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air intake muffler removal

Recently came across a site that said removing the baffle from the air intake could give me 10hp. I understand the logic behind this but still not sure if I want to do it. Anyone tried this?
http://www.cadvision.com/blanchas/Ra...ufflermod.html

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i doubt that man, maybe 1-2 hp if that.. and there is i think a How to: section here on how to remove the silencer.. i think its called the Air Silencer mod.

edit: basically all it does is make it breath a little better and it sounds a little meaner... not to much but you can notice it. also that link doesnt work for me.
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That's kinda what I was figurin' but wasn't 100% sure. I saw the silencer removal and am hoping to try it out this weekend.


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cool, and yep the link is fixed.. but hey make sure you follow the steps..dont want to mess something up while you're doing it ya know?
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Yeah! That would not be good. I would have to find a way to mod my Nikes. How bout some chrome shoe laces.
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Yeah! That would not be good. I would have to find a way to mod my Nikes. How bout some chrome shoe laces.

lol.
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The 3.0L and 4.0L V-6s use the identical airbox and snorkel, and it isn't restrictive for them.....over designed for the 4 cylinder......you won't gain
a thing by removing it......
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yeah thats what i thought too.. but i guess you can get a tiny bit different sound out of it at higher speeds.
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yeah thats what i thought too.. but i guess you can get a tiny bit different sound out of it at higher speeds.
Nosie can be caused by air flow turbulence, which is not what you want.
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I am trying to increase torque. Right now the truck pulls like a 90 year old emphysemic slug. I have actually considered installing sails. Not looking to race it but would like for it to be able to get out of its own way once in a while.
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i say just leave it. 10hp my ***
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I am trying to increase torque. Right now the truck pulls like a 90 year old emphysemic slug. I have actually considered installing sails. Not looking to race it but would like for it to be able to get out of its own way once in a while.
I notice from your profile you have over-sized tires on it. Going to the stock tire size, and going to a higher numerical ratio diff. will help.
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The tires are 265/50r15s and are actually about 2-3 inches shorter than what is supposed to be on it 225/70r14. I am going to do a tune up (plugs/wires/air filter/oil etc.) and that should get some torque back but I would still like to free up any more that I can find. Would "opening" up the cat help or hurt? I don't know if it is plugged up and have heard that modding an unclogged cat can actually hurt performance.
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A plugged cat will affect performance. If it is plugged, replace it, DO NOT gut it!! Not only is it against the law, it will cause you other problems, like throwing a CEL.

Wider tires have more rolling friction......265mm vs 225mm
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