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Silencer removed and sealed the intake wooo ghetto riggness for the win :D



I'm also modding the filter box because there was a short circuit with the amp wire i had that ended up burning it... ill post pictures when its done
 

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3 hours later :Dthe airfilter box isn't completely finished but is sealed omg it sounds so sick


ill upload a video with sound a bit later
 

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eh hot air intake hmm you should make your self a cold air intake or you could just take a 00-03 intake from a scrap bull and install it in yours but nice :D
 

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eh hot air intake hmm you should make your self a cold air intake or you could just take a 00-03 intake from a scrap bull and install it in yours but nice :D
Even if he just got some stretch tube like what spectre performance sells (or any other 3" ducting) and ran it from down in the bumper/fender area up to the filter would help with the air temp...
 

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Well what difference does this intake mod actually do? Does it allow for better breathing meaning a few more hp, or is it rather just for the sound of the engine?
 

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would putting the filter in the engine bay like that (and maybe putting some thing to seal the hole in where the intake tube comes thru) help with fuel mileage during winter, since the engine would be pulling in warmer air and not putting in so much fuel?

I know its not good for any power gains etc...but i dont really care - i wouldnot be driving a v6 taurus if i did....
 

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HAI's actually decrease power and fuel efficiency. There is really no plausible excuse for them winter or summer except for intake noise.
 

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Now wait, i removed my intake silencer but i didnt cover the hole, should i have? will i still get the nice sound from it with it covered?
 

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If you put the saxosnorkus back on it, you should remove it. that silences it too.
 

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Remove the part highlighted in red. You'll be fine. I ran mine like this and I used to bust deep rain puddles and drive in heavy rain.

This is the silencer to remove.



This is inside that bulbous portion right there.

Disclaimer: Don't try busting rain puddles. Driving in flooded areas is dangerous and there are techniques to follow that even when done by trained personnel is still dangerous.

If you have your wheel well shields in place you will be fine.. I can't vouch for if they are missing. If this is the case, I would leave the saxocone on it. The intake will be silenced.. but still have a bit of a roar.
 

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would putting the filter in the engine bay like that (and maybe putting some thing to seal the hole in where the intake tube comes thru) help with fuel mileage during winter, since the engine would be pulling in warmer air and not putting in so much fuel?

I know its not good for any power gains etc...but i dont really care - i wouldnot be driving a v6 taurus if i did....
I did this on my 96 sable and my 04 sable with the duratec and it helps with fuel mileage. I have run it in both summer and winter with no horsepower issues at all. I run it with my scan gauge.

If you ever looked at cars built in the 60,70, 80's the air intakes were all inside the engine compartment.
 

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Mines a vulcan so doesn't look like what you have pictured but i get the jist of it ;) thanks man :)
I was thinking of just running some dryer vent pipe down the wheel well and putting a K&N panel filter in the stock air box :)
 

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I did this on my 96 sable and my 04 sable with the duratec and it helps with fuel mileage. I have run it in both summer and winter with no horsepower issues at all. I run it with my scan gauge.

If you ever looked at cars built in the 60,70, 80's the air intakes were all inside the engine compartment.
You want to keep your IAT down because it will lean out your fuel mixture. Carburetor equipped and Fuel Injected engines respond differently to heat.

Mines a vulcan so doesn't look like what you have pictured but i get the jist of it ;) thanks man :)
I was thinking of just running some dryer vent pipe down the wheel well and putting a K&N panel filter in the stock air box :)
My Taurus was a Vulcan too. I'm guessing yours is a G4 (2000+), Mine is a G3 (1996-1999) So they will have different airboxes. If you search you can find pictures around here. I don't have any for G4's on hand.
 

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what kind of adapters are you guys using for the maf assembly?
 
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