View Full Version : Driver Brake duct removal with Pics

10-05-10, 10:03 PM
In a previous thread, I inquired about the brake duct removal near my intake filter. I ended up getting under the car tonight to see what the area looked like and if it would be feasible to do this for my next visit to the strip.

Removal was simple. It required removing the black tab fastners near the front corner. I went ahead and removed all fastners associated with the skid plate and removed the plate, so I could get a good look up in there.

The following pics show the duct, and the inlet, and the proximity of my filter.
I believe this will help get some more cold air in the area. The duct snaps into the front bumper at the inlet only.

When I was surveying, I payed closed attention to the path of water and how far my filter would be from the water stream if any.
Also, I scanned for any electrical connections or wiring that could get wet.
In my opinion, it is not a concern. However, I will re-install the duct after my drag strip day.

I hope this helps anyone who has not been in this corner of the vehicle.






10-05-10, 11:32 PM
I doubt you'll go back to putting it in Curtis. Even during a major storm it won't cause any type of mess and even if it floods it'll still drain out the inner fender vents.

10-06-10, 12:02 AM
Thanks Adrian, now I am mad at you for not telling me about this sooner. What other secrets are you keeping close to your vest? :)

10-06-10, 12:10 AM
Thanks Adrian, now I am mad at you for not telling me about this sooner. What other secrets are you keeping close to your vest? :)

lol, i mentioned the brake duct ages ago. Another thought that crossed my mind was actually cutting the hood open on the inside. The scoop in our hoods is hollow. If you cut that section out on the inside over the engine and than cut a small section out of the rear of the hood facing the windshield you would in effect create a cowl type hood. Never had the balls to hack into my hood though

10-06-10, 12:30 AM
Yes that would be a little bit adventerous, even for you.

10-06-10, 08:06 AM
Adrian, I just don't want small animals climbing in there in search of heat.


10-06-10, 10:10 AM
^ If i had that in my car i would have more serious worries,lol. Here is my green filter w/ afe sock...

http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/3415/img1060w.jpg (http://img832.imageshack.us/i/img1060w.jpg/)

Here is how far it goes down with Jesse's cai...

http://img203.imageshack.us/img203/7569/img1062jn.jpg (http://img203.imageshack.us/i/img1062jn.jpg/)

Whats nice is its slim enough so it doesnt get scrunched on the top part

10-06-10, 10:14 AM
I want one of those. Where did you order those items from?

10-06-10, 10:20 AM
It took me a while to figure out the correct sizing but here is the link to get the " AFE weather sock part # is 28-10021 "


( comes in yellow,black,red,blue )

And here is the filter /green filter. Much better quality than K&N, even Jesse was surprised by the steel mesh strength.


I played around with a few different filters and sizes and this imho is the best combo for the shape of the opening.

10-06-10, 10:46 AM
Thanks abunch Adrian!

I want to make sure I order the proper sock. What was the ID number? I am confused by the picture.

10-06-10, 10:54 AM
the AFE sock part # is 28-10021

10-06-10, 11:26 AM
DAmn and i thought our cat and squirrel problems under the hood was an issue! LOL that is a funny picture..

10-06-10, 11:52 AM
what's the point of doing this?

more air?


10-06-10, 11:54 AM
what's the point of doing this?

more air?


More cooler air

10-06-10, 11:56 AM
Yes, here is the story!


10-06-10, 10:51 PM
Are both of you using the same CAI? Jesse's?

10-06-10, 11:09 PM
I believe so.

10-07-10, 09:35 AM
^ yep, both Jesse's cai. On the new era intake the mentioned filter will drop a few inches even lower to where it has direct contact with the airflow from the fog vent. The filter is thin enough to be use able with probally all 4" intakes