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This is a discussion on Airbox Cutout within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; Does anyone know about the air vents on the front of the trans am, i was wondering if that little ...

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    Does anyone know about the air vents on the front of the trans am, i was wondering if that little wall behind it can be taken out for more air coming in, does anyone know how to remove it? thanks

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    go to www.installuniversity.com, click install documents, somewhere toward the top of the page is 'free ram air'. I have done this myself and it's kinda cool. works with a bit of a difference, and it's free.

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    somebody did it and it was a terrible hack-job. Honestly, you're not going to see any kind of advantage, so save yourself the trouble man.

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    maybe i'm thinking of somethign else? Two Ram Airs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    not much for chopping the metal, but that plastic piece is what I cut under the airbox, it's not going to make it a race car, but it helps I've noticed. it's your car though, and I thought about it a long time before I did it. you should do the same. you can take anything off, but putting it back on is harder once it's gone.

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    I'm guessing that you are talking about the little piece of plastic that is actually inside the ram air hood behind the two grills.

    Not sure if it would really make a difference but plenty of people take them out. Just drill out the rivets holding it in if you really want to

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    I haven't cut anything out of the hood. I cut some out from under the airbox. I don't want to cut the metal, there is a black plastic piece between the radiator and the bottom of the air box, you can't see it with it on, but it didn't look like it had a great purpose there. plastic in the hood? mines metal except for the screens in the front.

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    the little "wall" behind the grills he mentioned in the first post may well be metal and not plastic, I never really thought to check :P

    either way, taking it out still requires drilling the rivets

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    yeah, I didn't cut take out any rivets, I just clipped it a bit. It was a plastic part for me. But I'm not sure how everyone else's is going to be between models. Don't take my word for anything, look at your own car, I just got bored the other day.
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    When I had my WS.6 I removed the hood baffles. As said you just drill out the rivets. I'm sure it gets pretty much nothing.

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