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Old 01-07-2006, 02:51 AM   #11
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here is a link to a thread w/ pics of my gutted intake in it http://bonnevilleclub.com/forum/view...gutting+airbox

i took everything out of mine, which is what theyre advising you not to do...

i didnt notice a difference except sound, and maybe a bit more responsive while moving, it seemed about the same off the line...perhaps even a little slower.
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I guess there will be a little more air stored in the box if you remove the rear. But on a n/a engine, that'* what the plenum is for.
Yeah I still say leave the rear in. Removing it has to kill velocity. Just look at it.
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Sounds like you have a good plan. Taking it in steps. And knowing I don't have an NA probably helps as well, because I have gutted, but not driven them....now 95NA drives his all the time.
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charliemax,

In the future, please post your clear corner issues in Detailing and Appearance, and your airbox in a seperate topic in Performance and Brainstorming.

When people search for topics, they need to be in the right sections.
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I guess there will be a little more air stored in the box if you remove the rear. But on a n/a engine, that'* what the plenum is for.
Yeah I still say leave the rear in. Removing it has to kill velocity. Just look at it.
95na.... Now that I have it open, the back seems to be setting up the laminar flow. Yeah, that stays. It looks like the most I can do is mod the front to put a maximum spread of balanced pressure on the filter. Then let the back collect it down to the 3-4" flow. I'm still tempted to replace that accordian coupler with a smooth silicone one. Overall that'* a heck of a bend the air has to take. Then again the engineers were probably thinkig cost/quiet/ performance, in that order

Now, I'm not expecting alot out of this mod beyond properly feeding the hungrier K&N.

Or maybe I'll put in one of those tornado things from ebay. It says "you can get 30% better gas mileage and better power"..
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In the future, please post your clear corner issues in Detailing and Appearance, and your airbox in a seperate topic in Performance and Brainstorming.

When people search for topics, they need to be in the right sections.
Sorry will.... I'll get better at it and reread the posting guidelines, too. Some posts start as one thing and then transform as questions pop into my head.
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Never had any issues with a guttes airbox here.. Still running it too.. On my 95 that is...

I gutted both sections.. At the time I didn't care if the air was turbulant or not... Now the entire filter become dirty instead of that one section towards the rear of the airbox...

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The part on the left is what was removed



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Never had any issues with a guttes airbox here.. Still running it too.. On my 95 that is...

I gutted both sections.. At the time I didn't care if the air was turbulant or not... Now the entire filter become dirty instead of that one section towards the rear of the airbox...
jr.... thanks for those pics. I think it was one thread that was started by you that was excellent. But it was old and the pics weren't there. The U-Pull-iT yard called me today about a 95 SE. I need a taillamp and I'll grab the box,too. I'll do the front, try it for a week. Then do the entire back, too. And try that. A subjective evaluation. will follow....

That entire filter being soiled is significant...
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I cleared mine on my own and left the regular bulbs... then ended up hating them so I bought cleared corners and have newer clear ones in them... they look nice. But I was never a fan of the way they look done by yourself! The clear reflector in the corners you buy make the regular bulb look nice because it doesn't look dim! I did have red in my corners and red in the center but switched after being pulled over by Ottawa county lol! I have silver amber bulbs in the center and in clear in the corners! I'll get pics for you ASAP. I bought the silver bulbs at Meijer for $10! They blend in with the backgroud of your headlamp in the day time!
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I cleared mine on my own and left the regular bulbs... then ended up hating them so I bought cleared corners and have newer clear ones in them... they look nice. But I was never a fan of the way they look done by yourself! The clear reflector in the corners you buy make the regular bulb look nice because it doesn't look dim! I did have red in my corners and red in the center but switched after being pulled over by Ottawa county lol! I have silver amber bulbs in the center and in clear in the corners! I'll get pics for you ASAP. I bought the silver bulbs at Meijer for $10! They blend in with the backgroud of your headlamp in the day time![/b]
I was looking at the cleared sides on ebay. One thing I'm not crazy about on the DIY ones is the nondimpled area left by the amber piece removal. The bulb just sits as a singular point. The euro clears are dimpled so there will be more light acorss the face of the light.

Pennsylvania is real persnickety in all lighting. i have to have amber in the centers and sides. I used paint on the centers. It works Ok. But i know there must be silvers/chromes out there that don't restrict the amber light ouput as much. But are still unseen in daylight. I want the whole light set appearance clear as clear during the day.
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