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Old 08-04-2015, 09:01 PM   #11
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Thanks for making this thread AC!

Now that my exhaust is louder, I want to pick-up the intake volume/gurgle/growl thingy without using hot air to do it.

Questions:

1) can the resonator be easily reinstalled if I don't like the sound?
2) if I leave the hole exposed, will it be pulling in cold-ish air sense it's well away from the motor?
3) if I plug the hole, would the sound be too faint?
4) should I just get an open-ended filter instead?

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Old 08-04-2015, 09:31 PM   #12
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Ahaha I literally removed the bottom resonator myself this weekend. My drone appears at 2000 but it's tolerable.

I liked the drone initially, but I ended up plugging it up with duct tape. Though I'm going to see if I can find something like this that will fit in the hole instead

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item...463756&alt=web
Why did you cover the hole? Was it too loud? How does it sound with the hole taped up?
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I took out the resonator on mine and paired with a green filter, (airbox lid kept on) it actually doesn't drone too much, I think it sounds fairly nice. On the highway, if I don't hot rod around, the sound almost goes away completely. Initially I had the lid off of my airbox and almost didn't notice a change in sound after taking the resonator out.
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Thanks for making this thread AC!

Now that my exhaust is louder, I want to pick-up the intake volume/gurgle/growl thingy without using hot air to do it.

Questions:

1) can the resonator be easily reinstalled if I don't like the sound?
2) if I leave the hole exposed, will it be pulling in cold-ish air sense it's well away from the motor?
3) if I plug the hole, would the sound be too faint?
4) should I just get an open-ended filter instead?

Thanks!
Yeah, its honestly held in with a bolt. Just put it back and bolt it back on.

I think it will pull in warmish air from the engine.

With the lower resonator off, it made a really low loud drone at about 2.5 / 3k rpm.
I plugged it, and its a tad bit lower that with it on, and theres none of that 2.5 / 3k drone.

I haven't tried a open end filter
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Old 08-05-2015, 06:11 AM   #15
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Thanks for making this thread AC!

Now that my exhaust is louder, I want to pick-up the intake volume/gurgle/growl thingy without using hot air to do it.

Questions:

1) can the resonator be easily reinstalled if I don't like the sound?
2) if I leave the hole exposed, will it be pulling in cold-ish air sense it's well away from the motor?
3) if I plug the hole, would the sound be too faint?
4) should I just get an open-ended filter instead?

Thanks!
The resonator can be easily re-installed. Although I myself find trying to work the bottom of the airbox out of it's home a huge pain. I broke off one bolt housing I didn't see and nearly ripped apart some wiring. However, I do have a way with destruction.

I plugged the hole and it sounds like normal now.

By the way, I know everyone talks about how it will suck in hot air, and I'm sure it does.. but honestly according to my butt dyno (which can be a big fat liar sometimes) I noticed no decrease in performance, off the line or not.

If you do go with an open ended filter, get one that you can cap if you want to.

I wish there was a happy medium. I wonder if taking the airbox lid off would give me the same sound I had before? I need to try that. I'm going to wait until I know for sure it isn't going to rain. I don't want to risk getting my filter wet.
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^ lid off or on you're at no risk of that unless you drive into a lake.
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The company is Thermo-Tec. I bought these 'Cool it' squares off their website. If I remember right they are located in Michigan.



I have done some DYI testing and it does slow down the temperature rise by several minutes in stop and go driving.
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^ lid off or on you're at no risk of that unless you drive into a lake.
I'll be taking off my airbox lid Friday and give it a good test. I wonder how the sound will stack up to the AB resonator delete?

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The company is Thermo-Tec. I bought these 'Cool it' squares off their website. If I remember right they are located in Michigan.



I have done some DYI testing and it does slow down the temperature rise by several minutes in stop and go driving.
Thanks brother, I'll be ordering some.
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I'll be taking off my airbox lid Friday and give it a good test. I wonder how the sound will stack up to the AB resonator delete?



Thanks brother, I'll be ordering some.
I want to know how it stacks-up too!

Too bad I'm 8 hours away from my Focus right now lol

Hearing you talk about how amazing the sound was with the hole open really makes me want to give it a try. Let me know if it is quieter than having the top lid off. Thanks a bunch!
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I want to know how it stacks-up too!

Too bad I'm 8 hours away from my Focus right now lol

Hearing you talk about how amazing the sound was with the hole open really makes me want to give it a try. Let me know if it is quieter than having the top lid off. Thanks a bunch!
TiR, it sounded absolutely amazing. It really did sound like a beast. Even my wife was impressed. I'm missing it terribly.

Anyway I'll let you know how it stacks up to it. At the very least it has to sound better than it does now!
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