In Reply to: Could you elaborate on that?(m) posted by Seth H. on October 08, 2000 at 01:18:58:
The baffle in the air box is suppossed to make the air smoother and quite the sound down. Smoother makes no sense because of the configuration but it definitley quites it down and appears restrictive. If you look at the stock box without the baffle it appears to flow pretty well and is proven to insulate the air effectively from the engine heat just like a CAI.(saw the temp readings) From everything I have read, hot air, especially in OBDII is detrimental to performance. The open intake although it flows better sucks in lots of hot air. The engine was designed to suck in air of a given temp or cooler -ie stock box draws air from outside engine bay. Once the baffle is out the snorkel really appears restrictive so I am looking for options there. I posted up above on how to get it out - you can do it without removing the box. And it is all water tight (you must be in south florida) and looks stock...but sounds aftermerket!!!!
I have my friend's AA intake sitting here, but it has no heat shield. I don't want to put it on the car, because I don't want to lose horsepower, but I'm loooking for a slightly throatier sound. Did just the K&N filter in the stock box do that for you? How did you remove any baffles? Is the system still fairly water tight? That's my main concern if I go with an aftermarket cone, with or without a heat shield.