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Old 27 Mar 2012, 08:15 pm
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2005 Series 4 Dream Cruiser: KW Coilovers, Strut Bar, Neoprene Bushings and now starting performance mods. First will be K&N Cold Air kit 57-1531. From what I have read here, I think I should remove the white "silencer" from the Airbox; am I correct? Second (unasociated) question: does anyone know how I can get in touch with the Cruiser Club in Palm Springs, CA. All the links I have followed came up dead; HELP!!!!
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 09:10 am
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No sense in doing anything to your airbox, you're going to be removing it to install your CAI.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 03:50 pm
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You are wasting your money on a CAI or a HAI (hot air intake) as they really should be called. For every 10* of hot air added to the engine you lose 1 hp. You also lose double digits in torque. The serious performance modders modify the airbox and replace the turbo to airbox hose with a less restrictive one.
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The only time you need to go to a CAI is when you go big turbo. You are much better off, performancewise, with a closed system that draws in only cold air.
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Old 28 Mar 2012, 05:10 pm
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I don't personally know if you lose hp or torque from the use of a CAI, but I agree with GTMan, in my humble opinion, doing the airbox mod and installing a K&N drop-in filter is more efficient than using a cone filter. If you can completely draw in cold air to it, that's one thing. I know one of the guys, the president of the Carolina PT Cruisers Club, he has a real scooped hood that draws in cold air directly to a custom airbox he built with a CAI cone filter on it. That works wonderfully.
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