: Stock intake box modifications...



caddygirlny
09-15-04, 02:39 PM
Hey everyone last night i took the dremel tool and ported the entire airbox out on my STS. I even smoothed out the cross bridging where there was extra plastic. so everything is nicely smooth, and i cleaned up some of the inlet of the box so air can flow thru with ease. i took pics. ill try and put up if anyone wants to see.
So that being done I took off the wheel to take out the Horn . what a pain in the ass. then i pieced everythign back together and went back to a stock paper filter, b.c accoridng to everyone the KN filter does nothing.
Well i looked at the horn and i was trying to figure out how the hell it is of any use. and how air actually goes in there LOL, there is a huge resonator attached to it, so its not like u could pop it off like the one on the top of the box and cork it. so now im trying to see how air can go into the level hole, isnt flow being blocked by the fog light etc.... and its all blocked by plastic guarding. there is definetly room to work with down there though..so i was thinking of making a custom ram air sorta tubing to flow right to the hole under the box...anyone have any ideas? or should i just leave it at that?

took it for a test run and it turned out pretty good, definetly noticed a change in the tone of the car. it was slightly more throaty, and it was a little more jumpy off the line which is good.
one question though. i noticed the idles a little rougher. anyone else get this? maybe its not worth to lose the nice luxury ride over a few horses..input would be appreciated.

next step dynomax super turbo mufflers will be going onto 2.5inch piping all the way from the cat and back. so i hope this makes a noticeable difference and isnt too loud . this seems to be the popular muffler.

and lastly i will match port the mounting plate to the Tb and the TB shaft etc.. to get a couple more horses. I think that will aobut do it.

any insight will be useful
thanx guys.

beato
09-15-04, 06:37 PM
Would Like To See Pictures

caddygirlny
09-16-04, 07:29 PM
Here are the pictures of the portedair box i did...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/caddygirlny/caddyintakebox7.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/caddygirlny/caddyintakebox6.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/caddygirlny/caddyintakebox4.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/caddygirlny/caddyintakebox3.jpg

beato
09-17-04, 02:09 PM
still no pictures????didnt download

caddygirlny
09-17-04, 02:52 PM
the pictures are on the thread....you dont see them?? i have 4 pictures showing.

If they do not show up right click on them and choose show picture. If that fails try these links

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/caddygirlny/caddyintakebox7.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/caddygirlny/caddyintakebox6.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/caddygirlny/caddyintakebox4.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v491/caddygirlny/caddyintakebox3.jpg

beato
09-18-04, 01:39 PM
got them,looks like a nice job,thanks

caddygirlny
09-18-04, 06:19 PM
no problem beato, thanx for the compliment.
i think my next idea is to create a tube from the hole under the box to the plastic guard under the fog lamp for a sorta ram air effect, with the water diverter so water cant get in. but ill see if i have time. as of now I'm interested in getting rid of my dynomax setup and getting the corsa exhaust system, so hey if anyone wants 2 brand spanking new dynomax muffs already attached to a 2.5inch custom y pipe, I will sell it soon.

id like to port the TB although i know the gains wont be noticeable, i just am bored and would liek to clean it up a little i guess

beato
09-19-04, 01:34 PM
on my 97 STS,the comouter sits under the cleaner assembly,so I dont think that I can do much with it

Eldyfig
09-19-04, 01:55 PM
Can you post a pic of your y-pipe? What Dynomax mufflers did you get? Were they the Super Turbos, part #028917733?

caddygirlny
09-19-04, 02:16 PM
Yeah I got the super turbos. I don't have the box or part number anymore. They're a universal size. If you want I can get the part number. I'll go and take pics right now....

caddygirlny
09-22-04, 11:54 AM
I haven't forgotten about you! I got sidetracked and lazy haha. I need to find some ramps so I can get under there and take some pics. Expect them this weekend!

Eldyfig
09-22-04, 12:01 PM
ok

94CaddyConcours
09-23-04, 08:00 PM
Clever idea