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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:54 pm 
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Just wondering if a Tickford AU III XR8 snorkel would fit an EF Gli standard box?

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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 8:57 pm 
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yes, but may foul on the thermo fans like mine did (used a paint gun and remoulded it)
also you need to trim an edge off it, but otherwise presto!

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:01 pm 
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may be foul on thermo fans? sorry i have no idea what that means...
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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:38 pm 
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OsbornThomas wrote:
may be foul on thermo fans? sorry i have no idea what that means...


the intake snorkel will hit the thermo fans, thus not making them a direct fit.

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 10:24 pm 
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oh ok, so it's not really the best idea for a modification? not sure if it's just in my head atm but I'm really into getting more air into my engine haha
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Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:40 pm 
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you get a bit of a gain but not much. The EF\EL GT snorkels fit too. Not a bad idea especialy if your gonna do some bigger mods. Cam etc. Typicly about 3-4 kw. so stuff all. but every little bit adds up i spose. and its this whole synergy thing. ie say 3 bolt on mods say rated for a gain of 10 kw each but for some reason they all work well together and produce 35kw.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 10, 2007 11:23 pm 
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BA XT and XR6T have both fit striaght on my EF with no modification. to get more air im looking at drilling a hole throught the bottom of the air box as i have a GLI (no fog lights in the front bumper) with no fill-in/replacement plastic, so it will be cold air stright into the box... im also looking at and inbox pod filter setup for more surface area of filtratrion

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 7:45 pm 
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Thanks a lot guys! helped me a lot!

Someone has put in a bid for $40 surely it's not worth that much? is it?
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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:24 pm 
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OsbornThomas wrote:
Thanks a lot guys! helped me a lot!

Someone has put in a bid for $40 surely it's not worth that much? is it?


you can't buy the Tickford snorkels new anymore, so you have to get a BA series snorkel. I have seen the tickford ones go for over $100 on EBAY.

I bought one about a year ago from Ford Spare Parts and it was $26.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:26 pm 
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oh, makes sense then! What doesn't is the SS inductions ones going for over $250!
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Posted: Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:54 pm 
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Basically a straight, but tight fit. You will need to trim the bottom lip, and drill 2 new holes in your radiator support panel but shouldn't take more than 10-15 minutes all up.
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