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This is a discussion on Aftermarket intake + silencer removal? within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Hey guys, I am getting my new Cobb intake in today and I was wondering if its worth removing the ...

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    Aftermarket intake + silencer removal?

    Hey guys, I am getting my new Cobb intake in today and I was wondering if its worth removing the silencer as well, I am totally ignorant to the process of this installation, I believe a pull out of stock and putting in the new intake, now I was wondering if removing the silencer will add sounds quality for the wastegate

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    The silencer is no longer necessary. If you don't mind pulling the wheel and fender liner to remove it, go for it.
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    Hey thanks for the advice, I pulled it out sawed off the silencer and reinstalled it in about 20 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abschatten View Post
    Hey thanks for the advice, I pulled it out sawed off the silencer and reinstalled it in about 20 minutes.
    What did you saw off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drews View Post
    What did you saw off?
    Pretty sure he cut off the tube and chamber portion of the silencer, and just left the elbow (with a hole in the bottom open to the fender now). I've seen a couple write-ups on various forums that recommended this.
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    You could have simply removed the entire fixture; I'm not sure why you destroyed your stock component.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    You could have simply removed the entire fixture; I'm not sure why you destroyed your stock component.
    I know that, and I just removed mine as well, but I guess maybe if you wanted the air scoop and filter box to hook in there, it makes sense, maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax View Post
    You could have simply removed the entire fixture; I'm not sure why you destroyed your stock component.
    Some people cut the bottom off and fiberglass over the hole left from the removed section. This essentially makes like the plastic elbow that people were buying for like $50; I want to say GTMoto made it.
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    I didnt get the package till about 3:30 that day and decided I'd get everything done prior not realizing that there was no need for that tube there. its all good

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    Did you buy the Cobb airbox with the intake? If not, that should be your next purchase.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    Some people cut the bottom off and fiberglass over the hole left from the removed section. This essentially makes like the plastic elbow that people were buying for like $50; I want to say GTMoto made it.
    Yes, but if the OP is replacing it with the Cobb SF intake, there's very little purpose to doing the silencer delete.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zax
    Yes, but if the OP is replacing it with the Cobb SF intake, there's very little purpose to doing the silencer delete.
    Except for the fact that the snorkus/elbow is unused at this point, so why not pull it completely?
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