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This was probably covered, but, I put my K&N filter in and removed the air silencer. I've been noticing a slugishness when the engine is hot. I really believe some of this came from hot air being sucked through the exposed part of the missing silencer. We all know that having the silencer in is like breathing through puckered lips, so I compromised and took a knife to the air silincer, trimming it so it just reaches into the fender well. Well, the car seems much more responsive when the engine is hot now. I think this set up is as good as any cold air or Denscharger set up. It could all be in my mind, but I'm happy.
 

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Funny, I did exactly the same thing, but it will be coming off tonight since my 100mm DensCharger just came in the mail. At least I'll be able to tell you subjectively if I notice a big difference.
 

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Hi there XTC,
Hope things are fine in Ohio (dad's family from there).
Here's what I noticed driving around the block a few times after removing our cut silencer and putting in the 4" 100mm DenseCharger:
1) Slightly louder, throatier engine note
2) RPM's seem to leap up quicker, a bit easier to spin the rubber.
3) Throttle response is lightening quick.
4) A bit more "muscle car" gurgling sound while decelerating in idle.
Overall a bit better in all four catagories for my taste and therefore worth the effort and cost.
One note regarding installation...The hardest thing is connecting the two PVC pipes the way they want you to, with no leverage (one pipe in the engine bay the other in the fender). Ignore their directions to install the air filter to the PVP tube first...wait and do the Air filter connection LAST. This allows you to preconnect to two PVC pipes first outside the car.
I don't know if this is as much a problem with the 3" pipe, but I was wrestling with the 4" for a while trying to do it their way.

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<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Dennis on 2001-10-06 00:10 ]</font>
 

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Over on the corral there are some directions on making a ram air set up using some metal dryer ducting. Being short on cash I went this route and it only cost me aprox. $10. The results were great and it gives a pretty stealthy look (from the engine bay it looks stock all the way down to the air silencer). If anyone is looking for a cheep alternative to aftermarket cold air kits they should definitely look into this mod.
 

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h1sesq,

Sorry I don't. I have had to trade cars with my father for the week due to my broken hand. I am going to pick up 1164 tomorrow though (who cares if it hurts I need my Bullit) and I will take some. If you go over to the corral you may be able to find some pics over there, if not I will put some up tomorrow.
 

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Here are some pics of what I am talking about.


These were taken from the corral.

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I tried the same thing. But I couldn't find any 5 inch dia. duct work anywhere around here.....Only 6 inch. So I used some 5 inch industrial flexible duct going to the fog light hole. It picked up too many bugs for me. Works about the same as the Densecharger
 

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Mus408,

I used some screen and a large hose clamp to cover the opening (similar to the second pic). Kept out all of the bugs nicely. I was really impressed with the results of the system as a whole, even my wife could notice a difference (from the passenger seat :lol: ).

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I ran the dryer duct idea for a while. A 4" flexable Slinky-type of duct. I ran it right from the fog light opening to the stock air box which I cut open to accept the 4" diameter duct. I liked it fine. But then I bought the Densecharger. It's MUCH better for throttle response and feel. Moving the filter to the fender where it can draw cooler air from all around, instead of from just one side of the filter like the stock box, is the key. The dryer duct thing is good for a start, but the Densecharger is the next step. (*this has been a unpaid endorsement for the Densecharger. No monies have been paid to me. Although, a small box of unmarked twenties would be very nice*) :grin:
 
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