How To 2.2 Airbox Mod

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  1. cobalt123

    cobalt123 Platinum Member

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    Disclaimer: I cant take credit for the how-to, if its yours pm me will discuss it there.

    Well, I got an answer to all you 2.2L guys looking to get a little more HP and Throttle response out of you 2.2L's that won't cost you a penny. Basically I removed the factory silencer out of the front of the air box which i didnt think was so big until I pulled it out of there. Looks stock, But It made a huge difference in throttle response, no more sluggish delayed response when you hit the gas, and it sounds better with a nice deep tone when you get on it. hope you all enjoy it, next will be a cheap custom pipe from the other side of the box to the throttle body.

    1. remove headlight and headlight bracket:[​IMG]


    2. remove the entire silencer assembly from the car, which you then have a huge open space.
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    3. This is the air silencer. Very restrictive...
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    4. This is the stock base of the factory airbox.

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    5. This is the whole on which the factory silencer tube was running though. Now it is just in the open space which if you have factory fog lights the grates will allow cold air to rush in there. If not there is plenty of cold are coming in from the side of the radiator and the body.
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    finally re-install the headlight bracket and the factory airbox and it looks perfectly stock it will not void any warranties that I know of.
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    Hope this help everyone, like I said the sound and the throttle response alone is pretty amazing. As far as mileage not sure yet, but I will comment on that as soon as I see what it does.




    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtpB6ZR25x0&feature=youtu.be

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtpB6ZR25x0
     
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  2. mad.cobalt

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    hey so how exactly did u get the clip(next to engine off)?
    i got everything out and i managed to get the 10mm bolt off but not the clip that's next to motor!!!
    please help... do i get the wheel off?
     
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    The plastic one near the bottom ?
     
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    yes the plastic one im struggling to get that one off....
    help please...
     
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    i had the same prob for that lil plastic piece so i just got 2 crowbars(pulled the silencer bak a bit stuck a crowbar in to hold it in place then used the other one to pull it out , works great, i didnt have to remove anything
     
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    that plastic peice you could do that ^ or break it as i dont think you will ever want to try to put it back in.
     
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    it works either way
     
  8. mad.cobalt

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    i tried breaking it with a flat screwdriver and was unsuccessful...
    how do i break it? how did u do it?
     
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    just break the motherf***er off lol..
     
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    Drop iron on that bish

    No but hammer and screw driver blunt force please
     

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