NOTE: The Group Build is CLOSED. We are now waiting for ordered parts to arrive.
OK guys here's the deal. I am posting this a little early because CoolVanilla and I are getting a lot of PM's asking for details on the Group Build for Frankentake III intake units:
Yes we are doing a Group Build as a fundraiser for MFO#5 (with the blessing of the LXForums management, I might add... this is not a commercial venture). All profits associated with these units will go straight into the MFO kitty. Furthermore, anyone who buys a F-III unit is automatically enrolled in SXT-level participation in MFO#5. This gets you not only a Mods Face-Off T-shirt, but an entry in any prize drawings that are going to be available for MFO#5 contributors (stay tuned for that elsewhere).
1. Pick Red or Blue filter/gas recirc hose
(Subject to S&B getting their act together and shipping a blue filter when they are told to)
2. Pick 10" mk.2 or 12" mk.1 filter
3. Pick finish: Raw that you paint or polish yourself, or painted in your choice of color (subject to our being able to find the color at the local Kragen or Pep Boys). Note that you can do this yourself cheap and in an afternoon.
Base unit with 10" filter: $165 DELIVERED (no extra shipping)
1. Pick blue filter: Add $2 for the more expensive blue silicone hose.
2. Pick 12" filter: add $2 to cover the increased cost of the bigger filter.
3. Pick painting: Add $35 if you make us take the time to sand the sucker and then paint it.
4. Sanded only (paint it yourself): Add $20
WHERE TO SEND MONEY:
DO NOT send money just yet. Please use this thread for signups. I know some folks have told me absolutely they are in but please take a moment and tell me officially here. Use the following format:
Username / Color / Filter Size / Finish
We will contact you when its time to collect money When the remaining details are sorted out, CoolVanilla and I will take a Saturday, go into his shop in the morning and not come out until we have filled all orders.
WHAT ARE THE REMAINING DETAILS?
1. What tube will we use, exactly?
2. Can S&B ship a blue filter when they are told to or do they just ship red to everyone regardless?
3. What exactly will we use for the gas recirc fitting?
4. What are the exact dimensions we need with a 10" filter insofar as tube is concerned?
Item 1 is going to be decided on production time and cost. We have a line on a manufacturer who can do a steel tube for us with a welded-on gas-recirc fitting, but we have to see an example first before we decide if its viable. Item 2 remains to be seen when the 10" filter arrives (and the experience of others who have ordered from S&B direct). Item 3 will be decided soon, as I have ordered a wide variety of fittings (all of the ones mentioned in the F-III creation thread and then some) and will see what I can come up with that is functional and reasonable in price. Item 4, like Item 3, will resolve itself when the filter arrives, today or tomorrow hopefully.
So do you want a bigass intake that flows well, and was developed by members for their own cars? Don't want to assemble it yourself? Want to support the MFO series? Sign up!
Hey Matt, which version are you using and why?
All of this below should be very old news to people who have followed the development of this intake, as well as the earlier temp tests on Frankentake I. There is a lot of data in three or four threads that you probably should pay attention to and understand to be able to know why F-III is built the way it is.
So the answer to the question is: I am using the 10" filter, which I am calling the "F-III Mk.2".
The name is a misnomer. If you have followed Frankentake development you know I only used the 12" filter while I waited for S&B to deliver the promised 10" custom-spec filter (which never materialized). The 12" was the "insane size" that I wasn't sure I could even make fit in the first place, and which would be the last word in BIG. Since we knew bigger was better in terms of dyno numbers... well you can see where I was going and why I went there.
The 12" filter has a couple of issues with it. It is so large its rubber base sits on a rubber hose -- which is backed by a steel fitting directly underneath its base. It just so happens that by coincidence this is a perfect and solid support. Its almost as if it was planned that way. But the bad part is it keeps the intake tube and filter higher than it could be. This in turn -- coupled to its sheer length,which puts the filter base two inches closer to the engine -- contributes to warm air ingestion. Temp tests as reported originally seemed to be a problem, but after switching to a calibrated thermostat element in fact they are not so bad after all. Still they are not optimal, where optimal is 'ambient' and we know we can get 'ambient' across 100% of the filter element by using a 10" filter sitting low on the silencer shelf (and it sits low because the shorter filter clears the above-mentioned fitting, thus allowing a longer tube).
