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Hi All,

I think I'm probably missing something obvious here but I have not been able to find a single pic that shows or a link that specifically explains this mod. This said, I have found a bunch of post that directly reference it.

Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!

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i have some pics at home I can send. Basically, it is very easy.

If you locate the snorkel you will see that the intake is at a 90degree turn, meaning the opening faces the driver side of the car. What I did is cut away the angled part so that the opening is pretty much straight on, like a ram-air. I wont even begin to say I have felt a difference but combined with a drop-in KN I think its as good as a CAI. The stock intake tube is rubber but is a big bore and is smooth on the inside, meaning it flows more than enough air. The sucking sound with the metal tubes is just that. I prefer silence, at least from that end


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i have some pics at home I can send. Basically, it is very easy.

If you locate the snorkel you will see that the intake is at a 90degree turn, meaning the opening faces the driver side of the car. What I did is cut away the angled part so that the opening is pretty much straight on, like a ram-air. I wont even begin to say I have felt a difference but combined with a drop-in KN I think its as good as a CAI. The stock intake tube is rubber but is a big bore and is smooth on the inside, meaning it flows more than enough air. The sucking sound with the metal tubes is just that. I prefer silence, at least from that end
Cool, thanks! This is what i was looking for

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Hi All,

I think I'm probably missing something obvious here but I have not been able to find a single pic that shows or a link that specifically explains this mod. This said, I have found a bunch of post that directly reference it.

Can someone point me in the right direction? Thanks!
Pop the hood.....notice the six plastic retainers that hold the front grille......carefully remove the center of each retainer then remove the body.....DO NOT LOSE OR DAMAGE THEM.....lift and pull on the grille......you have now exposed the snorkel......look at it and examine how the end of it noses to the right.......just remove enough material at the top and left side of the snorkel so to expose the opening.......try to leave the floor and the right side so it looks like it flares at the opening. That way it will "catch" and direct as much outside air as possible right into the opening. I used a pair of sharp tin snips that cut thru it like butter.

I feel the aftermarket CAIs physically can not draw air from the outside nearly as efficiently as the stock cai.......the Volant does look very good and maybe a more efficient option. The Volant also uses the stock snorkel but they have also opened the bottom. Dont worry about water......the stock lower half of the box has a resonator that has a hole that would allow water to escape........which I doubt will be an issue.

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This is the best mod you can do to the truck. It's very cheap and it will run with the best intake kit out there. I think it's better to be honest with you.




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i have some pics at home I can send. Basically, it is very easy.

If you locate the snorkel you will see that the intake is at a 90degree turn, meaning the opening faces the driver side of the car. What I did is cut away the angled part so that the opening is pretty much straight on, like a ram-air. I wont even begin to say I have felt a difference but combined with a drop-in KN I think its as good as a CAI. The stock intake tube is rubber but is a big bore and is smooth on the inside, meaning it flows more than enough air. The sucking sound with the metal tubes is just that. I prefer silence, at least from that end
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What is the advantage of having the snorkel face to the side? Why was it designed that way, instead of pointing straight, to begin with?
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My guess is that it was designed to the side so water and road debris wouldn't have a clear shot at the filter.
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Thanks for the info folks! K&N is ordered and should be in tomorrow and I know what I'm doing this weekend.

On a side note I have had no luck finding a colder running Tstat for this car at any locals stores. I even called 2 autozones 30+ miles away and noone stocks one.

I'm in Japan next week and Lake Tahoe next weekend so it will be at least a couple of weeks before I will have another opportunity to do any wrenching.
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That's what I was thinking GE2: the right angle serves a purpose. Think I'll leave it as-is.
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See post #11 for dyno results: http://www.***********/forums/showthr...t=3668&page=18
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