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Old 10-14-2005, 09:48 AM   #1
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I just finished gutting my airbox out and cutting the front part of the box out (the part with the small hole smaller than the TB) and I replaced all my spark plugs becasue they were bosch plantiums that were in there that were all (I mean like 4-6 of them) grounding out on the engine u could see bright spark comming from inside each spark plug when it was dark out I replaced them with autolites and wow that car pulls so much harder than I ever thought it could do never felt that power since I bought the car at 132k now 136k ish and the sound from the gutted airbox sounds spectacular u can hear that over anything..... that puts me in a good mood now if i just had some gas money to drive some more lol... There is also no more backfire in the exaust when dry reving it..... The tires acually squeal nice from a dead stop now. I used a jigsaw to cut the front part of the air box out I was using a hacksaw but it was taking to long and I cut my finger open with it lol.
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Bosch Plats? No WONDER it made a diff.

Those are about the worst plugs you can put in a 3800. What you've done is restored some lost power. Enjoy it. And do the PCV, fuel filter, wires, and clean your TB before you start modding.
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Bosch Plats? No WONDER it made a diff.

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Yea I know thats what was in the car when i bought it my uncle (the guy i bought it from) must have put them in.
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I just finished gutting my airbox out and cutting the front part of the box out (the part with the small hole smaller than the TB)
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the sound from the gutted airbox sounds spectacular u can hear that over anything..... that puts me in a good mood
Gutted and ported my air box as well. Did you drop in a K&N filter
I am changing my plugs (along with other items) but am going with NGK plugs.
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I just finished gutting my airbox out and cutting the front part of the box out (the part with the small hole smaller than the TB)
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the sound from the gutted airbox sounds spectacular u can hear that over anything..... that puts me in a good mood
Gutted and ported my air box as well. Did you drop in a K&N filter
I am changing my plugs (along with other items) but am going with NGK plugs.
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no K+N I was told they decrease power they had a test they prefvormed at my friends automotive school where they tested K+n'* and they had a decrease in power with just the air filter drop ins i FORGOT the reason why but they tested it at UTI in illoinois plus no money for an K+N BTW I live in southeastern wisconsin
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WHAT???????????? since when is that the case?
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paper filters flow better, but k&n lasts longer. paper filters get dirty very easily
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I disagree. Paper filters do NOT flow better. I've seen plenty of independent test data to that end myself.
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im sure you've read plenty of K&N propoganda

k&n is still better since it lasts longer, and is easily cleaned/re-oiled, but a GOOD paper filter will outflow it
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