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post #1 of 127 (permalink) Old 08-12-2005, 02:55 AM Thread Starter
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Well, I took my Dremel tool and did some carving tonight, how much did you guys cut out for this mod, I ended up cutting the size of the inlet pipe to the airfilter, I put a piece of heavy screen over the hole and a few stainless screws to hold the screen in place. Did everyone leave the grill as it was or did anyone put anything over the back side of the grill also?

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Mine is still just a big hole...I get dragonflies in my air filter sometimes...keep waiting to find a bird in there...
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Could you tell a difference after doing the mod? I'm probably going to cut mine out this weekend and put some wire mesh up there to catch the bugs.

Did your intake sound louder? What about seat of the pants difference in turbo spool up?
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I made a custom grill guard, you can look at my sig for pics. I am going to put the same stuff over my zoodad hole, if I ever ger around to it.

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Im thinking about doinf this mod this weekend myself... got to help at speed...

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Mine is just a hole. I am getting a lot better flow. The sound is definitely higher and you can tell just how much better flowing it is.
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I think I can tell alittel difference (I was driving an F-150 for a day while my truck was in for the recall) I ended up getting some screen door screen, the guy at the hardware store said it was the heaviest screen he had, I cut a piece about 3 1/2" x 5" and folded the edges over to double them up and used some stainless screws to hold this in place. I had to pop the airfilter out to put the stainless nuts on the screws.

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Mine is just a hole. I am getting a lot better flow. The sound is definitely higher and you can tell just how much better flowing it is.
That's all I needed to hear. The jigsaw, or dremel tool will be cutting a hole this weekend on:
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Dremel tool with a cutting bit works great, with the screen I put in place over the hole, I was done in 15-20 minutes. (including beer time)

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I have done this to the previous two Ex's without any issues and will probably do it to the new 05, but will first get some benchmarks and then measure each mod's difference....

Not sure if there IS a quantifiable benefit to this...
but it's free,
it sounds like it should,
and I've not heard of any harm coming from it....

(other than the "you're stupid for doing this" pile on's @ TDS when you mention it )
even though it was a user @ TDS named Zoodad that came up with it !!!! :
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