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Old 01-05-2003, 12:53 AM   #1
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Lightbulb intake silencer removal

I saw somewhere that you could remove the factory intake silencer from a 99 and older rs, for a little extra growl. I was wondering can this also be done with the 01 rs. if so can any one point me to a link of this info,or just give me the info.
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Old 01-05-2003, 01:04 AM   #2
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Yes, you can take off all that crappy tubing outside the factory airbox (that big black box on top of the engine). There are 3 silencers i think: one big box, and two small tube-like thingies. If you remove them all, it changes the sound a bit, and improves airflow (especially with a K&N filter). You can run it like that to see if you like it, and put stuff back in if you don't.

Search for "DIY intake" to find some examples of the next step, replacing that piping with something that draws air from the fender. I did this, love it. You can also get an intake from imprezars.com or pdm-racing.com that does the same thing, but uses much higher quality materials.

[edit: Note that the directions for removing the silencer for pre-00 RS's are pretty much the same for 00+ models. The major difference is that the 00+ don't have any crap in the fender, it's all in the engine bay. There's also only one air filter, in the airbox right before the throttle body.]
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Old 01-05-2003, 11:55 AM   #3
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Just to let you know, if I am not mistaken, the '01 RS does not have the intake silencer thingy. It's only the 98-99 ones that have the silencer mod which you can do. You can get an aftermarket intake like the Ganzflow, but that just means your getting an intake like everybody else. It does not mean you are removing the silencer. Your not removing it because the car doesn't have a silencer to remove.
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Old 01-05-2003, 01:38 PM   #4
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<--wondering what you do with the MAF if you remove stock tubing on a 99 and older..


I don't know I have a 2000. just curious.
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Old 01-05-2003, 04:42 PM   #5
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<--wondering what you do with the MAF if you remove stock tubing on a 99 and older..


I don't know I have a 2000. just curious.
you don't do that, it takes a lot of work for a MAF intake...
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Old 01-05-2003, 04:53 PM   #6
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you don't do that, it takes a lot of work for a MAF intake...
I've had a ganzflow setup w/ the original MAF in the original location (behind my K&N) for 30k miles, no problems so far. Made a pretty big difference in sound and a decent performance increase combined w/ exhaust and pullies. It can be done.

I've got a MY98 2.2 L, by the way.

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Old 01-05-2003, 05:57 PM   #7
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<--wondering what you do with the MAF if you remove stock tubing on a 99 and older..


I don't know I have a 2000. just curious.
You have a MAP so there's no worry if you remove your silencer. And yes, you do have a silencer. The large majority of cars (above 95% or so of unmodded cars) have silencers, also lovingly called "the Snorkle" or Snorkleous.

The silencer, on the 00-02 RS, is contained completely within the engine compartment. The older RS has some of the silencer reside within the fender, making removal more difficult. Just 3 bolts, and a lot of tugging and that sucker comes right off. One word of warning through, it's much harder to put back on than it is to take off. But once it's off, you won't be wanting to put it back on anyhow.

With a Map car, you can pretty much remove everything past the throttle body and your car will run just fine. That is until your engine blows up from having unfiltered air running through it, but that's besides the point.
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I've had a ganzflow setup w/ the original MAF in the original location (behind my K&N) for 30k miles, no problems so far. Made a pretty big difference in sound and a decent performance increase combined w/ exhaust and pullies. It can be done.

I've got a MY98 2.2 L, by the way.

-MB
i know

i am running a cobb intake...

i was just telling him you can't easily rig it like you can with a map...
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