Originally Posted by Allmachtige
Bill lets think here tho.
You're getting higher MAF readings but are you benefiting? I ask because many of the highest performers still run with the screen in. I personally have everything running "just" right and don't wanna be tempted by YOU to remove it and screw something up.
I need to see proof.
With a smooth intake, you are CAPABLE of getting more air. With the screen out, you get slightly more. I think we agree that it IS restrictive, but the jury is still out on whether you NEED that little bit extra, right? Easy as pie:
1. I get higher MAF readings with it removed. That means more air.
2. More air = more fuel, and as a result, more power or at least improved throttle response.
3. No ill effects.
Why wouldn't you try it? Autotap it. Watch your MAF and timing numbers. But give it time to learn after removing the screen.
My idle never settled down with a modified stock intake setup, but after the ADTR and cone filter on the intake, it re-learned idle in about 2 minutes. Why did it have to learn? More air flow is my bet. And with my intake, I know the airflow is laminar, so the screen is pointless.