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Old 02-24-2013, 08:39 PM   #181
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Just did this. Whoever said they did it in 10 min should change their member name to Pinocchio.....lol. It takes that long just to get the tools out and pop the hood. I'd say it takes 30-40 minutes for the average person. Anyways, it should be added that I took the two t-25 screws out on both sides for more room. I didn't see that in the description on the first page and I found it to be helpful. We'll see how everything works/sounds with the new Steeda intake.
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I'd like to do the snorkel delete on my 13 but hesitant as I'm worried the car will get worse fuel mileage after seeing a few people complain about it happening to them...
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You can always try it out by just removing the snorkel and leaving everything else intact. Run a few tanks through to gauge your mileage before they swap off of the winter mix and see. Then, if you don't see/feel an appreciable gain you can just reinstall the snorkel.

Keep in mind that the snorkel delete has to be done in conjunction with a swap to a high-flow drop-in filter. Doing one without doing the other should have no real effect on mpg/power.
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I'd like to do the snorkel delete on my 13 but hesitant as I'm worried the car will get worse fuel mileage after seeing a few people complain about it happening to them...
I haven't noticed much difference other than nicer pickup when passing. Mpg stayed the same for me. The only thing that could potentially hurt it is the aerodynamic aspect, but theoretically it should be beneficial as cold outside air is directly entering the engine bay.


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Thanks guys. Would a CAI give my car the same result as this mod as far as fuel mileage goes?
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Thanks guys. Would a CAI give my car the same result as this mod as far as fuel mileage goes?
Yes, a CAI should decrease your fuel mileage as well. You will constantly be hitting the loud pedal for the growl from 3k+ rpm and up.
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I'd like to do the snorkel delete on my 13 but hesitant as I'm worried the car will get worse fuel mileage after seeing a few people complain about it happening to them...
This mod did effect my gas mileage. In fact, the first 5 minutes the car ran very rough. It was hesitant and not smooth at all. This could be the PCM tryin to recaliberate for the air/fuel ratio. It seems to have smoothed out over the last 24 hours but I may put the snorkel back on to see if I can reclaim the loss in mpg's. I will add that I installed a steeda cai a few days ago prior to this but nothing abnormal occured with the cars behavior. I didnt notice as much of a decrease in fuel mileage with the cai but the snorkel/air dam delete did have an impact on my fuel mileage in town. Fwiw
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