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Okay after weeding through all the crap in the countless CAI threads...I have questions.

What alternatives are there to cutting a 3 inch whole besides "connecting the dots"?

I read in another thread about a bi metal hole saw, what is this and how much?

Is there anything for like 5 bucks that cuts a 3" hole that I could purchase from somewhere?

I'm fitting the GMK extension on my cta intake for my zetec and wanna make it as easy as possible...looks like it'll be a tight fit.

Any recommendations welcome.
 

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Originally posted by: ZetecNinja
Is there anything for like 5 bucks that cuts a 3" hole that I could purchase from somewhere?
i dont think you will find anything for 5 bucks. the bi-metal hole saw bits are about 20 bucks give or take a few dollars.
 

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just drop by your local lowes or home depot and you'll see its around $20 like said before. not a cheap piece of hardware but cleaner looking than the connect the dots deal. you could always see if you can rent it from one of those places but i'm not sure they would.
 

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yep... i'm not looking forward to buying a $20 cutter for a one-shot deal... but i'd rather do it PROPERLY than 'connect the dots'
 

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Agreed, you can really make the connecting the dots look good. Might sound funny but just take tin snips and go around and snip off anything you dont like. I m a perfectionist and I think mine looks fine. Wish I had the holesaw but 20bux for a 1 shot deal is a lil too much for me.

2-3 drill bits would be about 5bux :) I also used some undercoating and clear coat spray to make it not rust. Plus the undercoating acts as a barrier against the CAI.
 

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BTW you should make a 3.5" hole, as the piping is 3" The hole must be large enough to allow some movement.
 

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after trying the 'hole method' I just gave up cuz it took too long and was too difficult. Bought a 3.5" hole saw for around $12 and cut the hole in 30 seconds.

Mike
 

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now that price doesn't sound too bad

do i need a drill or anything else to use this hole saw or can I just buy it and I'm all set?

also where'd u get it?

and if I decide to go the cheap way...how are u guys smoothing out the edges in the hole?
 

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A hole saw is like a 3.5" round drill bit, so youll need a drill to drive it.
 

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Yeah, do tell where you found a 3.5" hole saw for that price.

Has anyone found a good weatherstripping to put around the hole to dress it up a little, keep scratches off the CAI, and keep the rust at bay? I haven't looked yet, I figure Lowe's has SOMETHING. But any suggestions before I go would be nice...
 

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i was thinkin about maybe just puttin a coupler around the part of the intake where the hole is, but weather stripping or maybe something like that would prolly look a little cleaner:biggrin:
 

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I just used the supplied coupler as a shroud for the pipe where the hole is. It works well to protect against scratches as well as rubbing through.
 

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holy crap...is it just me or is that damn hole saw drill bit hard as hell to use?!?

now maybe my drill sucks but I couldn't get that thing to cut for [censored]...other than make some sparks, it didn't do anything and my drill was flyin all over the place.

Do I need a better drill or whats up?
 
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