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This is a discussion on ws6 ram air hood mods within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; is it possible to cut out the metal piece inside the nose? it seems that it would slow air down......

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    is it possible to cut out the metal piece inside the nose? it seems that it would slow air down...

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtreme_rob View Post
    is it possible to cut out the metal piece inside the nose? it seems that it would slow air down...
    The plastic pieces? Yeah, most people drill the rivets out and remove them. The problem arrises when you drive in the rain, if you have a paper air filter it's going to get soaked and ruined...it is advised that you get a cloth/oil Air Filter before you go driving in the rain without the baffles.

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    drill out the rivets and pull them out. i havent driven n the rain but it would be a good idea to put a KN filter in too.

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    My guess is that it will only benefit you over 100 mph and the gain wouldnt be that much.

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    I have both baffles removed and a paper filter. So far no issues with water when driven in the rain.

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    I always thought about drilling mine out, however from what people say I can live without the .5HP-1HP gain

    Atleast thats what I've been told it gives. So thats the main reason I've never done it.

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    i would put the energy and effort twords something that will yeild more power. like cutting out the air box, or doing the egr mod

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    Drill out the rivets. I took out all of that crap outta my suncoast hood. Drive it rain show sleet or shine. Never any problems, get an AMSOIL or KN filter and call it a day. Ive got all the free mods as well

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    what is the egr mod... and as for the rain I removed mine awhile ago and have had no probs at all not even moist filter and i live in the rainy city of seattle

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    You cut the tube off that goes into the intake and obstructs air flow. EGR delete works better

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    I have a volant and took mine out seemed pointless to have all that crap in there!

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    im a visual guy pics please

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    anyone who disagrees with taking the baffles out is simply wrong. I had the baffles out in mine for years, with a k&n filter, drove in a few hurricanes in delaware, and i did fine. Taking out those baffles actually makes the ram air hood functional. the air otherwise has to go down up down then up into the air filter. this way, the air just goes through the nostrils and up into the filter. Water, on the other hand, cant do that easily. there would have to be enough water to be pushed up so far, and to jump up into the air filter. there's just no possible way.

    - Someone who's been there and done that

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    Yeah, do it. My baffles are gone,I have felt my paper filter after driving thru rain, it hasn't been damp yet....

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