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Posted: Wed Jan 02, 2008 7:38 pm 
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i have come to the conclusion that the only way of getting actual cold air to my engine without drillin a 50mm hole in the structure of the car or removing a head light, is through the bonnet a small vent above the box and 1 in it .


Your only limited by your imagination :wink:

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Posted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 8:52 pm 
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Troyman, I like what you did to your airbox.....Does it give a louder induction sound? I'm contemplating doing something similar to mine.
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Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:28 am 
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after reading through this thread im gonna give this a shot on my EL xr6.

on the passengers side and either do 3 cut out strips like the OP or some drill holes depending on what tools i have at my disposal

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:07 am 
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i ended up drilling about 8 holes, smallish, 5 on the passengers side, 3 on the front. i didnt want to gauge out great chunks and find out it didnt work..

its a cold morning, so id assume the new found easy breathing was thanks to that.. but ill give it a decent boot today and see how it goes, might make bigger holes later on and see how that goes.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:24 am 
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el/ef has to have the worst positioned throttle body and worst designed plenum thingy i have ever seen thats my 2 cents on el/ef cai


Say - have you seen the EFI config on an XE/XF Falcon? - YUCK. That setup worked best with the battery in the boot, and a VN Commo Airbox with 90mm pipe in through under the guard.
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Posted: Sat Mar 01, 2008 1:23 pm 
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well, i took my car to the dyno today @ BTA motorsport.
i got 120.1rwkw in november last year, now with the spark plugs, 02 sensor and the holes i described im getting 127.6rwkw, so im pretty happy with that!

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:44 pm 
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Nice work

Now I have the EL stuff in my EB, I will give this a shot.

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Posted: Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:40 pm 
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Pretty cool, might try it one day.

 

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Posted: Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:32 pm 
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Here's another one, I did today on my mate's Au falcon. Also removed the 55mm restriction in the airbox exit adaptor.

Throttle response is a whole lot better considering the car is bog stock and revs out better. Doesn't feel starved of air anymore.

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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:51 am 
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I have a kit on my EF which has a 2 holes in the bumper.

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Would the best option for me be to cut a hole in the airbox and run pipe to the other side of the grill behind the bar to force air into the box? or could the air somehow be forced out the snorkel or somethin like that?

 

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Posted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:08 pm 
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I reckon the best thing that you can do is keep your stock air box but cut a hole in the bottom of it. Also cut a hole under the air box and run a POD directly in front of the body kit hole.
Reason you keep your air box is so it looks stock.

 

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Posted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:05 pm 
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i got a spare bottom half of a airbox lieing in my shed,jsut wondering when i cut the hole in it and water goes in it wat wil happen if da engine sucks this water or can it suck it in
would it be good to drill a small hole on the corner for the water can drain out?


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Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 6:09 pm 
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el-ghia wrote:
i got a spare bottom half of a airbox lieing in my shed,jsut wondering when i cut the hole in it and water goes in it wat wil happen if da engine sucks this water or can it suck it in
would it be good to drill a small hole on the corner for the water can drain out?


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Unless the car bonnet is under water then should be fine as the air instake sucks in air from the top and there is also a drain hole in the bottom of the air box. Look at it, you will see what i mean.



thats and old thread dug up lol
ironically i spent a hour reading this whole thing and am going to do the mod :lol: :lol:

 

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 Post subject: Re: Airbox mod / Speed holes (Ah La; The simpsons)
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:02 pm 
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I was thinking only a week ago about cutting the front out but it felt too hot there so I dint bother, hmm mite go take my air box out rite now and start cutting the side

 

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 Post subject: Re: Airbox mod / Speed holes (Ah La; The simpsons)
Posted: Tue Jan 25, 2011 7:20 pm 
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I had my hand Down the front of the airbox and side and while the engines running u can feel the fan pushing cool air in front of the box so you could imagine while driving that air would flow there

 

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