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Old 10-17-2009, 08:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is just a basic rundown on how to uprgrade your stock Air intake system. (SS/SC)

First, you will need these necessary tools to begin:
Hand Ratchet 3/8"
12" extended shaft 3/8"
4" long 10mm socket 3/8"
7 mm socket 3/8"
Flat head and Phillips screw driver
Spare tire jack + a thick (4" thick X 4" wide) secure block of wood

Place wood on floor exactly under the jack point of the Left Front tire. Remove wheel and place away to avoid scratches. Remove the splash guard bolts with the ratchet and 7mm socket to reach the lowest bolts of the Intake box. Pop hood open and remove the left front headlight with the ratchet and 10mm socket. Remove the left front headlight harness with same tools. Remove horn along with bracket with the same tools.

Your area should soon be clear of distractions to remove your air box. There are 4 10mm bolts that need to be removed. Two closest to the front of the car and two closest to tire. One of the bolts closest to the tire will require the extended 3/8" shaft. Once you wiggle it out w/out breaking anything, (almost broke it when I did it) you should be holding the box.

Buy a 5"-9" air intake and a screw clamp 6" wide(I have a 9" cone and it works fine). Remove b***om bolts of Air box with the Phillips screwdriver and remove old air filter. Drill a hole where the clamp will tighten it will look like this:





To put back together, just repeat the process in reverse order and presto! you are finished! I didn't put the air box cover back on because my cone was too long if any were curious....
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:55 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What year did that Air Box come off of??
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Old 10-17-2009, 08:57 PM   #3 (permalink)
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2007. Only supercharged is what this applies to.

The CAI mod of the LNF's are FAR easier from what I heard. Just on the sole location of the Filter.
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Old 10-17-2009, 09:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh... The 06 non-supercharged has a different Air Box. Thats why I asked. It looked really weird to me
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:23 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Good info man...Getting the Injen or AEM looks much better but this mod is better than replacing all the tubing IMO. Much cheaper too.
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ok so would this work the same way on a 08 2.2L LT?
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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thats a pretty good idea but my question is wouldnt it just be easier to buy a cold air with not hassle?
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based on watching an air intake being put in and doing this id say if your have the $$ buy the air intake as you dont have to remove anything but the old air intake and drop in the new one
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thats a pretty good idea but my question is wouldnt it just be easier to buy a cold air with not hassle?
Its the same amount of work only this mod is cheaper than a CAI. Just an option, I invested in a real CAI now and it does the same.
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id do this mod BUT i have no idea if its possible on my 2.2L
*edit i have looked at my airbox and such but i cant tell just by looking
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