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Old 11-16-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Snorkusless is bliss...

Just took mine off of my 07 WRX and
I LOVE it!!!!!!!!!
The turbo spool sound is much louder as is the AWESOME sound of the DVI.
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Old 11-16-2008, 10:55 AM   #2
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Never really seen someone so excited over the removal of the snorkus.....Glad youre happy though...
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Old 11-16-2008, 01:26 PM   #3
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ahhh, the joys of simple modifications. Glad youre enjoying.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:12 PM   #4
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I have dumb question, does it sound like an intake?
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:20 PM   #5
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can someone show me a picture of the snorkus?? I looked at the diy but it won't show me the pictures for some reason.
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Old 11-16-2008, 05:36 PM   #6
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Yea, I personally thought the snorkus delete was a pita and definitely not worth it. The sound my K&N typhoon sri makes is soooo much better!

But glad to see you're happy!
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:04 PM   #7
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did you just do the snorkus or did you do the silencer piece inside the fender? thats what will really make it noticabley louder if thats what your goin for
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:07 PM   #8
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did you just do the snorkus or did you do the silencer piece inside the fender? thats what will really make it noticabley louder if thats what your goin for
I would hardly call it a "piece" PITA more like it, the thing wraps all around the inside of your fender and pulling it out was a pain. But granted the noise that it produces was well worth it.
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:15 PM   #9
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so ya'll wanna take your factory cold air intake all apart???
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:21 PM   #10
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got a sound clip? i might be interested in this
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:21 PM   #11
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so ya'll wanna take your factory cold air intake all apart???
The snorkus box that is hidden away in the fender is quite restrictive and the "factory cold air" isn't any colder than post mod where it still pulls from the fender.

But I had to buy an intake to clear my front-mount piping so the factory airbox is long gone and the intake is even louder than before!
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:41 PM   #12
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The snorkus box that is hidden away in the fender is quite restrictive and the "factory cold air" isn't any colder than post mod where it still pulls from the fender.

fantasy
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:46 PM   #13
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can someone show me a picture of the snorkus?? I looked at the diy but it won't show me the pictures for some reason.
for those of you that may not know what we're talking about here:

http://www.flex-innovations.com/elbow_delete.htm
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Old 11-16-2008, 09:57 PM   #14
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for those of you that may not know what we're talking about here:

http://www.flex-innovations.com/elbow_delete.htm
Or you could just cut the tank off the elbow and fiberglass it. Takes less than 5 min to take the elbow/resonator tank out and cut the tank/resonator off. Lay up a few layers of fiberglass, make sure the inside is smooth and let it cure/dry overnight. Next day, drill a small hole in the bottom for drainage and re-install.
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:20 PM   #15
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Or you could just cut the tank off the elbow and fiberglass it. Takes less than 5 min to take the elbow/resonator tank out and cut the tank/resonator off. Lay up a few layers of fiberglass, make sure the inside is smooth and let it cure/dry overnight. Next day, drill a small hole in the bottom for drainage and re-install.
waste of time......a piece of scrap plastic and a hot glue gun and done in a minute
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:18 AM   #16
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waste of time......a piece of scrap plastic and a hot glue gun and done in a minute

Bingo!
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Old 11-17-2008, 12:22 AM   #17
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on the 2002 model the snork delete or mod is a very simple job open hood, remove bolt, take off 2 clip pins under fender, drop down. Replace/modify, reinstall. That's it.

is it harder on the newer ones???
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Old 11-17-2008, 02:41 AM   #18
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on the 2002 model the snork delete or mod is a very simple job open hood, remove bolt, take off 2 clip pins under fender, drop down. Replace/modify, reinstall. That's it.

is it harder on the newer ones???
same on '02-'07. 08/09 doesn't have them.
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:45 AM   #19
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Old 11-17-2008, 03:57 AM   #20
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soooo easy to remove the stock snorkus...jack up the front passenger side of the car, take the front left tire off...use a flat tip scredriver to pop off the little cap things on the inner fender well, and theres i think 2-3 in that front section at the bottom/under the bumper..pop the hood, unscrew the nut off the bolt where the stock intake pipe things were.....the only hard part of the whole removal..is that there is another nut and bolt inside the fender, to remove this, youll need that same socket(deep socket) or wrench, you can find this nut/bolt kind of near the bumper..but inside the fender..its kind of hard to explain it's location but overall the removal is easy...i had no idea what i was doing or where the nuts/bolts were...and it took me about 30 minutes..id say its a 15-40 minute job (depending on how handy you are/if you have the right tools...etc.)
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:20 AM   #21
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INTAKE SILENCER REMOVAL aka SNORKUSECTOMY

DIFFICULTY: 3 out of 10.

