Originally Posted by MOS95B
While we're sort of on the CAI topic, does a gutted stock airbox work as a CAI? Is there any improvements other than the "ram air" that can or need to be made? Some of us ain't got the cash to throw at these projects that others do, y'know.
Mos, it'* all about laminar airflow and velocity. This is more critical for the supercharged cars, but still important to the NA. The more turns the air has to make, the worse it is for the MAF sensor to get an accurate reading, and the lower the velocity of the incoming air. That stuff has to get in ALOT of air VERY quickly for performance and efficiency.
Your airbox is an improvement over stock. I did it myself. (pics on my website are of my stock/ported/gutted airbox). I can also tell you that the ADTR/cone filter/CAI combination is an even bigger performance step from where I was then from going stock to the gutted airbox. On a scale of 1-10, you're halfway to where you COULD be.
You did it for less than $50 though, so you have to ask yourself if the next step is worth $200 or not (intake/filter/CAI)
Bonne.....those are way cool.....BUT......the SSEi is hiding all my cool ****! Can you make it more opaque? :P