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Old 05-24-2005, 01:46 AM   #41
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maybe i did something wrong. i will try to use my webcam to show pics of how my airbox look. i dont hear a change of sound at all. i hope i did it right
It almost sounds like you didn't gut the inner half of the airbox. Did you remove the part that is held in by welded plastic spots? I drilled mine out, but i think a sharp knife would have done just as well.
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did you gut both parts of the filter, the front and the back piece?
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nope, i didnt.
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nope, i didnt.
do it.
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Old 05-24-2005, 02:50 PM   #45
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the back piece your speaking of is the other box to the TB or the inner part of the outer piece that sits on the frame of the car? just making sure i cut the right part out, thats all
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this might be the reason i dont hear the load whine i am looking for, even though i dont have a CAI yet...


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starting from the front of the car, there is the half of the airbox that is bolted to the front frame next to the radiator. I assume you cut that out. the next part you see is the air filter, and then the other half of the airbox, which connects to the rubber intake hose. this is the half of the airbox that needs to be gutted. look around the edges, and you'll see round plastic bumps....cut those off, or drill them out....those are plastic welded spots that hold the inner goods in place.... once you remove the weld spots, the whole inside comes out, and your airbox is gutted. If you use a drill on the welds, like I did...be careful because the drill will bite, and then drive itself in the hole, and it can crack the airbox. You don't want to crack this half of the airbox, because it'll allow air to bypass the air filter.

good luck. I hope I explained it right I'll get you a pic of the inside part that is removed from the airbox.
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thanx. read above post above yours also
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this might be the reason i dont hear the load whine i am looking for, even though i dont have a CAI yet...


http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...47&highlight=A
Normal driving won't yield much increase in sound...but romp on it and listen. shut off the radio and heater blower too. lol

ummm.............. gut that other half of the airbox first
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i did, well....i dont have a radio
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