1. Disconnect (+) terminal on your battery.

2. Loosen and remove the 10mm bolt on the radiator support that secures the "ram air" duct in place. This is the tube shaped piece of black plastic that begins just behind the passenger side headlamp and travels into the passenger side fender wall. Once the bolt is removed, just wiggle the duct out of place. It is held into the fender wall by the intake silencer. (On 2006 2.5i models, the silencer / snorkus / milk jug is white in color).

3. Disconnect the wiring harness from the MAF sensor housing. Tuck away into a safe spot. Loosen the screw on the hose clamp that connects the MAF housing to the upper intake tube. Unsnap the two metal closures that hold the top half of the airbox in place. Remove from engine bay. (The MAF housing will stay connected to the top half of the airbox).

4. Loosen and remove the 12mm bolts (2 of these) that secure the bottom half of the airbox to the bottom of the engine bay. The inlet pipe of the airbox is connected with a rubber gasket on the inner fender wall. Just wiggle this out of place and remove from the engine bay. (This is the part that holds the air filter element.)

5. Loosen and remove the 10 mm nut that is now located between the two holes on the inner fender wall. You will see the intake silencer (white) in each of these holes. This bolt that you are removing secures the top of the silencer to the fender wall.

6. Jack the front passenger side of the car up. I left my car on the jack instead of using a jack stand, but do whatever you feel most comfortable with. Remove the front passenger wheel. (It's much easier). The fender liner is held on with several retainer clips. With the wheel removed (or turned out to the right), you will see a cluster of these clips. Use a flat head screw driver to pop the center out. Then use a pair of pliers to pull the clip completely out of the liner. There will be 3 of these clips, and one that has a phillips head screw in the center. Then under the front bumper lip, you will see 3 more retainer clips that hold the lower cover to the bumper. Remove these as well.

7. Now here's the tricky part. If you don't know already, the fender liner is almost rubbery. You'll need to pull it away from behind the fender lip and down and away from the bottom of the bumper. You'll sort of pull it away from the corner of the car and try to tuck it back near the brake rotor. Once you've opened up enough room so that you can see the bottom of the white milk jug (snorkus / silencer), you'll see there is another 10mm nut that is located on the back of the silencer, facing away from the motor. Loosen and remove this nut. The silencer will now be free, but you'll have to pull down on it a few times and sort of turn it and finagle it to bring it out from the bottom of the car. It's a tight squeeze, but it WILL come out. There's only two bolts that hold it all in place.

8. The final step is to replace everything that you took off / apart. The end result is an intake sound that is deeper and throatier than stock. If you have the Aero model, you will hear the turbo spool up and the BPV will be louder as well. Performance gains / losses are highly debated, so do this at your own risk.

9. Total time it took me was about 40 minutes. It will take you less or more time depending on how familiar you are with your car
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Old 11-17-2008, 04:34 AM   #22
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making a hot air intake out of the stock cai isnt a great idea


taking the silencer out of the fender and not connecting the airbox inlet to some source ot cold air makes it a hot air intake and you will actually loose performance

no REALLY
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:15 AM   #23
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I removed my silencer and the ram air duct. It sounded cool for a while, but I wanted the CAI effect. I got the snorkus delete elbow and put the ram air duct back on. The sound was once again lost. Useless mod.
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Old 11-17-2008, 08:58 AM   #24
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soooo easy to remove the stock snorkus...jack up the front passenger side of the car, take the front left tire off...
I can only assume you mean "left" as you face the car.

also known a the passenger side . . . .

otherwise, you are doing it "the hard way".
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:31 AM   #25
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Get an intake and go stage 2 with all catless. You will LOVE it!
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