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Quick and Easy way to take out front baffles

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    Thumbs up Quick and Easy way to take out front baffles

    If you plan on taking out you baffles of the ram air hood the front ones are glued in and are a real pain to take out. I read a write up of how to do the whole operation and the guy said he applied pressure on the baffle for 3 minutes before the glue gave way. With what i did it took no less than 10 seconds and no hand cramps!

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    I took out the grills in the scoops and got a small rag or towel and a rubber mallet (a hammer will work too). I then placed the rag in front of the baffle at the corner. Then placed the end of the handle of the mallet against the towel and with my palm gave the top of the mallet a few swift and hard taps. You'll here the glue give way almost immediately. Continue on to the other corner of the baffle then repeat for the other side. Thats it! A whole lot easier then using just your hands and will not scratch or damage anything!

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    [QUOTE=TempleU_WS6;1143354
    Heres what i did...QUOTE]

    Heck yea man. I drilled out the rivots on the front and back pieces, and then took out the honeycombs. I took an awl and a hammer and gave each piece a few taps and they popped right out. Very easy!

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    Hi, Whats The Benefit Of Doing This???

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    Quote Originally Posted by MIKEY'S 2002 TA View Post
    Hi, Whats The Benefit Of Doing This???
    Allows a smoother airflow pattern into the airbox through the hood.
    The baffles are there to make sure the elements don't find their way into the bottom of the airbox. IE: Rain, snow.
    Mine are removed as well. Took me about 15 minutes total start to finish.

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    what kinda hp gain from removing this?

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    Very, very little. If any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang Killa View Post
    what kinda hp gain from removing this?
    0-0.3 HP gain
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    wow..that bad?..why is it so popular then? i was about to do it myself but now i'm having second thoughts...

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustang Killa View Post
    wow..that bad?..why is it so popular then? i was about to do it myself but now i'm having second thoughts...

    thanks
    Didn't mean to imply you should not do it, just don't expect significant gains from it.

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    this isnt a recommended mod for a dd car right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Ls1Formula View Post
    this isnt a recommended mod for a dd car right?
    no not if its your dd i woldnt if i wore you but im sure some one will tell you diffrint mine are out but i dont drive my car alot just on nice days

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    dos any one got any pics on the Mod? befor and after?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 02Ls1Formula View Post
    this isnt a recommended mod for a dd car right?
    Man I drive mine everyday (but that'll change as soon as it starts to snow) and even in the rain I only get a few drops of water in there. I have the Volant CAI and it's more open than a stock box. You might have a problem if you're driving in a hurricane! Just take the time to tape it off when you're washing your car cause of course water is gonna get in there then.

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    ive got the volant as well...can you tell a difference it response at all?

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