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Should I have gone with a sealed intake?

This is a discussion on Should I have gone with a sealed intake? within the External Engine forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; As I have mentioned in another post I just put a new K&N air intake on my TA but a ...

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    Should I have gone with a sealed intake?

    As I have mentioned in another post I just put a new K&N air intake on my TA



    but a few people have said that I should have gotten one that has a sealed air box to make it a true ram air system. I'm sure I could make a gasket to go around the filter with some sturdy foam strips and som 2-sided tape, would it be worth the effort?

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    If you feel like you need the ram air system go for it! It not going to really give you that much HP at high speeds but shoot go for it if you have the time/talent

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    Have you ever seen that engine degreaser stuff in the parts store?
    Cover your filter if you use it

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    Quote Originally Posted by jambofla View Post
    Dude
    Have you ever seen that engine degreaser stuff in the parts store?
    Cover your filter if you use it


    i wasnt going to say anything....

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post


    i wasnt going to say anything....
    Don't mean to offend but the stuff works well for me

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    My buddy went from Having and intake with lid to the one you have, he lost 5rwhp, and we proved it on the dyno!!

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    devildogws6
    "My buddy went from Having and intake with lid to the one you have, he lost 5rwhp, and we proved it on the dyno!!"

    That's strange, I'm not sure about just driving around town, I think it performs better but the difference is so slight that I could just be my imagination but on the interstate I have noticed a definite improvement. The car feels lighter and more responsive at higher speeds.

    jambofla
    "Dude Have you ever seen that engine degreaser stuff in the parts store?"


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    fyi....a 5 rwhp diff can be normal..depending on the type of dyno etc..

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    What does the engine degreaser do on your air filter? Ive bever heard of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by T/A98 View Post
    What does the engine degreaser do on your air filter? Ive bever heard of this.
    it doesnt do shit to the filter. he was saying the guy needs to clean up his engine bay...

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    "Cover your filter" = Do not spray degreaser on it. Otherwise it will break down the oil on the filter. Either remove the filter and tape off your inlet, or leave it on and wrap a plastic shopping bag around it before washing your engine bay.

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    That makes more sense now. haha

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    Simple Green will be your friend..... a clean engine is a healthy engine

    I am not a fan of this setup at all, for the same price you could have had a Volant which is a dual cone sealed box.... yet building a box may get difficult, and i would not try to attempt it, but to each their own...

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