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Old 01-28-2008, 12:53 PM   #1
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Default 97 Park Avenue to gut or not gut airbox?

I've searched the forum and found good and bad. Is it something that will gain anything besides sound or not. I'm at 5000ft elevation so anything to get more air into this vehicle is probably a good thing. I want your thoughts and opinions on this?
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i don't think there is one thing wrong with gutting your airbox...do it,you'll notice quite a difference, especially if you put a k&n or other aftermarket filter in there
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I don't know what bad you found about it. Link us.
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The gutted box clearly is capable of more flow than the unmodified stock box, so this indicates that any limiting restriction to air intake is elsewhere (MAF screen, TB bore, UIM runners, LIM ports, head ports, valves).
it may not help a ton, but it definitely will not hurt... it'* easy, why not do it?
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How is the noise when gutting one? Is it just louder when my foot is stuffed to the floor cause if that'* the way it is I'm gonna gut it real quick.
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Louder on cold start by quite a bit until the idle settles down.

Slightly throatier everyday driving, particularly under load climbing a hill at low rpm.
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you will notice a loud sucking noise on cold startup, as well as a little better engine noise in the upper RPMS

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My car seems pretty loud now when I start it cold. When I do this i'm gonna get me a high flow cat and it should lay me back in my sofa of a seat in this tank.
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Gutting my air box completely woke the sound up for me. Didn't do a whole lot of noticeable different for acceleration/power, but it did help throttle response.
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