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Old 08-24-2009, 07:54 PM
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Question Air intake cover

So I want to remove the air intake cover pictures below. Has anyone done this? Is this cover for debris and water or just water...I think that it will allow more air directly into the stock box for my AIRAID CAI (well actually Hot Air intake right? haha) Please respond asap as I want to remove this now as I have my grill off





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Old 08-24-2009, 07:57 PM
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Re: Air intake cover

If anything, don't remove it as it at least channels the air to the airbox. I'd be more inclined to leave it in there and simply cut the front out, leaving a border of around 1 inch so it doesn't turn all floppy on ya.
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Old 08-24-2009, 07:58 PM
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Re: Air intake cover

I had it for a while before i built my intake. I never noticed any problems, drove through some heavy rain while it was like that.
Improvements were minimal.

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Re: Air intake cover

thats the snorkel that catches cool air coming from the front......I would leave it
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Old 08-24-2009, 08:04 PM
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Re: Air intake cover

I want to leave the snorkel but do like Matt did and remove the cover. IMO this will allow MORE cold air into my intake with the cover off...so should I leave it or take it off?

Did you cut the tabs on the top off Matt? Or how did you remove it?
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Re: Air intake cover

it's quite a bit different from my '06 version from memory? The 06 actually aims the snorkel toward the front more as opposed to dragging hotter air from the area directly in front of the condensor/radiator..
Basically, where the plastic rivets are is where they've added the extra bit. I's take the rivets off and jet the extra front part.

I reckon this redesign is in reaction to all the drowned WK's.......
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Re: Air intake cover

mine looked different, i didnt have the cover.. but i ripped mine out when i installed my bwoody. no problems since.
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Re: Air intake cover

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I want to leave the snorkel but do like Matt did and remove the cover. IMO this will allow MORE cold air into my intake with the cover off...so should I leave it or take it off?

Did you cut the tabs on the top off Matt? Or how did you remove it?
Flathead screwdriver, just wedged it in there and pryed it open. The plastic tabs will break, just to give you fair warning. In theory it should help, I just didn't notice much of a difference.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:27 PM
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Re: Air intake cover

I removed it...see pic below. there is no need for this flap...especially with my new SYR grill!!!

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Re: Air intake cover

leave the duct, but take off the cover... its like the srt 6.1's then
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Old 08-24-2009, 10:50 PM
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Re: Air intake cover

Well I pulled it off and I don't want to get too excited....but I took her our for about 5 miles and noticed an increase in intake sound and a VERY slight increased responsiveness under WOT (probably negligible but none the less evident) . I did not notice this flap until I got my grill off...IMHO everyone needs to take this off if they have an after market intake!!!
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Well I pulled it off and I don't want to get too excited....but I took her our for about 5 miles and noticed an increase in intake sound and a VERY slight increased responsiveness under WOT (probably negligible but none the less evident) . I did not notice this flap until I got my grill off...IMHO everyone needs to take this off if they have an after market intake!!!
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