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Old 09-12-2004, 08:32 PM   #1
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well i finished gutting my airbox today, and i need to know what you guys think, i havent really got to open it up good yet, but it feels a tad faster, maybe a bit more throttle response than anything. heres what i did:

i removed the resonator from the back portion as well as the one from the front portion

i didnt like the tiny inlet hold in the front so i cut around that entire area and made about a 4x3 or so square hole....its hard to explain and i wish i had pics but im sorry.

on cold start this thing is freaking loud, i started it with the hood up and it was whining like crazy, in a good way i shut the hood and i dont think it got any quieter at all!

do you guys think maybe things are too turbulent now? i would think that while going through the accordion tube things would even out, and then going through the MAF screen would take car of the rest...

whats really cool is that you can sorta hear the butterfly valve open now on a quick throttle stab, almost sounds like a turbo wastegate for a split second, very cool....i couldnt open it up at all on the gravel because that leads to a spinning, gravel throwing, torque steering fit! but its always done that.

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Try pulling the maf screen out, if you dont like it you can always put it back in.
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well id love to but i cant get the stupid accordion tube off! at least not without breaking it, and i dont want to do that, i think ill remove it when i get my CAI, whenever that is.
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I highly doubt that you'll but the tube. It'* Rubber, and the heat just makes it a lil sticky to get off the TB. Just use a flat head screw driver andwork around the edges prying lightly. That'* what I had to do with mine, and once you get that tube off the MAF screen will pop right out.....>But be careful it'* really easy to bust it (almost busted mine) and leave lil pieces in the TB which will get into your motor and possibly cause damage.

Hope this helps a lil bit

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people have found before that they have too turbulent airflow from the accordian tube to run without the MAF screen. You might be okay, but this is a warning. I did it with my intake on my SE and it didnt make a difference, it just got louder.
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