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Old 09-16-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Snorkel Delete

Edit: This thread started based on other dyno work I was doing at the time. Let me clarify the fact that this will not increase power if you have the OEM filter installed. You MUST have an aftermarket filter in order to see power gains! Also, if you have a closed-end filter then you need to do this for power gains as well!

Edit: In the following posts/pages you will see how to cut and/or remove the shroud that directs air to the radiator. There is no data to confirm or deny possible gains by doing that work. It is something that I had initially done on my vehicle prior to having created this thread. You do NOT have to do this to achieve the gains from the snorkel delete/drop-in filter!

A few people have asked for a quick how-to for this, so I'll try to post up something visual. I don't have my snorkel anymore to show you, but when you pull back the black plastic you will see the difference between my pics and stock.

First you must pull the four push-pins out of the plastic where it attaches to the radiator support (just forward of the two intake runners) Also, I would slide the hood release out of it's holder where it makes the 90 bend. This will help you pull back the shroud.


After you pull back the shroud, you will see the snorkel on your car that is not in this pic. There are two push-pins on the drivers side and another push-pin on the passenger side. They are a little difficult if it's just you, fyi.


After you remove the snorkel you will see the plastic piece that keeps air directed to the radiator from under the whiskers. I only cut my drivers side (evidenced by the fingers), though others have cut both sides and some have even cut the whole top section. The only way I know to remove this (so far) without cutting is to remove the entire bumper cover.


Hopefully this helps. I would've set my snorkel in to show, but it went the way of the circular file. This is a mod that would never need to be reversed because incoming water would have to travel vertically 1-2" to get in the plenum, and dealerships won't be popping the top cover to verify it is installed. At a minimum, the snorkel must be removed for the additional hp/tq of an aftermarket drop-in air filter.

Edit: All of these pics are with the front of the car on the bottom. Sorry, that's just how it came out.



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Old 09-16-2012, 07:12 PM   #2
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Now I get it! Thank dyn085!
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I just removed this tonight. The car is smoother at idle and off idle for sure. Havent had a chance to test it in real world conditions yet as we have gotten ~8inches of rain in 3 days. Thank you Jesus for the rain tho. Not sure if fabricating any sort of apparatus to redirect the air to the inlet left behind would yield any appreciable gains vs the hassle of fabing up and install.
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Good write up bro. This is definitely on the list of things to do as in...next weekend. Rep added.
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No prob, glad it helps I've been meaning to do it for a while and just been slacking.





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I just removed this tonight. The car is smoother at idle and off idle for sure. Havent had a chance to test it in real world conditions yet as we have gotten ~8inches of rain in 3 days. Thank you Jesus for the rain tho. Not sure if fabricating any sort of apparatus to redirect the air to the inlet left behind would yield any appreciable gains vs the hassle of fabing up and install.
I've had the intent of fabbing up a fiberglass scoop to collect the width of the whisker and give it a better path to the radiator support, but I've also been slacking with that too. I don't think there would be an appreciable gain in anything other than possibly getting better mpg's, but don't quote me on it. In hindsight, I would have much rather done a scoop there than Newmissioned my airbox...


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Whats funny is that when I read snorkel delete, I thought yall ment to take this out:



LOL! Makes alot more sense ...good job as always dyn085
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That would have been a tragic mistake to make!!
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So I got as far as getting it all apart. I only lost one clip! How necessary do we suppose it is to cut that flap for any kind of gain?
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So I got as far as getting it all apart. I only lost one clip! How necessary do we suppose it is to cut that flap for any kind of gain?

I cut both the drivers side and passenger side. If you want some gains, cut. If not, don't - but you went through enough effort to get that far you may as well cut. In for a penny, in for a pound.
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Cutting the flap allows air to accumulate behind the grill and be readily available for the intake.

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