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Old 04-13-2013, 10:13 PM   #11
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Skip the CAI, and get the SVT airbox/snorkel with a drop-in K&N. People seem to consistently report better gains on this setup than any of the available CAI's
What's the difference between the stock zx3 airbox/snorkel and the SVT one? I already have the K&N drop in lifetime filter. If there is a big difference in the way it gets air to the throttle body and it is actually getting colder air then I could get the SVT one and keep my filter to drop in it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 06:02 AM   #12
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I found the difference. Not too much of a difference, just a little bigger snorkel... but just might make a difference.
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:16 AM   #13
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Thank everyone! But since my piston rings are starting to give out I"m going to get my head bored and get over sized pistons, also with performance cams I'm thinking of putting in new fuel injectors along with a new fuel pump. All together just rebuild my engine. But thanks again everyone!
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Old 05-08-2013, 02:22 AM   #14
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I found the difference. Not too much of a difference, just a little bigger snorkel... but just might make a difference.
I have a costume Specta CAI and I really like it I've no complaints on it. I mean it dose it's job and better the the stock of the ZX3. Just my two cents though.
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:09 AM   #15
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I have a costume Specta CAI and I really like it I've no complaints on it. I mean it dose it's job and better the the stock of the ZX3. Just my two cents though.
That's cool. I unhooked my snorkel from where it is mounted above the radiator and bent it down under the battery and hooked it to the frame. Then I removed the air box resonator (I think that's what it's called) beside the air box and the windshield wiper fluid container so it sounds a little meaner. lol I'm thinking about running something from that little square hole on the air box where the resonator was behind my headlight so it doesn't get as much hot air. Might be a little better for it.
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Boost or high compression. All other answers are void.
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Okay before that SVT gets crushed you should take key items either for yourself or to resell for some extra cash. Stuff you should think about grabbing the rear disc brake setup at the VERY LEAST, front disc brakes, SVT center console, and smaller stuff like fuel injectors. Check the buy-sell-trade section to get an idea of what would be worth grabbing.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:54 AM   #18
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Good tires will really help getting off the line quicker.
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