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Old 09 Oct 2004, 09:29 pm
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I have a 2004 turbo lite. I changed the air filter to a K&N and was wondering how do you remove the air ristrictor. I asume that it the the white peice in the upper part of the housing. I just cant seem to figure out how to remove it....thanks for your help...
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Old 09 Oct 2004, 11:31 pm
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rszappa1,

Just by removing the white air silencer you will still have a bottleneck(as far as peformance is concerned) in the intake tube going from the turbo to the airbox. The white silencer in the air intake box is just there to quiet down the whistling sound of the turbo spooling up. If you really want to improve the performance and throttle response of the engine and you like the sounds a turbo makes, then you can replace the turbo inlet pipe with an aftermarket one that uses an open element air fliter.

If you just want to remove the white air silencer then you have to pry the two halves apart with a screwdriver then reinstall the box. I did that also and did not notice much change. However, the biggest gains in performance and throttle response came from replacing the air intake system. You can definately feel the difference.

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I have an '04 Turbo Lite also. You really want to up the performance of your car? For about $350 and 20 minutes with a 10mm wrench you can increase your horsepower by roughtly 1/3. Yes, you'll jump from 180HP to 235-240HP if you install Stage 1. Those of us who have done this to our Turbo Lites will never look back!![8)]
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Old 10 Oct 2004, 06:10 am
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Here are some photos...

Airbox cover. Red arrow is pointing to the silencer...


Photo after the silencer is removed...


Photo of silencer...


You may/may not see the clips on the silencer, therefore, spin it around until you do.

Some people, including myself, removed the snorkel (d and e on below pic) as well as the piece holding it.



FYI, along with Stage 1, majority of the people change their exaust and a less restricting air filter.
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Cut my snorkle off flush with the inside of the box when I still used my stock box. That way the snorkle out side of the box still went over to the fenderwell hole.
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Don't leave the white thing in there like crazy did. Just pull the whole thing out. It just snaps in.
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Old 12 Oct 2004, 07:39 am
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how does that white peice come out. I am able to get the two peice white plastic out but how does the entire peice come out..
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It just snaps in if I remember right. I just pulled it out. It didn't even occur to me to take it apart. I have it in one piece down in the cabinet in my garage.
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Mine was toiugh to come uot and therefore I have it in 2 pieces. No matter what I did though my best results by far was to go with my K&N Typhhon intake system. There is just no comparison you do need the larger unrestricted pipe!! The actual dyno numbers done by K&N was about 7 HP at the rear wheels over my modded stock box and stock pipe.
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Steel,

I think you meant front wheels....DOH![xx(] I got the BTG and I definately feel it ands so does the rice thats gettin spanked in the process. Keep on Kruizin'

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