So if the temp isues are not serious with the 12" filter, and it works well, why argue with success?
I want perfection in terms of incoming ambient air. My original configuration, which took the unconventional step of doing away with the heat shield, relies heavily on the existence of the ambient air pocket that is present for certain if you make the simple mod of removing the lower radiator baffle (or, optionally, both of them). The base of the 12" filter sits at the fringes of this pocket, and while it was shown to perform well on the dyno, we all know that ambient air is better air. PLUS, I believe we are very likely already using a filter that is big enough with the 10" element. Going from 10 to 12 may not be better. We will know for sure after MFO5 but based on experience we should be fine... especially since the 10" filter is STILL substantially bigger than any other filter on any other LX intake on the market.
Is there anything wrong with the 12-incher? No. And it will for sure be a conversation piece when you pop the hood. And it will for sure be the highest-flowing filter you can put on your car. Not unless you saw a hole somewhere and run it out of the hood or the fender.
Last edited by MattRobertson; 09-11-2006 at 10:50 AM.
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Reserved for signups NOTE: ORDER IS NOT IMPORTANT! Honest! We plan on knocking out everything in a single day. We'll all have to sit and wait while the parts are delivered but otherwise everyone's order is going out at the same time.
If your paypal funds have cleared you are marked as PAID. If you are paying with a checking account it will take a few days for the funds to transfer and your entry to be marked.
Send funds to jason AT modsfaceoff DOT com (replace the AT and the DOT with the symbols to make an email address... clever huh?)
1. Wbornio / Red / 10 / Raw PAID
2. monty1269 / RED!! / 10" / Raw.... PAID
3. FactoryD / Red / 12 / Raw PAID
4. Quarky42 / Blue / 12" (ya baby!) / Raw PAID
5. adf87 / BLUE / 10" / Raw PAID
6. Lik2race / Blue / 10" /Raw PAID
7. hops440 / red / 12" / Raw PAID
8. NewbInNM / red / 10" / Raw PAID
9. Pentagon Magnum / Blue / 10" / Raw PAID
10. ELPCOWBOY/ Red / 12 / Raw
11. Rotrhed / blue / 10" / raw PAID
12. Bruno / red / 10" / raw (300CForums) PAID
13. lawdog2k / blue / 12" / raw PAID
14. Madjeff22 / blue / 12" / raw PAID
15. Shelby / Blue / 10" / Raw PAID
16. Kalos C / red / 12 / raw PAID
17. 95ttoplt1 / red / 12inches of love / I like it RAW!! PAID
18. h3bubba/blue/10"/raw PAID
19. magnumPI / red / 10" / raw PAID
20. BillyDsl / Blue / 10" / raw PAID
21. N8 / RED / 10" / Raw !!! PAID
22. keiththecop / blue / 10" / raw PAID
23. familywgn / red / 10" / raw PAID
24. new2dodge / red / 10" / raw PAID
25. mc57_98/ Red / 10 / Raw PAID
26. iamjaypee2 / red / 10in /raw PAID
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28. SRT-Bill / Blue / 12inch / Raw PAID
29. nick_danger / red / 10in / raw PAID
Last edited by MattRobertson; 05-15-2007 at 05:31 PM.
Username / Color / Filter Size / Finish
Wbornio / Red / 10 / Raw -
QUESTION - Will selecting the 10 inch or 12 inch filter ALTER the length of the tube provided, or can we install either at any time? edit - SORRY - I got excited and posted before reading entire post - you answered all my questions!
I'LL PAY AN ADDITIONAL $25 FOR ACCESS TO THE gifo/MFO WEBCAST!
Last edited by wbornio; 08-24-2006 at 12:36 PM.
Options? (see format in post #1 :D )Originally Posted by wbornio
DO you HAVE to ask ME? REALLY??!?! You are killing me bro!! You are one funny S.O.B. !!
monty1269/ RED!! / 10" / Raw....
OH...and since I've kicked into the MOFO "kitty" already...just add the addt'l funds to it too!
Last edited by monty1269; 08-24-2006 at 12:55 PM.
