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Airbox Mod

ok so i am doing this as we speak....i think the gromets on the bottom arent rubber?!?! is this right? 02 XLT? do i just pull it out from the sides? also, i havent been drivivng the truck i pop the filter out....FILTHY!!!!!!!! my wife said it came with oil change and new filter...it had 50k on it now it has 52 no way they changed it..its digusting ill take a pic...also there is some bees in there and what looks like mouse poop???!?!?!?!?! im takin pics right now...can someone just help me out do i pull it or do those gromets actually come out??
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You gotta spray a little WD-40 on them to get them to slide out. Plus use a flat screwdriver to push down on them as you pull real hard on the box.
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they are hard plastic, i think i just read you gotta wiggle
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the box was a B**** to get out. and my gromets were rubber and they came off after a 10min pull o war.
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im getting pissed....just getting dirty no results!!!! i about lost a nut pulling so hard still nothin i have to pull from under the whole box cause the inside things are hard plastic
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bump that box....finally got it off, but the right side plastic broke off...hope that wont be a problem!

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HA, done..this was first mod i have done on the truck myself since i got it so im stoked! sounded better i drove it around block in my mind it ran better too
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here is the pic of the filter that they told my wife they renewed when she bought the truck (remember ive put about 1800 miles on the truck since may 06.....


and what i replaced it with.....





i feel i get a better grumble out of my exhaust and i feel the engine runs so smooth now too like quiet,,ive never had a 4.0 is this my imagination??? and never used a drop in with the airbox mod
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If you hit those rubber grommets with WD-40 or the like they will just slide right out. Without lubricant it is a tug o war with at least one of the plastic pieces breaking almost everytime.
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Holy Large Picture Batman!
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lol my bad...but it gets good detail of the nastiness on the filter you can see the bee's butt on it.....
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post pictures of the cut up air box....
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what do you mean? I didnt cut it just removed the silencer like on the how-to
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that's not an airbox mod then - just sliencer removal
air box mod is when you cut additional intake vents in the stock box to free up even more breathing
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oh well im not drilling holes in the box that seems worthless
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why didnt you jsut toss in an intake and be done with it?
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i might.....but i needed a new air filter...and i dont know if o will get an intake system....i dont have much more i want for truck maybe some inside paint..but i pretty much have everything noe i want..with the tail lights and clear corners coming in so screw it air silencer plus drop in was good for me
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^^ things do cost money
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yea nothin serious only reason i said was because for a few extra bucks coulda tossed in an airraid wouldnt have cost much more at all..like mine..and it still sucks a crap load of air should hear it


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ive thought about an airraid, but i want the intake tube too
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airraid carries them i just wanted to keep the stock look for now i think the tube is an extra 50$ or something the guy said..she still moves..i dont know if its our weather up here or not but having the exaust and intakes and such done i can keep up with a hemi and a diesel dont know why?
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with this air box mod, all you remove (no cutting required!)is the tube and contraption behind the passanger headlamp. all this mod does is open up the box for more airflow.
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I get the concept of it, like I'm not a complete retard when it comes to vehicles, but I want the best bang for the buck. When it comes to air intakes, what takes the cake? Is the Airraid intake system worth it for the increased amount of air it takes in, or would a drop in filter, and remove the airbox silencer I believe it's called, which costs I'm guessing a few bucks less, give not the same, but similar results?

Example:

Airraid cost $200 increase of 6 rear wheel horsepower - As stated in an ebay auction
K&N drop in cost $50 increase of ? horsepower

If the drop in adds 1.5 hp, then they both match up, and it all depends on what you want. But if the K&N were to free up an extra, for the sake of conversation, we'll say 4 ponies, then the Airraid wouldn't be worth it. On the other hand, if the drop-in gave very little or no extra hp, that wouldn't be worth it.

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My MAC pulls tons of underhood hot air. I'm thinking of going back to stock to try and solve this and just using a Fram Airhog filter.
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