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Old 05-01-2003, 06:34 PM   #11
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if you guys go to my website, you will see the intake i am running. It is positioned right down behind the headlight. Now when I pulled the maf screen out, the car ran like ****. Absolute ****. It wouldnt idle at all. The car almost stalled out a couple times but the engine kicked the rpms up to prevent that. I had to put it back in and it ran alot better, thank god.
You have a series I and a supercharged, my car is series II and N/A. Perhaps the difference lies within there somewhere.
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My supercharged engine idles just fine with the MAF screen removed.

Yes I agree with Tamara. It does increase the sound of the intake on cold start-up. A loud hissing sound if the hood is open and slightly muted sucking sound with it closed.

It definitely improved the performance a noticeable amount (5 hp ?) and sounds cool.

You like sucking sounds too Tamara ?



Get a supercharger. It reeeeally sucks.
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Old 05-01-2003, 08:54 PM   #13
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I'm convinced..I should do this..hee hee, make it louder is all good...
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I still get that sucky sucky sounds on start up plus i get a high pitched whining from under the hood. I actually think i have too much air going in maybe. I get a studder from my car when i push the gas slightly while i am moving, esp at low speed like 20-30 mph. I dont know what causes it other than the intake since it started after i put it on. Maybe it needs to be shorter.
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okay for the idling issue....it messed mine up when I removed my maf screen. you guys must be lucky! it does actually give a little power and when you are a lead foot you can hear the air going into the throttle body. kinda cool but I think it'* a little too much.
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I think I will have to gut that air box as much as possible....
Drifter and I talked about this a while back...we may do this. But I'd prefer the short RAM intake...hee hee...gotta save those pennies.

Gutting may be the way to go tho
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hwo are you guys gutting the air boxes on your 91 and below 3800'*? I looked at mine this weekend and you would have to break up all the plastic inside of it. I need to know for SURE that this makes a nice difference in the car and that it won't lower the gas mileage or anything. (and of course not hurt the car at all.)
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hwo are you guys gutting the air boxes on your 91 and below 3800'*? I looked at mine this weekend and you would have to break up all the plastic inside of it. I need to know for SURE that this makes a nice difference in the car and that it won't lower the gas mileage or anything. (and of course not hurt the car at all.)

I don't know about the Series I engines, but on the series II, it actually RAISED my gas milage. I was going about 680-700kms on a full tank of gas, and that was hwy / city driving mixed. I guess I'm lucky like some people say ....Hollywood himself is practically bullet proof lol! *knock on wood*
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I'm going to explore this item furthur before I make my decisions. BuzzbomberLE did it, and Drifter and I might have a look this summer.

Short RAM intake is the optimal way to go..obviously
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You should price out a replacement OEM air box.
I stored mine for a quick swap.
Get yourself a pipe and cone filter....and shield it from the heat....you won't regret it.
BIG Difference. And that sound.
Pass me a little cheese to go with that WHIIIIIIIIIIIIINE. mmmmmmmmmmm
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