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Old 23 Mar 2004, 07:51 pm
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I want to modify my stock air box with a tube going down from the bottom of the box to the brake duct inlet. My question is should I seal off the original snorkel inlet or not. If I don't, will both inlets create a turbulent air flow or is more inlets better?
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Old 23 Mar 2004, 11:31 pm
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That brake duct inlet is there for a reason...it helps cool the brakes. Why you would want to rob the brakes of needed cool air and direct it into your intake is beyond me. I guess you like replacing your rotors?
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Old 24 Mar 2004, 01:37 am
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That brake duct inlet is there for a reason...it helps cool the brakes. Why you would want to rob the brakes of needed cool air and direct it into your intake is beyond me. I guess you like replacing your rotors?
If you do road rallys and drive hard and use your brakes 110% of the time then I can understand your point. Most cars on the road don't even have these openings. The guy who I got the mod from drove for over three years and never had a problem with his rotor. I've had my 2" hose for 5 months and I haven't had a problem.
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Old 24 Mar 2004, 03:35 pm
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Mean Green is right on. The duct is more show than go. Just blowing air into the wheel well doesn't really do anything anyhow. You would need to duct the air to flow right onto the rotors for it to make a difference. If you go to some road race circuts look at their setups and you will see what I mean.
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Old 24 Mar 2004, 06:41 pm
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So is there any advantage/disadvantage to blocking off the original snorkel?
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Old 24 Mar 2004, 07:57 pm
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not really. I think you will be getting more feed into the box at speed from the new air source creating a higher pressure area in the box anyhow
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