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Old 09-12-2012, 09:32 AM   #11
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What I did was I bought a new air box lid (only about $6). I drilled a 3" hole in the front left with a hole saw. The hole faces front and lines up basically with the hood/fender gap on the drivers side, the grill/headlight area. I think cool air penetrates. I made a shield on the top front with 2" foam (like you use on your house windows to insulate an a/c unit). I have a K&N drop in with that. So there is a significant additional opening (bigger than the throttle body) but some heat protection and a little more sound. It is a little louder but not ridiculous and I think I notice a performance increase. It can be easily changed for dealership visit or inspection. I see recently there is a UK company offering a filter with the top end opened (which would be exposed on our cars) or the make an adapter ring that can be used with universal K&N type filters.
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Old 09-12-2012, 09:56 AM   #12
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Just ordered mine (finally). Can't wait until Friday!
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I will post pics on friday, I have a crazy busy schedule until then :(
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Hi, do you have any pics of your set up????

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Got mine yesterday



Like I said in my build thread, I doubted that I would feel a difference and I really didn't. There's alot you have to do to get colder air to the stock housing (ie newmission mod) and what ever. I really don't want to cut into it just yet. I will look more into a custom heat shield and what not, but for now it's good
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You can also net a little bit more power by doing the snorkel delete with a flathead screwdriver and about 10 minutes of work. The dyno data is in my dyno thread and ZX3Matt has a pretty good information in a thread he started (which you can link to in my dyno thread).
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You can also net a little bit more power by doing the snorkel delete with a flathead screwdriver and about 10 minutes of work. The dyno data is in my dyno thread and ZX3Matt has a pretty good information in a thread he started (which you can link to in my dyno thread).
I'm thinking about that. Does it make it "lid off" loud if you don't use a block off plate?
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Let me rephrase what I said...I didn't feel a difference because I've had this car for a week and have been running lid off since day one...lol Im sure the power is there, Im just not feeling it in the "butt dyno". Sorry didnt want to confuse people.

As far as the snorkel delete goes, I read that in your thread and was going to do it after work today
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I'm thinking about that. Does it make it "lid off" loud if you don't use a block off plate?
The block-off plate is for the resonator opening, and it is nowhere near lid-off loud if you don't use one. The car has a little bit of growl, but nothing obnoxious. I am personally not a fan of lid-off sound for anything other than wot driving (though I don't knock others' opinions of it). I think I still have my block-off that you can have if you are interested. Just hit me up with a pm if so..

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Let me rephrase what I said...I didn't feel a difference because I've had this car for a week and have been running lid off since day one...lol Im sure the power is there, Im just not feeling it in the "butt dyno". Sorry didnt want to confuse people.

As far as the snorkel delete goes, I read that in your thread and was going to do it after work today
Yes, I probably misunderstood that you've been running lid-off the whole time. If so, you should have a power gain and wouldn't need the snorkel delete for more air as you will already be getting plenty. Should you decide to put your lid back on (which should help you notice the power difference), then I would most definitely recommend doing it.
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Crap. Don't see an AEM dry flow model.
If the K&N drop in part number above is correct, this should be the dry flow filter.

http://www.aemintakes.com/store/prod...Prod=21-2027DK

I definitely prefer the dry flow myself as I hate dealing with oiling those K&N filters
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