I finally got around to removing my stock airsilencer. It's just another restriction and I'm running an Airaid CAI so there is really no need for it. I've heard that certain models and newer models don't have this installed at all. If the factory is deleting it then I don't see any reason that I shouldn't do the same. Besides, I have a new rule, if it's ugly it comes off the car.
I bought some new plastic ramps from Checker Auto. $39.99.
It got a bit scary. They slide on my garage floor. I had to put some rubber toolbox liner under them.
Removed the front shroud. Really easy. Just some screws and push rivets.
I followed the instructions in the KB and removed the airsilencer. Again, very easy. One screw this time. How ugy is this?
Here is a view from above looking down.
Here is a view from below looking up.
Then I took it one step further and removed this. It's the lower grill shield on the driver's side (airbox side). This blocks fresh air from getting up to the airbox. Easy removal with push rivets.
Lower grill shield in place.
Lower grill shield removed.
I took it on a drive and got up to 80mph. No flapping or extra noises due to this mod. Seems like a good mod. Otherwise I don't see where fresh air is going to come from. It's pretty much sealed under the airbox.
Sound wise it seems about the same as before although I've not run it with my window down yet. I just got my driver's side window re-tinted (scratches on old tint) so I can't roll it down for a bit.
Last edited by ZMagnum; 05-13-2006 at 03:54 PM.
my car never came with one, so it would seem to be a safe mod.
Yeah, I thought I saw you post that. Go back and look at my pics. I've added some and fixed the first one.Originally Posted by 65standard
I did this mod when I installed my Weapon-R. Haven't had any problems with it as far as rain is concerned.
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Between the CAI filter, height of the airbox and the shroud I don't see how water could travel up there.Originally Posted by MooNDoGGie
It's good to hear that there haven't been any issues with this.
I was thinking about putting a hose from the lower grill up to the airbox but maybe next time. I want to see how this works out first.
Also, I noticed a spot of rust under there. I cleaned it up with some steel wool and painted it with touchup paint.
Ahhhhhhhhhh the deadly rust spots. I found one on the triangle at the end of the passenger side rear window the other day. Atleast that part can be removed and replaced if it gets outta hand!
As dry as it is here I shouldn't have to worry about it. No salt on the roads, no snow either.Originally Posted by MooNDoGGie
that silencer is huge.. i'm going to check if mine has one soon. thanks for the pics
Teezy.. aka Mr.707
06 Charger SXT -=[a work in progress]=-
Sure.Originally Posted by teezy
You probably don't have one. You can tell w/out having to remove the shroud. Just open the airbox and shine a flashlight down through the hole. If it's open you don't. If you see plastic (shallow) then you do.
ahhhhh crap....I had the whole nose of the car off yesterday swapping the grill and I even looked at the intake tube and thought nothing of removing it. I was too focused on the task at hand...wish I had seen this post earlier
now im too lazy to crawl under there after it.
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Next time you have some energy it's a good thing to do. It was sooooo easy to remove.
Originally Posted by monkey
Yeah, not hard at all.Originally Posted by ZMagnum
Good write up ZMagnum! I haven't seen this before...
When I put the SRT fascia on my Magnum, I HAD TO remove the air silencer. The SRT belly pan has to replace the R/T one as it’s about an inch longer to mate to the underside of the new fascia, and it has the break ducting built into it. That break ducting runs thru where the lower part of the air silencer sits. Or used to sit.
SO... it's clear that the SRT8’s don’t have the air silencer. And if you want that aggressive SRT8 look, you have to loose the air silencer. Not a big deal at all.
I have not had any issue with having mine removed. And like ZMagnum, I also removed the lower grill shield on the driver's side. I feel it really opens up the amount of fresh cooler air that you can get into the air intake area.
Thanks Mosie. I've since added a ram air intake. Still no issues at all with the rain we've had here and all.
Originally Posted by Mosie
I'm a former Mustang racer, and that was one of the first mods we used to do with our Fox-body stangs.. It really does help.
It's probably one of the cheapest/free mods that any V8 owner can do.
It's such a good mod that even Chrysler is doing it. Newer models no longer have it.Originally Posted by primetime1267