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Old 06-29-2001, 05:10 PM   #1
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Default Open intake

I have no money to work on my car and I heard a good way to increase power for free is to take out the factory air filter box and leave the intake open. Of course I would put some sort of filter over the openings but my question is if this is bad for your car in any way.
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Old 06-29-2001, 08:15 PM   #2
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thats fine, you can take off the box and add a cone filter, it will sound better and give you better high rpm power. You have to mount the sensor close to the intake, i just used 3 inch diameter pvc pipe, drilled a hole glued a nut on there, where sensor bolts up, and put the 70 buck K&N filter on there, prohbably should have looked for the cheapest filter and built the other way, but all said and done i was out 80 bucks,
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Old 06-29-2001, 09:59 PM   #3
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they have some pretty decent filters on ebay for 20 bucks. clean it a couple times throw it out and buy another 20 bucker, thats what im doin but im still on my first 20 bucker.

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Old 06-30-2001, 12:02 AM   #4
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I would seriously recommend at the very least running a K&N drop in filter. For a budget mod, You can modify the intake pipe to accomodate a conical filter, but be sure to route the inlet air temp sensor in the airstream of the intake. You cn do this by lengthening the wires, drilling a small hole and mounting the sensor in the intake pipe.

As s small side note, By removing the stock filter from the airbox, you are actually decreasing the performance. Back when our SC2 was stock, we took the car to the track to get some baseline 1/4 mile runs in. After running consistent 16.1's @ 85mph during 5 passes, I removed the stock filter, just to see what benefits, if any we would achieve.

We actually slowed down. I did 3 passes with no filter in the airbox. My runs were all 16.4's @ 82mph or so. I put the filter back in, and our times dropped back to 16.1's at 85mph.

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