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Old 04-18-2007, 10:02 AM   #31
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Actually, I wasnt too much. Had her on cruise control the whole time.
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Yes, if anyone has pics of what exactly they gutted out fo the 2000+ SC air box. I don't want to cut out too much...
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If you are willing to wait about a month...Hailey and Rob might bring their car down and I could get some pics of it.
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Yes, if anyone has pics of what exactly they gutted out fo the 2000+ SC air box. I don't want to cut out too much...
Here are mine, like I said you could probably do more but I wanted to leave some kinda material left to sit over the PCM. I just ground the rest of the intake hole down after I was done to smooth it out more.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w.../cutmarks2.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...finishcut2.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w...ilterfinal.jpg

Like I said earlier doubtful I did much but I do hear the SC alot more now than when it was stock.
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In the 2nd Pic, I went a step further and cut out that bottom square of plastic also. Otherwise, mine looks the same. It'* a nice quick mod, thats for sure.
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If you are willing to wait about a month...Hailey and Rob might bring their car down and I could get some pics of it.
I might just wait, although the link Harofreak offred had some pretty good before and after shots: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ght=gut+airbox

Can the intake hole into the airbox be cut-out TOO big? There was a mention of cutting a big square hole where the stock round intake hole is. Could water debris be sucked in if it'* too big?

Given the allegded cost/benefit ratio of this mod it migt be worth posting a detailed "how to" on it. (the link haro provided was a good start).

I have two more questions:

Can the airbox be moded to fit the cone filter, and if so how?

Has anyone noticed an appreciable difference going from their gutted air box to aftermarket CAI?
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Karl...beyond the supercharged pep talk regarding foot position on the pedal

The part that applies is this.. and I can get you some pics that might help. However I've changed my setup and am only in the middle of a busy work time and engine rebuild.

When I gutted the airbox and enlarged the opening on the front of it to the entire rectangle, I then cut the radiator support to correspond with the airbox size. Then took some 3/4" weatherstrip foam and adhered it (came with a sticky side) to the radiator support. Poof..instant seal that is invisible to the world and it now seals off the air supply from the engine bay.
Have that pic regarding the cutting of the radiator support and installation of the weatherstrip available?
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