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This is a discussion on air lid question within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; has anyone modified their air box lid to make it less restrictive or what are some ideas if anyone has ...

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    air lid question

    has anyone modified their air box lid to make it less restrictive or what are some ideas if anyone has any.

    wanting to hear what other people have done to make their factory lid less restrictive, if anything, at all.

    this, of course, is just for the time being until i get an aftermarket lid.

    thanks.

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    Question air lid question.

    is their anything i can do to my stock airlid to make it less restrictive?

    this is, of course just until i buy an aftermarket lid.

    thanks

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    you could try sanding down the ridges on the inside. The larger restriction is the big "muffler" behind that. Ir reduces velocity and creats a whole lot of turbulance in the air stream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcus79 View Post
    you could try sanding down the ridges on the inside. The larger restriction is the big "muffler" behind that. Ir reduces velocity and creats a whole lot of turbulance in the air stream.
    cool. thanks for the response.

    i'll take a look here in a bit and might do that. just out of curiousity, have u done this or do u have a lid?


    thanks agian

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    Nope, as of right now my car is untouched. It might have had a lid done before though since the tube for the AIR pump is missing and so are the plastic tabs that hold that muffler to the rad support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orcus79 View Post
    you could try sanding down the ridges on the inside. The larger restriction is the big "muffler" behind that. Ir reduces velocity and creats a whole lot of turbulance in the air stream.
    that is what i did with mine untill i got my lid...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    that is what i did with mine untill i got my lid...
    cool. thanks.

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    i took a snub nose wire cutter and clipped them out... took me for friggin ever... then i tried to sand what little bit of a bump was left behind from them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spaz View Post
    i took a snub nose wire cutter and clipped them out... took me for friggin ever... then i tried to sand what little bit of a bump was left behind from them...
    awesome. i just went and looked at the ridges on the bottom of the lid to give me an idea of what i would be doing.

    probally not, out of curiousity, did u notice anything at all(while driving/accelerating) after u did that?

    as of now, as far as intake/filter goes. i just did the free ram air mod last week, and ive had a k and n filter ever since i bought the car. i know, i need to suck it up and drop the $150 or so dollars and buy a lid.

    i will soon.


    thanks agian for the respsonses.

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    cut the baffles off the back and cut the fins that are inside the lid itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1camino View Post
    cut the baffles off the back and cut the fins that are inside the lid itself.
    i'll look into that.

    appreciate it.

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    If you dont want to do this to your stocker then I have one just laying around and ill sell it for like 5 bucks and bare shipping.

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    don't cut up your stock one (personally I'm saving mine) An aftermarket lid not only comes without baffles but has a raised rear to better direct the air into the maf. As this guy above me sounds like a good deal of look up some of the sponsors Sam is a good guy to ask
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    ive decided not to touch it and just spring for a lid.

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