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Old 06 Jan 2011, 07:24 pm
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Default Air box removal

I apologize if this has been done to death but........ tried a search and a goggle and can't find a step by step to remove the air box. I'd like to do the mod this coming weekend.

Thanks for any help


Ps. Are the air boxes interchangeable? If I found one at a wrecking yard (just in case something goes wrong) would it have to come from an 2004 (my baby's year)
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 08:10 pm
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Any airbox will fit.
After removing the intake hose and removing the top cover and filter. Looking into the lower box you will see two holes, they are pegs that are into rubber bushings on the fender. Pulling straight up it can be removed, do NOT twist but give it a good YANK up!! Good luck and let us know how it went.
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 08:43 pm
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Any airbox will fit.
After removing the intake hose and removing the top cover and filter. Looking into the lower box you will see two holes, they are pegs that are into rubber bushings on the fender. Pulling straight up it can be removed, do NOT twist but give it a good YANK up!! Good luck and let us know how it went.
yup, it's as simple as that. take off the hose, the top of the box and pull up, takes like 3 minutes. Then from there if you ever have a problem with the camshaft position sensor then it's like a 3 minute job to replace it.
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 08:51 pm
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[QUOTE=Then from there if you ever have a problem with the camshaft position sensor then it's like a 3 minute job to replace it.[/QUOTE]

Whoa! what's this all about? I just want to do the airbox mod. I'm I biting off more than I can chew ? Camshaft? is this something I could 'hurt' doing my air box mod ?
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 09:24 pm
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No. Don't worry. The comment about the camshaft position sensor simply points out that the air box takes up space blocking access to other systems.

As to how extensive the project you are undertaking is, tell us what your air box plans are. You mention getting another box from salvage.
I plan likewise to get a back up box before I begin slicing and dicing my airbox inlet.

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Whoa! what's this all about? I just want to do the airbox mod. I'm I biting off more than I can chew ? Camshaft? is this something I could 'hurt' doing my air box mod ?
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Old 06 Jan 2011, 10:25 pm
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oh, well that's good. For a moment I was stunned LOL Any road, here's my plan.

How to: Air filter box modification


I bought the K&N drop in ( which by it's self has already improved HP) so I thought I go the whole hog and do the mod as well.


Thanks Hooligan for the removal directions.
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Old 07 Jan 2011, 01:02 am
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oh, well that's good. For a moment I was stunned LOL Any road, here's my plan.

How to: Air filter box modification


I bought the K&N drop in ( which by it's self has already improved HP) so I thought I go the whole hog and do the mod as well.


Thanks Hooligan for the removal directions.
what the hell, i don't get any thanx for scaring the crap outta you? lol jk. but what i meant is exactly what sanatanadharma said. The air box takes up a lot of space. I had to change my cam shaft sensor a while ago so that's why i threw that in there. No worries.
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Old 07 Jan 2011, 10:06 am
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what the hell, i don't get any thanx for scaring the crap outta you? lol jk. .

hahaha. How rude of me, yes, thank you for the cardio workout! Must do this more often, saves going to the gym.
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Old 07 Jan 2011, 11:07 am
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It is not true that all airboxes are the same - turbos are different and '01 - '05 are different from '06 on up.
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Old 07 Jan 2011, 12:52 pm
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QSD, you are so right that there is a difference in 01-06's, however the removal is the same.
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