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Old 03-03-2004, 11:59 AM   #11
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Okay, so I have researched Air Intake mods a bit and see what the goal is here (and what it shold look like when done).

Anywhere I can find steo-by-step instructions to make the mods?

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The airbox is the easiest, just get a K&N drop in for your stock box, leave the backside alone, and on the front half of the box use a drill and drill the plastic buttons off and the muffler that restricts the boxx most comes right out, leaving an open path right to the filter. I would not think you would gain anything from octane boost because being stock you are seeing little or no Knock on good 93 octane.
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This gutting isn't possible or needed on a 93. There are no internal baffles. You can modify the box for more openings, though. Click on my sig pic and surf around my website. You'll see some older pictures of my modified stock airbox in the picture gallery below the links on my Bonneville page (gallery link, not the displayed pics).

The Series 1 box needs no gutting. The series 2 does.
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He has a 98 so he can gut his airbox. I would say CAI for you, since you are SCed, a pulley, hang around the forum for awhile and you will get some good ideas.
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He has a 98 so he can gut his airbox. I would say CAI for you, since you are SCed, a pulley, hang around the forum for awhile and you will get some good ideas.
There is no CAI on the market that would outflow a properly gutted airbox with a K&N, Especially because the factory box is made of a very good material to keep heat out.

3.4 pulley will make you happy trust me,
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Old 03-07-2004, 02:22 AM   #16
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He has a 98 so he can gut his airbox. I would say CAI for you, since you are SCed, a pulley, hang around the forum for awhile and you will get some good ideas.
There is no CAI on the market that would outflow a properly gutted airbox with a K&N, Especially because the factory box is made of a very good material to keep heat out.

3.4 pulley will make you happy trust me,
I'll disagree. The factory accordian tube is the worst component of the system. It needs to be ditched. Turbulence is the enemy. This has been proven on a dyno and flow bench.
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I'll have to back willwren on this one, I have a 3'3" and headers and my gutted air box with k&n has a d cup dimple in it...waiting for a proper pipe and box for my car
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Again the youngster ( Will ) :P is right/ with all the bench flowing and dyno`* testing done to find the right set up ....the stock gutted air box is no compairson to a custom built CAi...bends are smooth air doesn`t get trapped in accordian tubin like stock configeration
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