Hemi Registry 0436 6.1 block - CTP Dual intake - Modern Muscle ported intake manifold - Indy Heads - PWR cam - FTI converter - TTI Longtube(catless) - 3.06 gears - 17 X 8.5 Borbet TS w/ 275/40 Hoosiers - Diablo tuned!! Billet Tech Goodies EVERYWHERE. ALL Parts supplied by LXF vendors: Afterhours Mopar Performance, SpeedRated, PWR, Modern Muscle, Picklefork...and LXForum members. Installed by: Afterhours Mopar Performance
Yeah I knew you would be on my case :-)Originally Posted by monty1269
Done deal. I will let you and CV work out details at your leisure.
Glad you are going raw. The painting is really not something we want to get into as its so subjective and a bit time-consuming.
Wayne you will get that with your included SXT-level MFO5 participation, but if you want to kick in extra cash because you are such a community-minded guy Icertainly won't argue :-) Your call.Originally Posted by wbornio
Quarky42 / Blue / 12" (ya baby!) / Raw (How much for just sanding it for me? *grin*)
What build date are you targeting at this point? If it's going to take a real long time to come in I might have to reconsider. 2-3 weeks from now would be nice to start shipping if that is at all possible.
Not looking for a promise here, just a target date.
Did the radiator cap mod: SRT8 is here....
The Hemi says, "VROOOM!" Hemi Registry #00420
Hey all.. I built this and have put about 500 miles on it since i installed it.. Sounds FANTASTIC and looks mean.. The parts are good quality and its a good solid design.
BTW: I used the 12 inch filter
Brilliant Black Pearl 2006 300C 5.7 AWD
Real Mods: Predator, AirHammer v2 filter, JBA Headers, HHP/JBA AWD Cats, Corsa Exhaust, Cooper Zeon XST-A 255/55/18, R1 Drilled/Slotted Rotors, BCR Coilovers 15F/15R
Other Mods:9011 HIR High/Fog:LED Tinted Taillight Assys:Window Visors:SRT-8 Spoiler:Hardwire V1 Install:Footwell Neons:WoodDash Kit:CarPc
Next: Police rear rotor upgrade 13.8"
Honestly we are trying to discourage getting into paint/sanding cuz of the time and dangit its uncomfortable to stick your hand into the tube and run the sander all over it. Do that with 20 intakes and you'll need a new hand.Originally Posted by quarky42
EDIT: I put you down for sanded and made up the price of $20. Let me know if you want to sand it yourself (please say yes :-) )
As for production, I think we are real close to getting all off our answers. I would love to see the ffilter arrive today and that will answer a lot of questions. CV is getting a sample steel tube with the welded bung as we type, and the dang pressureparts.com fittings are overdue and should be here about now.
I think 2-3 weeks is fair. I would rather get this over with sooner rather than later myself.
Last edited by MattRobertson; 08-24-2006 at 01:31 PM.
What types of payment will be possible? Check?..Paypal?
2005 Brilliant Silver Magnum R/T
Sanding the inside of the tube? why do that? I was thinking the outside would be sanded. I don't have a belt sander....otherwise I would think that would be a real easy way to sand something tubular?
I guess I'll take unsanded... if you don't want to offer it sanded you could just take that option out? My dad might have had a belt sander in his tool shop...I'll have to double check. I just don't like driving 40 miles to sand something that I didn't want to sand by hand. LOL.
PayPal will be preferred. Although checks are just fine too. Matt will update the original post in the coming day with the payment info.Originally Posted by adf87
Quarky, Matt was referring to sanding the outside. In order to hold it, you have to put your arm thru it; thats what he meant.
I'm following up on sanding methods. For now, lets stick with Matt's numbers. If I find some miracle sander than can whip these out in 5 minutes, I'll be sure to update here and we'll adjust accordingly.
And don't forget you're also helping to support the Mods Face Off 5 event at the SXT level. So every little bit helps us get you real world test results that in turn hopefully helps you spend your mods money wisely.
Me too. My hand and forearm goes in the tube and holds it. Then I run the orbital sander all over it on the outside. My hand then gets vibrated like crazy which is why I was bitching.Originally Posted by quarky42
It is real easy. Its just uncomfortable and it is a bit time-consuming.Originally Posted by quarky42
No problemo.Originally Posted by quarky42