intake pipe like mine? If so, what did you do to fix it?

NoLimitzBuilt
01-17-2008, 02:45 PM
I used a different coupler they sent. Here is some pics of mine.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/NoLimitzInc/xbwrintakeinstalled1.jpg
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/NoLimitzInc/xbwrintakeinstalled.jpg

broken_20_2
01-17-2008, 03:00 PM
I used a different coupler they sent. Here is some pics of mine.


Yeah, I looked at that thread when I was installing mine for hlep, but couldn't see the coupler well enough. they only sent me two couplers. one for the throttle body and one for the intake. I was thinking of going to a local auto parts store to see if they sold them. I just don't like the fact that the colors wouldn't match.

NoLimitzBuilt
01-17-2008, 03:13 PM
I am using the couplers they sent. I used the one that has the same size on both sides for the one that goes from the TB to the intake. The used the one that is flarred at one end to go to the filter. If you look both mine are the grey colors that Weapon R sends with it.

broken_20_2
01-17-2008, 03:57 PM
Ok, I think I have it. The pipe is still a little to small for the coupler, but it seems to tighten down enough to prevent any directly into the throttle body. One last question, I can't seem to figure out what the long brace/rubber mounting gromet is for.

NoLimitzBuilt
01-17-2008, 04:08 PM
It goes down to the bolt under the intake. If you look at my first picture you can kinda see it. You slide the U shape peice under the clamp and leave it alittle loose. The I went down to where you put the rubber bolt in. Then I figured out how high I wanted the intake to stand and bent the peice like a L. Then cut the extra out and was done. What it does is brace the intake at the end. You can kinda see it in this pic also.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o127/NoLimitzInc/PC140407.jpg

broken_20_2
01-17-2008, 05:04 PM
Gotcha! Thanks for the help! I really appreciate it.

broken_20_2
01-17-2008, 06:49 PM
I'm shocked to say that least. I just got an email from Weapon-R. They have already shipped out a package to me (I can only assume a new coupler). I have not received any other communication from them. I guess they aren't happy, but they are fixing the problem. I have to give them props for that.

NoLimitzBuilt
01-17-2008, 07:19 PM
Yeah they are great people. That is why I stick with them and sell there products.

Mjj770
06-10-2008, 03:23 AM
anybody have a link and current price? Looks good!!

crluap
06-25-2008, 02:40 PM
http://www.erzperformance.com/Default.asp

I ordered from here and am waiting for delivery.

srb219
07-17-2008, 08:28 AM
miffed isn't the word. got mine yesterday with the same coupler problems. fits throttle body fine way to big for intake tube. local aouto parts dealer saved the day. no rubber grommet in the mounting kit either.
How did every one mount the small vacumn valve that is conected to the MAF? Stock location was a rubber slot in the intake tube. No provisions or instructions provided by weapon.

cee_dub2003
07-17-2008, 04:22 PM
miffed isn't the word. got mine yesterday with the same coupler problems. fits throttle body fine way to big for intake tube. local aouto parts dealer saved the day. no rubber grommet in the mounting kit either.
How did every one mount the small vacumn valve that is conected to the MAF? Stock location was a rubber slot in the intake tube. No provisions or instructions provided by weapon.

We just did a dyno with our Cold Air extension. It is basically just a extension of the short ram intake. While installing the short ram the coupler on the throttle body is larger than the throttle body. YOU HAVE TO CLAMP IT DOWN! We just dont have the exact size coupler for the throttle body. It will clamp down. Once again it will clamp down!!

Also the EVAP valve can just sit there. We make no provision at this time for the valve.

srb219
07-19-2008, 09:12 AM
cee,
thanks for the info. Just not the way my shop does business. Yes, coupler will clamp down, i tried that first. didn't like what i saw. going to fabricate a small braket for the vacumn valve. don't like it hanging from the hoses.

cee_dub2003
07-22-2008, 06:14 PM
cee,
thanks for the info. Just not the way my shop does business. Yes, coupler will clamp down, i tried that first. didn't like what i saw. going to fabricate a small braket for the vacumn valve. don't like it hanging from the hoses.

I see nothing wrong with clamping down the coupler. Also nothing wrong with the EVAP valve just sitting where it is.

Mjj770
07-26-2008, 02:08 AM
We just did a dyno with our Cold Air extension. It is basically just a extension of the short ram intake. While installing the short ram the coupler on the throttle body is larger than the throttle body. YOU HAVE TO CLAMP IT DOWN! We just dont have the exact size coupler for the throttle body. It will clamp down. Once again it will clamp down!!

Also the EVAP valve can just sit there. We make no provision at this time for the valve.[/quote]

What were some of the gains you found with the Weapon R intake 1) the difference btwn Stock and the Weapon and 2) with the addition cold air intake extension. I am researching a Short Ram and I am highly interested in this model. Please advise of your findings.

Thank you in advance for your responses.

srb219
07-26-2008, 09:13 AM
If I could start over would buy the AFE CAI. Boxed to keep hot air penetration to a minimum. The weapon looks neet on the web site but just did not impress me. Especially with the installation problems. To clarify for everyone, the supplied coupler fits fine on the trottle body, sloppy on the new intake tube. I have e-mailed weapon several times with my installation findings. No response!!