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TriFlow
07-21-2004, 09:01 PM
http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0RgDzAqwSrGVqitHsaGdN7jNFH8yf*NITsVwelvGG8ZgfV9mrS cvEVzcJbKvQvyjgyZOP1eH9*UembrUN0Gy9C!qWSbBurzIA3JW AeTSwJXo/AIRBOX###898a.JPG?dc=4675481572477861672 What is this snorkle is it to muffle the sound??


I just went back to my stock airbox to see if I could get some tourque and I think I did but I put the box in without That Snorkle.. So the box looks like this right now..

http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0QQAHA5MS6VJzFJeSbhdgQwK764gc9Q76xJs8QIV8Q1y3oZBsz oSvszpm*V9w6AH7qqe07Q1ercSEihmtmq72ms8xufwR*bLl8BC iPR4tNe8/Airbox!9.jpg?dc=4675481572448237532
Anyone know what it's for :?:

Giga Shadow
07-21-2004, 09:06 PM
Put it back in.

Snorkel is for Volocity.

TriFlow
07-21-2004, 09:17 PM
Put it back in.

Snorkel is for Volocity.



:? What do you mean? does it cause more air flow.. And how?

Giga Shadow
07-21-2004, 09:29 PM
The air is like a car, right?

All the cars are trying to get on the free-way at the same time, some are going 60 some, are
going 20, so there's turbulance going on.
People crashing into each other, merging into lanes.. people are getting on the free-way at 40mph
only to get rear-ended. what a mess..... Traffic is moving pretty slow.

That stack gives them a nice on-ramp so they can get on the free-way smother and build up speed to
to increase flow of traffic.

Did I say that right? :?

TriFlow
07-21-2004, 10:16 PM
I get your point but are you sure thats what it's for..

I wonder if I will notice a difference?

Thanks..

I have to replace my intake boot soon so I will put that thing back in...

Giga Shadow
07-21-2004, 10:31 PM
I didn't notice a diffrence but why change what works?

If you look in the links section there's a flow test on this.
http://www.bolhuijo.com/airflowtest/index.html

The Intake Horn Thingy
I attached the AFM & airbox assembly to the rig and began taking readings. The first thing I tried was to remove that intake horn / velocity stack thingy inside the airbox that looks like it might restrict airflow. If you've removed yours, you should probably find it and stick it back in there. The flowbench shows a pressure difference of .1" for horn vs. no horn configuration. Air flow is measurably better in the stock configuration with the horn in place.

TriFlow
07-21-2004, 10:58 PM
Nice thanks man..

rayz
07-22-2004, 12:07 AM
i think it just minimizes turbulence. kinda guides the air directly in. and probably helps keep out H20

swartz
07-22-2004, 12:08 AM
put a turbo on and u wont need it anymore

x628x
07-22-2004, 01:12 AM
put a turbo on and u wont need it anymore

:D
i was thinkin the same thing.

BoostMe
07-22-2004, 09:28 AM
I took mine out a long time ago and I don’t think I noticed a difference maybe ill throw it back in there when I next have the air box apart

TriFlow
07-22-2004, 10:09 PM
I put it in and it seems a little faster but has a slow spot in 2nd gear high rpm's???

x628x
07-22-2004, 10:12 PM
that part is in my garage, and has been for almost a year and a half. i didnt notice any thing bad happen when i removed it.

swartz
07-23-2004, 12:48 AM
i didnt notice a diff when i took it out so i just put an intake on...intake gave me some throttle responce, sound, and my car felt faster. now i have a turbo and its alot faster

Fryd
07-23-2004, 02:26 AM
man, thats what the hell that thing is... I've had it in my trunk since i bought it didn't know wtf it was for. lol, makes sense since i bought the car with the airbox taken apart and no filter at all. might throw it in tomorrow, see if i notice a diff.

TriFlow
07-23-2004, 11:48 PM
It makes difference to me anyway a little more torque. Could be the 195/50/15's I just put on though.. :idea:

bimmerjim®
07-24-2004, 04:44 AM
it stablizes the air like a velovity stack, but its sl close to the wall of the airbox that it almost does more harm that good. back IN THE DAY when i still had an airbox, i just cut about 2 inches off of it diagonaly so the air could reach from the filter, that seemed to make difference. especaly with a k&n drop in.