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Old 22 May 2005, 01:30 pm
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Default AIR BOX TABS BREAKING

The other day I noticed that all of the tabs had broken off the stock air box. when I first got the PT there were only 3. I had to take it in to the dealer as I had a PO700 code and was in limp in mode. The parts dept said that a new lower air box was $125.00, but they didn't have one anyway.I made new tabs out of aluminum and riveted them to the box. They will never break again!I was wondering how many of you out there have had those small tabs break off.It seems to be a very poor design.The service manager said that others haven't complained of the tabs breaking. I wonder how often people even look to see if they are broken.
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Old 22 May 2005, 01:44 pm
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Haven't had that problem and I have had my airbox apart lots of times. [:I]
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Old 22 May 2005, 05:35 pm
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so many aftermarket units come with a new
lower airbox, try the basic unit from pt-tuning.
only costs about, 130 bucks, and you get a new filter
lower box and more power......
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Old 23 May 2005, 06:21 pm
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Bet you could get a air box from a salvage yard for less than $20.[]
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Old 23 May 2005, 06:45 pm
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As I said I made tabs (actually a brackets, 4 places) out of aluminum that I riveted to the lower air box, and they will never break.As the standard tabs would more than likely break off a new unit as well, I felt my modification would be best.
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