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Old 11-22-2010, 03:25 AM   #11
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yeah i know i know
just being a tool thats all
i just would love to see the difference in acceleration, and im sure so does everyone else on this forum

and i would love to buy it from you, just kinda worried after hearing so many stories about NOS setting your engine on fire
and how good is the tranny holding with all that extra power?
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:30 PM   #12
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Tranny is fine. I only run a 75HP shot. Nitrous explosions/fires are caused by things like turning it on before there is enough rpm/load to keep a positive flow/pressure against the intake valves. Or sudden deccelaration that leaves it "pooled" in the intake. It'* just an oxidizer, not a fuel. So fuel can be touched off much easier. All about control. Do something dumb-BOOM! I haven't used it in forever, but when I did, it was always from a moving situation and shut down before I left off the gas.
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Old 11-23-2010, 04:20 PM   #13
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so i guess the highway would be a great place for it, not much in the city eh? need alot of space
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Meh, not so much. Just careful application. That black box in the picture on the passenger side of the car has some switches to help this. It has an arm switch that activates TPS control.(3/4 throttle+). It also has on demand spray. Plus a purge button. Typical urban setting would be TPS armed for hitting and getting when cruising and "challenged". For a red light I wait till RPM is around 2000 in gear and hit on demand, then shut off before I back off accelerator. Of course nothing always work'* as intended and there have been some close miscalculations. Hehehe. But not stories for the Forum. It really isn't anything drag strip worthy. Just gives the GXP a fair shot at 'stang GT'* and such. And rice....... pfft. It is amusing to pull up on a riced out Civic blowing BS out a fart can, spray the purge across the windshield..... and wait for them at the next light.
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Man the thread jack police are at the donut shop .
I gutted mine jsut to say I did. The only thing you get is a louder engine sound. As for the cone filter idea. To fit one in there it would be the same surface area as the flat panel. It'* a fun start thought to get your modding bug awaken. I've moved on to a cam build and other projects to the engine.
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K&N makes a nice drop in. For alot less money than retrofitting a cone. Yep, Donuts abound in Chat and the Lounge. And I'm not about to stifle discussion in the Forums Social Sections. Not our way here @ GMF.
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K&N makes a nice drop in. For alot less money than retrofitting a cone.
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And that'* why I love it here.
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Man the thread jack police are at the donut shop .
I gutted mine jsut to say I did. The only thing you get is a louder engine sound. As for the cone filter idea. To fit one in there it would be the same surface area as the flat panel. It'* a fun start thought to get your modding bug awaken. I've moved on to a cam build and other projects to the engine.
Why do we waste our time gutting airboxes when a CAI or FWI is better? It'* free, it'* easy (with basic hand tools), and makes a great baby step into the world of modding. If you don't mind more noise up front, give it a shot.
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Gutting the airbox was the idea when the Club was first online, the former Admins did it and touted it as a legitimate power adding mod. People followed suit and because of a louder sound inside the cabin because of it fell inline. For a stock N/A engine the OEM flows fine. Once this was agreed upon the supercharged edition was then said to be the real one that benifitted. I wonder about even that and never has any credible evidence such as opposing time slips or dyno sheets been given to support "butt dyno opinion". But like you say Z, it is a baby step towards making the car ready for other Mods, which clearly need more less restricted airflow regardless of Make, Model.
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Would that apply to the 00+? I looked in my airbox last time it was apart but didn't see anything to gut.
Your not actually "gutting" the airbox on 00 and up.
Your cutting it in 2 different places.
I did mine. Sounds like a shopvac when you start it.
Before that you could see that the air was only hitting the very center of the filter. Now the whole front of it is being used.
I really don't know if it makes that much difference but it sounds sweet when you jump on the gas...lol
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