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Old 09-16-2004
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Alright, i keep reading about people saying they removed the ait silencer, where is it and how do i remove it?

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Find your air box. Now between that and the headlight will be a plastic piece that looks like a tube. That's the silencer. To remove it, take the lid off the air box, and take out the filter. At the bottom are some circular looking holes. Basically this is a plug that is held in place with rubber grommets. (The plug from the air box goes through the hole in the rubber) Use a screw driver to gently pry the grommet to the side enough so you can wiggle out the plug. Then remove the silencer and replace.
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Wowak did a "how to" on it

https://www.ranger-forums.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=367

pics are worht everything.
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That looks like a venturi designed to improve flow into the intake system. Taking it out probably makes things worse, but if it makes you feel good, take it out.
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take it out and replace it with a bigger pipe like Zoom did over on GE, that will help you benefit more. jsut buy a MAC intake, it's my personally opinion but they are the best.
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That looks like a venturi designed to improve flow into the intake system. Taking it out probably makes things worse, but if it makes you feel good, take it out.
Under the venturi theory it would be accelerating air at the other wall of the airbox, not the filter.

Its a NVH piece, nothing more.
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a guy on ge i believe did the test with the airbox mod on and with it off....i cain't remember if it made a negative gain or the same...lemme check and ill get back
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It's a tuned port, you think they just designed it to be that way at random? And it wouldn't be blowing air at the other side of the airbox, there is no source of negative pressure there, but there is at the filter.
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How about taking the one out of a V8 Explorer air box.
Outside dims are the same, and I can buy the part at the Ford dealer for about $20.
The inside dims are larger and instead of being round it is oval like the actual hole in the box.
I am getting ready to order my Gibson and want to let more air in since I will be letting more air out.
What do you think??
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Air box removed

I remove only the air box the big part, I leave the upper part with tha Mas,
the fliter is the original one and I fixed into the upper part with 2 pieces of wire you can use cable ties instead of it.
It sounds great, I feel a little difference at 3k-4k revolutions
Any body has an idea if this can be dangerous for my truck?
Oh I forgot let you know my filter is a K&N original type.
I'm going to use this homemade intake until I can buy a new one.
Any suggetions?
Victor
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How about taking the one out of a V8 Explorer air box.
Outside dims are the same, and I can buy the part at the Ford dealer for about $20.
The inside dims are larger and instead of being round it is oval like the actual hole in the box.
I am getting ready to order my Gibson and want to let more air in since I will be letting more air out.
What do you think??
I think that as long as you have a good intake you're already moving as much air as you could possibly ever need so don't waste the cash.
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Holy thread digging. You guys see the date on this one:)

Pulling the silencer and getting a better air filter will help with the air flow.
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I really think I don't express very well I'm sorry about my english, see I just remove the air box and leave the upper part of it with the filter.
You see the motor and it looks stock no evidence of any alterations in the air filter.
Does any body think is a good idea or not?
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Without hte lower box, if you drive through standing water or in heavy rain, the filter could become soaked with water and even pass water into the intake. This doesn't sound like a good idea to me.
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Lower box removed

Well may be you're right, but is not the same with a cone filter I mean a cold air fiilter si not the same situation or not?
Sorry I can't post a picture, but you know what i'm talking about.
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Well may be you're right, but is not the same with a cone filter I mean a cold air fiilter si not the same situation or not?
Sorry I can't post a picture, but you know what i'm talking about.
Not exactly, with a cone filter, if its splashed with water from the bottom, at least the top is relatively dry, and moving air tends to follow the path of least resistance. When you have the whole filter facing down, its pretty much guaranteed to suck up water if a big splash goes up in there. Incidentally this is why alot of conical filter users make splash guards out of scrap plastic.
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