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Old 09-06-2012, 03:13 PM   #1
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Just another curious idea.

I was wondering, if I get a K&N air filter, and then take my air box and cut some of it off, it wouldn't neccesaraly make it a RAM air intake, but would free up some more space to let air in... I know there is a stud that locks into a hole, I was thinking cut around that to leave the stud and cut half of the airbox open? Thoughts? Ideas?


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Old 09-06-2012, 04:04 PM   #2
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thats how k&n kits work for atvs. they tell you to cut a bunch of holes in the air box and place their special screens in it. i guess look into picking up some of those screens
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The biggest issue I see with that is the fact that the engine would be sucking in some of the engines warm air versus the cold air that is coming from outdoors. That is the same "problem" all RAM air intakes have that are placed in the engine bay.
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That doesn't seem like a massive issue to me because I was going to leave the snorkel on it, thus still getting some cold air from the gap under my hood.
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So, I did it. It doesn't sound bad, and it is invisible from the top.
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i did the same thing on mine a while back. took out the resonator on the side and cut holes in the bottom of the box. sounded beter, but didn't make a big difference. added the k&n filter later. not really an improvement, but didn't hurt it either
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I'll pull it back out to take pictures, but I cut the entire bottom off/out. I like the increase of induction noise.
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