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post #11 of 196 Old 10-04-2015, 12:34 PM
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I got it out, had to break these plastic rivets that were holding it in.
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10mm deep socket and an extension should do it... Number 8 should def be out for a nice deep sound
Just one tip to add to that... don't tighten it too much, just enough. Seen way too many people crack plastic by tightening a screw too tight.



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Just one tip to add to that... don't tighten it too much, just enough. Seen way too many people crack plastic by tightening a screw too tight.
Thanks, but I'm not tightening anything... removing pieces, and pretty savvy either way. The one visible 10mm bolt on piece 8 in the diagram doesn't seem to be the only thing holding it in. I really need this hurricane to go away, and give me some good driveway time.

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If I remember correctly when I removed mine in my Xb its just a plastic type pin that needs the ends squeezed to pull it out. I knew I was not putting it back so I yanked on it to remove it.
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Cha-ching... had to remove the battery, and cut some of the plastic crap to get it out but the factory airbox is definitely as free flowing as it's going to get at this point. I like that it is still drawing air coming from the front of the car.
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Cha-ching... had to remove the battery, and cut some of the plastic crap to get it out but the factory airbox is definitely as free flowing as it's going to get at this point. I like that it is still drawing air coming from the front of the car.
Nice! Any difference in sound or performance?
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Nice! Any difference in sound or performance?
The intake is very deep / throaty compared to when I first bought it. As for performance... between the exhaust and this yes absolutely. The car breathes a lot better. It is much more responsive, and definitely pulls harder at higher RPM now.

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Following in the footsteps of Mr Prescott I also did the airbox mod. As you can see from the pictures below the air intake actually comes from a small circular opening which connects to a hole at the bottom of the engine bay. This hole is much smaller than the opening in the air filter box.






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- At full throttle intake sound is much louder
- This mod plus the charcoal filter removal alone improved 0-60 times by over half a second, can't wait to start doing some exhaust mods!
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I have to admit the car is actually kinda quick now. The mid and especially top end is noticeably improved just by opening up the stock intake. Before it felt so sluggish, slower than a regular Corolla.
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How did you get the #8 piece out without cutting it? Did you just break it?
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