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Old 10-03-2003, 02:07 PM   #11
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Just an FYI I was looking at my Bonnie today contemplating putting in a CAI when I noticed that where the stock airbox attaches to the corner behind the headlight on my 00 SSEi a foam piece connects the hole in the box to the frame. In my case the foam had come partially off and most of it was sitting right in the hole where the air is drawn in. I removed the entire foam piece (which was sticky glued to the airbox) and noticed a considerable inprovement in my acceleration due to the better airflow.

Just thought those who havent put in a CAI yet might want to check to see if they are having the same airflow restriction.

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If mine is on properly and I decide to tear it off you think I'll pick up a hp or two? What'* it there for anyway, to keep crap out of the air intake?
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It was the first thing I noticed when looking at the airbox. Mine was half sucked in too!
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Mine was also sucked in so I removed it and made a new piece from a block of stiff foam so it could not be sucked in again.
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That foam couldn't have anything to do with keeping heat out of the airbox could it?
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That foam couldn't have anything to do with keeping heat out of the airbox could it?
I am pretty sure that is exactly what the foam is there for. But, if it is blocking the flow of teh air because it is being sucked in, it is doing WAY more harm than good.
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So in that case for those that want to keep a stock airbox, just put some plastic around there and you should be keeping most of that heat away.
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