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Old 05-16-2000, 06:58 AM   #1
Dan00RS
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Question Yet Another MY00 Intake Question!!

I have been wondering what potential damage could occur when I do this------

I have taken the resonater (silencer) and the snorkus crap off up to the stock air box. It just pops right off. I also take the hood scoop bottom plate off. The spot where there air goes in now is pretty close to the open scoop (it doesn't line up with the scoop), but since it is angled down a bit, I figure that even when it rains, water won't be getting in there. Plus more cool air for the engine (for intake and cooling).

Now I know about the fender wall mod that some people are doing (Larry Ganz has a real nice one), but I want the scoop to be somewhat functional. Plus this way is totally free! No need to buy extra hoses and tubing. And a mean growl at full throttle to boot!!

Anybody who has done it my way and leaves the scoop cover off all the time (rain or shine) please let me know if you have seen any ill effects. I really like this way (how it looks and sounds) but don't want to damage anything.
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Old 05-16-2000, 08:09 AM   #2
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Personally, I have tried a lot of different intake setups. I avoided this particular one because there is a direct line for water to enter the pipe from the scoop. Its unlikely that much would get in but I definitely wouldnt take my chances in heavy rain. I just ran a pipe from the airbox to the fender. No water can get it, plenty of air comes up through the fender, and I am in no danger of getting water in my intake. I too have my scoops opened because it helps keep the engine cooler too! Its up to you but I feel its risky to leave the intake opening so close to the scoop. Man, would I like to make a ram-air system out of that scoop! Gotta find a way to stop water!
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Old 05-16-2000, 08:18 AM   #3
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Rumor has is that someone (maybe 8Complex) actually sucked a bird into the airbox while running with the airbox/scoop completely open
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Old 05-16-2000, 10:10 AM   #4
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I am going to have a frame made to go in place of the scoop cover to mount a screen in so no bugs (or birds!!) get in there. I figure that not enough water would get into the intake, I'm just not terribly sure! Maybe I will just run with the fender wall thing and play it safe. I'll have to think about it more. If anyone else has any thoughts on this I would like to hear them. Thanks!
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Old 05-16-2000, 10:31 AM   #5
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I am seriously trying to develop a way to keep water out of the scoop and use it as ram-air (like many others are) but I predict the solution will be much more $$$ and time than most would bother with. Does anyone know how they keep the water out on the ram-air firebirds?
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Old 05-16-2000, 01:11 PM   #6
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I actually ran MYOO RS with silencer removed and dummy plate on scoop removed for about 1500 miles or so. In rain and shine I had absolutely no problems with water entering the stock box. Now however, i am running a Weapon R with custom cold air extension that routes into the fender well behind the bumper vent. That is definitely one of the routes to take! I tinkered around with customizing the stock setup, but never did achieve that sound or performance that i was wanting. i think the best part of the aftermarket intakes is the diameter of the intake pipe....3 inches! Add to that one big a$$ filter and your Subie will make one serious growl.
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