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Old 02-03-2007, 09:15 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried this?

So today i was bored and i took off the snorkel on the air box, not the one that goes to the front of the car, just the air box. So now it sounds really good, i have a K&N in there and Dynomax exhaust. Now this could be just me, but it feels like it dogs out around 5500. Anyone done this? What have you noticed? Like i said it could just be me with the temps here in Jersey being as crazy as they are, or am i loosing power by doing this?


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Old 02-03-2007, 10:41 PM   #2
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Maybe it's your DSI clip. IT should click over and get going around 5, 5 and a half.
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I doubt its making you lose power, its only a resonator, thats why its sounds so good when you take it off.
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Old 02-04-2007, 12:29 AM   #4
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When I took it off when I had my stock intake, it was a little louder, and I felt like I had a little tiny small bit more power in the high end. Then I got my new intake, and felt no difference. Hence why I think an intake is a waste of money on the SVT.
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There are no power gains to be had by removing the snorkal...it just makes it a little bit louder. I took the snorkal off for about a week and got tired of having it off..I think it sounds better stock. K&N panel filter will get you the same gains as a CAI.
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I took it off on my old ZX3 when I had my K&N and I liked it a lot. I now have a CAI on the SVT and it came with it so I dunno if there would be a diff on the SVT or not.
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The SVT's been out 5 years.... there's nothing new that can be done with the stock components.
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yea i had a cai and felt no difference besides sucking up water cause it rains so much in Jersey. now that i've been driving it a few days it seems ok. was just a little curious what you guys thought.
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When I took it off when I had my stock intake, it was a little louder, and I felt like I had a little tiny small bit more power in the high end. Then I got my new intake, and felt no difference. Hence why I think an intake is a waste of money on the SVT.
you cann't feel any power gain. a difference in power can be felt if you increase 30hp or more them you can feel a difference. you may of just felt better throttle respence.
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