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Old 07-16-2005, 10:34 PM   #11
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U can remove the MAF screen if you want, but I would just leave it in. My theory is that it was put there by the factory for a reason, and I've run with out it for quite sometime in the past and now I have it back in. The car seems to perform much better with it than without it rather.


There'* also no documented gains in the removal of it. A lot of people who think they feel a huge difference in the ol' butt dyno may just be thinking they feel it because they were told to do that, thinking that they'll gain a few. But most cases they don't.
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First of all, you CAN get perfect laminar flow in an intake, depending on how you do it. 2000SilverBullet was the first to do it.

Secondly, the MAF screen CAN make a difference with the right setup. I've proven it myself by carefully watching my MAF on the scantool, but you HAVE to have a VERY good intake.
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thanks for the tips guys: )

I think I'll gut it and leave the MAF in...with the accordian tube i think thats most likely the best way to go
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When you end up with a mandrel bent intake, good heatshield or CAI, and no accordian tube, try it without the screen. It might work for you.
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I, of course, am the aforementioned oddball. Gutted airbox (see pic below), no MAF screen, and no prblems...

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I, of course, am the aforementioned oddball. Gutted airbox (see pic below), no MAF screen, and no prblems...

I have one that looks a lot like that, and no MAF screen here...

I tried it with no MAF screen on the 91, and it would not idle for ****

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Man! I only gutted the front portion of my airbox. I still noticed a difference in the sound wheni got up on it. Im gonna gut the other portion today and see what happens. Overall though, this is a great basic mod for some slightly better performance.
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So just out of personal interest.... Has anyone proven or disproven any gains to be had by gutting the airbox?
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Man! I only gutted the front portion of my airbox. I still noticed a difference in the sound wheni got up on it. Im gonna gut the other portion today and see what happens. Overall though, this is a great basic mod for some slightly better performance.
Please don't dig up old dusty topics. This was from almost a year ago. Can you please also put your year and trim level in your signature?
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