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Has anyone removed the top of the airbox and latched down the filter? I did this the other day, sounded really nice, but im afraid im sacrificing too much performance here with the engine heat.
 

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Re: Factory airbox mod? (Elmoworld)

if you add a r kelly CAI you hear the turbo much better. you do suffer alot more with the top of the air box is off
 

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i took the top of my airbox off...and i swear the car drives BETTER.<p>i notice more power up top in the rpms.<p>i've got the evolve hood vent..which *might* be letting some cool air in..but probably not tons..given that i don't have anything udnerhood to suck in the cooler air TO the filter.<p>i have the power pack w/ 93 octane.<p>my gut thought is that my car, given the boost i am running, can't flow enough air with the stock intake - so popping the top off the airbox lets in more air...and more air is better than cold air.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>23109VC</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> so popping the top off the airbox lets in more air...and more air is better than cold air.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Would you rather have two warm beers or one nice cold one? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>This can be tested easily buy logging IAT with an OBD2 tool on a fully heat soaked engine with and without the top on and doing some 0-60 runs with a G-meter. My gut says more hot air is NOT better than less cold air.<p>I have the tools but not the time, sorry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>...If only there were 48 hours in a day <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>LTA<p>
 
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