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Have you guys ever seen something like this before? It’s a first for me. I havnt looked inside the cross intake as of yet As to how much space there is for a conical filter , I’m not sure. Also not sure how it holds there , glue , just a tight fitment who knows. . Also I doubt it would give you an intake sound with the stock box. Would it increase airflow? I would think so but I’m not sure. But anyway a 3D printed adapter is an interesting idea at least.

 

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If that's the case, just get an OE-sized K&N filter. That'll do just the same. Remember, intake and exhaust upgrades don't do much without tuning. So upgrades of this sort would be mostly cosmetic or superficial (e.g., "hearing the whoosh").

You can make your own intake. All you need --- giggles --- isn't a "filter adapter". It's a MAF adapter. Or, cut off the stock one in the stock piping, and T-Clamp / band-clamp it down.

Here's that part, if you want it. It looks plastic. But you get the idea.

Here's a picture of what the MAF flange looks like. Albeit, this is from a Mirage (too lazy to take pics right now).
Good luck. Bling-bling!

 

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Here's a much, MUCH better part. Clearly, bolt pattern isn't correct --- but that's the glory of having something high quality and that's made of real metal --- you can tap that bitch!
(Note to special snowflakes: NO, that wasn't a sexist remark.)

You get the picture. 3" to 3.5" is WAY overkill for something like an Eclipse Cross in stock form. If you want to scan the factory MAF flange and 3D print it --- be our guest! Just make sure you seat in metal screw or shaft inserts (don't know what they're properly called) to ensure you don't thread metal down on plastic.


EDIT: These might work, too. If in doubt, I'd pick the one that has a solid flange, even if you have to tap into it yourself.


 

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You don’t believe the computer would compensate itself for the extra air with out a tune? I was always under the impression modern cars ecu’s could compensate for say just an Intake added on and or basic bolt ons
 

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I meant upgrades won't mean much without a tune. Intakes, first off, on turbocharged cars, won't do much without a matching exhaust. And replacing a turbo-back exhaust will undoubtedly require a tune. This ECU is not flashable at the moment. No one's got ROMs for it. So that means you have to go piggyback at the very least. And remember - performance modification costs aren't incremental. They rarely are. They're always exponential. You replace one thing, you'll have to replace two or three more.

If you replace an intake, and only the intake, on the Cross, all it will do is remove all the baffling on the OEM plastic, and make the sound louder. But it won't give you any noticeable performance at all. And that, you don't need a tune for. But, you might have achieved your goal of hearing that "whoosh", without having to replace something mechanical like a BPV/BOV.
 
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