: STS-V Intake Baffles



Guy.Seminerio
06-02-13, 03:38 PM
Hey I'm under the hood of my car right now. I'd like to remove the exhaust baffles to increase blower whine. Any reason I shouldn't do this? Where exactly are these baffles? Explain baby style please.

pwrsix
06-02-13, 05:57 PM
Do yourself a favor and install the Spectre CAI setup. Its my first mod and I installed it today. It looks good and really wakes up the supercharger. Sounds AWESOME!

Guy.Seminerio
06-02-13, 06:57 PM
Oh and I'm pretty sure I meant intake baffles.

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Yeah I'm looking at doing the whole Tim treatment one day. Just gotta wait till the funds are right

TimmyC
06-02-13, 08:10 PM
Take the big Y section of the intake off. The baffles are slid in from the back. Just pull them out. It's easy.

Guy.Seminerio
06-02-13, 08:27 PM
Sorry. Are you talking about the "y" that's formed when the intake pipes split and go around either side of the the supercharger/engine before meeting back up again behind it?

pwrsix
06-02-13, 09:21 PM
The whole Spectre setup cost $250 shipped from Summit.

Guy.Seminerio
06-02-13, 09:43 PM
Ill eventually end up with the intake tim developed. The one that eliminates the restrictive y altogether.

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So after the pipes split and just past the supercharger, those 2 clamps on each side, and the one clamp at the beginning of the y (nearest to the grille). Is there anything else I have to remove to get the y off? I imagine its bolted down somehow. So ill be able to access the baffles right by where the double clamps are right?

TimmyC
06-02-13, 11:14 PM
Ill eventually end up with the intake tim developed. The one that eliminates the restrictive y altogether.

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So after the pipes split and just past the supercharger, those 2 clamps on each side, and the one clamp at the beginning of the y (nearest to the grille). Is there anything else I have to remove to get the y off? I imagine its bolted down somehow. So ill be able to access the baffles right by where the double clamps are right?

There are some bolts that hold the y section down. Just get in there and do it. You'll figure it out.

Guy.Seminerio
06-03-13, 12:22 AM
Alright next weekend. Thanks Tim.

06 STS Rob
06-03-13, 09:23 PM
It's pretty easy like Tim said... Just start at the front clamp and work your way back. There's a few bolts on either side that hold it down but nothing tricky.
The hard part comes when you go to install Tim's intake. You'll have to remove the rear Y section at that point. I think I left 1/2 pound of flesh back there getting everything out and getting Tim's to fit right. Love the results though.

GizmoQ
06-03-13, 09:56 PM
Oh and I'm pretty sure I meant intake baffles.

Fixed!

:shhh:

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Hey I'm under the hood of my car right now. I'd like to remove the exhaust baffles to increase blower whine. Any reason I shouldn't do this? Where exactly are these baffles? Explain baby style please.

Doesn't removing the baffles upset the flow of air across the MAF and set a code??

Guy.Seminerio
06-03-13, 10:05 PM
My understanding is that it doesn't affect the car performance wise which leads me to believe that no, it doesn't alter the air flow. Someone who knows more will answer. This would be a deal breaker for me.

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Thanks for that rob and thanks gizmo for fixing the name of the thread.

PGA2B
06-03-13, 11:01 PM
Doesn't removing the baffles upset the flow of air across the MAF and set a code??

Nope its after the MAF. They are in the mufflers by the supercharger.

Guy.Seminerio
06-08-13, 12:26 PM
Removed the baffles yesterday. Big difference. So far I like the change. For those in the future who want to do this you'll need a deep socket 3/4 inch for the strut bar and a deep socket 10mm to unbolt the y portion of the intake. Also a flathead screwdriver to loosen the clamps. Easy job.