how to cai my 96 z26? help please

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how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby blackedz26 » Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:58 pm

new member here. read through the cai threads, and havent exactly seen the how to on the cai, or short ram really is what im looking for. but i dont know how to get around the sensor in the air box. any suggestions would be great guys! thanks

as for a little about me, if thats ok. i live in east central ohio, work in central pa. had a 95 z that i fell in love for, for a week anyways. it blew up. i didnt know the oil pressure was low (yes i looked at the gauge, but thought it may be normal for the car) and it blew up on my in pa on 66south. :( found a 96 z that was black, which happened to be about the only thing i could think of to make a z more beautiful. did some switching, and now i am very happy. will get pics on here next week sometime. away from camera and no internet at home. lol. my plan is to black out my z, even if it has been done over and over, its great. i have 5% tint on the back side windows, going 5 on the back, 20 on the sides, and a 2 on the window brow. factory black wheels, and going to get headlight covers soon. just added window visors tonight from auto super market in pa for 40.70 otd. cant wait to get it done. so , about that cai...? lol


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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby beretta » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:22 am

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The sensor in the air box is the air intake temp sensor, you can stick it anwhere withing the intake tubing, or as i did leave it hanging around anywhere. The MAF does need to be inline on the intake.

I just used piping from various cai i had laying around, i actually have it so it goes down the hole beside the battery and the filter sits inside the fender but i take it off for colder weather and just leave it short ram.

Might as well grab a 3400 throttle body while your upgrading the filter/intake at the same time will give you a slight notice in throttle response.

I actually have the Air Intake Sensor dead center in the end of my filter now, i dont think it makes much difference if your pulling air from the engine bay if you leave the sensor hanging, if its true cold air from outside the engine bay then i can see it having to be in there to get correct readings.



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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby blackedz26 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:19 am

Thanks for the responce man. Now i can do how i wanted. Im going to do a short ram and put a scoop over the intake and cut the hood out. Is the tb from a 3400 plug and play?


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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby heavywoody » Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:32 am

You will have to swap the linkage but other than that it's the same.

You could buy an intake from Styluss... it would be more of a CAI than the one pictured above. http://www.beretta.net/forum/memberlist ... file&u=275


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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby 1990BerettaGTZ2.3L » Tue Jul 10, 2012 12:31 pm

Well at least you bought a good year that's tunable, because 96 is the only year that's obdII you can switch over the harness in a 94 and 95 but it's a pain in the balls. Anyway I'll keep my eye open for stuff for your car you might as well swap a 3400 into that car while your at it JMO, you'll get alot of power out of it. Do you plan on putting a beretta solar wing on it? If you dint know what it is it's like a enclosed wing that sticks to the very top of your rear window


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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby blackedz26 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:16 pm

idk about the motor swap. its my daily. main reason i bought it was to save gas going back and forth from ohio to pennsyltucky and still have a little fun doing so. anyways, about that solor wing: pics? what does a set up like that cost? sounds cool.


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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby Styluss » Tue Jul 10, 2012 5:35 pm

1990BerettaGTZ2.3L wrote:Do you plan on putting a beretta solar wing on it? If you dint know what it is it's like a enclosed wing that sticks to the very top of your rear window


I am simply curious as to how you decided to ask this question. I'm not sure that it is typical at all to install solar wings... Just seems like an odd question.


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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby blackedz26 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 6:36 pm

googled the solar wing, really want the rear window louver that covers the whole window. thanks for suggestion though. if i cant find a louver, maybe the solar wing would be ok.


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$675 91 gt 5spd.. sold
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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby scd88ga » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:32 pm

Styluss wrote:
1990BerettaGTZ2.3L wrote:Do you plan on putting a beretta solar wing on it? If you dint know what it is it's like a enclosed wing that sticks to the very top of your rear window


I am simply curious as to how you decided to ask this question. I'm not sure that it is typical at all to install solar wings... Just seems like an odd question.


That's kinda 1990BerettaGTZ2.3L's thing, to go off-topic as much as possible! Maybe he has A-D-D? IDK?


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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby blackedz26 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:49 pm

Thanks for all the help


$750 95 z.. blew up, parted, scrapped
$1500 96 black z.. totaled :(( rip
$675 91 gt 5spd.. sold
Never ending quest to replace black z :D..... pricele$$.. and painful
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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby stickers » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:01 pm

buy the cold air intake for a 97 up malibu with 3100 motor its 45.99 on ebay buy the 18 inch universal aluminum tube from autozone 29.99 move battery to trunk remove wiper resovoir and pipe it in buy the finish you will have a dramatic power increase and great sound I just did this to my 95 z26 and it turned out great just won 3rd place at car show yesterday trying to figure out how to get pictures on forum im new to the forum



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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby Styluss » Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:51 pm

I would love to see your setup Stickers...


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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby snowblindburd » Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:59 pm

Wouldn't make much sense to remove the windshield washer reservoir on a daily driver, would it? Or to go through the hassle of relocating the battery. He could get one of Ryan's intakes and keep both. Or he could just put a piece of pipe and a couple of couplers in for the short intake. Just gotta see what fits.

I wouldn't recommend leaving the IAT just hanging around either. it's not hard to drill a hole and buy a grommet.



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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby 3X00-Modified » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:40 am

snowblindburd wrote:Wouldn't make much sense to remove the windshield washer reservoir on a daily driver, would it? Or to go through the hassle of relocating the battery. He could get one of Ryan's intakes and keep both. Or he could just put a piece of pipe and a couple of couplers in for the short intake. Just gotta see what fits.

I wouldn't recommend leaving the IAT just hanging around either. it's not hard to drill a hole and buy a grommet.


It also affects some of the fueling and spark tables ;)



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Re: how to cai my 96 z26? help please

Postby snowblindburd » Thu Oct 04, 2012 10:20 pm

My point exactly. It's there for a reason.




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