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Old 09-17-2012, 06:29 PM   #11
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I cut the driver side out completely. After a chance to drive the car around I will say there is a better intake note to the Foci, or its placebo. I like it either way.
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I used a uni-bit and drilled half inch holes in the flap just below the seal strip and oblong holes at the ends to feed plenty of air in. A future project is to make an open scoop to replace the snorkel though it may be overkill.
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I removed my snorkel yesterday and I was able to remove the the plastic piece that directs the air to the radiator. I did not have to do any cutting to remove it. There were two metal clips on each side that were holding it in place as well as the plastic clips. It did take a little force but it came out clean and I can put it back in if needed.



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Old 09-18-2012, 08:37 AM   #14
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Well I'm certainly glad I didn't cut in to anything. I was looking at cutting the rubber flap. Apparently that's not the right part.
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Thats awesome, I wish I could have seen those and just pulled it out. Maybe I'll get back in there tonight or this weekend and pull mine. I'm going to paste your pics in the initial post once I get my laptop up and running again so that others can see it and know the option

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Ok. Here is the snorkel, for those that are new and want to see what it looks like.

This is as it sits in the car.


Is this what we're all talking about cutting?



If so there are 2 clips holding it in. Pictured here:





It comes out after removing the 2 clips albeit not the easiest. Definitely some resistance. If I pulled the wrong piece out...suck. Because it'll be a bugger to put back in.
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The pictures of the clip are sideways. The front of the car is to the right.

Edit: I fixed the pictures orientation and added arrows to show clips location. Oriented so that front of car is bottom of picture.
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Yep, that's the piece that gets cut

Removal is much more appealing for the sake of reversibility, imho. Thanks for figuring it out!

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Thanks for the pics. I have been searching here to try and find a good walk through of how to do this to mine. I hope to give it a try tonight. I hope it makes a difference, I mean I guess anything is good for free! :) I just want there to be more low end power, seems like in the low RPM's this car can really bog down. I hope this is just the first of many mods on mine.
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Pfhew! I've been driving around for 2 hours for work.
Here's my initial feedback.

1. AWESOME!!
2. Throaty sound and louder.
3. Better throttle response across the board.

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