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air silencer removal

i was wondering if there was an easier way to yank the air silencer than this http://www.mn12performance.com/mn12h...box/airbox.htm because i would love to do it but i really dont want to have to take off the fender
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i was wondering if there was an easier way to yank the air silencer than this because i would love to do it but i really dont want to have to take off the fender
The fender is not removed ONLY the Inner Plastic Fender Shield Just make sure
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I didnt even remove my fender wall, I just got underneat my car and jimmy'd it out.

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is the difference noticable enough to go to the bother or removing the fender and all that stuff, or should i just leave it?
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All it does is remove the noise it makes without it. So what. No hp gain.
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is that the noise that i hear that reminds me of a damn sedans engine?
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i was wondering if there was an easier way to yank the air silencer than this http://www.mn12performance.com/mn12h...box/airbox.htm because i would love to do it but i really dont want to have to take off the fender
Just reach up underneath there, grab it, and yank it out. It's a little effort to get out of there but it comes out.
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Yep that's the noise. Chunk the darn thing and let it go. Are you gonna keep the filter box?
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ok, sounds easy enough does anyone have a picture of the airsilencer still in the car so i know what i am "yanking" out
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ok, sounds easy enough does anyone have a picture of the airsilencer still in the car so i know what i am "yanking" out
Hey buddy, don't try to make this harder than it is. Okay what you need to do is open the box where your air filter is and look IN THE HOLE.

Is there a black spot and you can't see down it? That means your air silencer is still there there is THREE bolts holding it to the airbox. It is a little tight and BE CAREFUL, do not get pissed, because METAL BITES HARD.

Just get a really small wrench and try to jiggle each of the nuts out. It takes about 30 mins tops. I never removed anything (tire, sheilds, nothing).

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Hey buddy, don't try to make this harder than it is. Okay what you need to do is open the box where your air filter is and look IN THE HOLE.

Is there a black spot and you can't see down it? That means your air silencer is still there there is THREE bolts holding it to the airbox. It is a little tight and BE CAREFUL, do not get pissed, because METAL BITES HARD.

Just get a really small wrench and try to jiggle each of the nuts out. It takes about 30 mins tops. I never removed anything (tire, sheilds, nothing).

Best of luck, and don't hesitate to ask,

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I try (Did you used to live in Hardin Co. ? )

Just wanted to give him a clear cut answer

Get it out yet?
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ok, after about 45 minutes of struggling i finally managed to pull out a piece that i think is the air silencer. please tell me that this is what i wanted to pull out
i am also going to go and get a K&N air filter and it should be as good as a cold air intake, right?


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OMG, I can't beleive you mistoke the air silencer for that. I sure hope you didn't drive your car without that thing. You better go outside right now and put that back in before you really mess up your car.
















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DON'T WASTE your money on a k&n filter. It will just oil down your Mass Air Sensor. I ran my car with and without the stock air filter and saw NO difference in 1/4 mile times. If you make serious horsepower (over 500) you may gain a few more but for a stock engine, your money is better spent elsewhere, like on the exhaust or differential.
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In my experience, and opinion, the only way to get oil on your MAF sensor is to apply too much oil to your filter. I have used a K&N filter for the past year and never had problems with oil fouling.
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OMG, I can't beleive you mistoke the air silencer for that. I sure hope you didn't drive your car without that thing. You better go outside right now and put that back in before you really mess up your car.
















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On the air silencer I just turn it and it came off. Does the other part that is bolted on make a differnt with it ?
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I never even knew there was a guide on removing it! Not that I needed it. It was a bit difficult to remove. At one point I was tempted to bolt it back on lol. I got it, though!

And as for K&N air filters...why bother with an air filter at all? Here's what you can do for free: Remove the airbox and hose, but cut a section off the hose just long enough so you can mount the mass air-flow sensor to the throttle body back to back. You may be able to use one of the rubber seals instead. You'll also need to re-route the mass air-flow sensor wiring. No intake restrictions other than the mass air-flow sensor and throttle body, and it didn't cost you a dime!

Ha..I'm just kidding!!! If you want to severely shorten the life of your engine, though...you may do the procedure above.
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I didnt even remove my fender wall, I just got underneat my car and jimmy'd it out.
Thats the same thing I did
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because im really bad about bringing back dead threads.....
i yanked mine out a few weeks ago, and my god that was a hoorible 2 hours. i had tried to yank it off when i first got the car, but it wouldnt go anywhere so i gave up and b0lted it bak on. but i got tired of it... so i jacked up the car and went to work. 2 hours of hard pushing and straining later it cam out. that has to be about waht giving birth would be like, only for a car...... well anyway, im loving the whistle/whine i get from it, and it sounds more beastly in neutral if ya give ti a little. hahah well back to work i go
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