Rich,rich9426 said:Hey guys , I keep seeing RobertCTS mention TonyA parts . What and where are they . Is there a web site or a local store that may carry them. Thanks , Rich
RAM-AIR FROM THE FRONT BUMPER IS OLD TECHNOLOGIES FROM THE 60'S. Sorry, cap lock. Water doesn't make hard right vertical climbs. I've had mine for 1 1/2 yrs. Never any problems. Odyesseus has made the mod to the 3.2. Word is that the 3.2 has a bog problem and the TonyA eliminates it. Procedures for the 3.6 & 3.2 are identical.DDS rollin a CTS said:Has anyone had this mod for a while? Is there any risk of sucking water (like when its raining or you hit a puddle) or any other debris in that could cause damage to the filter or other intake components? What implications does this mod have on the warranty? Last of all, I havent had a chance to pull my airbox out to investigate this myself so does anyone know if the procedure changes when dealing with an '03 with the 3.2L, or is just the same as whats posted in the FAQ's?
RobertCTS said:RAM-AIR FROM THE FRONT BUMPER IS OLD TECHNOLOGIES FROM THE 60'S. Sorry, cap lock. Water doesn't make hard right vertical climbs. I've had mine for 1 1/2 yrs. Never any problems. Odyesseus has made the mod to the 3.2. Word is that the 3.2 has a bog problem and the TonyA eliminates it. Procedures for the 3.6 & 3.2 are identical.
I used a 3" hole saw and hand drill. Hold tight as the saw really bites into those ribs. The best advise that I can give you is to count the horizontal and vertical ribs to locate the center for your drill bit. I saved my cut out. I can glue it back in if needed when I sell it. Here's a pic of the 3" cut out.rich9426 said:Hey Robert what is the performance comparison to this Mod and the Volant Mod. Did you get better gas mileage and more horse power and was it noticable. I am a little sketchy on the skirt cut out and where it actually is . Can you shed some light on this part of the mod. Thanks , Rich.
It has to be the AirHog. The filter medium is red. Costs about $40DDS rollin a CTS said:Sorry guys, I just wanted to make absoutely sure I wasnt going to f*** anything up with this conversion vs the aftermarket kits (hey, my cars my baby, I get paranoid).
FYI, I was looking around online and on the FRAM website, theres a part listed (#CA9459) as being a replacement for the stock airfilter.
I'm going to stop by the store tomorrow to see what it looks like. It might make that TonyA mod a little easier and cheaper - its on sale at the Advance Autoparts website for $18!
You're not coming to the Ohio Meet with a dirty air filter are you?:rant2:DDS rollin a CTS said:HOLY S***!!!
I installed the TonyA this afternoon. Took the car out for a bit of a test drive tonight and there is now a significant improvement in response when I stomp on the gas from before. Under hard accelleration the engine makes a much more aggressive growl throughout the rpm range, especially in the lower RPMs (but it still sounds pretty close to stock under more sensible throttle inputs). Currently I am still using the stock air filter (and a rather dirty one at that) b/c it got dark out while I was drilling holes in the airbox. I'll probably finish modifying the filter sunday and will update on the overall effect then.
I must say this to those still using a stock intake - you have no idea what youre missing until you try it. As I have it set up now, the mod was "free" so it doesnt take a $200+ intake kit to see noticable results.