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Silencer delete?

Last weekend I took off my silencer and thought to myself that it looked like it was a really good thing to keep on to keep water out of the airbox and engine. I was wondering what you guys thought..and if you've done it your experiences with it off...and one more quieston..did you guys use and elbow after the delete? Nessacery?

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i used a gp moto elbow with mine, probably not necessary but I like the stock look.
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I've driven without mine for months and in the rain with no problems. There isn't a huge risk of getting water in the intake unless a) you're driving through flooded streets or b) the lining in the wheel well is missing/damaged.
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TDub...did you use any type of elbow or just lwave it empty..and if yu left it empty did you leave out that black scoop connected to the radiator support?

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I made my own elbow with the top piece of the silencer. Just cut off the top part of the silencer and you have yourself an elbow. I made a plastic cap for the bottom and used epoxy to glue it on. This way you can use your stock intake tube for air instead of trying to suck air through the wheel well.
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I don't have an elbvow and I left the black air inlet scoop on mine.
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I made my own elbow with the top piece of the silencer. Just cut off the top part of the silencer and you have yourself an elbow. I made a plastic cap for the bottom and used epoxy to glue it on. This way you can use your stock intake tube for air instead of trying to suck air through the wheel well.
Yea, I did the same thing. It works good. Haven't had any problems with water and I'm in a flood plain.

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ya im expecting at least 50 horses to the wheels from my soon to be GP elbow

fix the nut behind the wheel
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I have it completely off- no issues

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I have mine completly off with the SPT cold Air intake and it sounds great you can definetly hear the turbo spool much better. No problems whatsoever with this setup.
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I've driven without mine for months and in the rain with no problems. There isn't a huge risk of getting water in the intake unless a) you're driving through flooded streets or b) the lining in the wheel well is missing/damaged.

you shouldn't have an issue, and if you ever go to FMIC you wont be using it anyway

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TDub...did you use any type of elbow or just lwave it empty..and if yu left it empty did you leave out that black scoop connected to the radiator support?
I left it empty and kept the scoop on. You can definitely hear the turbo spool much better.

(sorry for the late reply)
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Has anyone just cut the flat intake piece to create the makeshift CAI? and if so where have you mounted the cut piece of intake duct?

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if you leave the black ram scoop out and no elbow isnt your car just sucking in hot air from that point? Reason im saying this is because when I took it all of I noticed a big heat soak issue at a stop light, could me that my tmic was soaked too but just my 2 cents.
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if you leave the black ram scoop out and no elbow isnt your car just sucking in hot air from that point? Reason im saying this is because when I took it all of I noticed a big heat soak issue at a stop light, could me that my tmic was soaked too but just my 2 cents.
I'm using the GP MOTO elbow, so what I'm thinking is if you cut the flat intake piece and leave it hanging out there (not reattach to radiator), it's essentially (depending on where you face it) a CAI with the filter in the box rather than a cone on the end.

Plus I'm also thinking of installing the Perrin MAF tube to replace the crappy black accordian tube, so has anyone done that? Worth it or not? Thanks,

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