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DiabloGTS
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DiabloGTS May 5, 1:46pm - #171963 

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Interesting Mod

I took my air box apart last night, to get to my linkages to lube them as part of routine maintenance. I noticed the butterfly valve could be removed from the air box, so I took it completely out.

I plugged up the tube that went to the valve on the butterfly, and put the butterfly in my back seat.

The engine can finally breathe, and it ROARS. it takes 3 seconds to reinstall the butterfly, so if you, like me, are worried about problems with hydrolocking/dealer with having a CAI, it might be worth the 5 minutes it takes to remove the butterfly housing completely, freeing up the airway into the filter.

What a difference! eek

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RicePowered May 5, 1:55pm - #171964 
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Jtultra May 5, 2:21pm - #171965 

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j/k, well good for you that you found it on your own thumbsup

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5280vvti May 5, 3:10pm - #171966 

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Originally Posted by Jtultra
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j/k, well good for you that you found it on your own thumbsup


Werd! j/k to laughsilly
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DiabloGTS May 5, 3:38pm - #171967 

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I thought people were just plugging the hose up and leaving the valve in there.

I didn't realize it could be REMOVED completely... spineyes spineyes spineyes

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Lucky_317 May 5, 4:35pm - #171968 

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haha rofl this was good for a quick laugh. thanx thumbsup

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ct
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ct May 5, 4:37pm - #171969 

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awww crap...you guys beat me to it...i got dynos for butterlfy removal if you want them diablo...

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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RevMonster May 5, 4:46pm - #171970 

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^^^ what are the results of the dyno?

If they are good, I'll do it this afternoon while I install my Clear Corners thumbsup

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ct
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ct May 5, 4:54pm - #171971 

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Originally Posted by RevMonster
^^^ what are the results of the dyno?

If they are good, I'll do it this afternoon while I install my Clear Corners thumbsup


i will show you for a price...do you have TRD sways for sale? or know anyone who does for cheap?...lol

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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ct
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ct May 5, 4:56pm - #171972 

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i'm not kidding about the sways...lol
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Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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RevMonster May 5, 5:04pm - #171973 

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rofl Sorry, I have no hookups. I have tons of used bowling equiptment for sale cheap though. tongue

That isn't bad. It's only a couple of HP, but it's worth the effort. thumbsup

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Gen7fan May 5, 5:07pm - #171974 
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you will hear that but you will not feel it, IMO.
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ct May 5, 5:16pm - #171975 

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Originally Posted by Gen7fan
you will hear that but you will not feel it, IMO.


.5whp overall...1.8 max whp at lift?? you'll definately not feel it...unless you got one of those sensitive ricer asses that can dyno-butt a CAI @ 10whp...lol rofl

Originally posted by SKOOF:
yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
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Gen7fan May 5, 5:20pm - #171976 
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^^^ werd, its pointless other than the sound which is what the butterfly is there for.
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RevMonster May 5, 5:25pm - #171977 

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Originally Posted by ct
Originally Posted by Gen7fan
you will hear that but you will not feel it, IMO.


.5whp overall...1.8 max whp at lift?? you'll definately not feel it...unless you got one of those sensitive ricer asses that can dyno-butt a CAI @ 10whp...lol rofl


That's my new phrase.

"Oh yeah ricer? What said you got 35 HP from that muffler? Your ass dyno?"

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Erick May 5, 6:35pm - #171978 

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thumbsup

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Chaz May 5, 9:31pm - #171979 
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I just removed the butterfly from my car too, grin it sounds much better. But like everyone is saying you won't feel it.

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DiabloGTS May 6, 3:07am - #171980 

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I can feel it for sure, the car is smoother running and louder.

that valve is like giving the car asthma

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Stephen May 6, 9:51am - #171981 
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Sport Compact Car did the same thing on their project GTS a few years ago. They swore it made the worlds difference but for whatever reason the numbers didn't reflect that.
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DiabloGTS
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DiabloGTS May 6, 12:48pm - #171982 

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well, it's essentially a "ram air" on a 2000-2002 because air from in front of the hole in the bumper goes DIRECTLY into the filter element area, if you remove the radiator bonnet (Which my dealer stole)

It's louder, and runs smoother to me. Anything that lets the engine breathe or exhale better is a great mod

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