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Yeah I know what you mean man, it does look quite difficult. The owners manual suggests a professional does it.
 

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Yeah it is a bit of a pain. The easiest thing to do is to first undo the hose clamps around both the box and the throttle body. Get that hose out of the way. The lid will come off, but you can go at it from below. That's a little easier. Good luck!
 

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sounds like they made it easy to work on huh :rolleyes:
did you finally get the intake off, or anyone else have any other instructions?
 

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Yeah I got to it. Its really not too bad. Just gotta get it up in the air so you can take the plastic cover off just in front of the fender, then the filter is enclosed in a cone type case just above the cover.
 

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Take the front drivers side wheel off
Removed a lot of fasteners
Pull off wheel well shroud
pop hood
remove driver side head light and head light mounting bracket.

Look at air box.

I have taken mine apart. It's a pretty big honking airbox.
 

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I'm with you on this one. I don't plan on major mods but I want to do some CAI real soon.
 

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Will they make an ram air intake for it because it will be cheaper for the car and becuase of the sc the cold air will be pointless becuase the air will be so hot in the end you just wasted your money when the ram air will do the same thing and give more for the buck.
 

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hitthecones said:
You definitely do NOT need to remove a headlight to do this. I'd only recommend doing this if you like to make more work for yourself.
Taking the head light off isn't hard it's like 6 bolts. It makes it a LOT easier to get the airbox out. Why does it make it easier, cause you can see it and unhook all the wire connectors easier.

Take off the headlight assembly and the wheel/shroud and it's pretty easy to get out from there. It's tucked in there tho.
 

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Actually you only need to take 4 screws out of the plastic under the airbox once the car is jacked up. Then you can fold the plastic out of the way, and the 4 screws holding the bottom of the airbox on are right there. I drilled some holes in the airbox to let more air in. definetly helped out. I think once you add a K&N and swiss cheese the airbox, you wont need to buy a CAI.
 
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