You're not removing the factory airbox (which has a filter), just the snorkus from the fenderOriginally Posted by Neems
This is a discussion on How to: Air Box Silencer Delete within the Engine Modifications forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by Neems any suggestions if i take my wagon to the desert? my only worry is that sand ...
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Does this apply to the 2010 WRX model? Is there an air silencer to remove? Guess I need to get more familiar with my car.
02 Camaro z28 T-Tops, m6 49k miles
Bolt ons and tuned - 349rwhp/362rwtq
02 Ws6 T-Top,m6 80k miles
Bolt ons/Cam/tune - 436rwhp/424rwtq
Just did this mod to my 02 and I LOVE the sound. It also feels like the turbo spools a little faster even if not by much. Thanks for such a thorough write-up, only took 20 minutes or so.
I also just did it in about 20 minutes. I only in did the very front of my underbody protector thing and dropped it right on out. I dunno if its justme but my turbo seems to spool sooner and seems to be slightly faster =)
'88 Sub Justy *Rock in oil pan killed on freeway
'87 Honda Civic *Bad pistons (to lazy to fix)
'85 Nissan 200sx *Blown engine drifting
'00 Sub Outback *Mother literally stole
'92 Toyota Tercel *Hated it
'02 WRX '07 kawasaki ninja. * current
Apologies for bringing this back, but you don't need to remove the front wheel or even jack up the car to get the silencer out.
I just cranked the wheel to the right until full lock, then unclipped the the outer clips around the wheel well, plus the two underneath. For the silencer bolt located inside the wheel well, just remove the fog light (three Philips screws on the outside, plus the power plug in back), and the bolt is easily accessible right behind the fog light hole.
I just wiggled the silencer around until it came out. The underbody protector flexes quite a bit, so don't worry too much about tearing it, just watch what you're doing, and you should be fine.
I was doing this on a slight incline in the rain, so I wasn't interested in jacking up the car for any reason. This way only took me 20 minutes or so and was easy peasy
This maybe a silly question...
I'm going to attempt to do this today.
The question is, I don't know where to get the elbow and I kind of just want to do it without looking or waiting for one.
So is there a possible way I could cut off the bottom of the silencer and tape it I think I've heard of this but I'm not sure...
Oh so it be best just to use the elbow?
If I just completely take it out will it be bad?