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Intake silencer removal pros and cons?

Just want to know pros an cons of removing the intake silencer. I read somewhere that the gen 4.5's didnt have one is this true? will i notice any difference in anything? I have vulcan/ax4n combo

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post #2 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-18-2013, 09:20 PM
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You might notice a bit more noise under the hood and maybe .1 HP gains.

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Wow quick reply, thanks. But are there any cons to it? also what do i do with the hole that is left by it? plug it or leave it?

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I heard all the work of taking it out isn't worth it... any input? I was thinking of removing it too but seems like a lot of work for almost no gain in anything(the Duratec already sounds really good with the silencer)
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You could cover it with something breathable, like pantyhose. But you'll need to consider that your car will no longer be pulling in cold air from the fender, but warm air from the engine.

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so yay or nay to this idea?

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Me?

I say 'eh'. But it'd help to get some Vulcan guys who've done it in here to give their observations.

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hmmm... i assume warm air is bad but is it that bad?

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Where you're at I can't imagine it gets that hot. But the warmer the air, the more it reduces performance.

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hmm... what are some other cheap easy mods?

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